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Burt's Bees Reviews

Updated June 5, 2017
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  1. "Training"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Burt's Bees full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company culture
    Does what is good for everyone
    Free products

    Cons

    You always stay very busy


  2. "Work Life Balance"

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

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule with a high emphasis on work-life balance.

    Cons

    Pay is middle of the road.

    Advice to Management

    Make decisions faster.

  3. "Customer Support Manager"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Burt's Bees full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture! Fantastic leadership.
    Products you can believe in and promote.

    Cons

    Owned by Clorox, so integration took many jobs away from area. They have worked to keep brand whole, but the integration came at a cost to many departments.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the Burt's culture alive! I loved working there and would return if a position opened up.


  4. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Burts Bees Employee in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Burts Bees Employee in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Burt's Bees (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment and group of people to work with. Burt's Bees is a great company that practice what they preach.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Filling Tech"

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    Current Employee - FILLING TECH in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - FILLING TECH in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    4 day week. Insurance is competitive, co workers are good.

    Cons

    Mgmt is the biggest problem. No obvious leadership and priorities are on the least important things. Good place if you don't mind having "leaders" that truly know less than most of their subordinates. This is one reason turnover is unusually high. "Do as I say, not as I do" atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    If you talk the talk, walk the walk. When you don't, you lose credibility and respect. That's where we are now. It could easily be a good job- you really need to change the culture on day shift if you want to retain intelligent, talented people. Some groups of employees try to run new people away if they are not like them. It's just their insecurity and fear that these people will take their jobs because of the language barrier. I have experienced it every day when I started. That's the truth and they have ran away some good people. Pay attention to the "leaders" you trust to run the floor- there are some major problems with some of them. We also need a training program. What we have is lacking at best and dangerous at worst. Not just anyone can be an effective trainer and that is a problem. There's no real system- just paperwork that most people pencil whip. It's going to be a real problem one day. Please stop recognizing people that everyone on the floor knows are incompetent. It really does hurt morale. Talk with different people on the floor instead of the same old ones and you'll get a better perspective. I do hope you will think about this. I do believe most upper mgmt people are really smart and do the right thing. The leadership on the floor leaves a LOT to be desired. They really need to understand their actual role and not try to overstep their bounds. Type A personalities don't always make good leaders. If you can't interact with people and lead by example, they will resist anything you do. I sincerely hope you will at least think about this. If not, I guess its status quo for us.


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    "Marketing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Burt's Bees full-time

    Pros

    Great brand story. Great products. Building in Durham very good for creative thinking. Most employees truly do care about the environment and are looking for ways to lessen human impact.

    Cons

    If something goes wrong, it's a witch hunt to find out who is to blame. Management will place the blame. Roles and responsibilities in marketing not clearly defined. Out of my 22 year marketing career this was the worst place that I've worked. Some very self centered leaders. While management cares about the environment, they do not care about people.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the witch hunts and take a look in the mirror.


  7. "Burts"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and easy work

    Cons

    To much needed for job skill advancement

  8. "It's an average job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Burt's Bees full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They operate 24 hours, so you can be flexible with your schedule. The pay is okay.

    Cons

    They treat the lower tier of employees terrible. Line managers and supervisors speak in a very disrespectful tone to line workers.

    Advice to Management

    Diversity (Majority of workers are Hispanic) is the key to success in USA.


  9. "Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good atmosphere for independent working individuals

    Cons

    Burt's is owned by Clorox.... new rules but not horrible


  10. "Production Associate"

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    Current Employee - Production Associate in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Production Associate in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Burt's Bees (More than a year)

    Pros

    • Abilities to calculate the AQL, D-Value & Acceptance Control Chart capabilities
    • Knowledgeable of cLEAN Production & Value Stream Management
    • Certified Environmental Monitoring Regulatory & Bio-process Practice Technician

    Cons

    More Educational Training and More staff

    Advice to Management

    None


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