Gibson Brands Reviews

Updated 5 Jun 2020

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2.3
25%
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Gibson Brands CEO James Curleigh (no image)
James Curleigh
3 Ratings
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  1. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Gibson Brands full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good place to work and have good managers and good team

    Cons

    Micro Management and expectations are too high

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  2. "Trash"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Internal Sales Representative in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Gibson Brands full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people that work there

    Cons

    Terrible people Working above you

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  3. "Good Learning Opportunity"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Gibson Brands full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Enjoyed working for manager; Gave me freedom on own projects

    Cons

    A lot of temps you work with

  4. Helpful (6)

    "Toxic, Overworked, Disrespect"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gibson Brands full-time

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, and nothing else.

    Cons

    Everything, Management, Everything, Policies, Everything.

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  5. "Micro-managed from the top down. A toxic and stressful environment"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Artist Relations Manager in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gibson Brands full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Experienced employees who care about the product. New CEO appears to be taking Gibson back to its glory.

    Cons

    Dictator for a CEO. No raises in over 8 years. New CEO has improved the culture and turning Gibson Brands around. Lots of work to be done.

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  6. "Moving in the right direction"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gibson Brands full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Under the new leadership team, Gibson is making positive change happen. There have been many new employees positioned to grow and strengthen the company, it is refreshing.

    Cons

    some employees are not as excited about change.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Enjoyed working there"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Event Manager in Nashville, TN
    Recommends

    I worked at Gibson Brands full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Interesting and fun projects, lots of travel, excellent and talented team, and super cool products. Decent medical benefits.

    Cons

    Salaries for mid-level positions tended to be below market value.

  8. "I loved working for Gibson"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gibson Brands full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great products, great coworkers, fun environment

    Cons

    Sometimes it would be difficult to get management to listen to a better way.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible leadership"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Gibson Brands full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun industry and great colleagues.

    Cons

    Terrible leadership. Lack of longterm strategy, Very little focus on product quality.

  10. Helpful (3)

    "I don’t know what to say"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gibson Brands full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Wonderful brand great people to work with...

    Cons

    GM department has no creativity, needs to stay in office..

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