Gibson Brands Reviews

Updated Apr 19, 2020

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2.3
25%
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Gibson Brands CEO James Curleigh (no image)
James Curleigh
3 Ratings
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  1. "Good Learning Opportunity"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Gibson Brands full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Enjoyed working for manager; Gave me freedom on own projects

    Cons

    A lot of temps you work with

    Gibson Brands2020-04-19
  2. Helpful (6)

    "Toxic, Overworked, Disrespect"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Operator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gibson Brands full-time

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, and nothing else.

    Cons

    Everything, Management, Everything, Policies, Everything.

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    Gibson Brands2020-03-04
  3. "Micro-managed from the top down. A toxic and stressful environment"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Artist Relations Manager in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gibson Brands full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Experienced employees who care about the product. New CEO appears to be taking Gibson back to its glory.

    Cons

    Dictator for a CEO. No raises in over 8 years. New CEO has improved the culture and turning Gibson Brands around. Lots of work to be done.

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    Gibson Brands2020-01-20
  4. "Moving in the right direction"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gibson Brands full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Under the new leadership team, Gibson is making positive change happen. There have been many new employees positioned to grow and strengthen the company, it is refreshing.

    Cons

    some employees are not as excited about change.

    Gibson Brands2019-11-24
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Enjoyed working there"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Event Manager in Nashville, TN
    Recommends

    I worked at Gibson Brands full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Interesting and fun projects, lots of travel, excellent and talented team, and super cool products. Decent medical benefits.

    Cons

    Salaries for mid-level positions tended to be below market value.

    Gibson Brands2019-09-22
  6. "I loved working for Gibson"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Product Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gibson Brands full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great products, great coworkers, fun environment

    Cons

    Sometimes it would be difficult to get management to listen to a better way.

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    Gibson Brands2019-07-08
  7. Helpful (3)

    "I don’t know what to say"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gibson Brands full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Wonderful brand great people to work with...

    Cons

    GM department has no creativity, needs to stay in office..

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    Gibson Brands2019-07-05
  8. "A terrible place to work with the best people you've ever met."

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Production in Bozeman, MT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gibson Brands full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good people. Decent money to start. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Raises very rarely. Don't treat you like a person, just a warm body.

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    Gibson Brands2019-04-02
  9. Helpful (2)

    "High Hopes for the Future"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gibson Brands full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pay was good. Insurance was good.

    Cons

    Toxic workplace. May have changed since new owners took over. But, from what I am hearing, there is not as much verbal abuse of employees, but demands are still extremely high, with little work/life balance.

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    Gibson Brands2019-03-10
  10. Helpful (3)

    "It Could Be Worse"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gibson Brands full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Gibson is a brand that is really proud of its legacy, and in general, it's a very decently-rounded company despite all of the heat.

    Cons

    Bankruptcy is obviously a big one, although the new team has done a decent job of turning things around. Upper management is ok, but could be better. The benefits are not worth it. It's pretty surprising for a company as big as Gibson. Lastly, there are certain directions the company has taken that I don't agree with morally, but that's an explanation for another day.

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    Gibson Brands2018-12-31
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