Newell Rubbermaid

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Worst employer I've ever encountered

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntersville, NC
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntersville, NC

I worked at Newell Rubbermaid

Pros

You sometimes get some free products, especially from all the rejected "ideas". Worked with a lot of very nice people, many of which were very smart and business saavy - coming from a variety of different backgrounds.

Cons

Poor leadership; no vision; no articulated strategy. For a consumer goods company they have a very limited view and use of consumer insight even though they talk a big story.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

We are in the 21st century - wake-up and smell the coffee. You do not encourage employees to consider new ways of doing things, you are very hierarchical and you over-inflate consumer's evaluation of your brands.

Doesn't Recommend
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    The job is OK

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Newell Rubbermaid

    Pros

    they actually have a great salary for the Houston Area

    Cons

    The benefits are very expensive and they suck!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more competent Managers for packaging sales for the Southwest region

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    LIke any R&D company, projects can take off but never end up anywhere.

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    Former Employee - Product Development Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Product Development Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Newell Rubbermaid

    Pros

    -The headquarters office in Atlanta is beautiful, great people to work with and lots of resources available
    -Great area with plenty of useful resources and technology
    -The people are phenomenal. A good majority of the employees are quite young, and very fun to be around and willing to help when needed.
    -Machine shop available for prototyping and fabrication (has since been relocated off site)

    Cons

    -Did not always have meaningful projects assigned to me.
    -A high tendency, as is common in R&D, for projects to "fizzle out" taking all of your hard work and dedication along with them.
    -Bosses did not always do a great job explaining the significance of a project or encouraging completion.
    -This company does not invest hugely in innovation, but rather trying to perform as well as the competitor for less. Many of my projects involved trying to replicate technologies of a competitor item.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Appreciate your interns more, assign more meaningful projects that have significance to the company.
    -Invest more in innovation! Your products will never gain a strong footing if they only do as well as the competitor.
    -Stop spending money on the corporate jet. It is wasteful.
    -Pay the interns more, Living in Atlanta is not cheap, and it encourages more productivity.

    Approves of CEO
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