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    Jarden Consumer Solutions is a good company to work for, and they do offer good benefits to their employees.

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    Former Employee - Associate Supply Planner in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Associate Supply Planner in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Jarden

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    Pros

    Typical 8:30-5:30 office job, two weeks paid vacation, and pretty much every time the bank is closed Jarden Consumer Solutions is closed. You also have the opportunity to get off of work at 4:00 on Fridays, and 3:00 on Fridays during the summer. If you are looking for a sustainable office job, this is could be a good choice for you as there is a pretty good work / life balance within this specific role.

    Cons

    I personally worked within the Supply Chain Department and despite how the position is described, the majority of your time is spent at your desk emailing people. In between the massive amount of emails you will send, you will also be rushed to meetings all day, as well as meetings about upcoming meetings (overall... too many meetings). In the Supply Chain position you are also expected to do the work of people from other departments, and make sure they get their work done correctly. The only major con about this position is the lack of growth potential within the company. It is a pretty flat structured position, with limited growth opportunities. The best chance you have of getting promoted is if someone ahead of you leaves, and even then they may bring in someone from outside the organization. And in the event that you do get promoted, you will be doing the same job with a slightly different title.

    Advice to Management

    Create an atmosphere where there are more apparent growth opportunities, especially for young individuals looking to make their mark on the world. I believe the company should create some sort of "Manager In Training" program where an individual moves around periodically between departments and learns the entire business, with an end goal of being some sort of manager (3-5 year program). In doing so, I believe your retention rate will be very high and you will attract hungry applicants looking to move up within the organization.

Jarden Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Jarden (Saint Louis, MO).

    Interview

    Applied online, had to wait two month before hearing back from HR. Phone interview was very easy, pretty much got the one on one right away. In person interview was very easy. Met with two managers. First focused on job function and my background, second focused on long term goal and personality fit. Received an extended offer after 3 weeks of wait. HR is very slow to process. Not on top of things.

    Interview Questions

    • None. Mostly based on background and resume.   1 Answer

Jarden Awards & Accolades

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America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009

Additional Info

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Website www.jarden.com
Headquarters Boca Raton, FL
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1991
Type Company - Public (JAH)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year

Jarden is beaming with consumer products for inside and outside the home. It makes a diverse set of branded consumer products, including Sunbeam and Oster appliances, Coleman outdoor gear, and First Alert home safety products. It also makes Ball canning jars, Diamond matches and plastic cutlery, Loew-Cornell art supplies, K2 snowboards, and Bee and Bicycle brand playing cards. Jarden sells its products primarily to retailers, such as Wal-Mart, Dick's Sporting Goods, and Target. It also supplies copper-plated zinc penny blanks to the US Mint and the Royal Canadian Mint. To... More

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