Product manager (Former Employee) – Mooresville – February 13, 2015
The company has a couple strong brands but no one who know how to take advantage of them. The atmosphere is like everyone is walking on eggshells. Personally I left because HR was unable to properly manage issues. I would suggest replacing the HR team.
This company was purchased from Newell Rubbermaid by a private equity firm in late 2013. In less than a year there was about 75% turnover and one division was moved to Texas leaving about 20% of the staffmore... without jobs. The President was completely out of touch on how to run a business. Most of the management team left within the first few months of the acquisition leaving large gaps in leadership. The stability of the remaining brands is not good as the private equity firm plans to sell them off when stable. less
Senior Sales Analyst (Former Employee) – Bentonville, AR – September 8, 2014
As a Senior Sales Analyst, I would review and report ongoing sales on a regular basis discovering gaps and opportunities for account managers to present to the applicable buyer. Analysis would includemore... sales (overall and specific areas), inventory position, feature opportunities, and various other pieces of the overall business. The work and analysis is and has always been the enjoyable area, however the work environment from upper management down to supervisors within Piedmont was unstable and lacked continuity as well as the absence of a team environment. This was a newly developed company acquiring specific brands from a much larger company and the internal issues were, unfortunately, apparent from the beginning with over 50% turnover in less than 1 year. My direct co-workers were very friendly and qualified, although the sentiment that the company lacked overall direction seemed to be a shared feeling. less
Brands are sustainable with a high potential for growth.
There are several positions currently being recruited. The firm as a whole is very short staffed which results in an extra heavy workload at the present moment in time.This should be alleviated once all open positions are filled.