BEHR (California) Reviews

Updated October 4, 2014
Updated October 4, 2014
34 Reviews
3.2
34 Reviews
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BEHR (California) President Jeffrey D. Filley
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  1.  

    One of the best companies to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at BEHR (California) full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, bonus program and corporate culture. Family oriented. Upper management listens.

    Cons

    There are some members of middle-management that need to move on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to employees and what they have to say.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A comfortable place to retire

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Ana, CA

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

    Pros

    Lots of long time employees; many of whom have "grown up" thru the ranks
    Very nice people to work with. Folks tend to take responsibility seriously
    People really, really care about the customer. Everyone from the mail room to the C-suite bends over backwards to exceed customer expectations. Field sales team is treated particularly well.

    Cons

    There's really only ONE customer. All of their eggs are in one basket. Home grown management has no idea how departments really should function. Many have never worked anywhere else or were in dramatically different roles with previous employers. There are ZERO opportunities for growth. If you are young and climbing the corporate ladder, you'd be better off elsewhere. This is where people come to live out their last years before they retire. Pay isn't good but employment is steady.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management hires great talent then places them in the corner never allowing them to make significant contributions. Let go of the reins ever once in a while. You might be pleasantly surprised.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    long summer days!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Equipment Operator/Lateral in Sauk Village, IL
    Current Employee - Equipment Operator/Lateral in Sauk Village, IL

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

    Pros

    the quarterly bonuses!!! comfortable work enviroment.

    Cons

    ten hour days and weekends, having to work in multiple positions without more pay!! they stop giving raises after you make it to 17 dollars an hour, so they continue to get richer from your hard work and your stuck getting paid at one hourly rate while everything around you goes up like your bills. thier selling 50$ dollar gallon of products. they add more work load to the employees but never more money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay your employees instead of pocketing all the currency for yourself, thats why a lot of our pullers are quitting and going to other jobs that pay them better for thier job efforts.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good young company however, raw management organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at BEHR (California) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Time off, bonus program, corporate events

    Cons

    Pay scale, advancement opportunities and corporate organization

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Nice, easy going place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Plant Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Plant Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    You can initiate changes and implement new methods without much resistance

    Cons

    Home grown managers and supervisors, not technically qualified.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more qualified Maintenance managers and plant managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A lot of fun

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BEHR (California)

    Pros

    Great culture, people are really helpful, projects are challenging

    Cons

    Not a very competitive pay package

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  8.  

    Nice and reasonable people with a needlessly bureaucratic hierarchy

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Chemist in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Chemist in Santa Ana, CA

    I worked at BEHR (California) full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most of the people I have worked with while there have been friendly, approachable, and reasonable. This makes the day-to-day of working there nice. The people are also usually very good about teaching new people the ropes.

    Cons

    Career trajectory seems linear there regardless of effort or lack there of. The high turnover rate at Behr reflects that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward your best people instead of hiring tons of people without experience. The cost and time of getting new people up to speed far out weighs how much it would take to keep people in the first place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    excellent company,great leadership.good communication from top to bottom.best career ever.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Direct to Pro Field Representative in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Direct to Pro Field Representative in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at BEHR (California) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    they care about their workers,treated like family not employees.great training program.give you all the tools needed to complete tasks.excellent communication.

    Cons

    not being near distribution center.interact with other workers face to face.seeing other operations and how they work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the great progress and treat everyone as special.Like your doing ,outstanding leadership from top all the way through the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tell recruiters the amount hourly then change it- HR not honest

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at BEHR (California) as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Virtual position able to be home

    Cons

    Will be on you constantly to do more sendouts, work longer hours, never satisfied no matter what you produce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Back the heck off. The recruiters are trying to send you great candidates instead of just sending anyone to the HM. Realize how hard we work

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    This is a great company to work for. They really seem to care about their employees and are constantly trying to improve

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

    I have been working at BEHR (California) full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They are a stable company that has good work life balance (depending on the department you work in). They try to cultivate a environment of learning and career advancement.

    Cons

    They don't pay top notch compared to some companies but there are other benefits that, in my opinion, out way this con.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ease up on allowing employees to work from home occasionally and allow for more casual dress days. Otherwise, keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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