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Very fulfilling
EMT-Basic (Current Employee) –  Grand Rapids, MISeptember 7, 2016
Very fulfilling to help people. Professional team of hard working and caring individuals.

Many changes over the years but, all in all wonderful.
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The reorganization which occurred 3 -4 years ago ruined this organization's culture and vision.
Manager (Former Employee) –  Walker, MIAugust 2, 2016
A very lopsided culture with little integrity since the reorganization. Long-time dedicated professionals were either released from the company or driven out by lack of team support and/or lack of intellectual tools to make them successful. BISSELL employed some of the best engineers, executives and managers who not only cared about making an outstanding product, but also doing it with integrity and honor. Once the leadership changed, it was a free-for-all and how can I use you to make my career successful. The pay was never up to par, but after the change in management, the review process made promotion impossible if you were not one of the "chosen few" in Marketing. Marketing plays too large of roll in the "control" of the company decisions. Individuals makes changes that disrupt everything and then leave to better themselves elsewhere. It became an all "show" no real quality to the culture. Customer Care was never a respected part of the success of the organization. It was believed from the top that the "Cost Center" was a necessary evil and those people only had their jobs because they couldn't get jobs anywhere else. Just an example of the lopsided cultural atmosphere. A real shame because BISSELL has such a great founder's story.
Pros
Physical work environment beautiful, cafeteria & coffee lounge great food, company store & product discounts
Cons
No vision, poor management, negative culture with little integrity
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Manufacturing Engineer/Team Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Walker, MIMarch 5, 2016
Same as Irwin Seating. Taught me leadership skills and provided me with engineering education to off site certified institutes. One being Maynard Research Institute.
Pros
ESOP
Cons
Moved to Mexico
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good work place
Olsten Temp (Former Employee) –  Walker, MISeptember 22, 2015
a assembly line with 12 people and each one has a job to do on one product,,each one puts parts on and sends down the line,,At the end of the line there's one finished product, and by the end of the eight hours we had put 350 vacums together and been tested at the end of the line and then packaged up.
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Management Changes have ruined this company
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Walker/Grand RapidsJanuary 14, 2015
Management changes that took place about 3-4 years ago absolutely ruined the work environment at this company. Talented managers that wanted the best for the workers and company were replaced with opportunist newbies who knew nothing about the business. Experienced workers were soon sidelined, let go or just quit.
Pros
Nice office space, Discounts on vacuums
Cons
Bad managers
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The best and the worst all rolled into one building with a great lunch.
Director (Former Employee) –  Grand Rapids, MISeptember 25, 2014
Beware, get ready to get your back stabbed over and over! However I will say this in my tenure here I worked with some of the most talented and passionate marketers and engineers. That being said, I also worked with some of the worst. Push the envelope and expect to be stabbed in the back because Bissell does not like change. Also the cafeteria and the cooks are amazing. Best lunch you will ever have and very price friendly.
Pros
cafeteria, employees
Cons
management, culture, lazy workers
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Lack of vision and focus
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Headquarters in MichiganJune 29, 2014
The company was a great culture until all of senior management was replaced a few years ago. Since then it has been a revolving door of VPs all trying to make a name for themselves. This has led to a loss of focus for the minions and a long period of declining sales. There have been a few rounds of layoffs and reorganizations, and it doesn't seem like they've found their way yet.
Pros
Summer hours, pet friendly
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The best part of the job was working with my teammates.
Property Manager/Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCJune 11, 2014
Managed the Charlotte portfolio with a team of 4 Property Managers and oversaw a mobile maintenance team of 4. The best part of the job was working with my teammates and mentoring others. The hardest part of the job was the long hours and working on weekends.
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understanding employer
Assembly line supervisor (Former Employee) –  Walker, MIJuly 17, 2013
When ever a problem arose it was easy to take to managment. People had a great outlook on their job. To bad it moved out of the country.
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