Spectrum Brands

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Lots of Opportunity

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

Pros

Spectrum is always trying to improve, and it offers generous financial incentives to staff members who help it reach its objectives. Lots of opportunity for talented employees who prove themselves to move up in the ranks. In addition, the constant change and improvement initiatives provide great experience for employees who embrace them.

Cons

Like most corporations, Spectrum is focused on improving profits, and if that means downsizing the workforce it will do so. The company can be very focused on quarterly results, sometimes sacrificing its long-term good to hit short-term goals.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    Beware of Being Acquired by Spectrum

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

    Pros

    I joined the company before we were acquired by Spectrum Brands and it was a great place to work!

    Cons

    Lack of communication and information sharing. Over promising and under delivering on projects and commitments. Antiquated methods that are not efficient for larger acquisitions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so arrogant and try working with others outside of your immediate circle. You might be surprised at what you can accomplish if you do. It's ok to admit you need help or made a mistake, people will appreciate and respect the honesty.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Lots of responsibilities, day-to-day variety, and good people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Trade Marketing Intern
    Former Employee - Trade Marketing Intern

    Pros

    - Lots of involvement at any level of employment
    - Great opportunities for growth if one takes initiative
    - Overall good work culture and great people

    Cons

    - Lean organization
    - Not for the employee who needs/enjoys lots of structure; company expects individuals to take initiative and be proactive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase and make more efficient the communication between separate departments and continue to reduce cost waste; however; not by cutting jobs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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