Spectrum Brands Employee Reviews

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Extremely racist
Quality Control Inspector (Former Employee) –  Ballwin, MODecember 12, 2018
Manager nit picks everything, and too concerned on your duties during your shift, but ignores baggy pant policy of production workers, and congregating and cell phone use. 95% of production workers are black, and have attitudes towards white employees.
Pros
5 S and well organized production facility
Cons
No breaks
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great place to work
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Orrville, OHDecember 9, 2018
I would still be working at spectrum brand if it had not closed due to filing bankruptcy. it was a great place to work really enjoyed my time there all the people were great
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Machines always down, moving around constantly.
Machiner Operator (Former Employee) –  Dixon, ILDecember 1, 2018
Too much favoritism, drama. A lot expected. Pay/benefits not great. Too many chiefs not enough Indians so to speak. Not enough break times. If not enough work in your area they'll send ya home.
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Great place to work!
Industrial Designer (Former Employee) –  Middleton, WINovember 30, 2018
Spectrum is a great place to work. It's a large company, so some things move a little slower but still progressive. There is a huge focus on communication within teams and ideas are generally heard.
Pros
On site gym, cafe, events, and up-to-date technology
Cons
Salaries are a bit low, but the perks help balance that out
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Productive but Tough
Wave Planner (Former Employee) –  Edgerton, KSNovember 17, 2018
Do your job and they will more than likely keep you. The management is cool but they will fire you quickly if you do not perform. Also the location is way out of the way if you live in the city
Pros
good pay
Cons
location
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spectrum is a very good company to work for
Distribution Associate (Current Employee) –  Dayton, OHOctober 31, 2018
spectrum brands takes care of there people , very good company to work for, raises when needed, time off when needed, free lunches an parties . they train you on everything, always moving up the status of pay.
Pros
yes free lunches
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Avoid the dumpster fire
Distribution Associate (Former Employee) –  Vandalia, OHOctober 27, 2018
Poorly ran local organization. Management routinely lies to associates on the floor. There is virtually zero support from an unqualified HR department. They say one thing and do something else. Staff level directors and senior managers lack integrity as a whole. They want to see themselves as a choice place to work but they are far from it.
Pros
Very little. Compensation is decent but benefits are below average.
Cons
Work life balance, no integrity from HR and Senior management.
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It was a pretty cool job
Equipment Trainer (Former Employee) –  Gardner, KSOctober 22, 2018
Spectrum Brands was a good job although sometimes it got really slow which would make the 10-12 hour shift extremely boring. Sometimes they would give us free lunches but that stopped after awhile.
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Enviroment
Divisional Marketing Director for Latam (Current Employee) –  Miami, FLOctober 17, 2018
Great company to work. Well standarized process around the globe. Strong brands behind
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laid back fun
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Portage, WIOctober 1, 2018
work is really easy can stay busy, really good pay, overtime and holiday pay is really good. hardest part is the mandatory overtime. laid back don't have a supervisor on your back all the time
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Good Company
Corp Mgr (Former Employee) –  Madison, WISeptember 20, 2018
Good place to work but, during my time there they got into financial problems by over extending the company when they were buying up brands and ended up going into re-structuring. By what I hear they are very stable now after a new management team took over..
Pros
Great people, good environment
Cons
Poor financial mgmt.
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A sense of purpose
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCSeptember 11, 2018
Associates understood their roles within the Distribution Center and how they helped the overall company to succeed.The training for each position was detailed and when completed the trainee was a productive part of the team.
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Good with the bad.
Project Engineer (Current Employee) –  Foothill Ranch, CASeptember 11, 2018
The company seems to lack vision for new products.
Overall there's a great group of people working there, just some day to day things that can get particularly frustrating.
Pros
Good people.
Cons
Management and workload.
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If you love / enjoy warehouse duties with a large company, Spectrum Brands can be one of them.
Equipment Operator (Current Employee) –  Edgerton, KSSeptember 8, 2018
As an Equipment Operator in the Elongated Department in HHI, (Home Improvement Division / National Hardware) we start out with a daily group meeting in our department with the lead personnel and supervisor. We perform stretches, then briefly go over what our goals and expectations are for the day and week. Day shift begins at 5am, 15 minute break at 730am, Lunch break at 1030am, another break at 1pm, then done for the day at 330pm. It is expected by the company that we as operators (and pickers) to have a certain amount of parts picked per hour. Since the Edgerton, Kansas location began not too long ago - It took A LOT of fine tuning and efficiency changes to make things work. Like other companies, improvements are always needed...So - I don't home in on the negative points and drawbacks. Since I've joined the Spectrum Brands team, the operations and efficiency is making progress. When you combine 2 plants from two different states into one new location, It takes time to make things work. The hardest part of the job; keeping up with the picks per hour average - However - If you know the tricks to keep your average(s) up - It's not a problem! The most enjoyable part of the job - The people I work for and with. My leads, manager and supervisors are incredibly easy, reliable and fun. When you have great managers / supervisors, it makes work life SO MUCH EASIER...Not to mention - I don't have to deal with micromanaging where I am. Awesome. I know that this type of work won't be for everyone - But, the benefits and bonuses Spectrum offers, is pretty darn good compared to other large  more... warehouse facilities. If you have a college degree, you could move up after a certain period of time.  less
Pros
Short commute, Great pay for the work duties, Consistent schedule, Vacation time is adequate.
Cons
Last minute mandatory overtime, lunch break could be 45 minutes instead of 30 minutes.
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Unprofessional,
Lead (Former Employee) –  Gardner, KSSeptember 6, 2018
Very unprofessional, very unorganized, lack of training, lacked sufficient ways to voice concerns, employees left with no work at times and no management to reach,
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Deduction Specialist (Former Employee) –  Middleton, WIAugust 28, 2018
Management worked well with employees
They provided different types of food during quarter end, pizza, bagels, donuts, etc
Pay was on the lower end of the scale
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A standard entry-level AR position
A/R - Claims Specialist (Former Employee) –  Middleton, WIAugust 2, 2018
Spectrum Brands AR department offered an entry level position and served as a stepping stone to move on to other positions, usually with a new company. It is a fine place to work but is not very inspiring or personally fulfilling.
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Great culture
National Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Charlotte, NCJuly 30, 2018
Overall the company has a great culture, however salary and compensation is typically under the market average. the work/life balance is great and they have other strong benefits to offer, unfortunately the company is going in the wrong direction recently as leadership has been making some strategic decisions that have not been favorable for growth.
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hard work with flexible schedule
Retail Merchandiser (Current Employee) –  New JerseyJuly 30, 2018
It is a good job, but right now this is a seasonal position.
Flexible work schedule and good management, very low keyed
Hard work with lots of lifting and time management is required.
Pros
monday to friday
Cons
seasonal
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best part of day at work
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Kankakee, ILJuly 19, 2018
One of the best part of my day at work was lunch time we had an additional break and catering from lee's chicken also i was offered a management position one of the best days at work.
Pros
reasonable lunch break
Cons
short pay
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