Fortune Brands Home & Security Reviews

Updated March 13, 2015
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  1. Nice place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fortune Brands Home & Security full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people, a small company atmosphere, with a very strong business. Its a holding company so the train of thought is slightly different than most companies, but once you understand that it is a very interesting model.

    Cons

    Because of the type of company they are their products are based off of the companies they own and operate, their model is to control the finances of these companies not direct them, so many of their processes are old, antiquated, or immature, however that is part of the charm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In some areas it would be nice to get into the times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Good place to work if you value work/life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fortune Brands Home & Security

    Pros

    Nice, Friendly atmosphere - It is not a stuffy office. Jean Fridays :)

    Cons

    Small office in Deerfield, IL- hard to transition to when you come from a large company. However, everyone is very friendly and works together.

    Not many perks (when compared to other LARGE Fortune 500 companies). However, the work life balance will make up for that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    Fortune Brands just an OK company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL

    I have been working at Fortune Brands Home & Security

    Pros

    Good Compensation
    Great Products & People

    Cons

    Very Political
    Limited career advancement
    Sale/split off Golf and Home & Security Divisions

    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Fortune Brands, Inc.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL

    I have been working at Fortune Brands Home & Security

    Pros

    There is always a chance for an employee to take on a project for professional growth or career advancement. Management is very open to allowing their folks to grow in different areas. We are relatively flat as an organization which allows all levels access to senior management. We are a lean company which allows for some to wear different hats. Also, work/life balance is great here. People are held accountable and treated like adults.

    Cons

    For some, location might be a detractor being in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Manager-Director level employees sit in cubes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think that the leadership of Fortune Brands is doing a good job, especially in this economy. We are doing better than are competitors and that speaks for itself.

    Recommends
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  6. 2 people found this helpful

    Lack of professional growth, but an ok place to work if your aspirations are the status quo.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Fortune Brands Home & Security

    Pros

    The company allows autonomy within the details of ones own position. Micromanaging only occurs if senior management does no have confidence in your work. Senior management has an open door policy. Work schedule is flexible and personnel is friendly.

    Cons

    The atmosphere is like a silo. Communication and withholding information from coworkers is prominent. Lack of professional growth is prominent and stifling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the open door policy in place. Engaging your people with the business units would be beneficial in understanding how operations work and can only enhance things.

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    No career growth

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    I have been working at Fortune Brands Home & Security

    Pros

    Offers good benefits,flex time, and paid time off.

    Cons

    Politics, lack of career development and promotions

    No opinion of CEO

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