Turtle Wax
3.5 of 5 11 reviews
www.turtlewax.com Willowbrook, IL 500 to 999 Employees

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Denis John Healy Jr.

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29% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Long Time Employee Saw Company Go Downhill

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Bedford Park, IL

I worked at Turtle Wax full-time for more than 10 years

ProsA Very clean, nice office/atmosphere in which to work when it was in Bedford Park, Illinois. They used to have a family atmosphere until they started their big firings.

ConsFelt that company tried show they cared for employees by little gifts on special occasions the first few years. Over time, as the company was mismanaged, they cut way back on the small and large gifts. The company didn't concentrate on what they were good at, wax, and instead dumped money into many varied new products, none of which were viable. So poorly run that large group of people were fired in downsizing moves. Now run by a skeleton staff and all products outsourced. Very sad to see a great company run into the ground!

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't know what Healy Jr. is doing, but hopefully it is much better than his father. Senior ran it into the ground. Keep to what you're good at, basic products, and for heaven sake, change the artwork on the products. Keep with the times!!!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great Place to work for a first job

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Turtle Wax part-time for more than a year

ProsGood Work Environment, easy job

ConsSome employees don't speak the best english

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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great compnay to work for

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Turtle Wax

Prosi had lots of fun working there

Consi had to leave for school

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Lack of support for employees and failure to provide employeee support at plant closures

Shift Manager (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Turtle Wax full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat product line. The products have a long history and tend to be safe for use by consumers. Overall the product has great results.

ConsNo support for employees future with in the company, lack of growth for employees. Lack of support when plants in Chicago closed.

Advice to Senior ManagementStand behind your employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Could be better

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Willowbrook, IL

I worked at Turtle Wax for more than 8 years

ProsShort work week, easily accessible fairly lax rules. Most managers are understanding of unexpected circumstances.

ConsSome management does not work well with employees and others make sure they work as little as possible. Lots of back stabbing and very few people can be trusted. People are let go who make good contributions. Very little room for advancement.

Advice to Senior ManagementRetain the people that actually accomplish work.

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Unfulfilling. Full of lack of loyalty and misrepresentation by upper management

Location Manager (Current Employee)
Chicago Ridge, IL

I have been working at Turtle Wax

ProsBenefits package second to none.

ConsLack of trust in superiors.

Advice to Senior ManagementReward loyalty and keep your work.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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There has to be something better

Replaced (Former Employee)
Willowbrook, IL

I worked at Turtle Wax

ProsNo expectation to put in more than 40 hours. Free products. Nobody breathing down your neck. Some pretty cool co-workers. A brand everyone knows.

ConsThe family runs it like a family business. Some very unhappy co-workers. Aribitrary policies set by HR lady. Good people are frequently let go.

Advice to Senior ManagementRun it like a world class company. Eliminate negative personalities. Don't dodge opportunities to make it a better workplace. Live up to your word.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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i like this brand very well

Senior Sales Executive (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

I have been working at Turtle Wax full-time for more than 10 years

Prosin turtle brand you have a per peice incentive &after one year there will be increment thereis no pressure here in this brand

Consi got experienced in this brand

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So So

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Turtle Wax

ProsFree wax products. Some great products and people. Nice lunch room. Nicely painted walls in company colors through out building.

ConsManagement does not have a real clue on how to revive their business. They do not know how to advertise their products.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Turtle Wax is a good place for high schoolers to go work. If You are still there after that you may need to RETHINK,

Line Attendant (Current Employee)

I have been working at Turtle Wax

ProsTurtle Wax offers great flexibility for students. On a busy day you can expect to make a good amount of pay too, if you are ready to really work for it. It is also a great group of people to work with.

ConsOn slow or rainy days you may end up doing some undesirable busy work tasks. Although they need to be done, $5 an hour can not justify that sort of work.

Advice to Senior ManagementI think the management should keep up what they are doing as I think Turtle wax has really cleaned up their act in the last few years.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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