Alberto-Culver
3.6 of 5 28 reviews
www.alberto.com Melrose Park, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Mar 27, 2014

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Dave Lewis

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75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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No longer operating

Finance Manager (Former Employee)
Melrose Park, IL

I worked at Alberto-Culver full-time for more than 10 years

ProsNice place to work. Good people

ConsCompany was purchased and closed.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Miss working there

Supervisor (Former Employee)
Melrose Park, IL

I worked at Alberto-Culver full-time for more than 10 years

ProsSolid company and good pay.

ConsLittle chance of upward mobility.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Simply the Best---Until the Day they Sold

Senior Brand Manager (Former Employee)
Melrose Park, IL

I worked at Alberto-Culver full-time for more than 5 years

ProsAlberto Culver was as good a company to work for as you could have ever imagined right up until the day they sold to Unilever

ConsSimply too small to survive as a stand alone CPG company in today's environment

Advice to Senior ManagementNone---they did right by the company by selling and maximizing shareholder value---and they did quite well for themselves in the process

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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best company ever, too bad they sold

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Alberto-Culver full-time for more than 3 years

Prosculture of the company where they listened to your ideas. Your co-workers were your pals.

Consthe con is that they were so good, they sold to Unilever at the highest point.

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Great place to work - it's all about working with great people.

Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
Melrose Park, IL

I worked at Alberto-Culver full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat people who care about making the the company the best.
Nobody says 'its not my job'.
Great products.

ConsUniever purchased the company - it's not the same.
A lot of long hours!

Advice to Senior ManagementThe company was sold.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not bad, opportunities to advance hard to come by

Finance (Former Employee)
Melrose Park, IL

I worked at Alberto-Culver full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGym, free products! Get to most co-workers

ConsLong hours at times, stuck doing things like they always have

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in your employees more

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The company could have progressed further if it wasn't for the good old boys club.

Customer Serviice (Current Employee)
Melrose Park, IL

I have been working at Alberto-Culver

ProsThere are alot of knowledgeable people to learn from and many roles are not limited to just your's, but made up several, which makes one more marketable..

ConsIt is hard to move up, as many have moved up by who you know or suck up to.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop being so selfish.

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I was given a good chance to manage a piece of the business, and was a part of solid growth for the last decade.

Director Sales (Current Employee)
Melrose Park, IL

I have been working at Alberto-Culver

ProsSmall, entreprenural attitiude
Good customer relationships
Shopper focus

ConsP & G hires are a cancer
too much focus on self, not the team

Advice to Senior ManagementRealize that company success in not based solely on yourself. The employees and brands may have contributed.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great experience.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Melrose Park, IL

I have been working at Alberto-Culver

ProsGreat people. Strong brands. Decent benefits. Mid level through director level management very competent. Was able to compete and win against companies that were much bigger.

ConsThe senior level executive management was incompetent. Putting a state of the art manufacturing facility in Jonesboro was a crucial mistake. Noxxema acquisition was a glaring error. Pay could have been better.

Advice to Senior ManagementEnjoy your golden parachutes..

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Used to be pretty great.... not so much anymore.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Melrose Park, IL

I have been working at Alberto-Culver

ProsBenefits are really good for the size of the company, flexibility to work from home if necessary, time off policy is very generous.

ConsRecently aquired by Unilever. All the small company values they used to have pretty much went out the window with the aquisition.

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