S.C. Johnson

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S.C. Johnson Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
165 Reviews
3.4
165 Reviews
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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)

  • No work life balance (meetings are done during the night as counterparts are not flexible with time) (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Racine, WI
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Racine, WI

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

    Pros

    Great bennies, and pay. Good time off schedule.

    Cons

    Lack of budget for facilities operations, outsourcing to much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop outsourcing jobs and start bringing this back in house.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Admired values in a modern world

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very focused on the long term health of people, communities, it's businesses.

    Cons

    Growing pains in transition from past to future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop and retain your best people throughout change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at S.C. Johnson

    Pros

    Worked with a great team and the project work was meaningful and challenging.

    Cons

    Company going through major re-org and culture change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Include team members in major process changes from the design phase - they have incredible knowledge that will make the design and sustain activities go much smoother in the long-term.

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  5.  

    Summer Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S.C. Johnson

    Pros

    Great friendly environment, mentors and coaches to assist the intern, summer hours!

    Cons

    The summer internship flew by.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  7.  

    A great family company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
  8.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at S.C. Johnson full-time (more than a 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
  9.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 a 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
  11.  

    Technical Specialist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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