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Gibson Innovations Reviews

Updated November 2, 2017
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  1. "Changing year in 2015"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    One of the key Audio brand and offer lot of opportunity for wide variety of products

    Cons

    2015 is a year for too much changing. Employees cannot focus for work

    Advice to Management

    Time for management to really lock down all the changes needed, let everyone back to work


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Not for the faint of heart"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Gibson Innovations full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really nice people who work very hard

    Cons

    Leadership is unable to communicate a clear vision by which all employees can chart their paths. Leadership seems disinclined to value you employees as contributors-they view employees as a drain on the P&L. No one is empowered to make real decisions and and the only thing anyone is allowed to own is blame.

    Advice to Management

    Decide on a vision and goal for the business. Pass the vision down through the organization with everyone creating objectives for themselves that would support and further the goal. Hold regular check ups and reviews for each employee according to those objectives and the overall goal. When the goal is achieve, award all employees who met their objectives. Encourage empowerment by trusting your employees to use their expertise, talents, and skills to make decisions that will forward the business goal. Allow people to stretch and give them a chance to for greater opportunities within the organization.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Changing times, not a good company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Manager in Asia, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Asia, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gibson Innovations full-time

    Pros

    You get an OK salary and you work with professional individuals. Products and brands have a long tradition and the company has a global footprint.

    Cons

    Changing times after the transfer from Philips to Gibson. Very blurred company culture, if still any, with lots of micromanagement, unstructured approach and no growth opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Define a clear strategy, employees are leaving.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good team mates"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gibson Innovations full-time

    Pros

    We work in a free environment with many helpful and friendly colleagues. Supervisor is nice and considerate. But it varies from different team.

    Cons

    No future, bad management. Company keeps cutting cost on the most important areas but spending unwisely on those not necessary.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Bad getting worse"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gibson Innovations full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Seriously there is no pros here , I believe everyone is trying to find a job except the CEO

    Cons

    No innovations , cutting costs since the last 3 years , no innovations , no vision ,

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good work in destroying the company


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Senior HR Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Manager in Shenzhen, Guangdong (China)
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Manager in Shenzhen, Guangdong (China)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Gibson Innovations full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are some great people in GI, these people together can make out some very good products. if doing right, can shoot up making use of a successful case.

    Cons

    The CEO is too far away / lack of a culture for enpowerment people / Some directors/senior managers only care about their own jobs not the business growth, they laid off the low cost/hands on staffs in China but keep/hire those high cost ones around themselves in Hong Kong.

    Advice to Management

    There are further opportunity for cost saving in our daily operations. / Should re-design the organization of some departments - Can lay off some G80 staffs in i&D for those one who only manage others to deliver but seldom create anything new by their own, so as to free up the resource and positions to bring in new blood.


  7. "Proper protocols needed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gibson Innovations full-time

    Pros

    Interesting product range. Polite environment.

    Cons

    Too dependent on CEO/Owner for minor approvals.

    Advice to Management

    Put responsible employees in place and empower them.

  8. "Great perspectives for career growth if you know what you are doing and clearly separate facts from opinions."

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gibson Innovations full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Focus, business sense, global scale from Japan to Brazil, clear direction. Good team in charge. Lots of opportunities to make a difference in both consumer electronics and musical instruments businesses.

    Cons

    In times of change, some people prefer to duck and wait what happens next. Also a great deal of discipline is required.

    Advice to Management

    Bring more fresh blood into operational management to keep the flag high!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Average"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    New Startup, opportunity to learn from sketch.

    Cons

    Cultural Shock and Distance apart create physical barrier for trust building and Culture bonding

    Advice to Management

    To build an open-mind with trust culture. Empower experience Senior Management team running as Company started to take on Global fields.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Used to be good...."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Gibson Innovations full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are friendly and environment is nice. Nothing good other than that.

    Cons

    Worked in Philips before and it used to be a great company. After it was being sold to Gibson, everything changed. There's no leadership and direction, they just keep firing people without a reason.

    Advice to Management

    No advice. Perhaps they should consider close down the company.


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