Jarden Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
38 Reviews
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38 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Company

    Current Employee - Credit in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Credit in Boca Raton, FL

    I have been working at Jarden full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment, low stress, employee orientated

    Cons

    Company hires Friends & Family before considering current employees

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    Jarden Consumer Solutions

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Jarden full-time

    Pros

    Time off policies. Fair compensation.

    Cons

    Employee morale is at an all time low.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    No talent, no career growth at Jarden.

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Rye, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Rye, NY

    I have been working at Jarden full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company has work life balance.

    Cons

    Expensive benefits with very high deductibles, below average 401k with low match, ego CEO that takes credit for good ideas form others and finds scapegoats for his bad ideas. Staff eliminations not unusual and are disguised under expense management while corporate executives drop big bucks on the new jet and other executive necessities. It's a men's club that is not committed to building a bench of female executives. The general culture is very negative and disconnected. When you find talent, they are afraid to speak up and lead. The corporate office in Rye is gossip driven.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Short-Term Thinking, Lacks Good Strategy Execution (JCS location in Boca Raton, FL)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Jarden

    Pros

    Good people who really care about their businesses and achieving their goals

    Cons

    Senior management is controlling and sometimes short sighted. They don't empower people to make decisions. By not investing in our brands, they have allowed the brands to lose relevance with consumers. Politics and a small number of executives rule.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Choose one or two brands to focus on and invest in them. Divest businesses that are not profitable or growing. You have good people working there. Listen to them and empower them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Systems Engineer III

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer III in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer III in Boca Raton, FL

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

    Pros

    This company offers great benefits, industry standard wages, personal growth, career training. Employee personal issues are sometimes taken into consideration. The company strives to create a team oriented atmosphere.

    Cons

    Employees are not readily rewarded with job promotions. The work load is distributed among a small number of employees causing employee stress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more to ensure employees do not move on to other companies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great brand; position was not as advertised

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jarden full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful people; most were genuinely passionate about what they did and making a difference.

    Cons

    Culture fostered email correspondence versus face to face conversations (was told many times it was due to a CYA culture). Communication was lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great "small company" atmosphere; really makes it more of a family than a company. Too many layers in one area; there's dead weight.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great brands!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jarden full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance, volunteer opportunities

    Cons

    Old fashion, low tech, too hierarchical

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    New Business Development

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jarden

    Pros

    Great culture, good benefits, South Florida, summer hours

    Cons

    A lot of politics, people still do things the old way for no rhyme or reason. Pay could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in new talent.

  10.  

    Jarden Plant Manager

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    Former Employee - Plant Manager in Waynesboro, MS
    Former Employee - Plant Manager in Waynesboro, MS

    I worked at Jarden full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Corporate leadership trusted me to do my job and the team I had the pleasure of leading was outstanding. Plant employees were dedicated and hardworking.

    Cons

    Leadership changed and business was transferred to China.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transfer the business back to the USA. Shipping costs and inventory requirements to support the US market will eventually eat your profit margin.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great company culture

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Jarden full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hours are great. Summer hours on Fridays you leave at 3pm. Normal Friday hours you leave at 4:15. Family oriented. Great support from upper management. 401k with matching. Supports many organizations.

    Cons

    Tight deadlines, overtime, 45 min. Lunches, strict dress code, work can get monotonous. Health benefits are below par but typical in a large corporation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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