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Stay in production
Various Positions (Former Employee) –  Casper, WYAugust 16, 2018
The production teams and management have a great team. The corporate side of the company is disgusting. No values and lead by a crook (knowingly). There must be some underhanded side deals being made. The things that go on there are atrocious. The employees in the corporate side are nearly all corrupt. You could not pay me to work for this company again!

The benefits they offered look good on paper but you might as well have not had coverage at all.
Pros
Production teams are great, good environment
Cons
Lead by a team of crooked vultures
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No real job Advancment
Quality Inspector II (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLJuly 22, 2018
I've been working there for about a year and I've noticed no one moves upward only laterally and it seems like they cannot keep anyone there for long.
Pros
4 day weeks sometimes
Cons
Everything else
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great place to work but...
shipping (Former Employee) –  Casper, WYApril 30, 2018
Great place to work pay is good but the management is not very friendly even if you did nothing wrong they are just angry. Overall this is an amazing company and I highly recommend considering when seeking a job.
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it is an ok place to work but they do not plann work well are always out of materials to produce products resultin in a lot of unessary overtime
Team Leader production coordinator five (Current Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLApril 20, 2018
a typical work day starts at 6:00am and ends when ever 7,8, at night
i learned to be ready for any thing to be ready to improvise as needed the management for the most part was understanding of the production issues but really they had no power to change the overall culture "of get er done"
the hardest part of the job is not knowing when you will go home and when your next day off will be, the people by far at the most enjoyable they are knowledgeable , hard working and committed to there jobs
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Excelente empresa de un gran ambiente laboral . Equipamiento de primer orden . Estoy muy contento de pertenecer a su equipo salvo por una sola excepci
Ensamblador de Escudos para protección y Defensa (Current Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLApril 3, 2018
Mejorar la asignación salarial . Así se evitaría el éxodo del personal y se maximizaria la eficiencia operativa .
Pros
Excelente ambiente laboral
Cons
Poco salario
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good and bad
Manufacturing Technician (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLFebruary 8, 2018
good company, good culture, I learned a lot working here, but you may be exposed to harmful chemicals and the pay wasn't very impressive. if they offered even 12$ an hour it would be worth it.
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The best environment to work
Operator (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLDecember 11, 2017
Safety first.
Good communication with supervisor.
Get 401k, health insurance.
Get paid vacation, sick time.
Teamwork is the best to work.
Most worker work over 3 years.
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Good product, poor Executive management
Sales (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLDecember 10, 2017
The product and the customer being served (Police and Military), is exceptional and very worthy of all the efforts. However, the executive Sr Leadership is extremely self centered, reactionary and do not care about the employees that make things happen, including the floor associates who are excellent.
Pros
Benefits were relatively good
Cons
Executive Leadership
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Cultural diversity
Executive Administrator (Former Employee) –  Ontario, CA 91761December 7, 2017
Company was parent umbrella of Safariland that continues to be the global security purveyor in military and law enforcement industries.

The manufacturing company was well established in processes and procedures along with employee retention of over 15 plus years.

The most enjoyable part of the company was working with upper management that was supportive and friendly.
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Culture of family
Category Specialist (Former Employee) –  Ontario, CA 91761December 7, 2017
There are not many companies that operate as a family. The company BAE was the parent umbrella of Safariland whom I worked for over 8 years.

The employees were treated with respect and appreciated from the top level down.

Business has its ups and downs and unfortunately, sometimes downsizing eliminates positions. If it were not for the downsizing, I would still be with the company.

Leadership and cultural diversity along with positive reinforcement in continuing education set this company apart from others.
Pros
Worked with many military personnel
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N/A (Current Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLDecember 5, 2017
Safariland is great company yet not easy to work at. Hours are super long and you will feel less valuable every day. The more time pass the more you wonder if you are in the right places. You will not receive merit or cost of living increases and they will leave you in lingo wondering when a change will happen.
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Very long hours, a lot of time on your feet.
Associate IV (Current Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLDecember 5, 2017
Mandatory overtime. You will work anywhere from 10 to 12 hour days Monday through Thursday, 10 hours on Friday, 8 hours on Saturday. If you work in Pack cell, expect 12 plus hours a day 5 days a week, and not ever knowing what time you will get off work on Saturdays. The company is currently cleaning house a firing employees that are in management and higher up. Concrete floors, very hard on the feet and back. Great job for young people who do not have families.
Pros
Once a month they have a drawing for prizes, and co-workers are like family.
Cons
You stay tired all the time, hurt all the time, and they push you to the point of exhaustion.
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A great group of customers and clients
Category Marketing Director (Former Employee) –  Ontario, CANovember 23, 2017
I worked within a culture driven to keep our military and police safe! What better cause can there be. I thoroughly enjoyed working with our customers and fellow employees. It was a tough market and crowded with new entrants such as Oakley and 511 as well as new non branded private label importers. Safariland decided to focus on their core products which meant downsizing and I fully agree with their decision to reduce overhead. I hope they weather their storm
Pros
Great world travel
Cons
Hard on family life
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Long hours
Panel Prep (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLOctober 30, 2017
It's a good place to work if you are single with only yourself to care for. The associates are all nice. They care about their employees to an extent.
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fun workplace
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) –  Casper, WYOctober 25, 2017
great company to work for. great staff and great coworkers too. they give good benefits and pay you all the holidays. they start you off with two week vacations plus sick pay too
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Would not recommend
Employee (Current Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLOctober 16, 2017
Very toxic environment for people at all levels, unless you are an executive. Little (if any) real interest or concern for employees actually doing the work. Unrealistic expectations across the board. Too much work, not enough workers
Pros
Paid the bills
Cons
Demoralizing behaviors by senior management, Endlesss chaotic environment starts at the top and creates daily emergencies for staff, Always looking to place blame and point the finger.
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safariland takeover not very good
worker (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLOctober 12, 2017
safariland took over Rodgers Holsters took away bonus program which was 20-25% of salary to support other failing businesses in its ownership leaving the employees with a large reduction in pay !
Pros
good benefits, plenty of paid time off
Cons
low pay, upper management not very fair
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Comfortable workplace. Real team atmosphere
Regional Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VASeptember 18, 2017
Atlantic Tactical is a strong company with an excellent management team. It is a real family atmosphere where everyone is always included and made to feel like a successful part of the team.
Safariland, LLC is the parent company and unfortunately does not have the same value in its employees. With Safariland, you are more of a number or statistic.
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Not flexible
Other (Former Employee) –  Various locationAugust 12, 2017
Poor management
Stressful setting and associates are treated like a commodity
High turnover
Long hours
Poor communication between management.
No work life balance
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Front line supervisors poorly trained
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Long work hours
Producion Associate (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLJuly 24, 2017
The typical work day is anything but typical, hours vary from 10 hour days to 12 hour days. Hard to make evening plans as you don't know really from day to day when you will be getting off work. If you like working a lot of overtime, then you are good. The employees are great, management needs more refining on their attitudes and political aspects of advancing qualified employees.
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