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Spectrum Brands is Hiring in Kansas!

March 22, 2017

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Spectrum Brands is conducting interviews March 28-29 for all roles in our new Central Fulfillment Center in Edgerton, Kansas. The CFC will occupy 927,000 square feet and employ 315 associates when fully staffed – and we are hiring NOW!

Why Work with Spectrum Brands?

  • Full benefits from Day 1
  • 4, 10 hour shifts
  • Wage increase after 90 days
  • Shift differentials for 2nd and 3rd shifts
  • $100 voucher for steel toed boots
  • Quarterly attendance incentive
  • Employee Referral Program

Immediate Opportunities for:

  • Equipment Operators
  • Warehouse Workers
  • Cycle Counters
  • DC Leads and Supervisors
  • Variety of other roles!

Upcoming new hire start dates are April 10, April 24, May 8, and May 15. Apply online at spectrumbrands.com/careers to be scheduled for an interview. Interviews will be conducted from 9 am to 6 pm both days, at the Johnson County Workforce Partnership, 9221 Quivira Road, Overland Park, KS 66215.

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What the Interview Process at Spectrum Brands is Like

March 16, 2017

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Congrats! You found a great position online, sent in a resume, and landed an interview with us. We can’t wait to meet you in person. Before the big day, familiarize yourself with your process. We don’t bite! Here’s what you can expect during the Spectrum Brands interview process.

Prepping for the interview…
We use situational and behavioral-based interviews to get to know you – the real you. What makes you tick? What have you accomplished so far? We’ll ask questions about previous accomplishments or how you’ve handled situations in the past.

During the interview…
We are looking to see how you relate to, compare with and connect with our values and behaviors to achieve service excellence, meet and exceed organizational objectives and support fiscal responsibility.

Before you leave…
This is also your opportunity to find out about us. We believe two-way communication starts from day one, so ask away.

If we feel like we’re a match…
Now that we both know there’s a great fit, we present you with a conditional employment offer and you accept. Congratulations!

Moving forward…
You will work and grow alongside highly talented people, face new and exciting challenges and you will touch and improve the lives of the world’s consumers every day. You’ve proven you have a lot to offer and we look forward to welcoming you to Spectrum Brands.

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What it Takes to Work at Spectrum Brands

March 1, 2017

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PrintWe succeed together with a unified vision for our future and a shared belief in how we’ll get there. When you apply for a job at Spectrum Brands, keep the following core values in mind. We look for these qualities in all of our employees. If your resume and interview can mirror these traits, you’ll be off to a great start.

Ownership

  • Always pursues the best interests of Spectrum Brands
  • Plans for long-term success despite short-term pressure
  • Ensures alignment with shareholder interests

Team Player

  • Collaborates with peers to succeed together as Spectrum Brands
  • Communicates effectively via candid but respectful discussions
  • Seeks out best practices to strive for continuous improvement

Agility

  • Adjusts easily and rapidly to changing market conditions
  • Succeeds in ambiguous situations through flexibility and creativity
  • Embraces and utilizes modern technology, processes and methods

View our open positions now at http://spectrumbrands.com/Careers/job-search/.

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Spotlight on: Tetra

February 21, 2017

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Spectrum Brands is a global and diversified consumer products company who owns many top brands like Tetra. Driven by innovation for 60 years, Tetra® brand is the most recognizable and trusted name for fishkeeping, hobbyists and enthusiasts. Tetra® equipment, environments, water care and nutrition, such as TetraMin®, EasyBalance®, AquaSafe®, SafeStart™ and the revolutionary Whisper® filtration, are the most widely used in the industry.

 

Whether you’re an experienced hobbyist or just starting out, Tetra brand has everything you need – from a large variety of quality fish food, water care and innovative equipment to test kits and décor. Tetra brand is the global leader in the aquatics industry with a standard and tradition that is based on our heritage and experience in aquatics.

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For over 60 years, fishkeeping enthusiasts have looked to the Tetra® name for products and solutions that add ease and beauty to their home. Adding a new visual dimension to fishkeeping, Tetra® Brand is rolling out new products for Tetra® GloFish® Aquariums. New GloFish® Cycle Lights make GloFish® color-changing décor transform under four different light modes!

