Newell Rubbermaid

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Newell Rubbermaid Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated October 26, 2014
Updated October 26, 2014
315 Reviews
3.3
315 Reviews
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Newell Rubbermaid President and Chief Executive Officer Michael B. Polk
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company believes in work-life balance and the people there are great to work with (in 25 reviews)

  • Great people to work with, good products with strong brand names (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • The company is flexible but with fewer people doing more the work life balance has taken its toll (in 21 reviews)

  • There's a pretty decent changeover rate in upper management - some are great, some not so great (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Opportunities for those with initiative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Newell Rubbermaid full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Newell Rubbermaid has some great products and finally investing in advertising to continue to build our brands. The company has a great growth plan which allows for many opportunities for people with talent, experience and initiative. We have wonderful training opportunities, great cafeteria, free sodas, gym, starbucks, marta line and company store.

    Cons

    There has been a lot of change over the recent years. The company is flexible but with fewer people doing more the work life balance has taken its toll.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The transformation projects have allowed us to invest in the right places. We need to focus on employee engagement and work on what drives the team to continue to deliver. We are moving from good to great and driving to exceptional.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Newell Rubbermaid Response

    May 27, 2014Campus Recruiter

    Thank you for your review! It is a very exciting time to be a part of our company. Employee engagement is a big initiative for our leaders and we look forward to seeing how future initiatives ... More

  2.  

    Excellent company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - potential operations manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - potential operations manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Newell Rubbermaid full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Continuously improving to better the organization and huge on safety. Great screening process for new employees and managers.

    Cons

    Not many to report other then upper management listen to employees ideas a little more. All ideas are good just need to decipher what to use and what not to use.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work on how the company has grown. I love the seal program and how the company relies on the team members for there success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Newell Rubbermaid Response

    May 23, 2014Campus Recruiter

    Thank you for your review! It's definitely an exciting time to be a part of our company. We'd love to hear your ideas and encourage you to reach out to a member of the Employee Insights Team in ... More

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    What's the plan?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Newell Rubbermaid full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, hard workers. Many opportunities.

    Cons

    Management talks about being transparent but there always seems to be an air of "now what?" That has taken a toll on the culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate on a more detailed level. Rebuild the culture so people want to be there.

    Newell Rubbermaid Response

    May 23, 2014Campus Recruiter

    Thank you for your review! This is helpful feedback and we'll share with our engagement team. This is an exciting time to be a part of our company and we want you to continue to be a part of it!

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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Depressing

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

    I worked at Newell Rubbermaid full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The money is decent
    Well known company
    Great cafeteria, gym and employee store

    Cons

    Self-esteem constantly assaulted
    Demotions to save costs
    Morale in finance was at its worst
    Work life balance is terrible
    Except to work mandatory weekends and health care coverage was lousy
    Employees treated poorly and management is insensitive
    Never had an opportunity to take vacation
    I hated the job, it was a terrible company to work for. hated it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees well

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Newell Rubbermaid Response

    May 23, 2014Campus Recruiter

    Thank you for your opinion. We always appreciate feedback from former employees and hope to utilize it to make NWL an even better place to work. Best of luck with your future endeavors.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love the people and amenities!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    The office culture was pretty laid back. Everyone was really nice and easy to work with, but also hard working. The insurance benefits, gym and cafeteria were all great.

    Cons

    In my department, there wasn't much support for telecommuting, but in Atlanta traffic, telecommuting would have been a plus. Unfortunately company restructuring lead to my department being relocating to a different state.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more opportunities to grow or more clear career paths.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    The people really make a difference!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Newell Rubbermaid full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Newell Rubbermaid is a great place to work. Everyone is hard-working, friendly and really care about each other. The facilities and amenities are top notch! It would take alot for me to leave the company.

    Cons

    Like many companies, we have been going through restructuring for the past couple of years which can get exhausting. We are moving in the right strategic direction, but need to focus on our people again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent and understand our business before making "strategic decisions". It comes across as unorganized.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Hostile Work Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Newell Rubbermaid full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good facilities and work/life balance

    Cons

    Extremely hostile environment with in-fighting and finger-pointing between teams. Holding cell for Unilever flunkies, promised unearned promotions at Newell. Only the thick-skinned need apply. Very limited career development potential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest money in recruiting best in class employees and leadership, instead of picking up leadership at a discount. Require that leadership report into HQ in order to fully grasp the problems and voids with the current structure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Really Good People, mostly disfunctional

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with and good brands with some good products

    Cons

    The health benefits are not good and a career path is fuzzy at best unless you are "in"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let's work to retain good employees. Aside from the people who were forced to leave, there have been some very talented people walk out the door. There are a combined few hundred years of knowledge walking out the door.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great learning opportunity if you survive the culture!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Newell Rubbermaid full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay, modern facility w/ great amenities (daycare, gym, cafe, free beverages, covered parking), consistent roll-out of processes and initiatives across the organization, looks good on the resume thus good launching pad for next career opportunity.

    Cons

    Unclear expectations, manage up mentality AKA sink or swim, although the company seems to be making strides for parents they seem to prefer young adults without children, diversity program is fairly new and seems to be a facade for consumers (we employ the type of customers we serve), benefits are expensive, limited product discounts, corporate culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-evaluate culture and help employees thrive through more robust avenues to better understand and navigate corporate politics. Put a system in place ensuring those in leadership positions, more specifically manage people, know how to manage and their performance is evaluated by direct reports.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great opportunities for career growth and personal development.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Facilities are top notch (I love the fitness center, cafe, and on-site Starbucks.) AMAZING daycare opportunity in Atlanta location. Career growth opportunities are plentiful. Really incredible coworkers - Newell was truly a place I enjoyed coming to work at each day.

    Cons

    Benefits aren't terrific, but salary is typically strong. There's a pretty decent changeover rate in upper management - some are great, some not so great. Very little opportunity for telecommuting, which is a disappointment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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