Newell Rubbermaid

Newell Rubbermaid – Why Work For Us?

It's an incredibly exciting time at Newell Rubbermaid.  Our future is bright and our potential is unlimited.  We are at a defining moment in our history - one that we are confident will shape who we are and how our story will be told by future generations.  Our story is one of growth, upside, doing more than we ever thought possible and winning. 

At Newell Rubbermaid, growth is not a catch-phrase or a one-time initiative.  Growth is a mindset and it's at the heart of all we do.  The Growth Game Plan is our transformational strategy; it is our roadmap for how we will win in the marketplace.  We are focused on both simplifying and enhancing the way we do business to accelerate our company into a faster growing, more global and more profitable Newell Rubbermaid.  We are cultivating a strong performance culture, based on creativity and innovation, collaboration and interdependence, agility and speed. 

Will you join us?


Our products touch people every day where they live, learn, work and play. They are there for your daily routine, your life milestones and everything in between. They’re there when you bring your baby home from the hospital for the very first time, tucked safely inside a Graco car seat. They’re there when your favorite team wins the World Cup – the stadium packed with fans, flanked by Rubbermaid Commercial Products on all sides. They’re there as you begin your kitchen renovation - walls torn down and new counters installed with Irwin Tools. Our products are everywhere you look.

Will you join us?



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Walking through the halls of our global headquarters in Atlanta, it can be tough to find people who are actually from the city, which is one of the many things that make the home of our well-known consumer brands like Rubbermaid, Sharpie, Paper Mate, Graco, Calphalon, Goody, Levolor and Dymo so diverse. We attract talent from around the world – and having the world’s busiest airport down the street makes the city and our headquarters a great crossroads of experiences and culture. In Atlanta, you’ll find a dedicated consumer marketing hub and state-of-the art customer collaboration center, both designed to increase creativity and collaboration among our employees and partners.

Newell Rubbermaid offices, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers can be found throughout the U.S. and Canada, from small cities across the South and Midwest to technology hubs like Palo Alto, Calif., and cultural meccas like Toronto.

In our Charlotte, N.C. office you’ll find the people behind our well-known and trusted Professional brands like Irwin Tools and Rubbermaid Commercial Products. Our campus, located just north of the city, is a hub of employees dedicated to our professional end-users like the tradesmen who build our world’s infrastructure and keep it running strong. Those working on our Professional brands not only enjoy all of the things this growing city has to offer, but they are proud work on some of our brands with the highest growth potential.

Kalamazoo, Mich. boasts Newell Rubbermaid’s new, purpose-built, state-of-the-art Design Center. We believe that great design is the difference between a standard product and one that is beautiful in every way – one that wins with our consumers in markets around the world. Our design center is a huge statement about Newell Rubbermaid’s commitment to becoming a design-led and innovation-driven company. In it you’ll find large, open studio space, immersion labs for the company's priority business segments and people dedicated to imagining the possibilities of future product roadmaps.

Our East Longmeadow, Mass. location is home to Lenox Tools. Here our brand headquarters and manufacturing facilities are housed on the same campus. Employees have a unique opportunity to experience the full life cycle of the many products made here and shipped all over the world while contributing to making our success bigger than ever before.



At the core of Newell Rubbermaid's unique culture are our Purpose & Values.  During our more than 110-year history, our business has grown and evolved, but our dedication to our values has remained the same.  As we continue to drive growth with brave, ambitious people, we know that they will establish the groundwork  for our strong future and pass down our Purpose & Values to generations of employees to come. 

Our Purpose

Newell Rubbermaid helps people flourish every day, where they live, learn, work and play. 

Our Values

  • Our Entrepreneurial Spirit Ignites Growth
  • Our Brands Inspire Passion
  • Our Interdependence Drives Success
  • We Thrive Through Innovation
  • We Bring What Matters To Our Work


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Newell Rubbermaid President and Chief Executive Officer Michael B. Polk
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    Company Vehicle, people are friendly, high quality product with a solid warranty, well received in the marketplace


    Too many layers of management, lower management manages upwards and should manage downwards, equal resources should be given to all divisions.

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    Pay appropriately and your teams will stay together longer, don't be the trainer be the collector of quality staff

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Newell Rubbermaid Interviews

Updated 23 Feb, 2015
Updated 23 Feb, 2015

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    Director Sales Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Newell Rubbermaid in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    3 interviews, people nice, said all the right things, very professional, Promises made at interview did not stand up. Seemed to be an endless assault on "rolling back" compensation since the day I started. Found out after starting that the company did not walk the talk at all. Growth Game Plan came into effect and it became a miserable place to work for middle and senior people who knew what it was like to actually work for a solid, caring company. younger employees really dont know the difference here.

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    • It was something silly from HR. Sorry cant remember. Know your results at former jobs.   Answer Question
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    relatively short. Negotiate hard as you wont get solid merit increases here.
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Newell Rubbermaid Awards and Accolades

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Ads Worth Spreading - Sharpie Coffee Cup to Canvas, TED Awards, 2012
Product Design Award- Dymo LabelManager 160, Red Dot, 2012
Product Design Award - Rubbermaid FastTrack Garage System, Red Dot, 2012
Best Wheeled Product - Graco Evo Stroller, Baby and Nursery Trade, 2012
IMPACT Leader Award, Business Leader Magazine, 2012
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Additional Info

Headquarters Atlanta, GA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1903
Type Company - Public (NWL)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (CAD) per year

Newell Rubbermaid is a global marketer of consumer and professional products that touch the lives of people where they live, learn, and work. We are committed to building brands that matter in the lives of the users of our products. We are also committed to leveraging the scale of our company to bring the power of a multi-billion dollar business to bear on each of the business segments through shared expertise, operating efficiencies, and a culture of innovation. Our global sales are approximately $6 billion and we have a strong portfolio of globally recognized brands... More

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