Kwikset Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback

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Kwikset is an American lock and lockset manufacturer owned by Spectrum Brands Hardware and Home Improvement Group (HHI), a Division of Spectrum Brands. Originally Gateway Manufacturing Company, Kwikset founded in California in 1946 by Adolf Schoepe, and Karl Rhinehart.The current name for the company was derived from the company's first locks, which pioneered the then revolutionary tubular lock de


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Current Employee - Engineer says

"Culture has deteriorated since the Stanley acquisition; it got even worse under Spectrum Brands. Politics, politics, politics. Management walks a fine line between truth and lies. Engineers get absolutely no respect and no support. Engineering management cares only for their hide. Everything is marketing/schedule driven, quality goes out of the window."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Deep lack of respect from engineering upper management in higher leadership roles."

Former Employee - Product Management says

"I worked here for 8 years in the early 2000's. Politics. When you get to the manager/director level, achievements don't actually mean anything. You can't get promoted unless you take all the credit for yourself, pound your chest, and am part of the good ole' boy network. I saw several people get promoted to VP level that have almost no track record of actual achievement but they were really great at rubbing elbows with the boss."

Original start-up team member (Former Employee) says

"Maintenance was the highest paid workers but that was low around 14.00 hour. The plant has closed probably due to poor management. The plant made more scrap than good product."

Field Sales Engineer (Former Employee) says

"Contacting customers for field support and traveling to locations for industry shows and demos. Supporting the Account Managers in the field and training classes.Working from homeInterfacing with management"

Quality Control Inspector (Former Employee) says

"This was a decent company to work for, however they moved out of country.On site kitchenOut of business"

Framer (Former Employee) says

"A typical day is working with three breaks inbetween. They make door handles and door frames. Overall I had a good work experience there. If you are a hardworker you can make a decent living there."

Electronics Project Leader (Current Employee) says

"People respect you space and are not intrusive. Managers are hands-ff and let you work at your own pace. There is rarely any politics except for certain department tension."

Executive Assistant (Former Employee) says

"Working as the GM's assistant, I worked closely with all departments. This gave me an opportunity to learn a lot about all aspects of manufacturing. Good experience overall.The people"