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Line 6 Reviews

Updated September 15, 2017
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  1. "Mechanical Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Calabasas, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Calabasas, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Line 6 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company culture, work/life balance, friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Compensation, location, finances, supply chain


  2. "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

  3. "Best place I've ever worked!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    So far, so good. While I haven't quite been here that long and was a bit weary of the negative reviews from the past on Glassdoor, I had faith that there was a great group of people working here and I was right. It's great to literally be surrounded by like-minded people with passion for the customer, music, and high performance. At other companies, I often felt like I was surrounded by slackers; not here. Everyone gives their best and management recognizes it. The woes of the past seem to be far behind and the acquisition seems to be mutually beneficial to both companies as well as the employees. It is great working with such a diverse group of people on a wide range of projects. Freedom to propose ideas and give feedback at anytime to anyone in the company is much appreciated. The transparency from senior management is also most welcome. Leaving room for improvement (as there always is with any place) and more time at the company, hence the 4 stars.

    Cons

    Is it a bad thing to be surrounded by so many smart people? Well, it can sometimes seem intimidating, at least due to some people's demeanor. I'm sure they probably don't mean it, but if you keep on your toes and have thick skin, you'll be alright. I don't really have any cons to report, other than the amount of meetings could be reduced or at least have meeting time used more efficiently. Scrum can be pushed a little too much (it's great, but not always the most applicable/efficient). I appreciate the light atmosphere, but often meetings are derailed and lengthened by sidebar jokes and detailed conversations that should be taken offline. Also, product data management and documentation control could use many improvements, but it seems to be on the horizon. Many outsiders think of this place as a huge company, but it doesn't feel like one with the culture (good thing) or the resources available (not so good thing). More time and investment in R&D and infrastructure would be much appreciated. But a lot of the same can be said about most companies.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work on transparency to employees, making yourselves available, and keeping the floor open for ideas from within; all great stuff! Perhaps soliciting some ideas for the company vision and investment areas would be beneficial to the company. Allowing a little bit more room (time & cost wise) for making the best possible product, without harping as much on cost might result in better customer experience and company performance. Pay more attention to artists and sponsorship opportunities to help build brand recognition.


  4. "Great company to work for if you're a guitarist."

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    Former Employee - Product Specialist
    Former Employee - Product Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They give you every tool you need to succeed. Management is very effective and gave clear directives. The job is fun, you meet a lot of interesting people, and get to attend trade shows. You learn so much about the industry working in this role. Because this is a big company there are opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Did not compensate well for the amount of travel and size of territories. Per diems were very low. Benefits package is not strong.

    Advice to Management

    The salaries are not competitive for the amount of work & stress. This needs to be improved to avoid high turnover rate.


  5. "Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Line 6 full-time

    Pros

    Perks lots of perks! Environment was good, just great vibe over all.

    Cons

    No cons that I can remember...


  6. "Quality Assurance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Great People. A good Company to work for.

    Cons

    The pay was a little low.


  7. "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.

  8. "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


  9. "Challenging, but might be the coolest company in MI"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful, incredibly talented people. Sink-or-swim environment is daunting at first, but can be rewarding. Minimal micromanagement.

    One of the most forward-thinking companies in the industry (almost to a fault). Very innovative products that are fun to work on.

    Excellent work environment with great parties. Nightly music jams. Halloween is a blast for your entire family.

    Depending on the gig, telecommuting may not be a problem. Pretty flexible hours.

    One of two original founders is the new CEO, and will hopefully return Line 6 to its roots.

    Cons

    A lot of turnover, but sometimes due to sniping by bigger companies, like Apple and JPL. Development slows to a crawl after each exodus, and workload increases.

    Poorly-implemented Agile practices from influx of ex-AVID employees (most of whom have since exited) continue to leave scars.

    Advice to Management

    It's extremely expensive to lose talent, knowledge, and experience. Do whatever you can to keep your best employees.


  10. "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.


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