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Newell Rubbermaid Atlanta Reviews

Updated June 18, 2017
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Pros
  • work/life balance is great, working from home is encouraged in some departments (in 47 reviews)

  • Great people to work with and can develop lasting friendships with colleagues (in 40 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of communication and no work life balance (in 30 reviews)

  • A lot of upper management changes (in 25 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "HQ Corporate Employee"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Leader in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Leader in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Culture, Benefits, Global Travel

    Cons

    Over worked staff, expect more with less employees, corporate restructuring, new CEO

    Newell Rubbermaid Response

    Dec 3, 2015 – Talent Brand Manager

    Thank you for your insight!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, solid brands

    Cons

    Constant change, low morale, no development

    Newell Rubbermaid Response

    Dec 3, 2015 – Talent Brand Manager

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. "Accounting Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Accounting Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great People, very helpful enviornment.

    Cons

    long work days and little interaction between employees

    Newell Rubbermaid Response

    Oct 13, 2015 – Talent Brand Manager

    thanks for your feedback!


  4. Helpful (11)

    "Unfortunate Demise of NR"

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

    I worked at Newell Rubbermaid full-time

    Pros

    Some great and interesting products.
    Worked with some wonderful and very intelligent people. The only reason for a 2 star review.
    Nice facility with nice work space and cafeteria (although this is rapidly changing).
    Competitive compensation with good bonuses over the last few years

    Cons

    Culture is rapidly changing in a negative fashion. What was once a company filled with employees passionate about the organization is no longer.
    No work life balance due to the expectation that people will take on the job of two with little to no additional compensation.
    Cost cutting everywhere - the last years of success at Newell has been largely attributed to the non-stop cost cutting. It is a house of cards that will fall over when there are no more costs to cut.
    No respect for people - don't kid yourself, you are just a pawn in the Growth Game Plan. If you aren't needed, you will be gone without a bat of the eyelash. A resource is a resource and they are all replaceable.
    Perks are being eliminated - office space is being reduced, personal workspace virtually eliminated, cafeteria and store disappearing. Small things that motivate employees - gone.
    Incompetent leadership team that overly trivializes the problems that each division is facing. Easy to throw stones at the glass house.

    Advice to Management

    People are the single most important thing to a business. Without them, everyone fails. Start taking people seriously and truly invest in the organization rather than trying to find ways to squeeze every last ounce of life out of your employees. Engagement surveys are at all time lows but yet the leader of HR has done nothing to improve the issues raised by the employees. Don't trivialize problems and make analogies to much simpler problems without first trying to understand the problem. The good employees that you have left are leaving - largely due to the above.

    Newell Rubbermaid Response

    Sep 24, 2015 – Talent Brand Manager

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate the feedback.


  5. Helpful (11)

    "Vice President"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Newell Rubbermaid full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Career advancement opportunities for each employee. Company store savings on multiple products that are key brands within the portfolio line.

    Cons

    Work / life balance issues. The CEO and Executive Leadership team do not set a good example for all employees as they cut costs and continue to fly on the corporate jet.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of employees.

    Newell Rubbermaid Response

    Sep 24, 2015 – Talent Brand Manager

    Thank you for your review.


  6. "Global Associated Brand Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Newell Rubbermaid full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company is on the verge of a new big change, therefore as a marketing professional, there are a lot of opportunities to grow and lead the innovation platform.

    Cons

    A lot of decision changes ruin daily work routine and there are a lot of re-dos, starts-overs. Benefit and compensation needs to be reviewed in other to better support employees.

    Newell Rubbermaid Response

    Sep 24, 2015 – Talent Brand Manager

    Thank you for your review.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Need more visibly to long term strategy"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of capability to take ownership in company. Individual contributions go far.

    Cons

    Too little overall statistic understanding of company decisions. Overall, actions seem to be "firing at the hip".

    Advice to Management

    Slow down and give us time to do things right the first time. It'll take more time at first but then we won't have to spend years fixing simple mistakes.

    Newell Rubbermaid Response

    Sep 24, 2015 – Talent Brand Manager

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate the feedback.

  8. "Administrative Assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work with a great team!

    Cons

    Difficult commute to work glad to be moving closer to public transporation.

    Newell Rubbermaid Response

    Sep 3, 2015 – Talent Brand Manager

    Thank you for your review.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Facilities coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great job, flexible work environment

    Cons

    Strict corporate structure. No transparency

    Newell Rubbermaid Response

    Aug 25, 2015 – Talent Brand Manager

    Thank you for your review!


  10. Helpful (16)

    "Oh Newell...."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    HQ is a beautiful building (although they are moving to an older smaller building at the end of the year). We have an internal Starbucks, a Cafe (that is going away with the new move), Company store (also going away), on site gym (oh yeah, that's going away as well), and great people who work here...(although most are leaving or have left)...

    Cons

    - Most of the pros will be gone. So consider those cons.

    - Restructuring every 3 months (even if it is not company wide, it will be within your team, segment, or specifically your role)

    - As a result of restructuring, there is no development or the reward of seeing all of your hard work through to completion. Most of us have had 8 or more managers within a 24 month span. My co-worker is on his 4th manager and just hit his 12 months with the company. I have had 11 and have been with Newell for less than 5 years.

    - Also if you're lucky enough to NOT have a constant change in management, then you will likely experience a change in roles or responsibilities. In 1 year, my department has changed 4x.

    - While the company is really trying (and FINALLY) implementing some pretty cool initiatives, unfortunately they have done it during a time where people can't really utilize them. The training opportunities are great, but there's no time to take them because we're working. Working from home is lovely, but only if your manager is not the type who feels that work is only being done if you're in the office. We used to have team events, happy hours, team building, etc, but with the pressure to save $xx million, they have literally taken all of the money and opportunities away. So when you come to work, expect to work and nothing else - especially when we move to the new building.

    My advice to you, wait to join until after the dust has fully settled, unless you like high stress and confusion.

    Advice to Management

    We all truly love Newell and want to see the company succeed, but we also want to love where we work and come to work HAPPY. Stop focusing on the big payout that comes if we raise the stock and help Mr. Polk look good. Unless he plans to renew his contract and stay longer, the company should focus on longevity, not just the $avings for 2015.

    Newell Rubbermaid Response

    Aug 10, 2015 – Talent Brand Manager

    Thank you for your review.


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