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Blyth CEO and member of the Board of Directors Harry Slatkin
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  1. "Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "It's Not The Same Blyth"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    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.

  3. "Great Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This company has a long history of providing exceptional products at reasonable prices. I am glad to have been a part of this legacy.

    Cons

    Many different iterations of strategy and multiple reorganizations made for a tumultuous environment. Too many chiefs and therefore not enough money left to pay for enough indians to do the work.

    Advice to Management

    Minimize the Executive Staff--way too many VP's for a company of this size.


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