 

“We’ve seen a terrific response to the existing GloFish® décor line. The new collection includes our popular fluorescent features coupled with a new dimension of color-changing elements. Consumers can create a new visual effect just by changing the light mode, presenting a multitude of captivating designs to personalize their aquariums,” said Division Vice President John Fox, Aquatic Marketing, Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Pet, Home & Garden Division.

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Visit us at: http://www.tetra-fish.com/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tetrafish

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TetraProducts

My Aquarium app: http://www.tetra-fish.com/myaquarium.aspx

GloFish® is a Trademark of Yorktown Technologies, L.P., and is used under license. For more information, visit http://shout.lt/bNkk0.

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Behind the Scenes: Our U.S. Offices

January 26, 2017

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Middleton, WI – World Headquarters

3001 Deming Way
Middleton, WI 53562

The new World Headquarters building opened in 2013 with space for 60 product development and testing labs, a cafeteria and fitness center. Spectrum Brands’ Shared Services teams are based here, along with the Global Battery & Appliance leadership and product development teams. Employees here wear jeans, enjoy free popcorn and Alterra coffee every day, participate in frequent social/community volunteerism activities, and have direct access to bike trails and bus stops.

Click for more information on Middleton.
Click for more information on the Madison area.

Lake Forest, CA – Hardware & Home Improvement

19701 DaVinci
Lake Forest, CA 92610

Located in Orange County and approximately 23 miles from the Disneyland Theme Park and Resort, our Lake Forest location serves as the central hub of operations for the HHI division. The facility includes a café, an R & D model shop and and space for approximately 500 employees. Our employees participate in frequent social/community volunteerism activities.

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St. Louis, MO – PHG Corporate

1 Rider Trail Plaza Drive
Earth City, MO 63045

The Pet, Home & Garden corporate office is home to a café, a fitness center, and the Home & Garden R&D Lab and Insectary. Departments based at this location include Sales, Marketing, Operations, Finance, Regulatory, R&D and Human Resources. Employees are offered robust wellness opportunities and participate in frequent social/community volunteerism activities.

Click for more information on the St. Louis area.

Danbury, CT – GAC

44 Old Ridgebury Rd.
Danbury, CT 06810

Located in historic Fairfield County, Danbury is a short drive from both New York City and picturesque points in New England. The Danbury office serves at the central hub for the Global Auto Care business. Employees at this location enjoy both a casual office atmosphere and an onsite cafe that serves both breakfast and lunch.

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Miami Lakes, FL – Latin America Headquarters

15450 New Barn Road
Miami Lakes, FL 33014

Spectrum’s Latin American headquarters is in the quaint downtown area of Miami Lakes.This facility supports approximately 14 countries including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Central American and Caribbean countries. The team enjoys a business casual (jeans) work environment, a Friday morning “Breakfast Club” over coffee and empanadas, and gather together to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries each month.

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Spectrum Brands 2016 Year in Review!

December 30, 2016

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spectrum-year-in-review2016 was a banner year for Spectrum Brands. Here are just ten highlights from the past 12 months:

  1. Our Dayton, Ohio facility opens in January! Read more about it on our blog here and in the Dayton Business Journal. We’ve been hiring like crazy and can’t wait to get a running start on 2017.
  2. Madison’s favorite newspaper The Isthmus went behind the scenes at our Remington Shave Lab at our world headquarters in Middleton, Wisconsin. Check out the feature here.
  3. We held an amazing Community Volunteer Day in both Middleton and St. Louis, Missouri. We helped the Clean Lakes Alliance pull up invasive weeds and assisted Gateway Greening with their community gardens. Check out all the photos here.
  4. Our Pet Home and Garden Lowe’s Team was recognized as 2016 Lawn and Garden Innovation Partner of the Year.
  5. Spectrum Brands took on the Zika virus with Cutter Insect Repellent and Repel. We donated 55,000 units to areas and people most in need, including pregnant women in the USVI.
  6. Our George Foreman brand was a big hit on QVC. We debuted the The George Foreman® Five Serving Grill & Broil™ with Five Nonstick Plates as a Today’s Special Value.
  7. Cutter Insect Repellent was named the official sponsor of the men’s and women’s U.S. Soccer teams. Read more about the partnership in this news release.
  8. Rayovac celebrated 110 years! The brand is still going strong after all this time with partnerships with major players like Walt Disney World.
  9. Most importantly, we celebrated another banner year at Spectrum Brands! Our stock price has doubled in the past three years and this is the 7th consecutive year of financial growth.
  10. With all this growth, it’s no wonder that we are expanding. The expansion of our world headquarters should be done next year!

