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Helpful (2)

Demanding environment, limited resources, high expectations, little management understanding or compassion.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

If you are passionate about OTC products, the business philosophy could be compelling. The company is fairly enterprenuial. Core principles include: Trust, Leadership and Change.

Cons

There is very little infrastructure. The culture is extremely fractious. New people have created a much more demanding culture. There is very little help and expectations are high. Poor work life balance with very little appreciation from management. The environment is such that people are very quick to point out mistakes, but very unhelpful when it comes to identifying solutions. Highly critical environment.

Advice to Management

You need to show that you actually show a vested interest in the development of your employees. Be supportive rather than critical of your employees. Morale is low and you do very little to support your employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Prestige Brands

  1. Helpful (2)

    Great company if you like business ownership responsibilities and opportunities for professional growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are many things I like about Prestige. 1) Tremendous ownership of your businesses so you can make a real impact - since Prestige has a limited number of people, EVERYONE plays a big role in delivering results. You're definitely not a small cog in the company and you're empowered to be a leader at the company and make a difference. 2) Professional growth and responsibility - if you have initiative/drive to learn, there are many opportunities to take on more responsibilities. If you're looking for things to be handed to you, that's not necessarily going to happen here. If you want to learn a new skillset, there are many business opportunities to do that given the diversity of brands and business models that we have here. 3) Rewarded for results - Prestige isn't a very political place, so if you deliver results, you'll be rewarded. Some folks only like it when the results are good, but if you're ok with both ends of the spectrum, Prestige may be a good fit. I personally have been on both ends and I'm ok with it so I listed it as a PRO 4) Fast-paced, variety - I'm in nearly constant motion dealing with different things everyday. I've worked at both small and large companies and the pace at Prestige is definitely faster than most. You need to be adaptive to change and feel comfortable with a culture that generally has a strong sense of urgency. 5) Strong team-work focus - everyone is really helpful when if comes to getting your projects done. This is why trust and execution are some of the driving principles of the company

    Cons

    Some of the challenges of Prestige include... 1) Rewarded for results - I listed it as a PRO, but some would consider this a CON as well. Since we're a small company, there isn't many places to hide if you're not able to deliver against your goals or getting the job done. Some companies are ok with you if you're days are filled with meetings and you're sending out a million emails a day. That's only OK at Prestige if you're delivering the goods. 2) Resource limitations can be challenging - you have to be resourceful and adaptable in order to get everything done. There are times when you're just being pulled in too many directions given the size of Prestige. Again, this isn't an issue if you're really resourceful at getting information or things done, but Prestige isn't a place for people who don't work well when pushed out of their "problem-solving" comfort zone.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Nimble small company with some challenges

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Prestige Brands full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Several perks come to mind: 1) Since the company is small, you have more leverage to drive the company 2) Also because its small, there's no set process so you can push forward projects you want to see come to life 3) Interact with the CEO on a daily basis and make a name for yourself 4) Nimble marketing and quick to drive out new innovation 5) Multiple brands and categories so you're not stuck doing the same thing every day 6) Pay structure is very good for the size of the company 7) Great step up into higher role

    Cons

    1) Because the company is small, it's prone to office politics 2) Also because of the size and people with their own agenda, it can get a little cutthroat 3) Getting on the radar of the CEO is both a blessing and a curse; your work may become heavily scrutinized all of a sudden 4) Quarterly sales meetings means you'll be scrambling every quarter to make those ends meet 5) High turn over rate - Typical employee retention is around 1-2 years, especially at the lower end 6) Depending on who you work for, your boss might not have your back when you need it 7) It takes a certain type of person to enjoy this culture, can be both good or bad depending on your role

    Advice to Management

    Turnover is costly business and while its great to have people hit the ground running, it can make it seems like a "sink or swim" mentality. Burn out is high for this type of company and you need to figure out a way to balance workloads so that people aren't constantly scrambling.


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