Energizer Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback

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Energizer Holdings, Inc. is an American manufacturer and one of the world's largest manufacturers of batteries, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. It produces batteries under the Energizer, Ray-O-Vac, Varta, and Eveready brand names, and formerly owned a number of personal care businesses until it separated that side of the business into a new company called Edgewell Personal Care in 2015.

A former Brand Manager from St. Louis, MO states: ¨Sad what Energizer Holdings has become of what was a great company¨in a review posted by INDEED, he/she also added: "The past several years have been one round of layoffs after another. With declining category sales, the only way to make profit is to keep cutting their workforce and replacing people with lower salary alternatives. They no longer invest in innovation nor colleagues. Don't plan to "keep going" here for long. People who end up being successful are only those who can play the political game."


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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Energizer as a whole has no clear direction on how to get tasks done. They are constantly putting processes into place that make no sense."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Terrible culture that still gives me nightmares. Managers not willing to coach direct reports. No camaraderie or trust even within small teams. Lots of finger-pointing. There is no amount of money I would take to ever work there again."

Current Employee - Skilled Laborer says

"SEVERE lack of management, vacation time, bad insurance, favoritism, etc..."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Incoming management is the "boys club" mentality. They have core values they preach but don't enforce. "Make us money and we don't care how you treat others.""

Current Employee - Systems Analyst says

"Lean teams, Unrealistic expectations, not competitive pay"

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"This place is a bureaucratic mess. Nepotism and favoritism is huge. An environment of stagnation in management and thought process. Very cliqu'ish like a high school and no real cross-functional collaboration. Tons of long meetings that accomplish little to nothing. Nearly all people in upper management positions have decades of experience here and are not open to change, progress, innovation, or new perspectives. No room to grow or advance in career because the veteran employees in upper management are not moving and no new positions are being created. Employee moral generally very low. A very slow, monotonous grind."

Former Employee - Buyer says

"The culture is non existent. Teams do not work together collaboratively. Women or spoken over and opinions not taken. Raises are a joke."


"Chaos all the time. Constant fire fighting and lack of organization. Workload is out of control but management doesn’t care if you’re working way too many hours and refuses to hire more people. Work/ life balance is non existent."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Cutthroat environment where abuse of processes rampant."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Management does not understand its technology and makes all decisions. If not a "yes" man/woman will be seen as poor performer."

Technician (Former Employee) says

"Insurance is awful, pay is great at first then you realize you'll never get another raise because with your last one they attached a letter stating you won't. Management has absolutely no clue what they're doing. Quality went out the window. It's not a great place to be. You get over worked, and it's always on short notice. There's been times that they can't make the call on working because management keeps going back and forth... seriously, every 10-20 minutes changing their minds. People were furious. When you say something about it, nothing gets done. Ever. Even by corperate. NoneManagement and no training offered"

Team Leader (Former Employee) says

"Look somewhere else to be honest. This job WILL stress you out to the maximum. You have to have a strong head to be able to work here. I’m saying this because I’ve worked there. It’s horrible! Too much favoritism towards other employees, and management is horrible. They expect so much out of you, but not of others."

Machine Operator (Current Employee) says

"I love my job as a Machine operator and every day I look for to going to work. It is a very stressful job and the supervisors I work for are very hard to work with. I am a very strong person and operator with high productive outcome but I feel the way they do things can be unfair to many including myself. It is a very unorganized company. But I love to operate."

Machine Operator/Shipping supervisor (Former Employee) says

"No benefits, they have their favorites there and if your not one of them you will know it a.s.a.p, breaks are not long enough, lots of drama with the leads and managers!"

Parts Operator (Former Employee) says

"Hostile work environment elements present, complaints to management were never resolved. ..............................................."

Production Technician (Current Employee) says

"Used to be a great place to work--- Employees benefits are being cut more and more, work is being shipped overseas and layoffs have begun. Temps are replacing full time employees for lower pay. Terrible morale among workers, depressing atmosphere--all about getting the numbers for no compensation. No future here!"

Sr. Quality Specialist (Former Employee) says

"Energizer is a great company to work for and it I had not bee laid off I would still be theregreat moneywork force keeps shrinking"

Technologist Assistant (Former Employee) says

"While most employees at this company are "very good people," unfortunately some in management and HR are extremely unethical, and will lie to you! This has created a toxic culture thus violating their company rules! There's no excuse for lying to people. Period! I've never worked with unethical people in my other workplaces like this company."

Laborer/Operator (Former Employee) says

"a typical day at work is getting up 4.oo every morning shower,fix my lunch. crank up my car.clocking in see where i am on the schedule.put my lunch bag up and get where am suppose to be.to get along with others, poor management, getting up 4.00.coming home4.oo every day.free lunchshort breaks and no health care."

Pilot Line Technician (Current Employee) says

"since I been here the management is horrible. they only care about them self and there own advancement. When you try to talk with them about it they blow you off."

Sr Scientist (Current Employee) says

"Horrific, toxic work culture and environment. Micromanagement from above and fearfulness in making decisions due to retribution. No autonomy given for decisions -- everything must be reviewed and approved by upper management."

Line Operator/Packer (Former Employee) says

"No room for growth. Everyone wants to be the boss. Management is horrible. Training as an operator is a joke. The old operators arent willing to show you much. Guess they're afraid you Dixon,Il"

Continuous Improvement Specialist (Former Employee) says

"Energizer bought us from spectrum brands and it went downhill from there. Started paying a whole lot more for less benefits. Point system was horrible if you were legitimately sick or just missed. Management there never made sense and was firing people were very minor offenses. If you gave a 2 week notice they walked you out the next day. I quit just in time don't work there!"

Scientist (Former Employee) says

"The most toxic work culture I have experienced in a very long and productive career. Micromanaged work force and a very distrustful upper management. No autonomy given to the workforce. Very demotivating and terrible place to work."

Machine Operator/Assembler (Former Employee) says

"good job to make some quick money not a career choice very hot sweat all day not air what so ever very dirty place was never clean bathrooms barely usable poor management a lot attitude and disrespectful machines broke down majority of the time and way behind on ordersfast moneytoo hot and poor work ethic"

Creditors Clerk /Accounts Payable (Former Employee) says

"my experience was pleasent but my Position was outsorced i learned a lot in the accounts department as i did not have a accounting baground. my co workers were very nice i miss them a lot. hardest part of the job was long hours most enjoyable part of the job was when month end was done on record time .free goodieslong hours"

Mécanicien d'entretien (Current Employee) says

"energizer a acheter johnson et johnson pour fermer montrealsalaireambiance"

Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) says

"This is the worst company I have ever worked for managers have no direction people walk around with ther pants hanging off ther butts smoking marijuana in the bathroomsnonerhey dont care"

Maintenance Mechanic III (Former Employee) says

"Wanted maintenance to do production work. Want you to have PLC experience but won’t allow you to have access. Work 6-7 days a week. Pay was good but not worth it."

Senior Manager, Global Supply Chain (Current Employee) says

"Lot's of opportunity but poor leadership and commitment from senior mgmt. As such there is little progress on needed operational improvement initiatives"

N Hazell says

"My online order of Energizer candle LED light bulbs was 25% faulty. It took them weeks to even respond to my email, then they told me that these are imports from a Chinese company and gave me a link. Several weeks have passed and I have sent two reminders but still no response. I will not buy another Energizer product as they don't seem to care about the quality of their branded products, or deal with issues in a responsible manner."

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