Church & Dwight

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Church & Dwight Reviews

Updated January 17, 2015
Updated January 17, 2015
46 Reviews
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Jump ship NOW

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

    I have been working at Church & Dwight full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Free products during give-always.
    Half Day Fridays during summer season.
    Annual Bonus

    Cons

    Horrible Management.
    No growth within certain departments.
    Complete lack of communication between departments and finger-pointing across the board.
    Doesn't seem uniform with employee treatment across each department,
    Work load is not compensated with salary.
    Little to no training for new management roles and senior management has lack of view to mid-level managers and their behaviors and day-to-day tasks.
    Favorites who are promoted quicker than others and exceptions are made.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about your employees.
    Focus on management training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Very Lean when it comes to employees

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Supply Chain
    Current Employee - Supply Chain

    I have been working at Church & Dwight full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    overall the company is constantly growing.

    Cons

    Work load can be overwhelming. The company is constantly adding acquisitions but doesn't hire any additional employees to cover the work. Instead they put it on the current employees and expect them to cover the work. Senior management is ancient. Incompetent Managers that have been in the same position for over 10yrs, some from when they were still Carter Wallace, who are not concerned with developing their employees but rather pointing a finger and expecting immediate results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help foster an environment where lower level employees can learn and grow.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at Church & Dwight full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good job to work for with nice rewards such as free products. Nice pace of work.

    Cons

    Long commute time, it is not centrally located and they do not close when it snows heavily; and the managers except employees to come in anyway.
    Lately high turnover rate in my department that creating tension with those that have stayed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more interest in an employee's who wants to further their growth, career development within the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Think Twice about working here

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

    I have been working at Church & Dwight full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is a decent bonus and profit sharing plan. The company is stable and is growing. The pay is average

    Cons

    Unqualified/under-qualified middle management, no potential for growth, management has a "superiority" complex

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put trust in your staff, they do bring value to the group. You must gain the respect of your staff - which was lost a long time ago.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    No Career Development and Heavy Senior Management Politicking

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Ewing, NJ
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Ewing, NJ

    I have been working at Church & Dwight full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very nice and smart colleagues make for stimulating and interesting dialogue about work.

    Cons

    Little opportunity for advancement with poor management from director level and above. Upper management is out of touch with the day to day because they are chasing their own tails while reporting upwards to the most senior executives. Exclusivity at the top by level. If you're not a certain level, you are really left out of the loop. Little power to make your own decisions. Lack of strategy and foresight with everything done at the last minute.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower those below to make decisions. Be strategic and plan in advance so that the "chase the tail" way of operating is alleviated. Hold managers accountable to developing, grooming and promoting employees. Without this, the culture cannot change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Get out now!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - R&D in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - R&D in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at Church & Dwight full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Used to have employee stock discount but that was taken away. Very hardworking and friendly people in the labs.

    Cons

    Insane workload with mediocre pay. More acquisitions with no added resources. Hard to advance up the career ladder in the last few years. Lots of politics trickling down and draining moral lately. It used to be a great place to work but not anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salaries and moral ASAP

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Looks good from the outside, but beware of the internal mania

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing in Ewing, NJ
    Former Employee - Marketing in Ewing, NJ

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

    Pros

    The executive team has a good overall pedigree. They care about their strategic customers and have a thirst for consumer behavior. They have had a good track record of absorbing new companies and brands. There is a real emphasis on wanting to include more qualified females in the management team.

    Cons

    Finger pointing and interdepartmental distrust is an outgrowth of the chemical imbalance between the executive officers. It flows through the organization creating silos and communication barriers. Marketing, sales and operations are always in conflict, particularly when something goes wrong. Sales seems to be the catalyst in most of the conflicts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How many executive coaches does it take to figure this out?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Was a good company a couple years ago.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Line Maintenance Technician in Harrisonville, MO
    Former Employee - Line Maintenance Technician in Harrisonville, MO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay for the area. Benefits. Location. Used to get good bonuses and holiday perks along with a sense of reward and recognition for the amount of work you put in. That no longer exists under the newer management.

    Cons

    Management has changed in the last couple years. Used to be good, now it's not. No clear direction. Virtually no real training program. Schedule change at least once a year. Policy trumps common sense. HR treats floor employees as inferior.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No use. They don't care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    It was a great internship that gave me valuable insight into my future occupational plans.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Procurement Intern in Ewing, NJ
    Current Employee - Procurement Intern in Ewing, NJ

    I have been working at Church & Dwight as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very down-to-earth environment
    Friendly employees and management

    Cons

    Training could have been more extensive

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    production operator

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Church & Dwight

    Pros

    good pay good benfits

    Cons

    attendend policy if u missed work 6 times ( 6 points) and u get fired.

    Disapproves of CEO

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