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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Products"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fountain Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fountain Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Surefire, LLC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some good people making good products. Decent pay if you can last through the layoffs. A mostly
    positive and flexible work environment.

    Cons

    CEO owner & CFO are constantly making poor business decisions it’s amazing the place is still surviving. Also many people who pull in big paychecks and do nothing but be friends with the owner, seems to be a drain on resources. A strange mix of worthless talkers, bad Business decisions, and talented hard workers, keep’s the success of the company in a wavering balance at all times.

    Advice to Management

    Owner should let "others" make most of the business decisions and implement more marketing and sales tactics. Get rid of the "freinds' who only drain the money from the company and do nothing but talk a good story to owner and take his money.


  2. "Love the Culture"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in Fountain Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Fountain Valley, CA

    I have been working at Surefire, LLC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    the people make it great.

    Cons

    not a lot of good communication here.


  3. "Good customer service"

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    Former Employee - Consumer Sales in Fountain Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Consumer Sales in Fountain Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cares about customers, especially military and law enforcement

    Cons

    Small company spread between 6 buildings


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  5. "Take plans and order all hosing and fittings required to build units over Hydraulics."

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    Former Employee - Mechanic III Hydraulic Technician in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Mechanic III Hydraulic Technician in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Surefire, LLC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The raises are good. Recognition for your hard work.

    Cons

    Downsizing and a lot of turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Good Luck and I enjoyed my time there.


  6. "Not for me"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Fountain Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Fountain Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Surefire, LLC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy. Great product. F. U.

    Cons

    Boring. Management has no communication. Typical office drama and fakeness.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to all departments so everyone learns the same thing.


  7. "Great products, poor management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fountain Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fountain Valley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Surefire, LLC full-time

    Pros

    This company is the world leader in its field. Unsurpassed brand recognition in tactical lighting arena.

    Cons

    Chaotic organization. Many employees well passed retirement age that are kept there for "sentimental reasons". They spend large amounts of money and time, developing expensive products that don't sell. Company thrives in times of war or after domestic disturbances that cause a rush to the gun store. Otherwise it is very unstable. Do not bet on a future there.

    Advice to Management

    Dispose of the "who gets the glory" mentality and work together with the same objectives in mind. Management should be more open minded, less rigid and stuck on what used to work. Need new ideas.


  8. "Enjoyed my job and the responsibility, lots of excitement"

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    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Design Engineer in Fountain Valley, Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Design Engineer in Fountain Valley, Orange, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Surefire, LLC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great boss and responsibilities, enjoyed what I did.

    Cons

    Was laid off wish I was still there

    Advice to Management

    spread eggs into more baskets


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Company crashing down helped by inexperience people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fountain Valley, Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fountain Valley, Orange, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good Company, for non experience people

    Cons

    There is a ring of people (linked by personal relationships) that protect each other, and are placed in key positions at the company. So you have no experienced employees making the wrong decisions for the wrong reasons, and this translates in time wasting practices, and mistakes that are very expensive for the company and very frustrating for the people that actually know what they are doing. In this high competitive market, management needs to take a long and hard look at the people running the operations at Surefire, because their mistakes and unexperience are already destroying the company.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "so so company for a so so job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fountain Valley, Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fountain Valley, Orange, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Centrally located in Orange County

    Cons

    Little innovation
    Poor Management and HR attitude
    Sink or Sail attitude

    Advice to Management

    Change positioning to be more positive and supportive


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great team, poor management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fountain Valley, Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fountain Valley, Orange, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good collaboration and team work at the mid-management level and below.

    Cons

    Senior management does not listen to employee recommendations.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the rank and file, they know what needs to be changed.


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