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My Time there
Chief Armorer Instructor (Former Employee) –  Springfield, MAAugust 25, 2018
Im not out to bash the company. I had a great time with the company until my position was eliminated when they shut down the S&W Academy. It was a great learning experience .
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Just negative and quick paced
Temp machine operator 1 (Former Employee) –  Deep River, CTAugust 13, 2018
The management had no person to person skills and it showed with all of the emplyees attitudes . Also jumped around the machines too much to really grasp one particuler job.
Pros
Air conditioning and most other employees very nice to work with.
Cons
Management poor, for the travel poor pay, no Union .
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Marketing Specialist (Former Employee) –  Springfield, MAAugust 9, 2018
Management is lacking in the higher up department. They could use someone who is in tune with today's times. In the Marketing department especially. All and all it was an alright place to work if you kept your head down.
Pros
Employee Events
Cons
Director level miss management
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Good place to work
Gun and packing assembly (Former Employee) –  Spfld massachusettsJuly 23, 2018
American outdoor is a very nice good place to work good pay vacation pay all benefits 401k it's a good place to work at ur own pace the supervisors are very descent and everybody is nice and alot of team work
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Lunch breaks are perfect
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Was trying to start a new beginning
Assembly Line (Former Employee) –  Springfield, MAJuly 15, 2018
This was a fast pace job you had to learn things in a matter of time which was best for them you had a quote to meet everyday which meant you had to do your best at all time
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You must understand the business market thoroughly.
Marketing Brand Mgr. of Licensing and Accessories (Former Employee) –  Springfield, MAJuly 1, 2018
Volatile work environment due to extreme influences upon the business from Social and Political factors. Business can change weekly either for the good or bad.
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Management expects production that's it.
CNC Operator (Former Employee) –  Springfield, MAJune 30, 2018
I hated this place because you train someone with no experience and no mathematical ability to basically take your job for less money.
No loyalty from the management.
If you violate any company policies your fired.
No matter how much time you have with the company.
Pros
Get paid.lol
Cons
Scrutinized for everything. Won't be appreciated for anything
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Great company to work for
Team Leader (Current Employee) –  Springfield, MAJune 22, 2018
Great company to work for. The position of Team Lead was challenging and rewarding. Benefits are good. Received extensive training in a diverse work environment.
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temp job
CAD Drafter (Former Employee) –  Bloomfield, CTJune 20, 2018
This was just another assignment where the contractor is considered a necessary evil, to pick up the slack left by subpar staffing policies. It comes from the general culture of Ma., and Ct. residents.
Pros
n/a
Cons
n/a
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very good company to work for
Plating Line Operator (Former Employee) –  Springfield, MAJune 11, 2018
loved working there for the 11 years i was there. very good wages. they also have profit sharing for employees. they also have employee discounts on guns and accessories.
Pros
very good pay, and benefits
Cons
no paid lunch
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very strict
Level III HVAC/R Technician (Current Employee) –  Springfield, MAJune 4, 2018
Great benefits with little tolerance for time off and mistakes, it is a gun mfg so security is a must. if you r not in the click you don't stand a chance of survival regardless of your expertise
Pros
benefits
Cons
cut throat and very strict on attendance
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Good pay, chance for advancement, good benefits.
Shop Foreman / Manager of Maintenance (Former Employee) –  Houlton, MEMay 20, 2018
Started as production person, moved to Inventory Control, lay off, back to Smith & Wesson, worked as set up, moved to supervisory position, then moved to maintenance management which was eliminated after 3 years.
Pros
Free lunches, good benefits
Cons
Long hours with no compensation due to salary status.
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Horrible management
Technical Support (Former Employee) –  Springfield, MAApril 21, 2018
They have too many managers in one department. They do not communicate with each other and will do anything to make sure they do not have to handle customers AKA doing their jobs. They will lay you off on a whim, especially if you ask for a raise. They want to pay minimal amounts for a person to do the job of 5 people. They will not train you. They set you up to fail.
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Pays well, but that's about it
Firearms Compliance Analyst (Former Employee) –  Springfield, MAApril 14, 2018
All depends on the department you're in. Overall, it's all difficult work, but the pay off is very worth it. Not the most fulfilling thing in the world, but it's a job.
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Extremely Stressful
CNC Operator (Current Employee) –  Springfield, MAApril 13, 2018
Management is awful. Quick to point fingers instead of fixing the actual issues. Employees are not valued at all. They are overworked and stretched too thin, but still expected to make quality parts. High turnover rate. Management has no idea how to run production at all because getting a job in management is based on who you know in the company and not your skills.
Pros
Good pay and benefits
Cons
Awful work enviroment, incomptent management
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Good Compensation for Factory Job but Culture Needs to Change
Material Handler (Current Employee) –  Springfield, MAMarch 29, 2018
American Outdoor pays you well enough when they hire you but they keep you as a temp for a long time, and the managers can be overly harsh on employees. The culture at the assembly plant especially, is that hitting the quota is more important than anything else, even if the quotas are unrealistic. Managers will often punish everyone instead of a single person for a lack of effort or misbehavior. Loyal "yes-men" seem to get ahead more than the brighter employees.

I still tentatively recommend getting a job there based on the good benefits and paid vacation time, because such things are rare in the blue-collar industries. However, be warned, this job is not for the thin-skinned and those who get irritated easily by disiplinarian management. You must be willing to follow the rules and work hard from start to finish. No exceptions.
Pros
Compensation, Benefits Package, Employee Perks, Vacation
Cons
Hostile Management, Stressful Atmosphere
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Overall i was happy working for american outdoor brands
team member (Former Employee) –  Springfield, MAMarch 27, 2018
I was very happy working as a janitor at american outdoor brands until i switched shifts and became a team member in a different department. that department was very stressful for me. Discrimnating unfairly.
Pros
good benefits
Cons
they don't work as a team
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Stressful and no room for advancement
Compliance Specialist (Former Employee) –  Springfield, MAMarch 25, 2018
Very poor management despite being a storied company, but little to no room for advancement as well. Good benefits overall but that is about the only thing going for the job.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Incompetent managment
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Fun place
Custodian/Maintenance (Current Employee) –  Springfield maMarch 12, 2018
Very family orientated place to work everyone wants u to succeed not fail since ive been here it has been a blessing to be here but i am looking for something different
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Short breaks bcc
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Terrible... especially the offices
AP (Former Employee) –  Springfield, MOFebruary 25, 2018
Management plays favorites and they’re two-faced. Very nice to your face and they’ll turn around and talk about you. Office side of the facility is poorly kept, smells of mold and is very poorly heated and cooled. Overall, it’s a terrible place to work.
Pros
None
Cons
Everything is pretty terrible.
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