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Steinway Reviews

Updated October 31, 2017
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Steinway President & CEO, Chairman of the Board and Director Michael T. Sweeney
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  1. "History and Future"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Special Project Manager in Astoria, NY
    Current Employee - Special Project Manager in Astoria, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is on the forefront of a new strategy and amazing new products. Amazing to work for a company with such a storied history. Many people have worked for the company 20+, 30+ and even 40 years! Some new young talent has come in and it seems like everything is headed in the right direction. Benefits and other features of working here are pretty awesome as well.

    Cons

    Getting to work can be a little challenging, it’s a bit out of the way, but super convenient to LaGuardia Airport!


  2. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great sense of community, work isn't too much

    Cons

    Mostly a male environment, lacks any sort of social happy hour events for people to mingle

    Advice to Management

    Become more organized and create more social events

  3. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Steinway full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Management make themselves available to you whenever you need anything. Pay is fair.

    Cons

    One Saturday a month off. However, that is sales for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  4. "Labor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Steinway full-time

    Pros

    Longevity if you are very skilled.

    Cons

    Layoffs at times.


  5. "Poor career development"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Steinway full-time

    Pros

    Prestigious brand
    Best product on the market
    Passionate team

    Cons

    No career development
    Business strategy in flux
    Lack of diverse leaders


  6. "OK"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Steinway (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Was a great company. Freedom. Great GM.

    Cons

    Purchased by another company, everything changed. No longer carries downloads or streams.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Astoria, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Astoria, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Steinway full-time

    Pros

    Incredible brand. Product you can take pride in.

    Cons

    Queens office is out of the way. I get the sense that Steinway is still looking for the bottom. Demand for pianos is dropping and they don't have a plan. Private Equity owners are disconnected from the business and don't have the patience for any real changes. Internally, old-timers block change and the corporate HQ is incredibly bloated.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the vultures eating value out of your brand while contributing nothing. If you don't have the stomach for a real turnaround plan, come to terms with the reality of the situation. Cut production, cut expenses and operate as a bare bones wholesaler.

  8. "Very good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Steinway & Sons makes the best piano in the world.

    Cons

    The piano industry is not as booming as it once was.


  9. "Steinway workforce (retail)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Steinway full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If the person interested is good in sales, and naturally inclined to interact with people, this might be a very good fit.

    Cons

    Salaries are commission based. Therefore, when the markets are down and people are not buying pianos, the salary can be "at risk". It is an interesting market, and the true of the matter is that less and less people are buying pianos.


  10. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Steinway as a contractor

    Pros

    Working with talented people who’re also great fun make it a fantastic place to work.

    Cons

    Management needs to improve on employee benefits