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"Lots of Opportunity"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
Recommends
Approves of CEO

I worked at Spectrum Brands full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Spectrum is always trying to improve, and it offers generous financial incentives to staff members who help it reach its objectives. Lots of opportunity for talented employees who prove themselves to move up in the ranks. In addition, the constant change and improvement initiatives provide great experience for employees who embrace them.

Cons

Like most corporations, Spectrum is focused on improving profits, and if that means downsizing the workforce it will do so. The company can be very focused on quarterly results, sometimes sacrificing its long-term good to hit short-term goals.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Beware of Being Acquired by Spectrum"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I joined the company before we were acquired by Spectrum Brands and it was a great place to work!

    Cons

    Lack of communication and information sharing. Over promising and under delivering on projects and commitments. Antiquated methods that are not efficient for larger acquisitions.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so arrogant and try working with others outside of your immediate circle. You might be surprised at what you can accomplish if you do. It's ok to admit you need help or made a mistake, people will appreciate and respect the honesty.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great day-to-day work experience at the WHQ"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance
    Good bonus structure
    realistic day-to-day expectations
    great people to work with

    Cons

    lack of planning and alignment on major programs
    no growth/vision plan for my department
    development program implementation was erratic and poorly scheduled
    product prioritization dependent on whims of middle management

    Advice to Management

    Please plan contingencies for development schedules.
    Implement overall marketing vision instead of relying on reaction/ impulse for product direction

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