Burt's Bees

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Burt's Bees Reviews

Updated February 10, 2015
Updated February 10, 2015
21 Reviews
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21 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - FILLING TECH in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - FILLING TECH in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Burt's Bees full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Jod to have as entry level

    Cons

    Unfollowed training poor documentation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Burt's Bees BABY CO. Under Ayablu INC. No Structure, unwelcoming environment.

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Fairfield, CT
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Fairfield, CT

    I worked at Burt's Bees full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Work days went by fast
    - Potential growth within company

    Cons

    - No lunch breaks
    - No training involved
    - unwelcoming staff
    - everyone is "too busy to help" each other out
    - completely disorganized
    - Zero structure
    - No communication form upper management
    - HIGH Turnover rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on organizing your work structure - give employees necessary tools to efficiently complete tasks - have a word with employees about being more welcoming and helpful - success is about team work after all!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    It's been very interesting

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Associate in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Production Associate in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Burt's Bees full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The best reasons for working here is the grewat atmosphere of majority of the people and you are always busy which makes the long work hours go by fast.

    Cons

    Expected to do alot as a production associate. On top of having to do the work on the floor we have task to accomplish to progress to the next level such as job aids, job instruction break downs, and so much more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We as a team work real hard to make sure the product is made, packed, and shipped to the next location. It is sometimes stressful. We deal with alot already on the production floor that you do not see and many people don't speak on it. If we could focus on that which is our main job instead of loading us up with extra work like the job aids, and improvements i believe we would have a more productive and smooth day without having to worry about the extra assignments on the side.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome Company to work for!!!!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC

    I worked at Burt's Bees full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Burt's Bees was for the most part almost a dream job to me. It was a great collaborative atmosphere, and I felt that my team supported each other and worked well together. I grew immensely at the company, gaining responsibility and having a manager that learned my skills and honed in on them with the opportunities she presented me. We worked in a beautiful building in Downtown Durham and we always had events happening for Burt's Bees employees to promote the culture

    Cons

    After the transition to Clorox's ERP system, there was a decline in employee satisfaction, and we lost quite a bit of our support staff because of it. Management was replaced by existing Clorox employees, sometimes making me feel that the the integrity of the brand was in jeopardy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Perspective from 3rd shift floor worker

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Production in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Burt's Bees full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Many capital projects occurring within the manufacturing plant, as well as "spurts" of hiring reflect the growth and stability. The Plant leadership team is generally very accessible, professional and level headed. Current safety metrics are very good. Plant leadership is driving change and the culture of the facility is responding. Opportunities for advancement are common within the company, and opportunities to transfer to other clorox companies are nearly constant. I love the health and wellness program, which pays for my gym membership. The manufacturing facility is centrally located.

    Cons

    The manufacturing facility is a converted space, so some facilities are lacking, and parts of the building are cramped.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Burts Was Fantastic before Clorox

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Support Analyst in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Customer Support Analyst in Durham, NC

    I worked at Burt's Bees full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Products, co workers, Sustainability

    Cons

    Burts Bees was brought out by Clorox.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to keep Burts intact as much as possible.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    My time at Burts Bees has been very rewarding.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Support Analyst in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Customer Support Analyst in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Burt's Bees full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Burts Bees is a great place to work. They offer a great work environment. The pride themselves in working for the greater good.

    Cons

    The company is growing so fast since being acquired by Clorox, that communication can sometimes get lost

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A rewarding experience full of interesting contradictions.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production
    Current Employee - Production

    I have been working at Burt's Bees full-time

    Pros

    The work is not difficult, if you are slightly mechanically inclined. The benefits are pretty good. They do a lot to show that they are thinking about the employees, dinners, parties, etc.

    Cons

    The pay is not great. There is a lot of paperwork that goes along with your duties in production. Promotion is framed in such a way that you have to do a series of task such as creating a document to depict how to perform an operation on a machine. After you've done several of these you can move up what are called skill blocks which come with a small pay increase. Problem is after you have done all the things on the list, if they do not want to give it to you they just make up more tasks for you to do. I have seen this discourage people from continuing the task, which is what seems to be the motive because they can then blame not giving decent raises to the fact that you didn't complete your skill blocks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a legitimate training environment, where you can asses what the employee is capable of. Pay better, and stop indulging yourself in the gossip of the place.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great mission based brand.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing

    I worked at Burt's Bees full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Triple bottom line focus. Well respected brand.

    Cons

    Process starting to impact culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Celebrate grass roots efforts as they are intergal to the brand.

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very low morale

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Burt's Bees full-time

    Pros

    The products are good.
    The company is committed to its natural values and to giving back to the community.

    Cons

    The soul of Burt's Bees is gone and has been replaced by fear and infighting since we have become completely integrated with Clorox. This is no longer a collaborative environment; there is no longer any trust.
    New members of leadership join from Clorox, but refuse to relocate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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