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Spectrum Brands Reviews

Updated September 17, 2017
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  1. "Spectrum brands was a great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Clermont, FL
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Clermont, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Spectrum Brands full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    My managers and coworkers were easy to work and collaborate with

    Cons

    The schedules were not as flexible as I needed them to be


  2. "Territory manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Spectrum Brands full-time

    Pros

    The people are the best to work with

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities for advancement

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Resistance is futile"

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    Current Employee - Office in Blacksburg, VA
    Current Employee - Office in Blacksburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Spectrum Brands full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The other people still holding on with me creates a comradery that's hard to walk away from. The company over titles people and pays well in some management positions.

    Cons

    Management at the divisional level in St Louis is more interested in the process than the results. They would rather fail according to plan then succeed by taking risks.

    The attitude when St Louis took over Blacksburg, Noblesville and Corporate Exchange was "conform" to our will. If you push back at all we will punish you.

    People who fought for the brands or the customer were forced out. Since then they have lost market share and are no longer innovative as they once were. The products all moved to Walmart where they could be a commodity. There is no innovation left in this company. R and D has been gutted, brands have been gutted, acquisitions have been portly chosen and over priced.

    Advice to Management

    Take the stick out of your butt and the knife out of the back of your employees. Let them do their jobs. You have the resources to provide leadership but all you are providing is "guidance" and "process". That's not leadership. The division needs to stop reading the latest management books and then changing the management philosophy every month. They did a good thing by sitting down with people and interviewing them. But when you ask people to be honest, don't be afraid of hearing something you don't like. And when you hear something you don't like...don't punish people who told you. This company interviews people and then uses that information to punish the people who want change.


  4. "Interview Process"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Spectrum Brands full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good process. Employees on all levels were engaged. Good atmosphere

    Cons

    No cons that I can see thus far


  5. "Organizational Development Manager"

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

    I worked at Spectrum Brands full-time

    Pros

    Global organization
    Lake Forest location has a great culture and environment

    Cons

    Compensation
    Spectrum WI headquarters culture and future perspective


  6. "Account manager"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Middleton, WI
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Middleton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spectrum Brands full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to start your career

    Cons

    Limited financial rewards based on your initial starting base


  7. "Company Benefit"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spectrum Brands full-time

    Pros

    Overall, the benefit is just okay. The holiday is fine. The vacation hours are not bad.

    Cons

    There is employee sales every year with discount, however the quality for the products on sale are not very good.

  8. "Review of Spectrum Brands, Blacksburg"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spectrum Brands full-time

    Pros

    excellent work environment, great culture

    Cons

    poor pay, does not know how to keep good talent


  9. "Senior Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Spectrum Brands full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wide opportunities available across divisions

    Cons

    Everything is down to just business & cost


  10. "Great company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spectrum Brands full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great community of people, hard working, love what they do and this is a company that really cares about it's employees!

    Cons

    None bad to say about this company!


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