Spectrum Brands
3.2 of 5 47 reviews
www.spectrumbrands.com Madison, WI 5000+ Employees

Spectrum Brands Reviews

Updated Apr 9, 2014

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69% Approve of the CEO

Spectrum Brands CEO David R. Lumley

David R. Lumley

(26 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    United Pet Group Do Not Get A Job Here

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNothing good about this company. Poor management. No training. High turnover.

    ConsChecks are wrong most of the time. You are expected to do more than what you were hired to do. If you complain you are punished

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a clue. Birdola is a lost cause.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Could be a great work environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe challenge of the projects and day to day work will provide great opportunities to contribute to the organization. You will interact and have the opportunity to work with a variety of cross functional teams. Generally this is a very fast paced work environment.

    ConsThere is no work/life balance, it's clear that leadership is not interested in the opinions of their employees or making it a good environment to work in. It's a very cut throat; people and their talents are not valued. Our division leaders say we should be putting the company needs before our families. That reason alone shows how out of touch they are with their employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward those that are both great at their work and treat you with respect. Stop valuing bullying. The amount of people to do certain projects are not enough to meet goals.

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    Don't work in the credit department

    Deduction Specialist (Former Employee)

    Prosability to move from credit department to other departments but you have to work in the credit department for a year.

    ConsThe whole company does not value employees. Credit department has extremely high turn over because of the management.

    Advice to Senior Managementhard working people and management have been fired but people that are known for their bad track records keep their jobs

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Working at Spectrum made me appreciate working anywhere else

    Field Sales (Former Employee)

    Pros- It is theoretically possible to triple bonus (if you meet a ton of requirements and they don't use the non-payout clause to keep it from you)
    - You do EVERYTHING....not just your job, giving you lots of different experience

    Cons- Management is very short-sighted and not open to discussion/feedback
    - Nowhere to go....be happy with your first position because there most likely won't be any promotions
    - Culture of fear, all the way to the top. There wasn't a time that the CEO spoke where he didn't threaten to fire everyone or talk about all of the people he has fired
    - The first thought whenever management isn't happy is who to fire. At many points of time, everyone on the team will be a possible target for termination regardless of performance. And there will never be any sort of conversation/feedback on opportunity areas.
    - You will never do enough, even when you have big wins. You can double sales, but management will want to know why you didn't quadruple them.
    - You can't ever tell the truth because it's not what management wants to hear.
    - Be prepared for constant fire drills, most of which make no sense and just create a ton of extra work for no reason
    - No work/life balance. You are expected to work on holidays, vacation, nights, weekends, etc.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your people. They were hired in to do a job, let them do it. Sometimes they actually have good ideas/know what they are talking about.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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