BIC Reviews

Updated Jun 29, 2020

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3.6
64%
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BIC CEO Gonzalve Bich
Gonzalve Bich
34 Ratings
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  • "Employees are extremely limited in achieving a decent work/life balance and made to walk on coals just to request for any time away from the office(in 6 reviews)

  • "You are expected to work long hours with minimal training(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BIC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of growth and training Great wellness package and vacation time

    Cons

    I have no cons to mention

  2. "I love Bic and it is culture!! It’s such a great place to work and brand."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    National Account Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BIC

    Pros

    The people are fantastic and very strong. Brand is very well known so easier to sell.

    Cons

    Honestly nothing - compared to other CPG’s, BIC is a great place to work and much easier to make things happen.

  3. "Okay for getting experience"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Clerk in Little Egg Harbor, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BIC part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you live close, flexible, no experience needed, nice boss

    Cons

    Cleanliness, salary, advancement, culture, language barriers

  4. "Good job"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Clerk in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BIC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice people good pay good training

    Cons

    I did not like the overtime

  5. "Great place!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Shelton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BIC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, fun place!

    Cons

    Sometimes there are long hours.

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  6. Helpful (13)

    "Stay away"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelton, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BIC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some people are cool, health insurance is pretty decent, pension is still around you get grandfathered after 3 years if you can last that long.

    Cons

    Super Honest and real review I have nothing against the company I just think someone needs to drive them to change. Employees: 75% of the company are lifers riding out their pension or else they would of left already. 25% are somewhat new people that think they're coming in for a good opportunity then realize what the hell did I do. Its funny seeing the excitement people come in with, then seeing their expressions completely change to zombie mode after 2 months. Culture: You ever walk into a swamp and feel that difference in the air quality which makes you uncomfortable. That's the vibe this office gives you every time you walk in... everyone is miserable and stressed, everyone wants to quit, and turnover is high. Cubicle life. Management: They aren't coaches they're bosses you dread about in movies, get ready to get fire-drills every second, be pulled around like a rag doll, have no organization or clear direction. On-boarding: Virtually no on-boarding, BIC does not invest in their employees to set you up for success, get ready to paper push and beg other people to teach you how to do things. Most roles don't even have a clear definition on what the role pertains or what your supposed to do. What they promise you in the interviews is just fantasy. Diversity: The office is not very diverse. Location: The office is in the middle of nowhere Shelton, nothing exciting is around so you definitely don't want to relocate here. Also commutes suck if you live northern CT, back to back traffic. Work Life Balance: NON-EXISTENT, 8am-5:30pm work hours, very strict on working from home even though HR book says otherwise, vacation time is 2 weeks to start but don't worry you can buy a third at your expense. Oh and by the way expect to work from home on weekends. Growth opportunity: You can move up the ladder but its more about who likes you vs how you perform. The Business: All of their category's are declining and they're struggling to figure out how to turn it around... Hard to make improvements when the company doesn't invest in their brands.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Manufacturing Excellence"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Area Manager Ligjter in Milford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BIC full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Nobody in the US holds a candle to a BIC factory

    Cons

    Family controlled with to much control.

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  8. "Transforming but optimistic for the future"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Vice President in Shelton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BIC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of great colleagues, good benefits, recognition from the leadership that the company needs to modernize and many advances made towards this goal

    Cons

    No formal remote work policy

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "New employee"

    5.0
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    Business Development Analyst in Shelton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BIC

    Pros

    Everyone in the office is very friendly, pay is good, pension, exposure to other functions, you see the GM running around and get to have high level of exposure.

    Cons

    Restructuring organization which can turn out to be a good thing.

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  10. "Not Good"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Bridgeport, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BIC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good Company, and great people.

    Cons

    Bad Managers, do not take advice

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