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We’re Hiring in Virginia!

June 16, 2017

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Spectrum Brands Volunteer Day 2017

June 15, 2017

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On June 1, we took to our local communities at all four of our US headquarters (Dayton, OH; Lake Forest, CA; Middleton, WI; and St. Louis, MO) for a company day of service focused on water stewardship.

A big THANK YOU to the hundreds of Spectrum Brands employees who hit the trail (bike trails and walkways, that is) to support our partnership with Clean Lakes Alliance and maintain our parks, waterways, and open nature spaces around the country.

To strengthen the impact and educational value of the day, we partnered with the National Environmental Education Foundation. According to WeSpire, employees tend to take home what they learn at work. In a study, 89% of respondents stated they would try a sustainability tactic at home that was introduced at work.

More thanks go out to Gateway Greening, Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks, Clean Lakes Alliance, and the National Environmental Education Foundation for making this day possible!

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Spectrum Brands is Committed to Fitness!

June 13, 2017

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In June, we held a fitness event for #GlobalRunningDay at our Middleton headquarters. Twenty-five employees embarked on a mid-day two-mile run along the Pheasant Branch trails right outside our front door. Those who participated got points toward our internal wellness program and a t-shirt for participating.

But fitness isn’t a one-day commitment for us. We offer amazing wellness benefits to our employees year round.

All Locations

  • Vitality wellness program that allows employees to track fitness goals, activity, and biometrics then earn points redeemable for gift cards and fitness equipment

 Middleton, WI

  • On-site gym open 24/7 to employees including showers, towels, and Remington hair appliances
  • MondayFriday fitness classes including yoga, boot camp, pilates, kickboxing, Zumba, and more
  • Immediate access to bike and running trails
  • Masseuse on-site every other Friday

St. Louis, MO

  • On-site gym with locker rooms, showers, and towels
  • FREE fitness classes
  • Lunchtime walking club
  • Subsidized personal training

Lake Forest, CA

  • On-site yoga and boot camp classes
  • Weekly walk/run club
  • Annual softball league
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It’s Bike to Work Week!

May 15, 2017

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Last week, Spectrum Brands engineer Jacob Musha helped co-workers tune up their bikes and prepare for this week’s Bike to Work Week.

Spectrum Brands’ world headquarters in Middleton is located right on the beautiful Pheasant Branch bike trail so special events are planned for every day this week – including casual group rides, a 2.5 mile mountain bike ride, and a 20 mile road ride ending at a Spectrum-sponsored Capital Brewery gathering!

We’re lucky that our neighbor Madison has been named one of the most bike friendly cities in the U.S. and we are one of only five cities to reach platinum-level status as a Bicycle Friendly Community. Biking to work is a common sight in this neck of the woods but we’re happy to bring attention to it during this special week!

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A Big Year for Spectrum Brands and the Clean Lakes Alliance

May 10, 2017

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As a company, we love giving back–and we’re so thankful for our amazing employees/volunteers who do good year round for their communities! In particular, we’ve always been pretty vocal about our dedication to the Clean Lakes Alliance here in Madison, Wisconsin. But you may not be familiar with how this organization came to be. Forbes learned about this unique partnership and took note.

In a feature titled A New Corporate Friendly Model of Environmental Activism, Forbes outlines how and why we as a company decided to fund a local environmental non-profit. Madison is located on an isthmus, a strip of land between two gorgeous lakes, but these lakes were often polluted. The phosphorous pollution caused blue-green algal growth that often shut down local beaches and kills fish.

“Back in 2010, Spectrum Brands and another big, local company, Lands’ End, came together and said ‘enough.’ They provided the financial backing to get the Clean Lakes Alliance on its feet, and now it’s one of the largest non-profits in the City, bringing in nearly $2 million a year from hundreds of donors to help fix the problem in a cooperative and thoughtful way.”

We’re thrilled that the latest State of the Lakes annual report found the clearest water in years. We’re so proud of the partnership we have with this great organization and the impact it’s hard on our community. If you’re interested in seeing how you can get involved in the Clean Lakes Alliance, click here for more information.

 

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Spectrum Brands at the Engineer 3D! Conference

May 3, 2017

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Dave Everett, our DVP of Global Engineering, had the opportunity to be a featured presenter at the largest engineering technology conference in the Midwest, Engineer 3D! in Milwaukee last month. We put together this great video to introduce our brand to the attendees. During his presentation, Everett said, “Engineers are the front line of innovation.” Watch the full speech below.

 

 

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Central Fulfillment Center in Edgerton, KS!

May 1, 2017

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Here’s a peek inside our new Central Fulfillment Center in Edgerton, Kansas! It’s filling up with product but still has a lot of space for growth. We are hiring Equipment Operators and Warehouse Workers for start dates every Monday through June.

Apply now: http://spectrumbrands.com/Careers/

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More Recruiting in Kansas in April!

April 7, 2017

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Spectrum Brands is conducting interviews at a mass recruiting event April 19th and 20th for all roles in our new Central Fulfillment Center in Edgerton, Kansas. Interviews will be conducted from 9 am to 5 pm both days, at the Logistic Park Learning & Career Center (LPKC) at 30750 W 193rd St, Edgerton, KS 66021.

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 24, May 8, and May 15. Apply online at spectrumbrands.com/careers to be scheduled for an interview.

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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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