BEHR (California)

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BEHR (California) Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
38 Reviews
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38 Reviews
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BEHR (California) President Jeffrey D. Filley
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  1.  

    Scientist

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scientist in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Scientist in Santa Ana, CA

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

    Pros

    Good Work-Life Balance
    Flat Organization
    Open Door Policy
    Great Leadership

    Cons

    Operating in Mature Market
    Salaries are average

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be bold and aggressive in market advancements

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great team culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    Great organization in terms of vision and execution. Great products and service.

    Cons

    No vertical growth, no chance or availability for promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop your employees and present a "next level"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Behr Review

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

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

    Pros

    Above average pay, lots of great people in the sales role

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance, some terrible sr. management people, minimal upward opportunities,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The great culture that once was a strength of the company is greatly deteriorated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing department in shambles

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Ana, CA

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

    Pros

    • You really get lured in by talks of all the perks, the "great culture," the "family-oriented atmosphere," and talks of the massive quarterly bonuses.
    • I met some great people here who, although unhappy in their positions, will likely be friends for a long time.
    • Paint discounts and rebates for most Masco products.

    Cons

    • The marketing department consistently ranks as the most unhappy and miserable department in the company and nothing is done other than a general sentiment of 'glad it's not us!'
    • HR department does little to address issues but plenty to limit liability
    • New CMO believes in outsourcing everything, leaving the graphic design department, color marketing, and marketing departments with only miscellaneous housekeeping tasks and menial projects
    • Chances are you'll be hired as a temp and they make sure you stay that way for months and even years, always saying that there is no budget to hire you full time as they pump millions into advertising agencies per year
    • Definite "old boys club" of older white male execs who 'have been doing it this way for years, why change now?'
    • Sales slipping majorly, even on new 'innovative' products
    • Departments constantly at major odds with each other, tons of ill feelings and resentment and a constant state of personal warfare
    • Execs are often unresponsive on all matters except those directly related to sales numbers and gallons sold
    • You'll be hired for your revolutionary ideas but chastised and abused for speaking about them for fear of 'upsetting' others/managers
    • Hiring brand new people into senior-level positions rather than promoting from within is throwing the company culture into disarray

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You really need to take a look at what is happening in your organization and examine all the data being provided to you by numerous surveys and word of mouth and not just sales numbers. You hired so many brilliant marketing people only to force them out and cancel their positions, or force them to quit because of how often departments get restructured and job duties change. You are setting yourself up for a mass exodus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    One of the best companies to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  9.  

    Good young company however, raw management organization

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    • 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
  10.  

    Nice, easy going place to work

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    • 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
  11.  

    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

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