Church & Dwight

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Church & Dwight Reviews

Updated Feb 17, 2014
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2.9 37 reviews

85% Approve of the CEO

Church & Dwight Chairman & CEO James R. Craigie

James R. Craigie

(20 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great company but hard to move up

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFriendly work environment, nice perks like 3 weeks vacation, personal and sick paid time off, company picnic every year.

    ConsPolitics like any other company, seem to prefer Penn State graduates for new hires and promotions. Hard to move up unless you are one if the favored ones. Runs a lean staff and with budget cuts comes less room for advancement. Don't have flex hours or work from home opportunities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize people for their hard work- stop giving made up excuses why people aren't getting promotions when others that do not deserve it are. Add additional staff where needed so employees are not overloaded with work.

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    A roller coaster ride

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Vancouver, WA

    ProsCorporate support from Ewing is good. Professionals in the company are treated well. Support by managers varies a lot depending on who it is.

    Consstress through an acquisition is tough. The employee morale at the Vancouver site has dropped to an all time low. I think the communication from HR is lacking greatly. Plus lots of ethics issues that are not addressed in Vancouver by the on-site HR.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGaining respect and trust by employees is important at this site. Weed out the bad and bring in some fresh faces across the board.

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

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    Inventory Clerk (Former Employee) York, PA

    ProsPay, people, close to home, advanced operation, give away product to empolyees

    Conshours, shift, mandatory overtime, atmosphere

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your people with respect

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

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    transitions are tough

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proslarge company with excellent resources

    Consdownsizing the Vancouver plant people losing jobs

    Advice to Senior Managementcommunicate & be more open with employess

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    C and D just bought us out.

    Worker (Current Employee) Vancouver, WA

    ProsHours are good for me. Room for advancement.

    ConsPay is not good at all for all positions on hourly wages.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop hanging out with employees its not professional. Pay more

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

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    My experience greatly improved my resume, but my learning curve (as a co-op) peaked out after 3 months.

    Supply Chain Planning Co-op (Former Employee) Princeton, NJ

    ProsReal world experience, including sap. There were great people to work with as well as a fun (but expensive) location in Princeton.

    ConsAs I said before my learning curve peaked out after a few months and I feel as though there was no organization in some of the main goals of my department.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSome of the management seemed disinterested in the low-level employees. They need to learn that it is the low level employees that deal with the customers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Lack Professionalism Delivers Results

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Princeton, NJ

    Pros-Delivers Results to Wall Street
    -Top Notch Financial Team

    Cons-low base but bonuses can be good when there is a good year
    -instead of feeling rewarded for a good year you feel indebted to the sr management
    -lacks team work
    -old boys club
    -poor benefits

    Advice to Senior ManagementRun the business and treat the people that your in it for the long haul

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Moving in the right direction.

    Marketing (Former Employee) Princeton, NJ

    ProsChurch & Dwight has come a long way in the last few years. They have made some strategic acquisitions and are being favorably viewed by Wall Street.. Management has work to address some of the changes that were plaguing the company before including culture and work life balance. If you are coming from another company with a strong marketing background, you have the opportunity to really stand out from your peers and to excel.

    ConsInternally, they continue to minimally invest in their brands. If you are coming here to do marketing, you will find your time more focused on project and general management activities.

    Advice to Senior Management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    For any group but sales - this is a great company.

    Sales (Former Employee) Princeton, NJ

    ProsUp and coming company that has - thus far - remained under the radar from the big giants it competes with (although this won't be for much longer). Plenty of opportunities in the company, and a strong financeand PSM group make it a place to work - if you're in those groups.

    ConsSales group - both internal and external - run like the "fast food" shop of CPG companies, as they have taken so much under their belt that they cannot quite grasp what to organize and do about it. The internal sales group is led by a management team that is extremely political and territorial, using fear as a way to drive it's employees rather than cultivating them to grow. If you are looking outside of the sales group, this is a great company. If you're looking in the sales group....well, then.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStrategic plan for the company is great - execution at the sales level is significantly lacking, and this will become evident shortly.

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    Appreciate the work ethic and integrity of your employees.

    Hourly Employee (Current Employee) Old Fort, OH

    Proslongevity, management does what it can to keep working. almost no layoffs.

    Consdoesn't always promote from within, chooses who they want to advance or promote without opening the opportunity to other equally qualified people. experience and/or seniority on the floor means nothing except a little more vacation. little difference in terms of rewards or appreciation for the longtime employee versus the person hired 3-5 years prior. benefits package is smaller with each passing year. pay more for insurance than any other company similar or dissimilar in the area. morale is low. there is NO APPRECIATION FOR THE GOOD JOBS THE HOURLY EMPLOYEES PERFORM SEVEN DAYS A WEEK ON A ROTATING SCHEDULE. no incentive given for doing a better job.

    Advice to Senior Managementunderstand how high performing, and good-working your employees are, and reward such. make the old fort plant the standout it used to be, in their treatment and appreciation of their hard-working employees regardless of what everybody else is doing. the attitude of management now is, if you don,t like it-- tough!

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