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Greg Abell HR Generalist (Former Employee), St. Louis, MOMarch 23, 2014
Pros: no free lunches
Cons: short breaks
Hard work , and it can get better if the co-workers worked together. I liked working there.
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Educational for employees and great atmosphere
Assistant Supervisor (Former Employee), Dixon, ILFebruary 16, 2014
Pros: gym in the facility, library and educational room for employees
Cons: short breaks, minumum wage for all new employees
As the Key Resource I trained in all departments. Receiving, Shipping, Production, Quality, Inventory Control and HR. The company wanted someone that could answer any question or solve any problem. I mainly worked on the production floor as an Assistant Supervisor (Key Resource). I started the day by placing the temporary employees in different areas – more... and placing them with a senior employee to train. I checked all the materials being used on all lines, the quality of the product being produced, kept track of indirect vs direct labor, did all the safety training and walked the floor to ensure the shift was productive. I enjoyed everything about my job, but the hardest part was making sure that all of the temporary employees knew how to safely preform the job they were being asked to do, how to preform the job correctly and what to look for as far as the quality of the product.
My reason for leaving was to further my career. – less
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Typical Day
Project Lead (Former Employee), Bridgeton, MOJanuary 20, 2014
Low pay for new hires and temps. The physical job requirements are true but the long days make your body ache at the end of the week. It is a place to go to work so you can organize yourself and life and choose a better path.
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GOod now that out of bankrupcy
Packaging Engineer (Former Employee), ST. LouisOctober 31, 2013
Pros: good team
Cons: financial isues at the time
Good mgt, stable company. I left due to possible financial issues with co. CHapeter 11 fixed these issues
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the job
warehouse supervisor. The reason (Former Employee), sylacauga, alabamaOctober 24, 2013
Pros: take you to eat as a reward, and they took care of they workers
Cons: some of the supervisors
employees, to get along with them, it was good not the best, they was good enough to get along with, stacking 54 pds 12 hours a day everyday, when it was running cause it is closed down.
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Good place to work.
Packer (Former Employee), Earth City, MOSeptember 9, 2013
Plenty of work to be done. Was always busy. Numerous people to work with.
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Very productive place to work
Human Resources Coordinator / Generalist (Former Employee), st louis, moAugust 21, 2013
Jumped started my HR career. Had opportunities to research, develop and implement various HR programs. Direct supervisor was very empowering.
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A progresive company...trying to survive with increased manufacturing costs
Associate Art Director (Current Employee), Madison, WIAugust 1, 2013
Pros: great perks / freebies. they have paid bonuses for the last 5 years
Cons: as with any company these days, spb doesnt not have loyalty to the employee, just the bottom dollar.
Nice enough place to work....town is rather boring.

I learned a lot about re-branding a worldwide brand. The pit fall etc.

Tons of work...needing to be done quickly
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Not the greatest.....
Maintenance (Former Employee), Dixon, ILJuly 15, 2013
Pros: none really.
Cons: third shift lead person.
Far from the best job I’ve had, but I’ve had worse. I worked all three shifts over the time I was there, and second shift was by far the best. First shift was okay. On second shift, we had a Great Supervisor, good people working on the lines, and the lead maintenance man was fantastic. I learned a lot from him. Third shift was horrible. The lead person – more... over everybody is a drama queen. Absolutely impossible to work with. I would literally have to be starving to work third shift there again.

Starting pay is low for a skilled trade / skilled craft maintenance position. They have opportunities for training / education to advance in pay, but when I inquired about it, I was told it was being reworked and wasn’t available. So I worked there for just over a year with only one small raise. Normally after a year a maintenance man could be making fair money, but no chance for that. No one in management seemed to care about no pay advancement being available. They kept telling me next month, next month. After 6 or 8 months, I gave up. – less
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warehouse lead man (Former Employee), St. Louis, MOJuly 2, 2013
it was a fun place to work at and very productive. managment helped with any questions. hardest part of job was keeping help because most employees were from temp agency
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Productive but long hours with less pay
General Warehouse Employee (Former Employee), Overland, MOJune 20, 2013
Pros: co workers
Cons: short breaks, no benifits, union doesnt work well with temps
- come in ready to work
- learned valuable warehouse skills - wrapping, labeling packing
- Fun co-workers
- repeating the same motion for 8 or sometimes 16hrs is a drag
the hardest part of working at this job is the work load for just 7.65. the most enjoyable part of the job were my co workers ability to motivate everyone to get the job done
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This is a great company to work for if it were year round
Merchandiser (Former Employee), Houston, TXMay 20, 2013
Pros: work alone
Cons: no cell phone allownce
It was pleasant. I really enjoyed my time at the stores.I liked going in early and getting home early to be with my girls.
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Large multi national with good products
National Sales Manager (Former Employee), Madison, WIMarch 25, 2013
Pros: very nice work place allowed me to work from home
Cons: grew to fast and lost a lot of business fast
Very good products a good management team with access to most large retailers.
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Pay for Performace
Sr. Treasury Analyst / Treasury Analyst (Current Employee), Madison, WIMarch 23, 2013
Pros: people
Cons: cost restrictions
Great people to work with and work for.
Flexible working conditions.
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Order Picker/Forklift Operator/Trainer (Former Employee), Granite City, ILNovember 21, 2012
Typical day of work varied with order picking, forklift driving and training new worker that come on
I learned how to drive a forklift there
Management was amazing
Co-workers were awesome
No hard parts
I enjoyed every part of that job
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good
Night Shift Lead Fork Lift Operator (Former Employee), Akron, OHNovember 5, 2012
Company was okay to work for. My experience with Spectrum Brands opened up my mind to different ways of handling the inventory wich pasted thru the warehouse
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Did alot of hiring and laid offs.
Production Worker (Former Employee), St. Louis, MOOctober 9, 2012
The job was pretty decent. The Company hired and laid off alot of the times. They hire and then laid the people that the hire off in about a month of just working. That was something I never understood.
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Energetic, Rewarded for hardwork
NPD Manager (Current Employee), Madison, WIOctober 5, 2012
Pros: culture
Cons: 401k match is slightly under average
I have been working at this company for over two months. I am impressed by the management and leadership team for their honest and forward description of their plans and past actions. With them communicating their intentions, employees are motivated to do what is right for the customers and company. People at this company work-hard are competent and – more... responsive to ideas, change and having fun. It makes for an energetic place to work with new challenges everyday. The hardest part of the job is the odd hours where you may be on conference calls with people around the globe. It varies by job position but being able to be flexible is essential. – less
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Work hard and go home satisfied
Intern (Former Employee), St. Louis, MOSeptember 7, 2012
Pros: free lunches, great people
I learned about all sorts of system design calculations, how to write SOPs, what a robotic line looks like. It was fun, intimidating, and sometimes a little bit overwhelming. I deeply enjoyed my time there, and would enjoy working with them again in the future. Also, they gave me a cake on my last day. I've never had a full sheet cake before, but ohmygod – more... they are ginormous.

The people were friendly, the projects were time sensitive and required lots of interaction with many employees, and the workplace was clean. The management was awesome. They were all hard working, patient. It was ideal. – less
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PRODUCTIVE JOB
temp smx staffing (Former Employee), Bridgeton, MOAugust 29, 2012
Pros: co workers and pay
Cons: temp
I kept machine loaded with product, stacked and wrapped Pallets

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