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Jarden Reviews

Updated January 11, 2017
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Jarden CEO James E. Lillie
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Pros
  • Great people, and there is a good work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Really great people to work with (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Good company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional work environment overall
    Good people overall

    Cons

    Leadership could be a little stronger
    Not enough autonomy to do your job - some micro managing
    Not enough support staff to manage workload in some positions

    Advice to Management

    Need more consistency in Management style with each Department. Provide enough support staff to Sales team, so they can focus on selling product and fostering relationships.


  2. "Jarden Safety"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jarden full-time

    Pros

    Forward thinking, taking safety to high tech advancements. Fast paced and creative. Illinois based company with engineering and marketing in same building located in Aurora, I
    Illinois.

    Cons

    Need to be able to change hats sometimes on a weekly basis. Priorities do change consistently as technology changes but that is the state of business in general today. Marketing and engineering do not typically see eye to eye but are respectful. Show your worth asap or you will be replaced.

    Advice to Management

    Easy to lose some perspective of your product when the bottom line is the number one priority. When you manufacture life safety products the bottom line and the quality of your products have to have equal importance.


  3. "Good Company but big bureaucratic"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good resources, good structure, good pay

    Cons

    Lots of process, truly driven by executives

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the bureaucracy


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  5. "Terrible management"

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

    Pros

    Not a single pro comes to mind

    Cons

    Worked like a dog to fill pockets of a few top executives. Buy up the little guys and chew up and spit out their employees. Prime example of corporate greed.


  6. "No Bonus in 3 years (despite growth from prior years)"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Miramar, FL
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Miramar, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you volunteer, you can take on new roles and responsibilities so learning won't be an issue.
    Employee rating systems are fair.
    Top management does good job of communicating optimism and wins.

    Cons

    There is no training, so it is sink or swim.
    Way too many systems and manual processes.
    Targets are unachievable, so bonuses are unachievable.

    Advice to Management

    Base Bonus on growth from prior years.
    Adjust salaries if employees are taking on additional responsibilities from turnover.
    Continue to promote work-life balance.


  7. "Marketing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great culture for self-starters that can lead and grow a business

    Cons

    Can be difficult for those starting a career


  8. "OK Firm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jarden full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly organisation. Decent benefits. Its in growth mode. After the merger, more opportunities are expected

    Cons

    Looks Micro managed. Also merger creating risk for employees

    Advice to Management

    At this time , no big advice expect not to have huge turnover at higher level.


  9. "professional"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Great benefits.
    Early leave on Fridays

    Cons

    everyones workload is high compared to industry norm.
    No breaks allowed. Revolving door due to poor management.


  10. "Good place. Some cons."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are great and friendly. Teams seem like they really want you to succeed. Decent work life balance. I'm thankful to have a good team.

    Cons

    No room for promotions. I've been doing the duties of a manager for almost a year but can't get a promotion.

    Advice to Management

    If management promises a promotion, then live up to it.


  11. "CSR Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jarden full-time

    Pros

    Open management style, fell comfortable. Moderate paid. People are friend and helpful.

    Cons

    Too much change. Company politics make work slows.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attentions to employee development.



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