Looking forward to post-Polk era
IT Engineer (Current Employee) – Remote – June 20, 2019
The work at Newell is challenging and the teams I work with are engaged and responsive. I enjoy my role, but since the merger with Jarden the company's direction has faltered. Management sometimes does not utilize people with skills where they should. IT projects and focus tend to change frequently, with more attention paid to the "Project Management" aspect instead of actual project work. The pay is average, but with lower stock prices, bonuses and advancement opportunities have stagnated, and layoffs are needed to maintain profitability. Newell does offer "Work from Home" and along with a decent medical plan are the biggest benefits.
The company culture seems to be getting a boost from recent employee involvement surveys as well.
Overall I enjoy my work, and if not for my immediate supervisor and related team members, I'd look elsewhere. I am hopeful the new CEO can help revitalize the company and provide a larger degree of job security.