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ACCO Brands Reviews

Updated August 30, 2018
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Pros
  • "Flexible work life balance options" (in 27 reviews)

  • "Great work/life balance, excellent pay and benefits, relaxed corporate culture" (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "It can be difficult to maintain a good work/life balance with the workload that results" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Upper management seems like they don’t even try to keep sales reps engaged and motivated anymore" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "ACCO Brands continues to drive organizational improvement"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Zurich, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Zurich, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment with good people that are passionate about there jobs. The benefits are good and salary is competitive. The company recognizes good work and promotes from within, when possible. The company also looks to bring in talent from the outside where it is needed to change paradigms and improve performance.

    Cons

    Challenging market that is requiring us to focus on new channels and new technologies.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to the employees as you drive continuous improvement in the organization


  2. "Communications Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Communications Specialist in Kettering, OH
    Current Employee - Communications Specialist in Kettering, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth, great opportunities for those in college/right out of college

    Cons

    Not many downsides that I can name

  3. "Lots of opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Kettering, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Kettering, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people and reasonable benefits

    Cons

    Limited opportunities in this area


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Had Such Potential......."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ACCO Brands full-time

    Pros

    Great environment, good people. They did a good job of making you feel appreciated at first. After that, goes down hill.

    Cons

    The misplaced management. They had people with NO experience in the field, leading groups and had no idea how to properly coach their team members. Just because they are the most senior member of a team does not mean they know how to lead a team. Because it was hurting team numbers, they thought it better to crack down on the team instead of figure out why none of the managers knew what they were doing. I could not go to a member of management about a problem with my customers because they did not know how to deal with them.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people to oversee groups that have the proper experience.


  5. "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ACCO Brands full-time

    Pros

    Great people, passion for doing the right thing.

    Cons

    Typical executive mindset, they have all the answers.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people out in the cubes, in the field, and in the plants.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Care"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Booneville, MS
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Booneville, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Acco Brands has great insurance and benifits for employees. Their rules are precise and to the point and yes, they do stick by them. The Supervisors encourage you to utilize time to strengthen your skills or increase your skills by taking online courses. Attainable goals are set for each employee every year. I love my job.

    Cons

    I have seen favoritism in my time here, but is has gotten much better than it was years ago.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to suggestions from employees who are trying to better their job and tasks for others within the company.


  7. "Product Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people, it's a good company with decent benefit.

    Cons

    tough industry, not a lot of excitement.

    Advice to Management

    innovation, innovation! Need to invest more on new products, refresh the brand and get connected with younger IT buyers/ gate keepers and consumers.

  8. "Director of Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ACCO Brands full-time

    Pros

    Salary, Benefits, Team environment, Opportunity to Grow, Independent thinking is encouraged

    Cons

    There is nothing that I would change.


  9. "employment"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Booneville, MS
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Booneville, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    provided training, work in other departments when work is slow, paid vacation time, friendly staff , good benefits

    Cons

    may have to work some holidays depending on which department your in,

    Advice to Management

    Give Employees that have been dedicated to the company more chances to advance in the company


  10. "Great company with solid benefits"

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    Current Employee - Product Database Administrator in Sidney, NY
    Current Employee - Product Database Administrator in Sidney, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great work life balance, on site cafe' and gym for employees, good pay, great leadership

    Cons

    schedules can change, some overtime mandatory


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