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ACCO Brands Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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Pros
  • The corporate environment is relaxed and the company provides for a good work/life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits were excellent as was the severance package (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • It can be difficult to maintain a good work/life balance with the workload that results (in 7 reviews)

  • Not every department allows people to work from home (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for- excellent work-life balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been very happy with my employment at ACCO. Outstanding 401K match, vacation and other benefits. Communication from the top is consistent and open. Good people , nice office.

    Cons

    Can be a bit political and stuffy.


  2. "My career with ACCO was very rewarding."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Zurich, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Zurich, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ACCO Brands full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I learned a great deal from various positions I held. Exposure to numerous facets of the business both internal and external helped me to grow and obtain knowledge I previously did not possess. The people employed there are an asset and great to work with.

    Cons

    The economy has hit the office products industry hard. ACCO has been one to experience such a down turn.

    Advice to Management

    Do not lose sight of the core values that made ACCO. Changes also offer opportunity to reinvent yourself within the marketplace.

  3. "Great rewarding careear with many opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I have been working at ACCO Brands full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, Company Culture, Pay, Personal Time, Supportive Manageement

    Cons

    None, This is a great company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  4. Helpful (2)

    "An okay company to work for!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Lake Zurich, IL
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Lake Zurich, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid foundation of quality products. Alot of awesome people to work with!

    Cons

    Not alot of room to grow!

    Advice to Management

    Hire new management team


  5. "Enjoy working here!"

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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

    Friendly environment, fun culture, empowerment, growth

    Cons

    No cons at this time


  6. "A place to learn and grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Lake Zurich, IL
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Lake Zurich, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The sales team is consistently growing which is always a plus. Management restructured the sales process which benefited us as sales reps. Throughout my 2 years of employment, I have been promoted 3 times and still see room for growth. Your hard work is definitely noticed here.

    - Great pay, benefits and vacation
    - Professional and competitive environment
    - Tools provided to succeed in your book of business
    - Room for growth
    - Top of the line facility

    I would recommend working for any of ACCO's departments if your currently in the market.

    Cons

    Some products will eventually develop less of a demand. However, ACCO has a solid product development team and is currently working on new products to expand their customer offerings.

    Advice to Management

    You're moving in the right direction, keep it up.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "ACCO Brands is a great company to work for and always looking to the future and committed to their employees success."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A comfortable working environment with a high performance culture and rewards employees hard work.

    Cons

    I cannot provide any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Great management team. Very professional and are a wonderful resource of knowledge which benefits to your growth and success.

  8. "Sr. Manager Regulatory Compliance"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Aurora, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ACCO Brands (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Excellent benefits. Great atmosphere.

    Cons

    could have a lower attrition rate


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Best Career Decision You Can Make!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Booneville, MS
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Booneville, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, Benefits, Company Culture, Coworkers, Our Customers, On site gym and clinic, FSA, Support from Leadership.

    I have worked in several different niches during my life but I have to say that this is my first job in "Corporate America". It is the best career choice I have made to date. ACCO truly cares about the welfare of their employees and excells at providing a healthy work/life balance. This is not a company that has someone constantly over your shoulder micro managing every move. They excell at providing excellent training, and ensuring you have all the tools available to succeed in your career goals. In addition, the company culture and leadership team plays a key role in creating positivity in a true "do what's right for the customer" environment. As a result, I have grown both professionally and personally. It's great to go to work everyday with a smile on your face ready to do great things. All my peers are a wealth of knowledge and always willing to guide when faced with something new and difficult. The company is very good at providing the perfect balance between empowering your self sufficiency to make important decisions on your own and directly guiding you to a resolution. Consumer office products may be a declining market; nevertheless, ACCO has a team of employees, managers, and executive leadership around the globe dedicated to innovation and staying current with the market. That, along with a loyal customer base, a great sales team, and world class customer service ACCO Brands will continue to grow global brand awareness, customer satisfaction, and new product lines.
    This is not a complete list of all the pros as there are many. I recommend this company to anyone seeking more than just a "job", but for a rewarding career.

    Cons

    There really are not any cons to my job. If I had to pick something it would be the communication during major company changes. Some changes during recent restructuring have not been fully communicated to all employees leaving some to wonder what's going on and where we are headed. It's in a great direction though!

    Advice to Management

    Executive management could do a bit better at communicating upcoming major changes with more emphasis on how that will effect current employee duties and responsibilities through management; but they are very good at this when they do. All of my direct and indirect managers at my location are some of the best, with top notch leadership skills that keep company current with market trends. They are some of the best in the workforce in regards to streamlining processes, training, customer satisfaction, and ensuring all employees have the tools necessary to succeed in their current role with confidence.


  10. "Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Zurich, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Zurich, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ACCO Brands (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great team, good leadership, fair compensation&benefits

    Cons

    industry is shrinking at a rapid pace so surgical layoffs happen every year or so


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