ACCO Brands
2.8 of 5 75 reviews
www.accobrands.com Lake Zurich, IL 5000+ Employees

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Company that is adrift in the storm and maybe headed for the rocks!!

Product Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
Redwood City, CA

Pros- Parent company owns brands that are well known and have a long heritage in the office supply industry

Cons- the Kensington computer technology group was pummeled by the economic downturn like most other companies, but in this case there was considerable disruption to their business
- multiple layoffs got rid off poor performing employees, but then managemnt implemented across the board salary cuts that drove top performers away as well. So they were left severely understaffed with a mediocre talent pool
- company lost shelf space in most major computer resellers as their products were seen as being just "me too" with a weak value proposition
- management has no concept of what it's going to take to turn it around and is grasping at straws
- almost all of their products are sourced off the shelf from Asia and have zero differentiation

Advice to Senior Management- Please get rid of the whole layer of middle management staff that have been there for 10+ years and brought the company to the brink of bankruptcy. Their skill level is so much lower than what you would find in silicon valley amongst people who have current skills and real world experience outside of Acco

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Lincolnshire, IL

    I worked at ACCO Brands


    Pros: Interesting products and customer focus. Interesting projects to work on. Dedicated staff.… Cons: Too many organizational changes within short time frame. Too much politics - especially on the director level.… Advice to Senior Management: Re-evaluate some of the Director Level Positions - they don't bring value to developing teams, and… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Don't waste your talent, education, and precious time working here.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Lincolnshire, IL

    I worked at ACCO Brands


    Pros: Competitive salary and benefits. Great products. Cons: At corporate headquarters; no work-life balance, politically corrupt culture, very… Advice to Senior Management: Believe what people are saying about ACCO. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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