Jarden
3.2 of 5 35 reviews
www.jarden.com Rye, NY 5000+ Employees

Jarden Reviews

Updated Jun 27, 2014

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38% Approve of the CEO

Jarden CEO James E. Lillie

James E. Lillie

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46% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great Company

    Credit (Current Employee)
    Boca Raton, FL

    ProsGood work environment, low stress, employee orientated

    ConsCompany hires Friends & Family before considering current employees

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    Systems Engineer III (Current Employee)
    Boca Raton, FL

    ProsThis 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo more to ensure employees do not move on to other companies.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great brand; position was not as advertised

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great brands!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork life balance, volunteer opportunities

    ConsOld fashion, low tech, too hierarchical

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    New Business Development

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat culture, good benefits, South Florida, summer hours

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest more in new talent.

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    Jarden Plant Manager

    Plant Manager (Former Employee)
    Waynesboro, MS

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

    ConsLeadership changed and business was transferred to China.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company culture

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Boca Raton, FL

    ProsHours 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Typical Corporate Environment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPays well, good benefits, nothing outstanding to mention

    ConsCorporate decisions that are either impractical or just wrong

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive more consideration to the people who will be affected the most when setting or changing policies

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Manager, Communication & Community Relatio (Former Employee)
    Boca Raton, FL

    ProsThe company was very committed to giving back to the community. Overall, I gained a lot of rewarding experiences and worked with a number of really great people.

    ConsToo concerned with margins to keep good talent. Also, there was little effort to support new ideas and find different ways to promote the brand. A new PR agency is really needed to try new ideas and put new blood in the marketing plans.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI worked for the Consumer Solutions subsidiary. There is a fine line between coddling employees and employee engagement. As such, too many employees were demanding and unwilling to try new ways of doing thing. The company as a whole needs to do more to invest in internal communications.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Big Egos & Big Brands

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat location, great brands, good benefits, good people

    ConsIf you like politics and saying yes please, you will love it here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet your head out of your you know what and look at what smaller companies are doing. They are innovating faster with products people want - not established brands. Put aside your ego and collaborate with teams and consumers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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