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ACCO Brands Reviews

Updated February 27, 2017
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  • It can be difficult to maintain a good work/life balance with the workload that results (in 8 reviews)

  • At corporate headquarters; no work-life balance, politically corrupt culture, very unethical treatment of some employees by certain managers (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Great team + lots of opportunity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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

    the people, brands and products are fantastic. national and global scale. management is working to deliver a good culture and improved business results.

    Cons

    challenging market, lean team. financially conservative, can be risk averse. matrix can be hard to navigate.

    Advice to Management

    continue to communicate how the business is performing, and how to connect the day-to-day to the strategy. continue to recognize the positive impacts of the team.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    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.


  3. "Great company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Lake Zurich, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Lake Zurich, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    people, culture, flexibility, location, facilities

    Cons

    limited IT department, data spread out among many sources and hard to get comparisons


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  5. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ACCO Brands full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work. Dedicated employees

    Cons

    Too many disconnects between departments

    Advice to Management

    Listen to and empower employees


  6. "Stay away! This company will die a horrible death."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Worked with some nice people.

    Cons

    Low pay. Rotation between 3 shifts, sometimes every week! That's not even legal according to labour laws but they do it. Their products are made much better and at a lower cost in China so they are not long for this world!

    Advice to Management

    Jump ship! This one is on fire!


  7. "Former Production Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good amount of vacation time, Great benefits, Good work atmosphere/work environment, decent pay, high quality standards, steadily expanding business

    Cons

    Management out of touch with everyday employees, too much "busy" work, promotions given too soon, too much micromanagement, lack of communication

    Advice to Management

    Stop focusing on personalities and start holding employees accountable for their work performance


  8. "No Work Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    They have been hiring SAP resource and alot of new work is being done

    Cons

    No work life balance... they just want you to work and pay no attention to your welfare.

    Advice to Management

    At some point you will have to think about employee retention


  9. "Sales Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Sales Director
    Current Employee - Sales Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, strong brands, good work/lifebalance

    Cons

    Tough industry, need for innovation


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Product Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Libertyville, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ACCO Brands full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, good people to work with. Good compensation

    Cons

    Department was down sized over the years and the work load given to remaining people without any real increase in compensation

    Advice to Management

    Decide if you want to be in the B2B business or just sell through indirect channel.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Have you seen my stapler?"

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

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

    Pros

    It's virtually impossible to care about your job which makes the stress seem less urgent. You're pushing office supplies across the world, not performing open heart surgery on refugee orphans.

    Cons

    Very few superiors that give a damn about the employees. Any kind of Lean Kaizen is discouraged and mocked. People are dropping like fries from obvious stress-related illnesses.

    Advice to Management

    Look around and be honest. Your employees are in a constant swirl of chronic illness ranging from cancer to heart disease to alcoholism to autoimmune. The environment is toxic.



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