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Updated Jul 20, 2014

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2.3 10 reviews

71% Approve of the CEO

Helen of Troy Chairman, President, and CEO Gerald J. Rubin

Gerald J. Rubin

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20% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Decent place, but I felt like I was in high school again.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) El Paso, TX (US)

    ProsVery nice facility. Great cafeteria.

    ConsOffice gossip and politics made me feel like I was in high school again. There was a lot of back-biting, gossip, and just overall kid stuff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote more from within, and provide more training to the office staff. While I was there, I felt stifled and I didn't feel like I could grow within the company. Also, pay more competitive salaries. The job I took right after working here paid twice as much, so I felt like I was severely underpaid while here.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Don't apply with big expectations, be ready for a not good treatment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) El Paso, TX (US)

    ProsNice building, and money to pay the bills if no other choice

    ConsAll you can think about minus the pros

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo upper management, please watch mid managers to take a better care of the human workforce.
    Treatment is not good (except for a few cases i witnessed)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Enjoy work life balance most of the time

    Sales (Current Employee)

    ProsNew management will make it better in many ways. The old leadership did care greatly about the people.

    ConsWorking with another companies brand through licence is not easy at all.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    No Room For Family

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBe glad You got a job

    Conseasy to lose your job

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees and they will listen to you

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    If no choice, good place to pay the bills.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) El Paso, TX (US)

    ProsGood co-workers, very nice building.

    ConsOutrageously disproportionate upper management's salaries (publicly disclosed as per SEC).
    IT department (although there are a few good elements) is sadly retrogressive, dragging the company back to the 70's and overloading employees due to inefficiencies that could be easily avoided with willingness. Some influential mid-manager seem to have a very serious case of Inferiority Complex and great skills to tease good employees. Sad.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo worthy.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company in El Paso

    Director of Enterprise Applications (Current Employee) El Paso, TX (US)

    ProsFast Growing, Opportunities within the company. Great Treatment of employees.

    ConsEl Paso not conducive to career growth

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Could be so much more, a company you want to get behind but can't"

    Engineering (Former Employee) El Paso, TX (US)

    ProsPeople: caring people, hard workers, taking care of each other. Company used to celebrate so much more with the employees at holidays, but that has fallen off.

    ConsNeed logistics leadership. Can't hire someone who says they know what they are doing, need a strategic thinker with innovation as a key part of their mindset. No strategy, just get it shipped no matter what! Learn how to manage inventory

    Advice to Senior ManagementBring in a VP that is innovative to take on logistics. The problem is not the product, it's getting that product to the customer. Also, get back to your classic holiday parties, that's one of your biggest perks!!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting...

    Market Research (Current Employee) El Paso, TX (US)

    ProsWork for the nations most recognized brands.

    ConsSalaries are below market value.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe nicer in a basic caring way.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    its not as great as it looks from the outside

    Associate Brand Manager (Former Employee) El Paso, TX (US)

    Prosgreat benefits
    big name brands
    employee discount
    international offices

    Consno culture
    no value of their employees
    micromanagement
    old outdated software, systems, and offices.
    not ergonomic environment

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to start out of college

    Accounting (Current Employee) El Paso, TX (US)

    ProsGreat friendships are made and to work with.

    ConsHuman Resources needs to stay corporate not small business mentality.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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