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Newell Rubbermaid Senior Brand Manager Reviews

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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 (10)

    "Run from this place."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Brand Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Brand Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Newell Rubbermaid full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are great and the new building in Atlanta is beautiful.

    Cons

    Promotions are not based on merit but on friendship and alliances.
    Directors with limited experience outside the company.

    Advice to Management

    Some of your best employees are leaving and nobody cares.

    Newell Rubbermaid Response

    Jun 27, 2016 – Talent Acquisition Systems and Operations Analyst

    Thank you for your review.


  2. "The first twelve to fourteen years were great; the last one or two were nerve wracking and very stressful."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Brand Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Brand Manager
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My co-workers were almost like family - we worked well together, as a team. The money is quite good.

    Cons

    Regardless of what the upper echelon might say, advancement is very difficult. It is not so much what you know as who you know or who you kowtow to! You can try making suggestions but if they do not align completely with "management" your ideas do not get to far.

    Advice to Management

    There is very little regard for work life balance - Management talks the talk but they do not walk the walk. They continually say that their "Human Resources" are their most valuable asset, but it's just words. The more people they lay-off (eliminate) the more work there is for those that are left behind. They really need to spend money on R & D - new ideas, new products - come up with items that your competitors don't already have. N-R used to be first-to-market company but they are quickly becoming a "me too" organization.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great People (Employees) - Little or no recognition"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Brand/Product Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Brand/Product Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products, brands are well known and quality is good to excellent. Some really great talented people.

    Cons

    Constantly proclaim that they strive for work-life balance for their employees. Sorry, they talk a great story but do not deliver! You are not aloud to criticize the way things are done. Basically, unless you are part of the executive they don't want your opinions. In the past couple of years they have "eliminated" quite a number of people. Many of these were people who had worked for the company for many years.
    When you're first hired they tell you how you will have many opportunities for promotion and because of different divisions you can get transfers, etc. RARELY OR NEVER HAPPENS!

    Advice to Management

    Take notice of the individuals. Sometimes they have very valid suggestions and information.
    Pay your employees what other companies in the industry pay! A person may get an excellent review after having made great contributions but the raises are miserly.