CNC Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Springfield, MA – December 16, 2018
When you have a name like Smith and Wesson, you put that name on everything. You don't change the name of the parent company. Bad decision making all the way down to the managers they hire fresh out of high school. They are not a union shop but when things slow down they will bump all their front line workers to positions they don't want based on seniority. Some will even get their pay cut. All machine operators now start at the same level of pay regardless if you have 20 years experience.
Process Engineer (Former Employee) – Springfield, MA – November 23, 2018
Middle and upper management have a lack of trust in their subordinates. Talented individuals are not given the freedom to work independently. If you are a driven individual with lots of experience and new ideas, look elsewhere for a job.
CNC Operator (Current Employee) – Springfield, MA – November 1, 2018
Everyone is always watching you, no one has anything better to do then complain about one another. They dumbed me all the way down have me doing the simplest jobs I have ever run thru CNC and expect me to keep busy. Most people who work here are temps and most employees are not that bright . Kind of scary to think that we make guns for the world with these kind of employees. You are a number to them ,not a human . If you like to kiss butt you’ll do well here. I can do half of the bosses jobs better then them . This place is seriously in danger they are paying employees to help find other workers not right .
CNC Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Springfield, MA – October 3, 2018
Specifically, I worked for Smith & Wesson in Springfield, MA. I really enjoyed the company and would've liked to stay longer. However, my wife received a promotion and we relocated to support her opportunity.
Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Springfield, MA – September 11, 2018
to much politics, other than that it is a great place to work. If you need overtime to survive they do their best to get it for you. Team leaders are willing to share their knowledge with you, keep you well informed.
Marketing Specialist (Former Employee) – Springfield, MA – August 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.
Gun and packing assembly (Former Employee) – Spfld massachusetts – July 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
CNC Operator (Former Employee) – Springfield, MA – June 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.
Scrutinized for everything. Won't be appreciated for anything
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.