Spectrum Brands

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Spectrum Brands lay offs

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

I worked at Spectrum Brands

Pros

Flexible Schedule, many cities to work in. The pay wasn't bad and the benefits were pretty good. I had a lot of independence and autonomy. The sales meeting for the whole organization was held in Atlanta this year and was pretty nice. The dinner was good, the meetings were pretty informative, I got to meet with a lot of executives and decision makers for the company. All in all it was a good experience and they flew everyone out there. However, in retrospect it seems they could have spent their money elsewhere since they are now in some financial trouble.

Cons

As of November of this year, a lot of people have been laid off. I think it was about 50% of the salesforce that were included in the lay offs at all levels. Sales reps, regional managers, and district managers were targeted. Also they completely laid off the department for fertilizer and growth. Shipping was also always a problem. It was always delayed and a lot of times it was the incorrect quantity and incorrect product being shipped. This caused problems for the stores and the representatives for the stores that were not their fault. I don't foresee this company bouncing back soon.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More communication to lower employees.

Disapproves of CEO

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    Tetra Holding is not a good place to work

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    Former Employee - Consumer Relations Representative in Blacksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Consumer Relations Representative in Blacksburg, VA

    I worked at Spectrum Brands

    Pros

    Competitive pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Horrible management and employees treated badly. More concerned about management image than customer satisfaction. Not open to any employee suggestions. Goals change everyday and are virtually unattainable in the long run.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get off your high horse and listen to employees! Stop managing like it's 1960 and you are the sole authority over every aspect of your employees life. Stop gossiping and be more professional.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    OK Place to work. Sometimes can be frustrating

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spectrum Brands

    Pros

    Large company with many great benefits. Upper management has good open door policies.

    Cons

    Pay attention to human resources better. Think through all changes that will affect employees and how it affects them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be mindful of how changes affect employees and be sure you are prepared.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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