Fender is HIRING; big time!

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by DHart, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. Lonn

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    I'm going to show my wife the Director - Planning Asia job. She's probably a little over qualified but I'd love to live in Tokyo.
     
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    Do you get an employee discount?
     
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    Thanks @DHart for posting that! I'm currently teaching a grad-level course on Digital Audio Signal Processing so I just alerted my students to the "Design Engineer, DSP Software" position. Some of them might be interested since I cover some of the topics listed on the job description. One of my former students is at Yamaha in Japan, another one is at EHX (did coding for the new Oceans 11 pedal) and a current one was just offered a job at EHX... This course is popular with our students who have a musical background but finding a job in this area can be hard - so this posting is appreciated!
     
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    I'd love to get my foot in the door at Fender .
     
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    Maybe they need a doorman?
     
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    somehow fitting that they want some experience/exposure to "AS400" systems... kind of fits right in there with a guitar that has changed little in design for 50years, no?
     
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    I know half the stuff for "Sr. Software Engineer, React Native". I love Canada too much to leave, especially these days, but who'd have thought, back in the day, that a gittar maker would need that stuff. I still have this image in my head of Leo, wielding a screwdriver.
     
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    Yeah, you get MAP instead of SRP.

    Just like GM employees get the Employee discount that GM gives to non-employees. :)
     
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    22 years ago in college, we had a professor give a class more or less on the AS 400 because it was common in business still at that point (it wasn't the whole class, but it was about half of it). Then, at the end of the course, he said "we wouldn't likely see them, because they're out of date and nobody will be using them soon".

    I still hear clients say "that data is on the AS/400"

    I've never seen one in person, just gotten data that came off of them. I'm expecting that they look like a 1950s international harvester fridge, or a giant 60s ampeg or sunn amp (one or the other - streamline or industrial design). Don't tell me what they look like and ruin my dream.
     
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    Are you teaching that course at FLCC? (I'm originally from the FL, and several family and friends either attended or taught there).
     
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    you have probably seen but just didn't recognize... usually green characters on a black screen. remember when they said that paper would be obsolete because of the advent of computers? I work in the print industry! fortunately no as400 systems here but I suspect some of the client data we get comes from as400... usually in flat file format at that point so who knows.
     
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    My suspicion is, they're having to hire because a lot of people have left for greener pastures, attrition; bad decisions by their bosses.

    Face it, there's other business enterprises with a much larger profit motive, or which tap into massive sums of money. The pickings will always be somewhat slim here. Some of those who left stepped up, others were pushed out the window.
     
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    Yeah, we still get flat files from time to time - much fewer now than 20 years ago, but the data that's showing up in excel files often looks like it was just parsed from a flat file before it gets to us. I'm guessing that when someone comes in and says "we could migrate your old system to a new one for $400K or make a front end to make the files from your old system look more usable for $50k" that the latter is chosen with some regularity.

    I haven't gotten any data on green and white paper with holes on the side in a while, though. I don't want to jinx myself by saying that, but it's been a couple of years.
     
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    Maybe I can finagle my way into that quality engineer job... how hard can learning Six Sigma in a week be? :confused:
     
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    They probably have an aging workforce, the need to modernize some of the non-floor functions and are at the tail of a long period of expansion - like you say, making guitars is a lot harder (profit-wise) than developing data mining algorithms right now. I hope they have some luck. If I was close to retirement, I'd love to take one of the production jobs as a cool down to retirement. Not that it would be physically easy, but certainly would involve less email and project management (and i've worked that type of job before while I was in college - it's fun and it feels like you're doing something...for a little while).
     
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    Yup! Lots of Marketing positions available!
     
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    Scottsdale, Phoenix, what's the difference? Truthfully, I really don't know. There was a time back in the '80s when I wanted to move to AZ. Pretty much until I was talking to somebody from there who might have been messing with my head but said "it's not so bad once you learn to check your shoes every morning for scorpions."

    It would be a pipe dream for me, I'm afraid. Can't see dealing with corporate HR bullcrap trying to get hired. I wonder how many great employees HR prevents from getting jobs
     
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    Oh, there's places in AZ I would love to live, but metro PHX is not one of them. Nor is Albuquerque in NM or Las Vegas in NV. But wouldn't you know it, the best paying jobs seem to be in the areas where the living is not so easy.

    I remember in the 1960s when my Dad was helping to engineer/build that Telescope in Tyngsboro. First we lived in Nashua, then we moved to Chelmsford. I really couldn't believe the difference.
     
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    I'm only about 10 guitars away from being a collections specialist. Not sure what accounting has to do with that though.
     
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    No... I teach at Binghamton University.... part of the State Univ of NY. The course does not show up as one of our standard classes... I teach it as one of our "Special Topics" course.
     
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