Spectrum Brands Reviews

Updated April 10, 2015
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  1. Great company for career growth and future opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spectrum Brands full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fairly large organization with an abundance of cross-functional exposure and development.
    Extroverted go-getters will be promoted fairly quickly in this place.
    A very lean operation that achieves goals with minimal resources or waste; a lot can be learned from the metrics and collaboration techniques between departments.
    Leadership makes an effort to connect with all generations of employees, and the millennial group is making the greatest impact at this time. Team-building activities are frequent.

    Cons

    Typical corporate mentality of a publicly traded company, no different than others; Although a lot of attention and opportunity is available to the employees, the financials at the end of every quarter will always take precedence and this can be disheartening at times.
    Introverts can go unnoticed or even let go if they do not learn how to be more outspoken.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. The company is a good steward of great #1 brands, taking market share, becoming more profitable every day, and increasing the stock value for Spectrum Brands' shareholders.

  2. Challenging yet rewarding

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Middleton, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Middleton, WI

    I have been working at Spectrum Brands full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hard-driving work environment, constant change, need to work independently or as part of a team.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be an issue.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what your staff is saying...

  3. Working at Spectrum Brands is what you make of it.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spectrum Brands full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The constant change and growth provides for many opportunities to learn, grow and move around internally. If you express interest in other areas people will listen. The people are great to work with. Bonus payouts for 6+ years.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be a challenge if you let it; no one is going to make you go home. You need to be an adult, manage your workload and it won't be a problem.

    Advice to Management

    You cannot keep adding businesses without adding staff and expect employees to be effective in their roles. Teams are lean - need to add some staff.

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  5. Spectrum Brands is an outstanding place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Spectrum Brands full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People, compensation, company culture and products.

    Cons

    Company filed chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2009 and I lost my job.

  6. Sr. Graphics Merchandising Sales Promotion Designer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Graphics Merchandising Sales Promotion Designer in Miramar, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Graphics Merchandising Sales Promotion Designer in Miramar, FL

    I worked at Spectrum Brands full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A great place to work

    Cons

    None, I really liked working in this position I never had issues

  7. A fantastic company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spectrum Brands

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Team is always looking to improve to help reach personal and company goals

    Cons

    This is the typical office environment

  8. Excellent employer on the right track

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI

    I have been working at Spectrum Brands full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The senior management have consistently led us in the proper direction to remain competitive and profitable in a tough economy. While other companies are falling further behind, our profits continue and the ground level employees continue to be rewarded for their hard work.

    Cons

    None - as long as you recognize that employees should remain open to new challenges and should consistently strive to do well versus becoming complacent with where you've gotten to.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

  9. Good Company to Work For.......

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spectrum Brands

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    - Excellent Communication
    - Good Salary
    - Friendly Co-workers

    Cons

    - Can be political at times
    - Need to have better career development paths
    - Cold in Madison

    Advice to Management

    Take time to ask employees for suggestions regarding internal processes.

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