Wilton Brands Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
40 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Employment Status

Reset
2.8
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Dan Butler
4 Ratings

40 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Helpful (1)

    Great Company!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inventory Analyst in Woodridge, IL
    Current Employee - Inventory Analyst in Woodridge, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wilton Brands full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They really care about their employees. Summer hours are amazing, and they are really flexible for people with children.

    Cons

    A very large company to work for. Some people probably wouldn't like this, but they are very successful.

    Advice to Management

    We love getting email updates from the CEO. Maker him very personable!


  2. A company growing and transforming--great young talent.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wilton Brands full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Cake is served all the time!

    Cons

    Building is old and not modern!

    Advice to Management

    Wander around more


  3. Helpful (2)

    Love It Here!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wilton Brands full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of professional development, opportunities to learn, great folks, several locations, open door policy, supportive environment. Paid time off to volunteer, nice benefits, summer hours, rewards and recognition throughout the year. Lots of creative types, relaxed atmosphere but strong teamwork-oriented.

    Cons

    Growing pains within the company as we work toward implementing standard procedures and best practices. Some culture clash around the same issues, but great opportunities for those that can find a balance between the two and see the way forward.

    Advice to Management

    Inter-department relationship-building should be addressed and emphasized from the top down.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Clerical

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

    I have been working at Wilton Brands full-time

    Pros

    Good pay great people to work with.

    Cons

    Duriung paek season it can be al little stressful and alot of overtime


  6. Helpful (1)

    The celebration company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodridge, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodridge, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, and good business practices

    Cons

    receiving a promotion is difficult, salaries are not competitive


  7. Helpful (2)

    Friendly people who work hard but share a laugh through the day

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wilton Brands full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Absolutely the best group of people I've worked with. Fun products across a range of customers Driven to serve the customer well

    Cons

    Need more people to manage the work load at times. Lots of moving parts. Lots of details to keep track of. Working on but still need to improve product marketing from traditional customers to newer markets.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good company; not perfect, but seems to be going in the right direction

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Woodridge, IL
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Woodridge, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wilton Brands full-time

    Pros

    Great company for younger professionals looking to get good experience; you will learn a lot; opportunity to move up if you're smart and work hard; entrepreneurial spirit is encouraged; fun product, nice people; good culture; summer hours

    Cons

    work life balance is not good- management will say it is important, but will do nothing to help you when the work load is consistently too heavy. Not surprising, nearly all of upper management and director level positions also work long hours and weekends on a regular basis; compensation is low for CPG companies in the area

    Advice to Management

    the work life balance issue will prevent good people from staying and should be addressed


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Woodridge, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Woodridge, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Wilton Brands full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities if you work at it. Great summer hours.

    Cons

    Sometimes too much politics.

    Advice to Management

    Jerry Levine never lead a successful merger and he never will. Time for a new CEO. Too much on himself and not the good for the company.


  10. An enjoyable place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodridge, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodridge, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1/2 day friday's during the summer

    Cons

    The pay schedule is bi-monthly instead of every other week. This makes planning your budget or paying daycare troublesome at points - sometimes paydays are 2 1/2 weeks apart, sometimes almost 3 weeks.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the needs of the employees and the suggestions they would like to see during town hall meetings.


  11. Lots of Products, but open to losing business from competition

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Development Director in Woodridge, IL
    Former Employee - Product Development Director in Woodridge, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great brand, awesome tent sale, HR team was good, great move package (at least it was before venture capital owned them), excellent distribution system, technologically advanced.

    Cons

    Division was shut down due to competition from China, and direct outsourcing by our customers. Brand is good but the venture capatilists rolling it all together and leveraging that much debt into one company can't be good.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employees is good but always can be better - don't forget about management trainee programs and bringing in young stars that make for future contributors.



Showing 40 of 44 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.