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Helpful (1)

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)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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

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  1. Helpful (5)

    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Former Employee

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Westlake, OH
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Westlake, OH

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and work-life balance. Great employee training programs. Flexible work schedules. Great salary. People willing to help.

    Cons

    Poor performance review system. Employee development by managers needs improvement. Energizer is going through some rough times and laid off a significant portion of their work force and closed plants. Interesting one year after consolidating the Personal Care and Household products business, they have split up the companies. While batteries will be a cash cow, the battery business is declining. The current culture is not good due to the lay-offs.

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