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Updated December 3, 2017
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  1. "Manager corporate accounting"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Greenwich, CT
    Former Employee - Manager in Greenwich, CT

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

    Pros

    Blyth was a family run business, great incentives and work/family balance. You felt as part of the family.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement in the Greenwich office


  2. "Blyth"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Bly, OR
    Former Employee - Manager in Bly, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blyth (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunities to take your capabilities to the next level.

    Cons

    Very very competitive and steep learning curve if new to working in the environment of an audit firm as there are many regulations to comply with

    Advice to Management

    I have been working at Full-Time

  3. "Work"

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    Former Employee - Analytics Manager in Plymouth, MA
    Former Employee - Analytics Manager in Plymouth, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blyth (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    flexible environment - so can create what you like

    Cons

    no direction, treated unfairly, wouldn't get much work during the day then required to work evenings/weekends. Expected to be "on call" like an ER doctor. Bad management and work was handled very poorly.


  4. "Project Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great experience. Made a terrific product. Proud of their heritage. Proud of their consultant base. Invested in their distribution network.

    Cons

    Sales decline over several years made for difficult investment opportunity.


  5. "Blyth, Inc."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Blyth full-time

    Pros

    Blyth was an enjoyable place to work. Some very smart executives and good growth opportunity over the years. A family-owned and operated company until recently.

    Cons

    The company lacked a clear strategy and was run primarily by financial people, not management with strong operating experience.

    Blyth Response

    Mar 2, 2016 – HR Business Partner

    Thank you for your feedback! We're glad you had a positive experience at Blyth!


  6. "It's Not The Same Blyth"

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

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

    Pros

    The collegial work environment at the corporate office was one of the best things about working at Blyth. In addition, the opportunity for professional growth were virtually unlimited; it was not unusual for employees to move into new functional areas. Finally, the company was always run with the utmost of integrity.

    Cons

    The company has transitioned from a multi-channel marketer of candles and home fragrance products, health and wellness products and other household convenience items to a direct seller of candles and home fragrance products. It has struggled with sales declines in recent years and hasn't yet succeeded in turning this around. It was recently acquired by a private equity firm so is no longer a public company.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you keep top of mind the importance of human capital. Don't lose sight of the need to identify and develop the kind of employees that will help accomplish the objectives. Be sure to articulate the vision to employees and make sure they understand their role and that the company understands the employee's needs.

    Blyth Response

    Jan 25, 2016 – HR Business Partner

    We strive to provide a positive work environment for all employees, and appreciate your honest feedback.


  7. "Administrative Support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sandy Hook, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sandy Hook, CT
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blyth full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A great place to work.

    Cons

    Company relocated out of state

  8. "Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good casual atmosphere to work
    quarterly employee events and employee product sales
    on site parking

    Cons

    flexibility, pay raises only keep up with inflation

    Advice to Management

    Offer work from home days


  9. "OK"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blyth full-time

    Pros

    Very nice people to work with.

    Cons

    It used to be managed better.


  10. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Upper management always seemed to care about the employees. Company had great benefits. There was room for advancement.

    Cons

    On an employee level, training for specific positions could have been better.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to communicate with the employees at lower levels and at all locations.


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