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Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
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  1.  

    Well known global Brand that treats employees poorly

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    Former Employee - Manager in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Manager in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Tupperware full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Well known globally as THE name in Plastic storage. Decent compensation packages.

    Cons

    Executive team favoritism; High turn-over, self-imposed or forced; Antiquated systems; Not considered a modern company. Employees work HARD, long hours with little recognition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your employees as much as you respect your sales force; Update your systems to keep up with competitors; Walk the talk re: vision and mission.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    IT department is micromanaged

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Tupperware

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, employee deep discounts on product

    Cons

    IT department is completely micromanaged, no advancement no matter your skillset

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When people request time off, don't make them wait weeks for a decision. Don't micromanage; let people do their jobs.

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It is a problematic company, specially in Venezuela.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tupperware

    Pros

    Lots of things to do, lots of room to learn

    Cons

    No space to grow. Machines are to old.

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    ok company to work with

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tupperware full-time

    Pros

    very competitive benefits, passionate competent leadership

    Cons

    low base pay, slow career growth due to size and structure of the organization. Stayed here for 8 years training sales people, then you hit a dead end for promotion because of the very limited upper management structure, so if you want to be promoted you might consider change of career

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Values don't match the environment.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tupperware full-time

    Pros

    The company philosophy of empowering their independent sales force with a great earning opportunity is admirable. The people that work at the corporate office are competent and work very hard. There are opportunities to promote from within. The campus is beautiful.

    Cons

    Office politics are ridiculous. Lack of true leadership to do what is right rather than what will further careers is rampant. Strategy continually changing with little results. The difference between what is expected and what is possible with existing resources is unattainable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None as the culture is very resistant to change. Take accountability for poor decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    65 years ago they were doing the same thing (but it worked then)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Tupperware full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, nice perks, and an overall positive place to work. They care for their customers who are known as the Tupperware Sales Force. The regular, non-management employees, are great.

    Cons

    There are "managers" who have worked there for years that have no idea how to do their jobs. There are VPs who are hired in because they could sell Tupperware at a party 10+ years ago but they have no idea on how to transfer that success to others. This company is in a coma (especially the North American branch). The VPs and some mangers would rather manipulate through social popularity then with strong supportive leadership and intelligence. Tupperware Brands management is like a Sorority at a community college - no substance needed. If you want to work where you are judged only on how well you can kiss up then this is the place for you. If you want to work with intelligent people where you are challenged, encouraged, and judged on your merits then work elsewhere. (The only reason they rank in the "Orlando Sentinel" best place to work for working families is because the call center employees and support staff are the largest % of people who work there and their hours are flexible.) Be warned - almost all of the positive reviews on Glassdoor are from independent Tupperware business owners (consultants) they are not corporate employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value positive conflict and foster a safe place for disagreement and resolution. It's not ok to create a hostile work environment because someone disagrees or challenges the status quo. Shame on you HR! Shame on you for allowing a great company to be controlled by a few despots and their cronies!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great sales force, flaky leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Tupperware full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Amazing sales force members with incredible passion! Great products and an amazing earning opportunity!

    Cons

    Depending on who the president is, the general feel of the organization will shift greatly. This leads to a lack of continuity and overall failure to follow through on long term objectives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to focus on mentoring, accountability, and follow through.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fun place, but very old fahioned.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tupperware full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Laser focus on the product, sales force and the numbers. Takes the "changing lives" aspect and "empowering women" mission very seriously and delivers in every way they can. Very smart people. Lots of loyalty. Everyone that is hired is very good at their job and have lots of great ideas.

    Cons

    Some people have been there too long and cling to very outmoded practices, ideals, and sometimes are just jaded and waiting on retirement. Management does not take ownership and will leave team members twisting in the wind if something does not go according to plan.

    A strict dress code was very suddenly implemented late March 2013. It is a professional dress code with suits, ties, sports coats for men and similar standards for women. This was a very expensive change for the employees and no offers of financial assistance were provide, especially after being business causal for over a decade. This change came along side the announcement that Tupperware was #6 of Forbes World's Most Admired Companies. We have also been voted as one of the best places to work in Orlando. There is confidence that this impact on company morale will bring both of these ranking down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more resources on making the target numbers for a sales period more accurate. "The Numbers" seem made up and are not accurate.

    Be more elegant about policy changes, especially changes that will cost during harsh economic times.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Drink the Kool-Aid to really enjoy the work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Tupperware

    Pros

    Tupperware is a bigger company than most people think because of their international businesses. At the Orlando headquarters, you really get to know the people you work with and are able to build some wonderful work relationships. The employees are generally very passionate about the products and the sales people. The company gives out free products or offers highly discounted products often. The biggest job advancement opportunities are usually overseas. There is an on site gym, tennis courts, basketball courts, and they host 5K walk/runs often that go around the property. It is a completely non-smoking facility and property and there are positive efforts to support employees being healthy. They also have jeans days every once in a while that make for a more comfortable work day.

    Cons

    Educational reimbursement is only available to upper management levels even though it is listed as a benefit on all their recruitment information. Your level of education is basically ignored in the recruiting process as insider experience tends to be more valued. You eventually have so much free product that the idea of taking home something else makes you bitter. In the US business, you work in an environment that is ever changing and very short-handed so you work a lot under stressful circumstances and virtually impossible deadlines. The majority of the people are overwhelmed with their workload. There is a level of micro-management that prevents movement of work in a timely manner or causes so many last minute changes that time is frequently wasted with re-work. There is no time for long term strategy planning, employee development, or succession planning because everyone is too busy with the day to day workload. When someone leaves the company it usually deals a major blow to the business until the replacement is found and gets up to speed months later. The worldwide side of the business works at a more manageable pace and often has great international business travel opportunities for managers. The US business is stuck. They are having difficulty progressing because of old processes, old IT systems, not having enough people and old ways of thinking from very tenured or inbred-thinking employees. You must love the in-home party, direct selling business model and the sales people that go along with it to really enjoy working here. It is a company that is really behind with today's culture and they seem to be ignoring trends in how today's consumers prefer to shop and focus more on how their aging sales force prefers to sell.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Oh, my grandmother used to sell Tupperware

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tupperware full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits, you can retire at this company, health initiatives, strong cultural background

    Cons

    Unstable, constant last minute changes, severely overworked staff, all day, everyday meetings, no room for growth unless you were brought in by an upper executive, no opportunity for people to shine, fresh and modern ideas are frowned upon as we still try to accommodate the aging Sales Force, most management don't set goals or do actual mid or yearly reviews, no one looks at your resume if you are applying for a management position; wasting money on unnecessary things.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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