Energizer Holdings

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Used to be a good company when Randy Benz was CIO.

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Former Employee - IT Staff in Saint Louis, MO
Former Employee - IT Staff in Saint Louis, MO

I worked at Energizer Holdings full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Energizer used to be a wonderful place to work. Management was friendly, personable, and encouraging. The work was challenging but fulfilling. The company still has flexible hours and a generous vacation allotment.

Cons

New CIO is terrible leader. He let go of people who had been with the company over 30 years. He only cares about bringing over Unilever employees, not about any of the employees who built the company. It is a shame he was hired.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire a better CIO who cares about what Energizer used to represent.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    A Consumer Products Company Dealing With Declining Market

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    Former Employee - Systems Consultant in Westlake, OH
    Former Employee - Systems Consultant in Westlake, OH

    I worked at Energizer Holdings full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Competitive pay and benefits
    - International opportunities
    - Used to be good at training people
    There are still a number of great people left in the organization after the recent downsizing. When I worked there, the work/life balance was very good; that may not be the case any longer so try talking with current employees when considering opportunities with Energizer.

    Cons

    Energizer is facing a declining battery market and is struggling with market forces with its other brands (Playtex & Schick). This is forcing the company to make some difficult decisions for it's long-term survival. Much of the innovation which was taking place in battery and lighting has been gutted to shore up near-term profitability. If you are considering a career with Energizer, you will want to be located in either St. Louis, Asheboro NC or one of the Personal Care locations. Positions at the Westlake and Bennington facilities are likely to be short-term (and high-stress) as the company's restructuring continues over the next few years. Colleagues who were retained after the recent downsizing have said they're looking to leave Energizer (at least in the EHP division) because the culture and environment have changed so drastically.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As you continue to deal with the declining battery market, you are going to need to find ways to re-invent yourself. Invest in innovation, look at longer horizons. Once EHP and EPC are divided, you're going to have to either become more competitive or get acquired by a larger organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    They are a little too large to be efficient

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Milford, CT
    Current Employee - Engineer in Milford, CT

    I have been working at Energizer Holdings full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    They care about people generally; their employees specifically. The wages/benefits are competitive. There are a number of locations, making it possible to see the country or even the world!

    Cons

    Several organizations are top-heavy, while others are so lean that working 6-7 days a week is required in order to get the job done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend your capital where you make your money and fold up shop on the other.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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