Church & Dwight Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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Church & Dwight Chairman & CEO James R. Craigie
James R. Craigie
28 Ratings

Pros
  • Good work-life balance and the company provides fun events to encourage being social outside of work (in 4 reviews)

  • profit sharing (although slowly decreasing) (in 5 reviews)

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

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

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  1. many rules in order to succeed

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative

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

    Pros

    environment, coworkers, friendly environment, vacation days

    Cons

    salary, favoritism, hand pick favorites

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reward talent by promoting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Good internship program

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - IT(PMO/IT Risk) in Ewing, NJ
    Former Intern - IT(PMO/IT Risk) in Ewing, NJ

    I worked at Church & Dwight as an intern

    Pros

    -Lots of activities for interns to learn about different areas of the company, factory visits, networking events, etc
    -Managers were always willing to help
    -Got to work on real projects that contributed to the business

    Cons

    Was left to my own with most of my work, only collaborated with 1-2 other employees. More team-based work would have been nice but overall a great experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your interns take on other work with different managers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great culture, place to learn and grow!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Church & Dwight

    Pros

    The culture of the company is one of the reasons people stay. Since the organization is lean there are a lot of opportunities to learn and make an impact. Hard work really pays off. I work in the IT organization. The leadership in the company believes developing and empowering the employees.
    Great benefits and flexibility.

    Cons

    Doesn't have a gym in the building

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain the company culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Bolt-On Acquisitions drive growth, Too Lean and Extremely High Turn-Over, Dangerous Culture

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    Former Employee - Sales in Ewing, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales in Ewing, NJ

    I worked at Church & Dwight full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong financials and some equitable brands. Effective with Investors.

    Cons

    As mentioned several times here on Glassdoor and it is fact - senior management is demotivating, disrespectful and ineffective, therefore many scapegoats are regularly selected, based on rather they like you or not, to place blame. In the meantime, the culture is a big watch-out. Upper Management pushes everything (accountability, decisions, etc…"you're the CEO" but you cannot really make the important decisions) down and assumes no accountability but places blame on underlings consistently and regularly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask your teams how you can be more effective and improve the culture/morale. Learn to Lead and Serve Effectively instead of Managing by Threats and Bully Tactics. When senior management learns to lead, serve and develop effectively and finally assumes accountability and responsibility for the culture, results will improve and high turnover will slow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ewing, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ewing, NJ

    I have been working at Church & Dwight full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment, people are friendly and helpful. Solid compensation and benefits package. You are empowered and have an opportunity to really make a difference and see your results. Access to all levels of management. Have had great opportunities over the years with CHD. If you work hard and show great results you will be recognized.

    Cons

    Fast-paced, lean environment which isn't for everyone. If you're a person who likes working hard and seeing great results, this is a great company to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to keep the lines of communication open with all levels of the organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Great place to intern!

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern

    I worked at Church & Dwight

    Pros

    There was a lot of opportunity for intern work, and all work was valuable and useful work, typically things full-time employees didn't have capacity to work on but were still important.

    Cons

    Not much is offered to Undergrad interns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more people! People can be spread thin,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Church & Dwight full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    good stock option and profit sharing program, great management, great products

    Cons

    low average salary, limited opps in the department

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 3 people found this helpful

    Outstanding Corporate Culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ewing, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ewing, NJ

    I have been working at Church & Dwight full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The culture is unsurpassed. Relative to companies on the 'best places to work' list, C&D tops many of them. A big company that tries hard to maintain a small company feel and is successful at that. Employees are empowered to make decisions and environment allows employees to speak their mind. Has a great family feel - colleagues are often wonderful to work with - not uncommon to find employees with 20, 30, 40 years of service. CEO is a motivational leader and has delivered impressive results to shareholders over the past 10 years.

    Cons

    Organization is flat and lean. This can be both positive and negative. Allows for greater visibility, job security, and an environment where employees are relied on for their expertise. Downside is that a lot is expected of the employees and pay is not always commensurate. Advancement takes time and company is slow to promote talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize employees for their hard work this past year - otherwise it will start to take a toll on morale. Look for opportunities to be more progressive. Focus on moving senior managers that become blockers to advancing talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Horrible workplace

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Church & Dwight

    Pros

    None just a bad place to work. Management lies to you about everything. Nice coworkers though. I hate the place

    Cons

    Everything, there is nothing good to say but good riddens. They dont even understand california labor laws. The fly by the seat of their pants.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit culture is bad, pay is garbage, greedy overpaid mgrs and the rest of us get chicken scratch

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. What to expect

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    Former Employee - R&D Pilot Plant Tech in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - R&D Pilot Plant Tech in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at Church & Dwight

    Pros

    Free stuff if your permanent employee.

    Cons

    Cheap and Dwight in Princeton treats there temps like garbage, especially in laundry. There is no structure there they let their permanent employees be pre modonnas. I know dealt with it in the Vitamin division. Plus they are nasty on how they storage their raw material for vitamin. It in a dirty warehouse non gmp and you pull sample in an non control environment. But they figure FDA does not regulate us who cares. And if you say something you will get yelled at. The syrup is poured in hallway where everyone walks and yet want to do consumer tasting with those DISGUSTING habits and practices. Cleaning is a joke cause at the end of the day the practice are so wrong what is purpose of cleaning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay better attention to what is going and stop turning the blind eye.There is a reason why people call you guys CHEAP & Dwight. Cutting corners NEVER works out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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