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Newell Rubbermaid Reviews

Updated October 16, 2017
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Newell Rubbermaid President and Chief Executive Officer Michael B. Polk
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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 (1)

    "okay place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Newell Rubbermaid full-time

    Pros

    decent people, good environment, great food in corporate breakroom

    Cons

    benefits are weak, tend to let people go without fair treatment

    Advice to Management

    stop firing people

    Newell Rubbermaid Response

    Oct 25, 2017 – TA Analyst

    Thank you for your review.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "great employee perks"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great employee perks: gym, daycare, flexible schedule, cafe and coffee shop

    Cons

    Culture and values changed completely with new CEO. It went from a place people loved to come to work at to just a job with some cool perks.

    Newell Rubbermaid Response

    Aug 30, 2017 – TA Analyst

    Thank you for your review.

  3. "Packaging Engineer"

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

    I worked at Newell Rubbermaid full-time

    Pros

    I travelled overseas for work.

    Cons

    I had five managers in two years and my Dickson was sold off while I was on an overseas work trip. My current manager at the time did not know that I was part of a Dickson that was going to be sold. The internal team and my manager did not make any effort whatsoever to help me stay within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Train your managers to be compassionate, responsible and kind.


  4. "Supply Chain Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great training and structure provided/

    Cons

    Very "corporate" but they are rigid for a reason

    Newell Rubbermaid Response

    Jul 20, 2017 – TA Analyst

    Thank you for your review.


  5. "Former Emplyee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good employer. Nice colleagues. Opportunity to grow

    Cons

    A lot of changes and a lot of challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck to you future endeavor. SO long

    Newell Rubbermaid Response

    Jun 23, 2017 – TA Analyst

    Thank you for your review.


  6. "Mixed Bag"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits; good opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Corporate can be out of touch with individual business units.

    Newell Rubbermaid Response

    Jun 15, 2017 – TA Analyst

    Thank you for your review.


  7. "Ecommerce in 2013"

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    Former Employee - ECommerce Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - ECommerce Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    At the time it was a great environment to work in. Lots of young motovated employees that worked hard and played hard.

    Cons

    Ecommerce roles were few and far between and were not a focus. Sales leadership changed frequently, not allowing ideal customer relationships to be built.

    Advice to Management

    Put a larger focus on ecommerce. Break away from a band promotional system that kept strong performers and weak ones closer in pay.

    Newell Rubbermaid Response

    May 5, 2017 – TA Analyst

    Thank you for your review.

  8. "Operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Newell Rubbermaid full-time

    Pros

    Work with great people; repetitive job; can work in new and different departments each day; overtime available; good team leaders

    Cons

    Lack of development opportunities; no promoting from within; managers have little interest in understand day to day of operators or technicians.

    Advice to Management

    Further invest in training of operators, technicians, and maintenance. More training means happier operators. Treat temps like actual employees.

    Newell Rubbermaid Response

    May 18, 2017 – TA Analyst

    Thank you for your review.


  9. "Logistical coordinator"

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

    Pros

    It's a paycheck nothing more nothing less

    Cons

    They will lay you off and fire you for anything

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people that actually does the job and not favorites

    Newell Rubbermaid Response

    Jun 1, 2017 – TA Analyst

    Thank you for your review.


  10. "National Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Newell Rubbermaid full-time

    Pros

    Large company with many divisions provides excellent opportunity to develop your career. Powerful brand portfolio and strong financials. Good training and solid history of success.

    Cons

    Decisions are made more for short term outcome vs long term success. Company is pretty corporate with callous managers who are driven to a metric regardless of individual talent or skill. You are one part of a very large machine.

    Advice to Management

    Attempt to better align short term goals with the strategic messaging \ plan. Quite often the short term incentives or decisions do not appear to support the strategic messaging.

    Newell Rubbermaid Response

    Apr 20, 2017 – TA Analyst

    Thank you for your review of your previous role.


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