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"Starting to focus on the right things...and just announced a relaxed dress code!!"

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Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Newell Rubbermaid full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Great brands in a bunch of different categories from tools to cookware to baby gear to writing and more!
JEANS everyday (just announced it this week - right from the CEO!!)
Relatively new CEO is a game-changer. We are starting to understand the new focus and new pace and he is also really focused on outcomes vs. process and powerpoints
Great people that really do want to win
Some pockets of great culture/environment/dynamic (and as usual some opportunities in certain areas too)
Starting to get in a better rhythm around communicating what is going on and when

Cons

Need to figure out and follow through on the things that we can stop doing with the new strategy
Still too much focus on process stuff in certain areas.
Still not great at moving talent across groups

Advice to Management

The strategy seems right so let's go there fast and keep the employees posted as we make changes, strides, have challenges etc.

Other Employee Reviews for Newell Rubbermaid

  1. "Dynamic place to work, which has good and bad elements!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Newell Rubbermaid full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Largely passionate personnel / nice amenities at Corp office / flexible work hours and truly attempt to encourage a work - life balance / restructuring with new CEO actually took out a large chunk of senior managers - unheard of!!!!! / direction of new CEO is good - I like where he's trying to take us / the global nature of the company and breadth of GBU's mean a good number of opportuinties for growth

    Cons

    Atlanta traffic is horrid / all managers are not wise in the ways of designing and producing innovative products, and I am not sure that they are making the right personnel choices / some of these folks are unfriendly, agressive jerks / the political nature of the corporate office may be more widespread than I've recognized / the current climate of layoffs and change have made it easy for too many strong resources to leave

    Advice to Management

    Follow through on Mike's direction and listen to your people at all levels


  2. Helpful (1)

    "This is for the Winchester, VA plant. Run while you can."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Shipping Loader in Winchester, VA
    Former Contractor - Shipping Loader in Winchester, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Newell Rubbermaid as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are no pro's. Unless your living in your car and this is the last job you can get.

    Cons

    Had to go in with a temp agency first. While there you will be treated like your easily replaced with NO value. Training is close to not there but you are expected to preform like you have been there all your life. Just so anyone reading this thinks I don't know what I'm talking about I worked there for 16 YEARS before leaving. I have never been in a company that is run this poorly and still in business.

    Advice to Management

    I'm not going to bother with advice you won't listen anyway.

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