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Fortune Brands Home & Security Reviews

Updated February 27, 2017
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  1. "Consistent Financial Results, Growth and Many Opportunities Ahead!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Deerfield, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fortune Brands Home & Security full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Consistent financial results, solid growth plan, smart and talented associates, great brands, high performance culture. Small corporate office with ability to work across the divisions/countrie and establish wide-reaching relationships. Always interesting and fun to tackle new challenges. As a growth company, there is a lot of opportunity ahead and optimism amongst the people.

    Cons

    Still a young company that is evolving. De-centralized structure (siloes) sometimes complicates getting information and finding the right contacts-- but it's been getting better each year.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on mobility and career growth opportunities across the organization. Keep growing and acquiring new companies to add to our comptitive advantages.


  2. "Strong Performance, Growth, Opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Deerfield, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fortune Brands Home & Security full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A strong business with consistent financial results, track record of growth and M&A, top brands in their categories, many opportunities for personal growth, positive and supportive culture.

    Cons

    Decentralized structure in some functions would benefit from more collaboration. Needs a better system in place for more talent mobility.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Fortune Brands just an OK company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Compensation
    Great Products & People

    Cons

    Very Political
    Limited career advancement
    Sale/split off Golf and Home & Security Divisions


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Fortune Brands, Inc."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is always a chance for an employee to take on a project for professional growth or career advancement. Management is very open to allowing their folks to grow in different areas. We are relatively flat as an organization which allows all levels access to senior management. We are a lean company which allows for some to wear different hats. Also, work/life balance is great here. People are held accountable and treated like adults.

    Cons

    For some, location might be a detractor being in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Manager-Director level employees sit in cubes.

    Advice to Management

    I think that the leadership of Fortune Brands is doing a good job, especially in this economy. We are doing better than are competitors and that speaks for itself.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Lack of professional growth, but an ok place to work if your aspirations are the status quo."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company allows autonomy within the details of ones own position. Micromanaging only occurs if senior management does no have confidence in your work. Senior management has an open door policy. Work schedule is flexible and personnel is friendly.

    Cons

    The atmosphere is like a silo. Communication and withholding information from coworkers is prominent. Lack of professional growth is prominent and stifling.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the open door policy in place. Engaging your people with the business units would be beneficial in understanding how operations work and can only enhance things.


  7. "A growing company with a strong culture of partnership"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fortune Brands Home & Security full-time

    Pros

    Consistent growth with positive future outlook
    Strong corporate culture
    Great work/life balance
    Opportunities to work on new/cutting edge projects

    Cons

    Opportunities to help associates navigate career development/advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  8. "Company is great, but needs additional support roles to manage growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fortune Brands Home & Security full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Leadership team is great and easy to work with and is very clear about the vision and future of the organization. The organization has been really successful over the last few years.

    Cons

    This is a fast growing company with small support teams to manage workloads.


  9. "Director"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fortune Brands Home & Security full-time

    Pros

    Strong culture
    Team based
    Opportunities for development and advancement
    Outstanding Leadership

    Cons

    Operating companies fairly autonomous, so you need to seek out opportunities to advance by moving from one business to another.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on Human Capital


  10. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fortune Brands had a great amount of benefits. The best was the bonus plan which paid out at up to 200% of target range.

    Cons

    Fortune Brands did not have many opportunities for advancement in Deerfield. You had to move to a location outside of Chicago.


  11. "Quality Control/ Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fortune Brands Home & Security full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Market share awareness with an overall effort to provide the best products with the highest value possible. Great Benfits

    Cons

    Very large company and challenging to navigate career wise.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your current talent and utilize them to the fullest.


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