Spectrum Brands Reviews

Updated Aug 5, 2020

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3.1
51%
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Spectrum Brands Executive Chairman and CEO David Maura  (no image)
David Maura
54 Ratings
Pros
  • "I have great work life balance, so when I do have to stay late or come early I am happy to do it because I know I am contributing to our strategy(in 27 reviews)

  • "Great Benefits, Flexible, Great People(in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance did not exist outside of the corporate offices(in 16 reviews)

  • "Upper management does not care about you as an individual just why is your machine not running(in 11 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Only a positive experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spectrum Brands full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good flexibility. Leadership supports your ideas

    Cons

    None so far at this point

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  2. "No complaints"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SHIPPING SPECIALIST in Edwardsville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Spectrum Brands full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Lots of opportunity for overtime. Kept me busy all day long.

    Cons

    Some communications between management and staff were slow


  3. "Spectrum Review"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gardner, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Spectrum Brands full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Spectrum Brands has weekend-shift that helps students to get a full-time job and enough day-off to study.

    Cons

    The temperature inside is hot in summer and cold in winter.

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  4. "Decent place to hone in management skills"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Charlotte, NC
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Spectrum Brands full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn and develop your skills

    Cons

    Unhealthy work life balance environment

  5. "Revolving Door"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Middleton, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Spectrum Brands full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Exposure to many aspects of the business, great 401K match, knowledgeable colleagues who are passionate about their businesses

    Cons

    Unstable management team and ever changing priorities

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  6. "Spectrum Sales"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Rochester, MN

    I have been working at Spectrum Brands full-time

    Pros

    Health Insurance and core benefits

    Cons

    Job itself is mind blowing and draining

  7. "Decent Company"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer II in Middleton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Spectrum Brands full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fun products and work environment. Freedom to have autonomy.

    Cons

    Underpay, company doesn't like to take risks, "fast follow" business model

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "N/A"

    4.0
    Current Employee - R&D Specialist in Blacksburg, VA

    I have been working at Spectrum Brands full-time

    Pros

    Room for upward mobility, lots of opportunity based on performance.

    Cons

    Some resistance to change but that is quickly fading.

  9. COVID-19

    "Office life is great, Field Reps. keep working til you drop or get COVID 19 whichever comes 1st !"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Representative in Wic-a-te-wah, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Spectrum Brands full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good Benefits and 401 K Matching

    Cons

    Low pay, Long Hours, Micromanagement from above, JUST TO NAME A FEW....

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  10. "It was fun but the pay was not very competitive"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - AR Analyst in Lake Forest, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Spectrum Brands full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice people Cafe is nice Desk space is nice large parking for the large building Yearly employee tent event

    Cons

    The pay wasn't that great Management Sales team work life imbalance no room for growth

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