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Newell Rubbermaid Reviews

Updated July 13, 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. "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.


  2. "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.

  3. "Great team; too many changes"

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    Former Employee - FP&A Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - FP&A Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Newell Rubbermaid full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good growth opportunity; fair pay and good local management. Diversified business units and global presence creates more possibility to learn across the board

    Cons

    Lack of stability; too many changes all at once; most decisions are made at headquarter without input from local teams

    Advice to Management

    Try to hear local employee feedback more often

    Newell Rubbermaid Response

    Mar 10, 2017 – TA Analyst

    Thank you for your review of your previous role.


  4. "team leader"

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    Former Employee - Teram Leader in Shelbyville, TN
    Former Employee - Teram Leader in Shelbyville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Newell Rubbermaid full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    this was an great company to work for i had no complaints

    Cons

    The communication was not as great as i could been

    Newell Rubbermaid Response

    Feb 6, 2017 – TA Analyst

    Thank you for your review.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Global IT"

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    Former Employee - IT Director in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - IT Director in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Solid business leadership that knows how to run a company.

    Cons

    Lack of strategic leadership within the IT function

    Advice to Management

    Bring better top leadership to the IT arena.

    Newell Rubbermaid Response

    Feb 6, 2017 – TA Analyst

    Thank you for your review.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Material handler"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mogadore, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mogadore, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The rate of pay is acceptable and there is ample opportunity for overtime. Most exceptional is that benefits start from the very first day you are successfully hired.

    Cons

    Most of the time the workload is overwhelming because everything is so disorganized. Upper management pays lip service to safety but when legitimate concerns are brought up they turn a deaf ear. Consequently, this can be an extremely dangerous place to work, with fault for accidents being placed on low level employees who are really not truly responsible.

    Advice to Management

    Do what you are supposed to do! If a safety issue is brought up, follow up on it immediately. Don't wait around till something bad happens, then take disciplinary actions against employees who might be involved but are not truly at fault. If you have a safety meeting, listen to your employees and take IMMEDIATE action!

    Newell Rubbermaid Response

    Feb 6, 2017 – TA Analyst

    Thank you for your review of your previous role.


  7. "Great exciting and growing company"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities, strong brand recognition and good benefits. Great exposure to all aspects of a large corporation without the standard red tape found at similar sized companies

    Cons

    Rapid growth can add some challenges but there's a strong push to integrate quicker to alleviate these issues. Lack of direction can sometimes be difficult for new hires

    Advice to Management

    Continue focusing on developing your associates

    Newell Rubbermaid Response

    Sep 30, 2016 – Talent Acquisition Systems and Operations Analyst

    Thank you for your review.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Supply Planner"

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    Current Employee - Supply Planner in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Supply Planner in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    flexible working time. Can work at home

    Cons

    Turn over rate is so high. Moving to new building that do not have Gym

    Newell Rubbermaid Response

    Sep 30, 2016 – Talent Acquisition Systems and Operations Analyst

    Thank you for your review.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Rubbermaid"

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    Former Employee - Shipping Back Up Lead in Winfield, KS
    Former Employee - Shipping Back Up Lead in Winfield, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay is competitive and hours are good

    Cons

    No communication between management and leads. Also leads to floor workers

    Newell Rubbermaid Response

    Sep 23, 2016 – Talent Acquisition Systems and Operations Analyst

    Thank you for your review.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Leadership sucks"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great perks. Lot of employees events.

    Cons

    Leadership hasn't a clue they keep changing strategy

    Newell Rubbermaid Response

    Aug 16, 2016 – Talent Acquisition Systems and Operations Analyst

    Thank you for your review of your previous role.


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