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Spectrum Brands Overview

Middleton, WI
10000+ employees
1906
Company - Public (SPB )
Consumer Products Manufacturing
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Spectrum Brands Holdings, a member of the Russell 2000 Index, is a global and diversified consumer products company and a leading supplier of consumer batteries, residential locksets, residential builders’ hardware, plumbing and accessories, shaving and grooming ... Read more

Mission: We will continue to grow our company through a combination of strategic acquisitions and organic growth.

We will strengthen our brands and generate growth through emphasis on brand strategy/marketing and innovative product technology, design and ... Read more

Spectrum Brands – Why Work For Us?


GLOBAL IMPACT.
LOCAL ROOTS.

Working in the real world

Dynamic and different every day. Collaborating to find the best solutions for customers. Empowered to make decisions. Committed to the community. These are phrases real employees use to describe Spectrum Brands’ culture.

We succeed together with a unified vision for our future and shared belief in how we'll get there.

Ownership

Always pursues the best interests of Spectrum Brands
Plans for long-term success despite short-term pressure
Ensures alignment with shareholder interests

Team Player

Collaborates with peers to succeed together as Spectrum Brands
Communicates effectively via candid but respectful discussions
Seeks out best practices to strive for continuous improvement

Agility

Adjusts easily and rapidly to changing market conditions
Succeeds in ambiguous situations through flexibility and creativity
Embraces and utilizes modern technology, processes and methods

WHAT'S
YOUR STORY?

Join a winning organization.

With stories of innovative, nimble employees who have built long-term careers by moving up in their original teams... or growing into a new business unit, function or geography.

JUMPSTART
YOUR CAREER

Learn on the job

If you think our brand assortment is diverse, wait until you see your career options in Spectrum Brands. As a fast-growing company, your career can start with an internship in engineering, marketing, sales or a corporate shared service and grow in a dozen directions. Former interns and recent graduates have changed jobs without changing companies - taking on promotions or moving across functions, business units and geographies to learn and grow professionally.

With a Spectrum Brands Internship, you'll get:

  • Hands-on, meaningful experience in engineering, accounting, marketing or another function related to your degree;
  • A real-world feel for our global, fast-paced company to decide if it’s the right work environment for you;
  • Exposure to company executives, tours of production facilities, social and philanthropic outings;
  • Opportunities to be heard. Last summer’s interns participated in consumer insights projects that influenced how our products are marketed and sold


Spectrum Brands Gives Back.

We are proud to foster that spirit of community involvement from coast to coast.

Spectrum Brands embraces its role in local communities. In donating our time and resources, we’ve made a real impact in people’s lives and the world around us. We give back to local and national causes that are chosen by employees and aligned with our industry and products – so with a product portfolio almost as diverse as our employee population, that’s quite a list! Just a few recipients include:

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Spectrum Brands CEO Andreas Rouvé
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    "Overall Great, but work on Departmentalization"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Middleton, WI
    Current Employee - Manager in Middleton, WI
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    I have been working at Spectrum Brands full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Trusts employees to make decisions and get the job done
    -Active, energetic, vibrant environment
    -“Can do” corporate culture, not a place for pessimists
    -Great product lines and brands that are fun to work on
    -Really good corporate discounts on company-made products, gym and cafeteria at headquarters, nice facilities and office
    -Upper management seems committed to making Spectrum a good place to work
    -People who work there are great to work with and knowledgeable
    -Usually a good work/life balance, and the company will reward those who overwork themselves when needed

    Cons

    !!!-Communication & Departmentalization Problems: Employees don’t know who-does-what, or who to go to for certain types of information, employees come and go and other employees who relied upon the departing individual aren’t informed, and when new employees are hired they aren’t trained or told who they need to provide information to and when (this is also a process documentation problem) and this leads to some people doing their job without helpful or needed information, and a bunch of departments all working away on their own projects, sometimes duplicating efforts, and not communicating or knowing what others are doing. This is Spectrum Brands most frustrating problem, and the only real complaint I have.

    Advice to Management

    -Management seems to want to let employees work out the communication problems with tools to share processes, etc. but solving this issue is going to take some initiative and involvement from the top. Someone needs to take the time to understand what every department does, and what other department rely upon them for information or assistance to get their jobs done; then basic, flexible, undetailed processes need to be documented to ensure everyone understands what is needed, and so things don’t slip through the cracks or get forgotten about when someone leaves. There also needs to be a better tool created so employees know who to go to when they need something specific.

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Spectrum Brands Interviews

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    Cost Accountant/Finance Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Noblesville, IN
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Spectrum Brands (Noblesville, IN) in November 2017.

    Interview

    Just a general phone interview, asked about my background and what I knew about Spectrum. Toward the end, the recruiter told me I was going to meet with the hiring manager next, and even gave me the manager's full name. She explained since she was travelling, she couldn't set the interview up until she returned from her trip. The next day, I received a general rejection email with no explanation. Honestly, the most unprofessional interview I've ever been a part of based on what I was told versus what actually happened.

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