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ACCO Brands Reviews

Updated October 16, 2017
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Pros
  • The corporate environment is relaxed and the company provides for a good work/life balance (in 24 reviews)

  • Great work/life balance, excellent pay and benefits, relaxed corporate culture (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • It can be difficult to maintain a good work/life balance with the workload that results (in 8 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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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Acco Brands Review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dispatcher in Booneville, MS
    Former Employee - Dispatcher in Booneville, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co workers,Insurance,Pay,Benefits, 401K, Vacation, Safety Bonuses

    Cons

    No longer an Acco Fleet, communication

    Advice to Management

    To be more on top of their workers and what each person does or does not do. Stop any bullying going on. Do not have a buddy system.

  3. "Sr Ecommerce Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Ecommerce Analyst in Lake Zurich, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Ecommerce Analyst in Lake Zurich, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great people, great location, great values

    Cons

    IT department can't support company's data generation, so reporting very difficult.


  4. "Bed Vibes"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    On average a good salary for the area. Free parking. Small gym on site.

    Cons

    The management style is very old fashion and doesn't really motivate the employees. No much cooperation between departments. No prospects of career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    They should bicker a bit less at each other and think of ways to improve work environment.


  5. "ACCO Review"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Lake Zurich, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Lake Zurich, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Inspiring leadership, great culture, opportunities to grow and expand responsibilities,

    Cons

    Location makes recruiting talent a challenge


  6. "Assemble"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Booneville, MS
    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Booneville, MS

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

    Pros

    The people and the beneifits are good

    Cons

    Do not pay enough money


  7. "Great culture but understaffed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ACCO Brands full-time

    Pros

    Immediate managers are great. They understand your current workload and help you work with other departments to prioritize what needs done. Benefits are great and the people you work with are top-notch.

    Cons

    When someone leaves or a position is cut, everyone suffers. They are not quick to back-fill a position or help alleviate the additional responsibilities that still need to be completed. There is also little room for growth.

  8. "Current experiences"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ACCO Brands full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and competitive pay / benefits. Company really attempts to engage employees on team building and moral building events.

    Cons

    Lack of decision delegation from management to core team members for individual projects.

    Advice to Management

    Place more trust in individual contributors to make decisions and support those decisions.


  9. "2nd Tier Management Talent"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Lake Zurich, IL
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Lake Zurich, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ACCO Brands full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Living wage, good benefits, safe work environment. Opportunities for lateral movement. Excellent support of charitable and community causes. Good work life balance philosophy.

    Cons

    Constantly reorganizing. Most competitor have a much higher pay scale. Cultural idea of open communication is to provide monthly business updates. Line managers do not encourage feedback, and if given, are not acted upon or responded to. If you are not a part of the clique culture, it will be difficult to succeed/survive.

    Advice to Management

    Open up regular and sustained two-way communication at all levels of the company. Train your management team how to effectively collaborate with their direct reports and cross functional peers.


  10. "Supply Chain Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Lincolnshire, IL
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Lincolnshire, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company keeps growing in our market.

    Cons

    too many new hires that takes time to re-train, as most come get experience and then leave the company

    Advice to Management

    look around and promote with-in.. if not you will continue to lose good employees.


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