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Good place to work

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Industrial Designer in Madison, WI
Current Employee - Senior Industrial Designer in Madison, WI

I have been working at Spectrum Brands full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Better than average communication from upper management.
Good Benefits and incentives.
Most employees are great to work with.
Emphasis on life-work balance and involvement in the community.

Cons

Communication with team supervisors is horrible.
Little or no orientation beside a corporate overview.
Limited opportunities for advancement.
No chance to evaluate peers or management.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Formalize processes or document day-to-day processes.
Reconsider placing supervisors to oversee reports with different backgrounds/more experience.
Emphasize professional development or create initiatives for advancement besides pay/bonus increases.
Plan more opportunities to interact between groups/departments.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

54 Other Employee Reviews for Spectrum Brands (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Alright place to work on paper... but up close and personal? Not recommended.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI

    I worked at Spectrum Brands full-time

    Pros

    The company is very dedicated to hiring smart and dedicated employees. I always felt my peers were on my level.. committed, knew what they were doing, and all around fun to work with.

    Cons

    Mid-level management does not always know enough about the product their team is managing. It always seemed there was too-much management at that level. Question on this? Ask person A. Help with that? Ask Person B. And so on. They got too caught up in the details of how to sell the product--so much so, that I was forced to focus more on the details than ACTUALLY SELLING the product I was hired to sell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ease off some of the strategic goals--focus on what is important--moving product, and maintaining healthy, respectful relationships with the buyers of your products.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great people work here who know the industry and have a clear understanding of their place in the market.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Spectrum Brands full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fantastic senior leadership, especially in the Home & Garden division.
    Employees are given responsibility and expected to deliver results.
    As an employee you are shown exactly how you can contribute to company success

    Cons

    Company will deliver the numbers, no matter what it takes.
    When things are going tough, moral dips with everyone concerned what will be done to hit the numbers
    Business is so seasonal that a bad week in season can lead to dramatic highs and lows.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to show employees their value within organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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