Jacuzzi Brands

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Jacuzzi Brands Reviews

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
7 Reviews
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7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good place to start career

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Chino, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Chino, CA

    I worked at Jacuzzi Brands

    Pros

    Good team and great place to work with

    Cons

    Sometime the work can be hectic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Famous company headed down the drain!

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

    I worked at Jacuzzi Brands full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    A lot of good, dedicated long term employees at the manufacturing facility trying their best to keep the company afloat.

    Cons

    Company management way too top heavy.
    Pay OK, but benefits have been cut.
    Management on west coast out of touch with manufacturing in Georgia.
    Very poor communications between engineering and rest of company.
    Engineering/Op VP trying to do everything himself.
    Cutting too many experienced people who know how things happen and company history.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communications!
    Put sales staff on partial salary/partial commission - give them incentive to sell.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    No growth opportunities, low pay for high workload

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chino, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chino, CA

    I have been working at Jacuzzi Brands full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fairly secure job, since they laid off too many people back in 2008 and refuse to hire any more to cover the workload from recovered sales. HR department is too afraid to fire anyone even if they are bad at their job because they don't want to get sued. Most of the dealer network is friendly and nice to talk to. Some fairly talented people with a lot of product knowledge.

    Cons

    Utter lack of compensation to employees even after years of service. Pay is below the minimum accepted for job titles pretty much across the board (except for upper management, of course). HR department is too afraid to fire anyone even if they are bad at their job because they don't want to get sued. Use of temp labor in Mexico production facility is a joke and product quality has suffered greatly in recent years. Focus of the company changes on an hourly basis, depending on who is currently barking the loudest. Management ignores big issues like product quality and employee dissatisfaction to focus on inane details like conflicts scheduling the conference room and making sure people clean their desks. Too many chiefs, not enough Indians. Constantly hiring executives, but no workers. Executives in charge have no knowledge of the industry and seem to have only rudimentary skills at running a business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of some of the high level marketing executives (there are more of them than total people in my department) and VPs of something or other and get some boots on the ground employees to decrease individual workload and increase customer service quality through personal interaction. STOP BUILDING IN MEXICO. Period. The cost of sending employees back and forth, replacing and retraining workers, warranty returns, and reduction in word of mouth sales referrals more than offsets any labor cost savings. The best choice in components isn't always the cheapest - Sometimes saving .$30 per unit is not worth sacrificing the reliability of the parts. You are losing all your long term employees with product knowledge for one simple reason: pay. Pay them more, or they will leave and go somewhere that will and take their industry knowledge with them to help your competitors. As one of the "old guard," I know what this place was like back when Jonathan Clark ran the show. I wish we could go back to the way this company was in those days.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    old boys club

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager, Marketing in Chino, CA
    Former Employee - Manager, Marketing in Chino, CA

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

    Pros

    work life balance is good

    Cons

    bad products with poor quality
    low caliber people
    poor system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do away with black and decker club and hire someone who understands manufacturing excellence

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Brand, But Too Many Issues To List

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Product Manager in Chino, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Product Manager in Chino, CA

    I have been working at Jacuzzi Brands

    Pros

    Jacuzzi is a gobally known name and a "Fun" company to work for. Most positions have a good work / life balance. Company tries to overcome obstacles, but seems to have a lot of legacy issues dating back to the late 80's.

    Cons

    Horribly quality - Period. The top brass is constantly bringing in new senior management from outside vs. hiring from within. There is very little industry knowledge at the top as Jacuzzi has lost most of the people over the last several years. Most employees have 3-years or less experience at the company and only a couple have any industry experience. The company has had 8 Presidents in the last 8 years - too much transition from year to year. Due to the lack of industry knowledge, no one knows any of the customers any more hence there is no customer focus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your customers, improve quality, p/u some industry pro's to help you.

    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tough decisions must be made & implemented at Jacuzzi

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director, Marketing in Chino Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Director, Marketing in Chino Hills, CA

    I have been working at Jacuzzi Brands

    Pros

    Discount on baths & hot tubs; New leadership hailing from Black & Decker have strong business acumen and should breathe new life into the bubbles of Jacuzzi.

    Cons

    Unprofitable product mix leads to difficult to manage p&l. Product lineis too complex and senior leaders are reluctant to trim the fat. The large product portfolio makes it next to impossible to effectively market the right product to the right customers. Too much money is being spent on non-essential business tasks (such as trade show participation, customer events, trade ads). More focus must be placed on reconnecting the brand with consumers in order to drive sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify the product line by discontinuing slow moving items and those that are unprofitable.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A long road ahead!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Management

    I have been working at Jacuzzi Brands

    Pros

    If you are looking for opportunities across all areas which include: broken processes, minimalistic data reporting, archaic MRP system, keeping overheads low, you probably get the picture by now, then this is the place to work.

    Cons

    Mediocrity will always be Jacuzzi's first & last name. Prior to the housing fiasco, they were just about making money but now barely keeping up. 3 changes in senior management in the last 5 years. No bonuses in the last 2 years due to reasons mentioned above. No plan for personal growth. Some folks have fancy titles but it does not imply much. The amount invested in technology & people is practically non-existent as cash is frugal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to have one focused overall vision to grow this company. Need to invest in technology & people. Need to increase prices and hold their ground. Improve Quality & reduce unnecessary overhead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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