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Stay Away unless your a woman....

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Former Employee - Forecasting  in  Woodridge, IL
Former Employee - Forecasting in Woodridge, IL

I worked at Wilton Brands

Pros

Eager to get you in and started. Salary was fair, benefits were okay. Some of the co-workers seem eager to help you.

Cons

Too much of a "woman's world". In a department of 11, 6 were gone on maternity leave. They don't like outside opinions. I was told that in order to get a head, you would have to put in 12 hour days.. every day. Lunch was suppose to be taken at your desk while you work. Their forecasting is terrible. They don't worry about it, just to "put out the fires." Product is made in China so lead times are months away. They are way to SKU happy. You can have one planner managing 7K-9K SKU's. There is no flex time and their system is very old.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There are more than one way to do things. Listen to people before you make your decisions. The "people in the trenches" know more than you know.

Doesn't Recommend
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Other Reviews for Wilton Brands

  1.  

    Lots of Products, but open to losing business from competition

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    Former Employee - Product Development Director  in  Woodridge, IL
    Former Employee - Product Development Director in Woodridge, IL

    I worked at Wilton Brands

    Pros

    Great brand, awesome tent sale, HR team was good, great move package (at least it was before venture capital owned them), excellent distribution system, technologically advanced.

    Cons

    Division was shut down due to competition from China, and direct outsourcing by our customers. Brand is good but the venture capatilists rolling it all together and leveraging that much debt into one company can't be good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on employees is good but always can be better - don't forget about management trainee programs and bringing in young stars that make for future contributors.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Interesting work and products, a lot of good hard working people.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wilton Brands

    Pros

    Summer hours, employee discount, some great people

    Cons

    not much flexibility in schedule, can't work from home, some people are very difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow flexible schedules - work from home one day a week.

    No opinion of CEO
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