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Newell Rubbermaid Reviews

Updated June 18, 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


  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 (2)

    "Great company to start your marketing career!"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Nice people, casual environment, opportunity to work in a lot of different industries, actually good work/life balance, it's a really exciting time to work there since there's lots of new brands and locations

    Cons

    Can be viewed as "bland corporate culture." The benefits are not unique, but still a solid place to work. HR can be too bound by rules

    Newell Rubbermaid Response

    Aug 24, 2016 – Talent Acquisition Systems and Operations Analyst

    Thank you for your review


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Supply Planner/Buyer"

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    Former Employee - Supply Planner in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Supply Planner in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Newell Rubbermaid (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good work life balance
    they really care about their employees and developing talent. I especially enjoyed all of the work within the community, i.e. Habitat for Humanity among others.

    Cons

    Salary is not aligned with the market and there's too much turnover and layoffs

    Newell Rubbermaid Response

    Jun 20, 2016 – Talent Acquisition Systems and Operations Analyst

    Thank you for your review.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great products"

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

    I worked at Newell Rubbermaid (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working at Newell Rubbermaid was great. Awesome products that everyone is familiar with, and much improved focus on branding.

    Cons

    Communication was challenging at times, and could feel like operating in silos. This may have improved with the change in portfolio that has been happening the last few years.

    Advice to Management

    More focus on R&D and long term investment and less on wall street will help the company more in the long run.

    Newell Rubbermaid Response

    May 16, 2016 – Talent Acquisition Systems and Operations Analyst

    Thank you for your review.


  9. "Design Coordinator"

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    Current Contractor - Design Coordinator in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Contractor - Design Coordinator in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Newell Rubbermaid as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible with creating a personal work schedule and having flexible hours.

    Cons

    There is a foundation for a great career here but it varies. Some teams/departments offer more room for growth compared others.


  10. "Consumer Care Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evanston, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evanston, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Newell Rubbermaid (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great products, nice people to work with. Cool and hip office but people are awkward and have "clicks"

    Cons

    Lack of feedback, Office environment is very black and white. Very quiet atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Give better feedback to your agents/managers. Its very important for them to understand the inner workings of goals and achievements.

    Newell Rubbermaid Response

    Feb 29, 2016 – Talent Brand Manager

    Thank you for your review.


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