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Smith & Wesson Holding Reviews

Updated Aug 22, 2019

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Smith & Wesson Holding CEO P. James Debney (no image)
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9 Ratings
  1. "Experience"

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    Former Employee - CNC Machine Operator in Houlton, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Smith & Wesson Holding full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Experience in manufacturing and cnc experience on 6 to 8 different coputrr tooling,lathes

    Cons

    Shifts start pay and area

    Advice to Management

    Be proactive in showing insteed of tell and walking to next problem

    Smith & Wesson Holding2018-11-04
  2. "Awesome Experience"

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    Former Employee - Packer in Springfield, MA

    I worked at Smith & Wesson Holding full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Great Pay, Longevity

    Cons

    Strict Policies, Quick to Fire, Fast Paced Work

    Advice to Management

    No Advice

    Smith & Wesson Holding2019-08-22
  3. "Operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Smith & Wesson Holding full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits but friendly

    Cons

    Long hours 12 hours shifts

    Smith & Wesson Holding2018-07-28
  4. "Decent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Smith & Wesson Holding full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent profit sharing bonus. pretty good health coverage. Pay rates are some of the best in the area. Employee discounts and range

    Cons

    Constant emotional roller coaster of record year and potential lay-off. Politics are a sore subject unless you are a conservative. Not much room for advancement as they would rather hire lesser experience with a degree rather than promote from within.

    Smith & Wesson Holding2018-02-21
  5. "Engineering Technician"

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

    I worked at Smith & Wesson Holding full-time for 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

    Smith & Wesson Holding2018-01-17
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great overall company"

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

    I worked at Smith & Wesson Holding full-time for 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

    Smith & Wesson Holding2016-12-01
  7. "Product Engineer"

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

    I worked at Smith & Wesson Holding full-time for 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.

    Smith & Wesson Holding2016-10-19
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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     in East Longmeadow, MA

    I worked at Smith & Wesson Holding for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, met many good friends

    Cons

    lower than market salaries, weak benefits

    Smith & Wesson Holding2016-09-21
  9. Helpful (2)

    "What's really important"

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    Assembly Line Worker in Springfield, MA

    I worked at Smith & Wesson Holding for 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.

    Smith & Wesson Holding2016-07-31
  10. Helpful (8)

    "S&W"

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    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

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    Smith & Wesson Holding2016-06-03
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