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Line 6 Reviews

Updated June 7, 2017
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  1. "Fun people...good ethics, understanding of work/life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calabasas Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calabasas Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Line 6 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People people people!!!!
    Hard work, accompanied by good fun.

    Cons

    Uncertainty of future plans and directions


  2. "Like Apple before they became huge and heartless."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calabasas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calabasas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Line 6 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Way more pros than I've ever had anywhere else period. Very smart and dedicated group of people who still know how and when to have fun when they aren't changing the world of music technology. Not just another "job". Good benefits, flex schedules, occasional happy hours, and amazing musicians.

    Cons

    Company was recently purchased after a few years of rough water. Needs to re-stabilize and take back the market share and profits it used to have and continue to innovate.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize and reward talent and dedication for new and tenured employees alike. Hold more company events and team building exercises. Keep visibility high and open doors.

  3. "Churn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Line 6 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people who really want to make great products, and are proud of who they work for. A fun environment to work in.

    Cons

    A lot of senior management churn. Needs stronger leadership and to stay on a course for the duration.

    Advice to Management

    Create some stability for employees. Work hard to keep the people who bring value and let go of the ones who don't. Fresh blood and new ideas are a positive thing


  4. "Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Calabasas, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Line 6 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, not afraid to take a chance on new technologies.

    Cons

    Running too close to the edge based on projections that are in truth just guesses.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "If you value your career don't work here."

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    Former Employee - Administration in Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Administration in Calabasas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Line 6 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Casual environment, good culture, laid back, innovative on their products fun environment.

    Cons

    No room for growth, management forgets the main factor for success is maintaining good employee. Too much bureaucracy. Too many politics and plays favoritism. There is no open door policy actually although they promote it to the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employee management and eliminate operating the business like a Mom and Pop.
    The upper management needs to review what the mid level management is doing.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "no comment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calabasas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Line 6 full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    local wholesaler with high tech products hiring experienced engineers

    Cons

    was a growing technology now too competitive and not meeting evolution of industry. too much influence by original owners with emotions of a Mom/Pop company.

    Advice to Management

    top heavy, too may VP's and not managers/supervisors. Who really does the day to day glut of work that powers to functions of the company


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Was once a great place to work. Now a sad shell of its former self."

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Calabasas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Line 6 full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are still some good, hard-working, talented people there. Being involved in music is a plus. The company parties used to be a lot of fun. Salaries are competitive. Decent benefits. They still make some good entry-level gear.

    Cons

    Company re-organizations and new marketing management every 1-2 years. Very top-heavy company, way too many managers. Board of directors focus on revenue growth at the expense of quality, innovation, and customer service. Many of the original innovators that were responsible for their early successes have either left or have been driven out.

    Advice to Management

    The recent problems are not due to the economic downturn. Low morale wasn't created by poor sales. The focus on growth at the expense of quality, innovation, and customer service isn't an inspiring or motivating message to employees. Start treating employees with respect, avoid passive aggression. Stop outsourcing so much engineering work to China. Add more people to your customer service team. Don't release products until they are truly complete. Ditch the top-heavy layer of senior management. Listen to the people who actually do the work.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Don't work here if you value your career"

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    Former Employee - Administration in Agoura, CA
    Former Employee - Administration in Agoura, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Line 6 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Casual work environment
    Work functions have alcohol onsite

    Cons

    Horrible management
    HR Director has a problem with women
    Heavily male dominated company

    Advice to Management

    The whole HR Department needs to be cleaned out. Including the VP of Administration & HR. They've single-handedly restructured the company so many times that if the restructure didn't work the first three times then you have to look at the people doing the restructuring. You can hire the best engineers and sales people in the world but that will not save the company from failing because of politics and HR sticking their nose where it doesn't belong. How can HR be objective to policies when the VP of Administration is the Co-founders wife? Line 6 might be a large company but their problems are as if they're still a small company.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Great ideas, poor management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calabasas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Line 6 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    So many great ideas floating around, and people who love what they do and want to put out amazing products.

    Cons

    Management is incredibly top-heavy and seems to not want to face reality on projects. They will push engineering and other departments to incredible degrees to get products out, more so than any other employer I've been with.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a new way to scope projects and hire some more help!


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Company has lost sight of its vision statement. Too many chiefs!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calabasas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Discount benifits on music gear.
    No dress code.
    After work jam sessions and quarterly company sponsored parties.
    Location to San Fernando valley.

    Cons

    With the downfall of the economy, the company has lost sight of its vision and it is reflected in how the employees are treated.
    With the lose of thier vision, the creativity and interaction amongst the teams has been stifled to a point that they are not motivated to produce anything inovative.
    Company is way too management heavy at this point.

    Advice to Management

    Trim the fat and remember what it was that made this such a magical company to work for in the past. Incourage the creativity of the teams. Look closer at the teams that have had the bigest turnover in employees over the last few years, good chance it was not the employees that left or were let go that are the problem, just may be a management problem because it is the only common factor. With that said, best of luck to you guys and I hope you can turn it around for those that are still there.


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