Prestige Brands - Demanding environment, limited resources, high expectations, little management understanding or compassion. | Glassdoor
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"Demanding environment, limited resources, high expectations, little management understanding or compassion."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

If you are passionate about OTC products, the business philosophy could be compelling. The company is fairly enterprenuial. Core principles include: Trust, Leadership and Change.

Cons

There is very little infrastructure. The culture is extremely fractious. New people have created a much more demanding culture. There is very little help and expectations are high. Poor work life balance with very little appreciation from management. The environment is such that people are very quick to point out mistakes, but very unhelpful when it comes to identifying solutions. Highly critical environment.

Advice to Management

You need to show that you actually show a vested interest in the development of your employees. Be supportive rather than critical of your employees. Morale is low and you do very little to support your employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Prestige Brands

  1. "Can't Do Enough"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Syosset, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Syosset, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Prestige Brands full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Dynamic atmosphere, relaxed attire in workplace, some strong brands, they make money, nice building, for the most part - co-workers are fun to work with.

    Cons

    Work till you drop, you can never do enough. The more you do, the more that is expected. Raises stink. Some folks are very shortsighted.

    Advice to Management

    There is a long way to go to make this the "best place to work". Without shared goals and objectives, departments will always be at each others throats.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "CPG company with Growth - professionally and size of business"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Marketing in Tarrytown, NY
    Current Employee - Brand Marketing in Tarrytown, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Prestige Brands full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone at Prestige Brands is accountable. People don't come here to punch a time clock, that also means greater than 40hr weeks sometimes. It's great to have everyone invested in the success of the business, from sales to operations.

    Though the career progression follows traditional 'levels' as compared to other CPG companies, the required 'time at level' is different. Top performers are recognized and compensated. It's a great motivator to go above and beyond.

    Prestige is growing leaps and bounds. 5 years ago it was less than half the size it is today. We acquire abandoned brands and breathe life into them. It's an exciting place to work, and not something you can say about many CPG companies.

    Cons

    Not so much a 'con', but just to set expectations: base salary compensation is probably not BETTER than big CPG companies. It's not worse, but it's not better. Bonus, however, generally is much better with the caveat that of course it will ultimately depend on company performance.

    It is also very much an in-office environment: that's how we move quickly is being able to grab each other in the hallway and make decisions. I used to get Friday work-at-home days, so that was an adjustment. But I appreciate the culture for what it contributes to our speed and nimbleness.

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