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  1. "Machine Specialist/Chemical Compounder"

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    Former Employee - Machine Specialist/Chemical Compounder in Jonesboro, AR
    Former Employee - Machine Specialist/Chemical Compounder in Jonesboro, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Alberto-Culver full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment, Great Pay, Great Co-Workers in Compounding Area.

    Cons

    To many Chiefs and not enough Indians. Good workers get fired and the lazy workers/ yes men stay forever.....

    Advice to Management

    Hire Good Experienced Supervisors and acknowledge the employees who do their job the best.. Quit playing Favorites...


  2. "Great company, brands and culture."

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    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Supported brands, great management and wonderful culture.

    Cons

    They were bought by Unilever.

    Advice to Management

    NA

  3. "Good opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jonesboro, AR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jonesboro, AR
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alberto-Culver full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Manufactured good product, strong brands. A good company to work for with caring personnel. Good benefits. Large plant with much potential for expansion, great location.

    Cons

    Team work could have been better


  4. "No longer operating"

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Melrose Park, IL
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Melrose Park, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alberto-Culver full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice place to work. Good people

    Cons

    Company was purchased and closed.


  5. "Miss working there"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Melrose Park, IL
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Melrose Park, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alberto-Culver full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Solid company and good pay.

    Cons

    Little chance of upward mobility.


  6. "Simply the Best---Until the Day they Sold"

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    Former Employee - Senior Brand Manager in Melrose Park, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Brand Manager in Melrose Park, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alberto-Culver full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Alberto Culver was as good a company to work for as you could have ever imagined right up until the day they sold to Unilever

    Cons

    Simply too small to survive as a stand alone CPG company in today's environment

    Advice to Management

    None---they did right by the company by selling and maximizing shareholder value---and they did quite well for themselves in the process


  7. "Great place to work - it's all about working with great people."

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Melrose Park, IL
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Melrose Park, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alberto-Culver full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people who care about making the the company the best.
    Nobody says 'its not my job'.
    Great products.

    Cons

    Uniever purchased the company - it's not the same.
    A lot of long hours!

    Advice to Management

    The company was sold.

  8. "Not bad, opportunities to advance hard to come by"

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    Former Employee - Finance in Melrose Park, IL
    Former Employee - Finance in Melrose Park, IL

    I worked at Alberto-Culver full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Gym, free products! Get to most co-workers

    Cons

    Long hours at times, stuck doing things like they always have

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees more


  9. "The company could have progressed further if it wasn't for the good old boys club."

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    Current Employee - Customer Serviice in Melrose Park, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Serviice in Melrose Park, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are alot of knowledgeable people to learn from and many roles are not limited to just your's, but made up several, which makes one more marketable..

    Cons

    It is hard to move up, as many have moved up by who you know or suck up to.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so selfish.


  10. "I was given a good chance to manage a piece of the business, and was a part of solid growth for the last decade."

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    Current Employee - Director Sales in Melrose Park, IL
    Current Employee - Director Sales in Melrose Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Small, entreprenural attitiude
    Good customer relationships
    Shopper focus

    Cons

    P & G hires are a cancer
    too much focus on self, not the team

    Advice to Management

    Realize that company success in not based solely on yourself. The employees and brands may have contributed.


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