Helen of Troy

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Helen of Troy Reviews

Updated October 9, 2014
Updated October 9, 2014
12 Reviews
2.2
12 Reviews
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Helen of Troy Chairman, President, and CEO Gerald J. Rubin
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  1.  

    Great Company in El Paso

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Enterprise Applications in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Director of Enterprise Applications in El Paso, TX

    I have been working at Helen of Troy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fast Growing, Opportunities within the company. Great Treatment of employees.

    Cons

    El Paso not conducive to career growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Fast paced work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inventory Manager in Southaven, MS
    Current Employee - Inventory Manager in Southaven, MS

    I have been working at Helen of Troy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is always room for growth. The company recently build a new DC in Olive Branch MS. Everyone is willing to help one another. Bonus was an added plus, and the team I worked with are very supportive.

    Cons

    The training process was improving right before I left, but I see great opportunities in this area for both DC in MS. I feel that the long hours are contributed to this reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to listen and understand the process fully before making changes. Understand how the change may effect other departments before it's considered. Take time to ask question and most importantly, stay positive and be open to learn and you will do great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Decent place, but I felt like I was in high school again.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Paso, TX

    I worked at Helen of Troy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very nice facility. Great cafeteria.

    Cons

    Office gossip and politics made me feel like I was in high school again. There was a lot of back-biting, gossip, and just overall kid stuff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more from within, and provide more training to the office staff. While I was there, I felt stifled and I didn't feel like I could grow within the company. Also, pay more competitive salaries. The job I took right after working here paid twice as much, so I felt like I was severely underpaid while here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Enjoy work life balance most of the time

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Helen of Troy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    New management will make it better in many ways. The old leadership did care greatly about the people.

    Cons

    Working with another companies brand through licence is not easy at all.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Could be so much more, a company you want to get behind but can't"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Engineering in El Paso, TX

    I worked at Helen of Troy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    People: caring people, hard workers, taking care of each other. Company used to celebrate so much more with the employees at holidays, but that has fallen off.

    Cons

    Need logistics leadership. Can't hire someone who says they know what they are doing, need a strategic thinker with innovation as a key part of their mindset. No strategy, just get it shipped no matter what! Learn how to manage inventory

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in a VP that is innovative to take on logistics. The problem is not the product, it's getting that product to the customer. Also, get back to your classic holiday parties, that's one of your biggest perks!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    If no choice, good place to pay the bills.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Paso, TX

    I have been working at Helen of Troy full-time

    Pros

    Good co-workers, very nice building.

    Cons

    Outrageously disproportionate upper management's salaries (publicly disclosed as per SEC).
    IT department (although there are a few good elements) is sadly retrogressive, dragging the company back to the 70's and overloading employees due to inefficiencies that could be easily avoided with willingness. Some influential mid-manager seem to have a very serious case of Inferiority Complex and great skills to tease good employees. Sad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No worthy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    its not as great as it looks from the outside

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in El Paso, TX

    I worked at Helen of Troy full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    great benefits
    big name brands
    employee discount
    international offices

    Cons

    no culture
    no value of their employees
    micromanagement
    old outdated software, systems, and offices.
    not ergonomic environment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to start out of college

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Accounting in El Paso, TX

    I have been working at Helen of Troy

    Pros

    Great friendships are made and to work with.

    Cons

    Human Resources needs to stay corporate not small business mentality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    HR and Management not as nice as the building

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Helen of Troy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits are a plus. That's about it.

    Cons

    Depends what department you work for, there is no OT at any time, PTO is difficult to obtain and you feel like you are back in High School. HR needs to be more professional, they will never protect the employee even if it's said it's an open door policy. If an employee raises an opinion or their voice, rest assure that employee will be fired or pressured so much they quit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR needs to stop favoring managers, VP's or anyone with a higher power. Stop hiring your friends HR!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Don't apply with big expectations, be ready for a not good treatment

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

    I worked at Helen of Troy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice building, and money to pay the bills if no other choice

    Cons

    All you can think about minus the pros

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To upper management, please watch mid managers to take a better care of the human workforce.
    Treatment is not good (except for a few cases i witnessed)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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