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Spectrum Brands Reviews

Updated February 2, 2017
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  • Work-life balance heavily fell to work (in 13 reviews)

  • upper management has been purging anyone who doesn't assimilate (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spectrum Brands full-time

    Pros

    A lot of work to do, good pay

    Cons

    Inconsistent HR Policies at all levels

    Advice to Management

    Make sure people get hired based on their merit.


  2. "Supply Chain"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garden Grove, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garden Grove, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers were nice, hours were good

    Cons

    Disorganized and systems are outdated

    Advice to Management

    More opportunities to grow and learn


  3. "Spectrum Brands, E commerce Marketing Intern"

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

    Pros

    Very well paid for an intern and fun environment to be in.

    Cons

    Was definitely treated like an intern and never had enough work to do.


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  5. "Supply Chain / Shipping & Receiving"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orrville, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orrville, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spectrum Brands full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    We had a really great team at our facility. We did great work only to get laid off. Good benefits & good deals on their products.

    Cons

    Busy season madness can be rough, but the checks were fantastic. Our facility unexpectedly got shut down, laying off 100 or so people.

    Advice to Management

    Understand how you can change people's lives with your decisions...esp laying people off.


  6. "Spectrum Brands (Kwikset, Weiser, Baldwin, Safe Lock, National Mfg, Stanley, Pfizer & Tell MFG)"

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent Brand name recognition, inside customer support and marketing support. Lots of opportunities for career advancement within company and across several brands.

    Cons

    Poor middle management unable to build trust and manage sales team, company culture expressed does not match the company culture experience. Also, persistent manufacturing of defective parts and very slow shipping issues undermines the ability to build a good product reputation

    Advice to Management

    Hold managers accountable to core values and company culture improvement. Provide secure, private HR reporting protection and repair trust between sales teams and management


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    "Divisional Vice President"

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

    I have been working at Spectrum Brands full-time

    Pros

    Great people, strong brands, diverse businesses, global footprint, excellent supply chain & majority of management is great (high integrity).

    Cons

    Slow new product development process, too short-term focused at times, some of the management team doesn't support the organization as much when the business is soft as they should.

    Advice to Management

    Trust & value your people & have faith in their understanding of their businesses & customers. Support your people as much (if not more) when the business is soft as you do when it's healthy. Focus on the long-term. Respect the competition.


  8. "Good company."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laguna Niguel, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laguna Niguel, CA

    I worked at Spectrum Brands (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people that work here are great. There is a focus on team-building activities. The benefits package is good. And they are flexible with work hours and telecommuting.

    Cons

    The leadership team. The company has had several owners over the last 10 years and had a challenge keeping top leaders. No new leadership has been hired, they simply promoted people from within who had been doing other jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Hire the right person for the job, not just one who's been with the company for a long time. Create positions based on the need, not the person.


  9. "Sales Coordinator Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spectrum Brands as an intern

    Pros

    Multiple company outings (team building days, mini golf), Work culture, Friendly staff, Everyone is willing to help each other out if needed

    Cons

    While working as an intern, many of the intern supervisors had trouble finding enough work for their interns to do during the day


  10. "Mediocre"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Lake Forest, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in Lake Forest, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Spectrum Brands full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, paid holidays, and various company discounts, including an on-site store for employees

    Cons

    No opportunities for advancement unless a co-worker leaves or you transfer to a different department.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the quality of the work your employees provide instead of profts.


  11. "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Lake Forest, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Lake Forest, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Not a bad place to work

    Cons

    Management needs to treat employees better



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