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Good people, bad company.

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Former Employee - Market Sales Coordinator in Cleveland, OH
Former Employee - Market Sales Coordinator in Cleveland, OH

I worked at Spectrum Brands

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The best reason to work for Spectrum Brands is that as a Spectrum employee you will be given a great deal of freedom with which to do your job. As a whole Spectrum's lower management levels were staffed by intelligent and capable people who were deeply devoted to their task. The level of dedication at the lower levels of management was remarkable. The products produced by Spectrum are of a high quality and generally well developed and placed in the market place.

Cons

Senior management seems to have absolutely no connection to their workers. They make decisions that have negatively affected the company on many occasions. The support from corporate to the lower reaches of the sales-force is lackluster at best. The salaries, bonuses, and benefits given to employees are sub standard at best. Promotions rarely happened in my experience and bonuses were rarely paid out.

Advice to Management

Get out in the field and try working a little for yourself.

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  1. 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

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    More communication to lower employees.

  2. 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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