Wilton Brands

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Good products and brand by disconnect between workers and management.

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Current Employee - Product Manager in Woodridge, IL
Current Employee - Product Manager in Woodridge, IL

I have been working at Wilton Brands full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Good salary and people that work there are great people. Lots of energy to be creative and share ideas.

Cons

Very political to move up in the organization, not a clear career path to follow. Old school management style and HQ has dated facilities.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Spend some time on the ground floor and walk around to see what is going on. Ask for more honest feedback and empower the entry workers to want to have a career.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Very disappointing.

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    Former Employee - Demand Planning Analyst in Woodridge, IL
    Former Employee - Demand Planning Analyst in Woodridge, IL

    I worked at Wilton Brands full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Cool products, tent sale, emails from CEO, pay, benefits, not much comes to mind... as a customer I love Wilton but not so much as an employee

    Cons

    I agree with the guy who said forecasting is terrible and they're too SKU happy. The software was buggy and we always lost information and things were always switched around. Their data base was very unstable if you ask me and as a result it was very hard for us to forecast which items would sell. Management did nothing to help, they just told us to work with what we had. Our department had a high turnover rate, so we were always getting new employees and piling stuff on them without enough training, and that led to even more mishandling of our data. Most coworkers were nice but they were so cliquey, like we were in high school instead of an office setting. There was some OBVIOUS favoritism going on between managers and employees, and the good smart hardworking ones who didn't stoop to the level of butt kissing got looked over. I was tired of seeing the slackers get promoted over others who put in long hours and actually got stuff done. I also noticed that management wasn't big on communicating ... they expected us to read their minds. Same goes for some coworkers. A lot of mistakes were made because noone communicated with each other. When I was there all the people who quit over time were the smart ones who actually put in a lot of time and effort into doing their jobs right and they quit because they were tired of being overworked and ignored at the same time. I was one of them and I'm glad that I found a better job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to ALL of your employees (that means NO playing favorites) and take the time to recognize the ones who cared enough to do things right instead of your best friends. Get a better system, it will make everyone's life easier.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Very disorganized; little to no communication between management & employees.

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Woodridge, IL
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Woodridge, IL

    I worked at Wilton Brands

    Pros

    Despite all its shortcomings the company has: a laidback environment, great products, reputable CEO, nice holiday parties, culture of celebration, and tent sale

    Cons

    Difficult for minorities to move up within the company, lots of coworkers waste time standing around gossiping about each other, too many lazy employees, lack of communication by upper management, outdated data system, salaries are not competitive, management lack progressive thinking, generally don't like change, stuck in their old ways, force low-paying entry level employees stay overtime to do other people's jobs... must I go on....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company is not as progressive as it should be. You should re-evaluate your employees and whether they're bringing Wilton to the next level. When I worked there I saw too many coworkers goof off I wondered why they were even allowed to work there in the first place. Be careful... a lot of them pretend to work hard only when you're around. You should do an overhaul of the company and with more productive people you might end up with a better driven company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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