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

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Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Redwood City, CA
Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Redwood City, CA

I worked at ACCO Brands

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 ManagementAdvice

- 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

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Mid-Level Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincolnshire, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincolnshire, IL

    I worked at ACCO Brands

    Pros

    Interesting products and customer focus. Interesting projects to work on. Dedicated staff. Decent benefits. Management support of employee development, (at least until recent budget cuts).

    Cons

    Too many organizational changes within short time frame. Too much politics - especially on the director level. Too many levels of approval, and too much conflict - trying to please too many decision holders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-evaluate some of the Director Level Positions - they don't bring value to developing teams, and they spend too much effort with politics -- Bring new product development back to the brands.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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    Don't waste your talent, education, and precious time working here.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincolnshire, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in 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 unethical treatment of some employees by certain managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Believe what people are saying about ACCO.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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