ACCO Brands Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

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ACCO Brands President and CEO Boris Elisman
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  • "Competitive salaries, great benefits, flexible work life balance(in 33 reviews)

  • "GREAT people, integrity in intentions,(in 30 reviews)

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  • "The only downside I can think of at ACCO is that you might have too much fun working there(in 31 reviews)

  • "Lack of upward mobility due to the seniority of upper management (unless they leave the company)(in 10 reviews)

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    1. 1.0
      Former Employee

      A lot of work. Very little reward. Not worth it.

      Jan 1, 2020 - Marketing in Mississauga, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Opportunity to learn due to lean nature of the organization. - Not a lot of process will allow you to execute with speed. - Entrepreneurial environment, open to new ideas/opportunities. - Product samples (office and school supplies).

      Cons

      - The industry is declining and changing and the company does not have the correct resources and mindset to keep up. - There are departments with horrible managers who are highly unprofessional. Their bad habits are contagious and accepted, so watch out! With that being said, it's not common but there are some good managers. - No focus on employee growth, learning, and professional development. - Lean to the point that it hurts employees work-life balance and it hurts the company's output. - Culture includes a lot of gossiping, throwing people under the bus, negativity. You see it everyday! This is not normal, please fix this. Don't recommend leaving any job to join ACCO Canada. There's a lot of companies out there that will treat their employees better and with a better foundation (resources, leadership, strategy). The views and opinions expressed are based on my experience and not meant to be taken as facts. Do you due diligence and reach out to former/current employees for more opinions.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good entry company to work for but hard to move up within the company

      Aug 3, 2021 - Marketing Manager in Dayton, OH
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits Work life balance Provide opportunities for volunteering Office setup is great Product categories to work with can be fun Can work remotely if needed (after covid) They have a great internship program

      Cons

      Lack of upward mobility due to the seniority of upper management (unless they leave the company) They can be stingy with wages and what job they hire may determine your pay level and you are stuck there Product/Brands are struggling to keep market share with retailers

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Very solid place to work

      Jul 2, 2021 - Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Competitive salaries, great benefits, flexible work life balance

      Cons

      Location, somewhat lax competitive team motivation , frequent re-orgs

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Comfortable, good work-life balance

      Jan 13, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Most people are easy to work with and the work-life balance is good so far. Many people there have been there for many years, which is indicative of a comfortable/good working culture.

      Cons

      Environment not the most ideal if you're younger. I like working here, but for now I don't see myself staying past 1 -2 years.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      More Pros than Cons

      Aug 11, 2020 - Web Marketing Project Manager in Lake Zurich, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible work schedule and importance given to work/life balance. Decent salary.

      Cons

      Lack of diversity and frequent re-organization of the company that leads to regular layoffs

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Place to Work

      Jul 1, 2019 - Associate Product Manager in Dayton, OH
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Quality management style. Family friendly and great work-life balance. Employees first mentality. Great intern program.

      Cons

      Office is a little dated depending on which site.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Intern, more than 1 year

      Good Company

      Mar 11, 2019 - Marketing Intern in Lake Zurich, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Incredible people who value and respect each other - Great work/life balance with understanding management - As an intern, you're never given 'intern work'; you have the chance to make a meaningful contribution to your team - Mentors who help guide you throughout your internship, as well as your future career goals - Relaxed corporate environment, giving you the best of both worlds - Innovative solutions that help the company maintain market share and success

      Cons

      - Somewhat limited opportunities for growth - Ineffective communication at times, especially regarding opportunities for employment after an internship ends - Involved in many declining industries - Can be somewhat old school in their processes

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Management pull strings to take you down

      Feb 14, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      New skills Leading company in the industry - Looks good on CV

      Cons

      No work life balance Decision making takes time No clear guidance False hopes from management High expectations whilst at a junior position

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Good company to work for.

      Mar 13, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great coworkers,benefits and work life balance. Pay is good with yearly raises and a bonus program. There are opportunities to advance and can be promoted.

      Cons

      Too many layoffs at least one every year the past four years. Then the average employees are let go instead of upper management.

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    10. 2.0
      Current Intern

      ACCO Brands

      Feb 25, 2018 - Anonymous Intern 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible Work Schedule Good Work-Life Balance Good Managers Will Work to Help You Grow Nice Facilities Decent Pay

      Cons

      Poor Company Culture Coworkers Can Be Demotivating Low Potential for Upward Career Mobility Little Investment in Company Technology Appreciation for Innovation Varies Throughout Departments Hit-or-Miss Management

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