Pros: working from home, company car allowance, phone allowance
Cons: additional sales responsibility with no additional compensation.
ACCO Brands purchased MeadWestvaco Consumer & Office Products in May 2012. After the merger - MWV - was downsized every quarter/semester by eliminating positions and adding on more responsibilities to the people that still had jobs and they offered no additional compensation for the extra work load. We did not have a National Sales Meeting in 2013 due – more... to expenses.
The Mead Marketing Team did an excellent job on creating new products and advertising the brand. I still worked will all facets of the business model to drive sales at my accounts. I was given additional account responsibility in January 2014 - an additional $4 Million in calendar business. – less
Checker / Counter of Consumer Products (Former Employee), Booneville, MS – April 22, 2014
Cons: warehouse heat
COUNTING/CHECKING INVENTORY ALL DAY LONG UNLOADING TRAILERS TO BE CHECKED AND COUNTED. LOVED, LOVED, LOVED, MANAGEMENT WHEN I WAS WORKING THERE. HARDEST PART OF THE JOB WAS TO WORK IN A WAREHOUSE THAT WAS POORLY AIR CONDITIONED DURING THE SUMMER. MOST ENJOYABLE PART OF THE JOB WAS THE TWO SUPERVISORS THAT I HAD WERE DOWN TO EARTH AND UNDERSTOOD COMPLICATIONS – more... THAT HAPPEN THROUGHOUT LIFE AND WERE SOMETIMES OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS. – less
Machine Operator (Former Employee), Booneville, MS – March 25, 2014
Pros: good hours, quick promotion, good people.
Cons: temporary, distance
My day started with a meeting with the supervisor. Then I run my machine with 2 packers. 12 hour shifts. 2 short breaks and 1 lunch break. I learned how to operate a machine, and do daily paperwork for my crew. I enjoyed the management, very friendly. My co-workers where good hardworking people. The hardest part of the job was having responsibility – more... over my co-workers, tho I enjoy having responsibility. Being the leader. – less
Nice place to work. The employees that work there are a great bunch of people.
PRODUCT PROJECT LEADER (Current Employee), Sidney, NY – March 10, 2014
Typical work day can be stressful at times. Managing multiple projects can get crazy sometimes, but the knowledge and dedication of the other employees make it worth while. There are daily meetings and project reviews, daily changes to timelines, and there always issues to take care of, but that is part of the job. The location is pretty easy to find, – more... right off the main interstate. – less
I handle multiple tasks every day. I manage orders, ensure product is available, run reports, collaborate with many internal customers, handle deductions and ensure customer metrics are met or exceeded. Extensive knowledge of internal systems and customer systems. Customer Service Training Lead. Provide superior customer service.
I love the challenges – more... that come along with my job. I enjoy improving processes and finding more efficient ways of doing things. I take ownership of each aspect of my job and am very passionate about what I do.
I work with wonderful people; team members, forecasters, people at our plants, supply chain, purchasing and our deductions dept. – less
truck loader (Former Employee), Booneville, MS – November 14, 2013
Pros: good employees
Cons: short breaks, long hours, and poor management.
While working at Acco was very rewarding at first. My co-workers were extremely helpful and nice. The management just do not care for their employees. They expect you to work very long hours and when it comes close to a holiday the management will work you even harder and you may or may not get all your holiday days off. There is a lot of favoritism – more... within the supervisor department. – less
Customer Service/Strategic (Former Employee), East Texas, PA – July 12, 2013
This job was the best job that I had in my whole life. I am so upset that they had to close down and move down south. I learned a lot in this job and I had great responsibility. This job taught me about national accounts and strategic accounts.
Machine Operator (FULL-TIME) (Former Employee), East Texas, PA – June 26, 2013
Start the day with looking at the board to see what equipment you are suppose to run or be on. Learned several pieces of equipment while working with qualified employees. The hardest part of the job is troubleshooting machinery that was set up by another co-worker. Management is always there for support. The most enjoyable part is having a job to go – more... to everyday. – less
National Account / Sales Manager-Staples Advantage (Current Employee), Lake Zurich, IL – June 25, 2013
I have been with my current employer ACCO brands for 13 years and prior to that I was with Xerox for a year and a half. Over the years at ACCO I have held many different positions in the shared sales organization from Account Executive to Regional Account Team Lead and most recently for the past 5 years have been the Commercial National Sales / Account – more... Manager for all of ACCO Brands. As the National Sales / Account Manager my main points of contact were the Staples HQ in Framingham MA, and their most recent acquisition of Corporate Express in Broomfield CO. I have spent many years calling on high-level customers and end-users throughout the different positions for ACCO and have a deep understanding of what drives these customers / businesses. During this time managing the account I has developed multiple sales tools and programs to motivate sales teams and to drive revenue for both his employer and his customers. Calling on the Staples account was a very interesting and challenging position since I was managing the largest customer in the company’s scope. This National Sales Account had a yearly sales target of $85 million dollars. In a very challenging office products industry, my account increased year over year sales revenue in 2009, 2010 and 2011, and since the accounts were not growing I needed to use strategies to expand our exposure into non-traditional support categories to ensure I would achieve my targets for year-end. – less
Nursing Assistant from September of 1990 to 1991 (Former Employee), Booneville, MS – May 30, 2013
Pros: good food in lunchroom, good benefits
I enjoyed my coworkers, we were family oriented. My job was never boring, and always had plenty to do. We were kept updated on any new products, we had supervisors who cared about us. The benefits were wonderful. A very good place to work