What a year! We can’t wait to see what 2017 brings us.

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Spotlight on: George Foreman

November 29, 2016

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Spectrum Brands is a global and diversified consumer products company who owns many top brands like George Foreman Cooking. As the groundbreakers of the indoor grilling category—and with over ten years as industry leaders—George Foreman Cooking understands better than anyone the innovative technology you want in order to cook the healthy, delicious food you and your family love.

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The George Foreman® brand is dedicated to providing practical solutions to Knock Out the Fat™ from your favorite foods. From a legendary athlete’s fight for better health, the George Foreman® brand was born as the answer to making everyday foods healthier, leaner and better-tasting – in less time than it takes to prepare and cook them using conventional methods. 15195818_10154169083781482_200222832320996204_o
Our commitment is to developing innovative cooking products that help consumers create great-tasting food that pleases the palate but with less fat. Products include countertop grills, indoor/outdoor grills, contact roasters, fryers and portable gas grills that knock out the fat. Our George Foreman® grills strive to make great-tasting foods leaner, faster and more convenient. 

Visit us at: www.georgeforemancooking.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GeorgeForemanCo

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GeorgeForemanHealthyCooking/

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We’re SO Thankful!

November 22, 2016

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Spectrum Brands embraces its role in local communities. In donating our time and resources, we’ve made a real impact in people’s lives and the world around us. We give back to local and national causes that are chosen by employees and aligned with our industry and products – so with a product portfolio almost as diverse as our employee population, that’s quite a list! Just a few recipients include:

We’re SO thankful for all of our amazing employees who made this year not only another year of growth but who also made 2016 another year of giving back to our local communities. Thank you for all that you do! View some of the great photos from these events over at our Flickr page.

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Our Dayton, Ohio Facility Opens in 2017!

October 6, 2016

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The walls are going up at our new Dayton, Ohio facility. This centralized research and development, manufacturing, and distribution center will open in 2017 and will be about 570,000 square feet in size. To prepare for the grand opening next year, our human resources team is already getting busy.

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We’re searching for product development scientists, human resources managers, manufacturing engineers and more in the Dayton area. If you think you’d be a great fit for our team, view and apply for our latest positions over at http://spectrumbrands.com/careers/. We’d love to hear from you!

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Isthmus Goes Behind-the-Scenes at our Remington Shaving Lab in Middleton, WI

July 19, 2016

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Dylan Brogan of the Isthmus stopped by our world headquarters in Middleton, Wisconsin to get a sneak peek of our shaving lab, where we test all of our Remington products. Read the feature below:

Remington hair clippers and electric shavers are sold all over the world. They shape mutton chops in Maine, goatees in Guatemala and soul patches in Saskatchewan. Mustaches both sincere and ironic have been sculpted with a trimmer designed by Remington engineers.

But before any of the brand’s products hit the shelves, they are tested on local faces and heads in the Good Neighbor City: Middleton.

The “shaving lab” is located within the corporate headquarters of Spectrum Brands on Deming Way. Remington, which is owned by Spectrum, has been making electric shavers since 1937. The small room is reminiscent of a mall salon, except it’s next to office cubicles and laboratories.

Mirrors line one wall in front of a barber chair. Unseen cameras behind each mirror record the action, which is displayed on a flatscreen TV on the adjacent wall.

David Toy, a Remington product developer, says analyzing trimmers in a salon environment is a crucial step in developing products. “It lets us know how [a product] is being used, and it uncovers potential problems you wouldn’t discover any other way,” says Toy.

The test subjects are usually employees from other departments. Today, Adrian Flores, a graphic designer at Spectrum, is sitting in the barber’s chair, wearing a black smock. “I’m the guinea pig,” says Flores.

Read the rest of the article at the Isthmus.

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