Church & Dwight Reviews

Updated August 20, 2015
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Church & Dwight Chairman & CEO James R. Craigie
James R. Craigie
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Pros
  • profit sharing (although slowly decreasing) (in 5 reviews)

  • Used to get good bonuses and holiday perks along with a sense of reward and recognition for the amount of work you put in (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Very hard to move up depending on which umbrella you are under (in 3 reviews)

  • Mandatory Overtime, Poor Management, Poor planning, inefficient, Bad Morale, Little room for advancement (in 3 reviews)

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  1. good, but not the best.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great, friendly environment that makes you feel welcome early on. Building is not huge so everything is not overwhelming.

    Cons

    Thrown to the wolves somewhat upon entering company. They will help you out with questions, but there is a steep learning curve. Hard to advance.


  2. Helpful (3)

    New to the Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Ewing, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Ewing, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Church & Dwight full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Junior employees are smart and ambitious, Company performance is strong

    Cons

    Very little opportunity for upward mobility, Leaders lack real leadership abilities, No opportunity for real, focused feedback, Very little personal accountability

    Advice to Management

    Promote your smart junior people. They have the best, most innovative ideas and work the hardest


  3. Helpful (1)

    Harrisonville Plant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrisonville, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrisonville, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Church & Dwight full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefit package and frequent product giveaways. Also worthwhile prizes for employee competitions (distance walked, etc) and baseball ticket raffles

    Cons

    Long time employees largely dissatisfied and high turnover rate. Broad handbook phrasing used for frequent suspensions. Tier advancement questions not technically accurate to trade but required for pay raise. Supplier issues caused frequent last minute rescheduling. Supply department repeatedly acquires parts by price vice quality resulting in increased maintenance and downtime on some lines

    Advice to Management

    Hold suppliers accountable for bad product and set better QA standards for items acquired for production


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  5. Winning Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Church & Dwight full-time

    Pros

    Management at this company is excellent

    Cons

    Lean company; salary on lower side


  6. Helpful (4)

    Changed culture, fearful staff

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Church & Dwight full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Colleagues were great, product giveaways were a plus. Stability for as long as it lasts. Can't recall much else right now.

    Cons

    Leaders behaved like old school, all boys club. Suddenly looks like a company from 60 years ago. Weak leaders spent more time trying to justify their title and taking credit from others instead of developing or rewarding employees below them.

    Advice to Management

    Start chosing your leaders with more care as changes could have a lasting impact. some hope that it can be a great company again. But not if you don't treat employees the way you want to be treated.


  7. Helpful (7)

    Too flat to grow

    Former Employee - Product Manager in Ewing, NJ
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Ewing, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Not bad - some smart people in marketing. Very good management has led to significant grown over the last 10 years.

    Cons

    ABSOLUTELY NO CAREER DEVELOPMENT! Totally flat organization with very little room to move up. Even people in high level positions are bored and told to find other activities to occupy themselves. HR doesn't take claims of mistreatment seriously.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Awful place, no training

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

    Pros

    nothing good, people are just not nice

    Cons

    please learn to listen to your employess


  9. Helpful (4)

    C&D 2015

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Church & Dwight full-time

    Pros

    Lean organization, so employees regularly have the opportunity to interact with directors and VPs. Very little red tape relating to projects; if you have an idea, you can execute it.

    Cons

    Typical work politics, not about what you know but who you know. HR and management will say promotions are based on merit not time of service, but those with longer service are often promoted over those that improve the organization. Work-life balance leaves something to be desired, because the company is supported by the 20% of people that work hard and intelligently. Pay is not the greatest, and benefits are slowly dwindling.

    Advice to Management

    Stay true to your word and promote employees out of merit. Make sure all employee reviews are honest; people won't improve if they are not told what they need to improve upon. Pay your employees what they are worth, there are no hometown discounts just because people work at your organization. Improve the benefits package, it's another way to keep people around if you aren't going to compensate them according to market value.


  10. Helpful (5)

    Company Needs a Refresh

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Church & Dwight full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Free product Give-Aways Half Day Friday's

    Cons

    HR does not conduct business the same as other companies, their lack of addressing visible issues within the business units is disappointing. Exit interviews are not conducted therefore not helping the organization better themselves on problems that need to be addressed. Senior management is horrible with the R&D department, showing little to no care about who really completes the work. Horrible behaviors are accepted and praised and rewarded with promotions. Benefits and other incentives have been cut such as employee stock program. The workload is not compensated with pay, the company is very lean making each workload almost double. There is no career growth, people get promoted based on likability and exceptions to promotions are done for company favorites.

    Advice to Management

    Reorganize your senior management. Care about your employees. Deep dive into culture behaviors.


  11. Helpful (8)

    A Company Living off the Past

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Church & Dwight full-time

    Pros

    High performing company, financially stable, access to management, anyone with a good idea can make a contribution

    Cons

    No mobility, company is extremely lean. Many are stuck in the same position for countless years. There is no career path. Pay is low and you are asked to perform a role that is usually 1 or 2 grade levels higher at another company with much higher pay. HR says they pay competitively but they are just comparing titles, not the actual work being performed. Senior HR mgmt. has no clue of the actual work being performed. They are aloof. This is not an employee oriented company. Senior mgmt. views employees as cost centers. Goal is to cut your benefits, provide the lowest pay possible, and take away any little perk that made your day just a little better. The culture is dated. Senior Mgmt is resistant to change and focused on the stock price and nothing else. Functions are not aligned on goals making it very difficult to accomplish value added projects. Senior mgmt. needs to retire to allow this company to prosper. Current model is not sustainable. This is a company with a great history and so much potential if they would just modernize their thinking and put employees first. I wish them well.



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