S.C. Johnson Reviews

143 Reviews
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S.C. Johnson Chairman and CEO H. Fisk Johnson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is about right for married folks (in 26 reviews)

  • good compensation and good benefits (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Low tolerance for risk, lack of clear decision making tree, and many times slow to move (in 9 reviews)

  • Company is going through huge changes that are significantly impacting morale in a very negative way (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at S.C. Johnson full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people and strong values

    Cons

    Not being better than competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on winning

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A great family company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Racine, WI
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Racine, WI

    I worked at S.C. Johnson full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, good work/life balance, opportunity for advancement, the company operates in many categories so it was a great chance to learn several different business models

    Cons

    company went overboard with some work policies, relationship between senior management and the ad agency was too close

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Solid company, you own your development, bureaucratic, not meritocracy, impact by sharing success with in-crowd.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at S.C. Johnson full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Ability to work on meaningful projects and have impact. The trick to this is making middle management central to any innovation or major contribution.

    Cons

    People hoard power positions and block attempts for people to get foot into established projects out of fear of becoming obsolete or being out shined.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the smart, young employees show what they know and don't let middle management control what smart employees have to offer. You might discover the next innovation within the halls and walls if you allow direct line of sight to leadership.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Amazing Company with great benefits, work/life balance, management, and learning experiences!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Racine, WI
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Racine, WI

    I worked at S.C. Johnson full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart people, benefits, HQ offices, Holidays, Opportunity for Growth

    Cons

    Location, Conservative Culture, Large Corporation limits fast growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move marketing office to Chicago!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exceptionally well-run, organization that places people in position to be successful

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Print Services Analyst II in Racine, WI
    Former Employee - Print Services Analyst II in Racine, WI

    I worked at S.C. Johnson as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The leadership with whom I worked was confident in their selection of me, therefore, when I made recommendations that were in the best interest of the organization, they implemented change. The review of the SWOT analysis was efficient, thereby realizing (close to) immediate benefit by the implementation of change in a most timely manner.

    Cons

    The con I experienced was with the recruiting company & the way they handled the financial aspect of the opportunity.

    I didn't really have any bad experiences with SC Johnson aside from consulting work that led me to live in WI during the winter months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay closer attention to what is happening when you contract with a recruiting company for consultants / contractors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Technical Specialist

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Racine, WI
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Racine, WI

    I have been working at S.C. Johnson full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work Life balance programs, profit sharing, benifits.

    Cons

    I personally do not have any cons, other than maybe the location

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strive to be more transparent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome company to work !!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Racine, WI
    Current Employee - Manager in Racine, WI

    I have been working at S.C. Johnson full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits & good compensation. Great brands make an stable company to work. Private company so they do not need to worry about dividends for Wall Street.

    Cons

    Headquarters located in Midwest (you must like cold weather). Company going under reorganization so lot of changes on their way that could modify the old company values.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Certain HR modifications will have to happen if you want to Lean out the organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Family company, welcoming culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S.C. Johnson full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work/life balance, values and ethics, opportunity to grow and gain exposure, management very approachable

    Cons

    A lot of tenure and set way of doing things, analysis based rather than gut based, little empowerment beneath upper management levels

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Racine, WI
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Racine, WI

    I worked at S.C. Johnson full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, good work-life balance, talented individuals

    Cons

    Need patience when looking for promotions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    R&D

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Racine, WI
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Racine, WI

    I worked at S.C. Johnson full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Pay is too low and no room to grow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to work on developing your people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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