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Smith & Wesson Holding Reviews

Updated January 16, 2018
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  1. "Product Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Smith & Wesson Holding full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great People, good work, lots of tools needed to get the job done.

    Cons

    Office politics would hold some people back.


  2. "Engineering Technician"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Springfield, MA
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Springfield, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Smith & Wesson Holding full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Group of Engineers to have to work for

    Cons

    Company still in the Good old boy network...

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and get out of the 70's

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great overall company"

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    Former Employee - Manager Firearms Compliance in Springfield, MA
    Former Employee - Manager Firearms Compliance in Springfield, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Smith & Wesson Holding full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for and the benefits are amazing

    Cons

    Lack of proper training some upper levels of management are very disrespectful

    Advice to Management

    Better positive leadership and training for employees


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Longmeadow, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Longmeadow, MA

    I worked at Smith & Wesson Holding (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, met many good friends

    Cons

    lower than market salaries, weak benefits


  5. Helpful (2)

    "What's really important"

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    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Springfield, MA
    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Springfield, MA

    I worked at Smith & Wesson Holding (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is opportunity to move up in the company, a great place for people without higher education to make good money

    Cons

    They care more about the numbers than they do the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that you are managing people, and treat them like people, not numbers or machines.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "S&W"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Springfield, MA
    Current Employee - Sales in Springfield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Smith & Wesson Holding full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, casual work environment, higher than average starting salary, much better than average benefits, good employee discounts, extended holidays over Christmas, on site gym

    Cons

    Low employee morale, bad upper management communication, nepotism, awkward interaction between staff and management, limited growth potential unless you are friends with CEO or related to executives, gossipy, "good ole' boys" club.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved with the staff.engage n a genuine level- it's great to throw "employee appreciation" events but be more sincere in your daily interactions with staff. People don't want free tshirts and hot dogs- they want faith in their management and directors and clear, honest communication from them. Promote people who deserve it and stop giving great jobs to people who haven't earned them and don't know what they are doing


  7. "engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Remote, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Remote, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    it is a good company with good people and good managers and good benefits and nice vacation

    Cons

    nothing mych that I can say that is negative all things point to up

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you are doing and pay your employees well and keep balance in the picture

  8. "Logistics Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Smith & Wesson Holding full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learn a ton
    Boss is probably the best in Massachusetts at his job

    Cons

    Old fashion atmosphere, top down culture

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Smith & Wesson"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Smith & Wesson Holding (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Wages, benefits, accessability, staff, freedom

    Cons

    Outdated processes, highly political environment


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Think again..."

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    Former Employee - Sales in Springfield, MA
    Former Employee - Sales in Springfield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Smith & Wesson Holding full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is Fair, benefits are good.

    Cons

    If you do not have a strong affiliation with firearms, then don't even bother applying. The egos that float around the halls of this building are tough to ignore. No need to worry about coming up with new ideas because this place is stuck in there historic way of doing things.

    Advice to Management

    Get off of yourself. You take yourself a little too seriously


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