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  1. "Consistent Financial Results, Growth and Many Opportunities Ahead!"

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

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    • 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.

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

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    • 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.


  4. "Strong Performance, Growth, Opportunities"

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    • 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.


  5. "Director"

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    • 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


  6. "Good company"

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    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.


  7. "Quality Control/ Project Manager"

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    • 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.

  8. "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good people, a small company atmosphere, with a very strong business. Its a holding company so the train of thought is slightly different than most companies, but once you understand that it is a very interesting model.

    Cons

    Because of the type of company they are their products are based off of the companies they own and operate, their model is to control the finances of these companies not direct them, so many of their processes are old, antiquated, or immature, however that is part of the charm.

    Advice to Management

    In some areas it would be nice to get into the times.


  9. "Good place to work if you value work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nice, Friendly atmosphere - It is not a stuffy office. Jean Fridays :)

    Cons

    Small office in Deerfield, IL- hard to transition to when you come from a large company. However, everyone is very friendly and works together.

    Not many perks (when compared to other LARGE Fortune 500 companies). However, the work life balance will make up for that.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Fortune Brands just an OK company"

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    • 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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