Church & Dwight Reviews

Updated June 30, 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. Too flat to grow

    Former Employee - Product Manager in Ewing, NJ
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Ewing, NJ

    I worked at Church & Dwight

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    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.


  2. Helpful (6)

    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.


  3. Helpful (4)

    Where has Church and Dwight gone?

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Results focused. Access to leadership.

    Cons

    No diversity in leadership and no one seems to care. Employees who are too scared to voice opinions. Cut cut cut mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat employees like a budget item and brag about it. Don't sacrifice hiring talent because people don't fit in. Maybe we are the problem. You don't have to cut to save money. That's old school thinking. Be better than that.


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  5. Logistics Analyst

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, great co-workers, flexible with schedules

    Cons

    Not as many opportunities for advancement in some departments vs others


  6. Helpful (1)

    Transportation Analyst

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

    I have been working at Church & Dwight full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for, a great deal of flexibility to move internally.

    Cons

    Low pay with very little vertical mobility.


  7. Helpful (4)

    Bully and Intimidate To get results.

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company delivers at or above expectations on a consistent basis.
    In efforts to prevent any possible failure to achieve company goals, the executive management team call all the shots from the top and hold their teams accountable for achieving their directives.

    Cons

    During the process of goal attainment, it's common to see bullying and intimidation as accepted management trates that filter from the top down. The blame is often left to smolder with the lower levels of management. The term TEAMWORK is used often, but not demonstrated with the executive team.

    Advice to Management

    Help influence stock price growth north of $100 per share and then ride off into the sunset.


  8. Helpful (4)

    Career Black Hole for Mid- to Senior-Level

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

    I worked at Church & Dwight full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great brands and loyal consumers continue to buoy financial results despite little to no innovation or significant new products. A smattering of good people, but most of the best are leaving and leaving quick. Due to talent drain, possibly some potential for young, hungry people willing to deal with low morale and low energy.

    Cons

    Frenetic and haphazard approach to new product development drives unsustainable behaviors. Politics more important than ability. Closed-mindedness prevents meaningful innovation. Lack of depth leaves the company exposed vs. competitors. Complete lack of business savvy within critical functions. No vision or strategic thought. Process for the sake of process rewards paper pushers/administrators.

    Advice to Management

    Turn over management before brands are destroyed. Open your eyes to the problems, and quit waiting for retirement while you count your dollars while others suffer.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Hierarchical and big ego managers

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging and diverse portfolio.
    Need to fund twenty words for pros: free product every now and then....
    Lets see: great location

    Cons

    Poor management (director level -- awful) Upper management doesnt interfere with poor management style of Directors. There is no one to go to if you have problems with your direct manager.
    Company culture is dated, they will not modernize
    Very hard to be happy at work here
    Hard work, no recognition. Feels bullied by manager all the time. Favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees


  10. Liked it there, unfortunately.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanic in York, PA
    Former Employee - Mechanic in York, PA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with, hourly folks anyway. Pay was OK. Benefits were OK, affordable. Clean bright building to work in.

    Cons

    Don't speak your mind because you'll be over stepping. Management completely separates themselves from hourly employees. Claims to be family oriented, but it is not. Your family will have to wait. Unless your in management.

    Advice to Management

    Rethink your management style. Your employees are just as good or better then your "management".


  11. Very poor communication!! Even management team would not reply your email!

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

    I have been working at Church & Dwight

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing to learn and rude teams!

    Cons

    Everything! This is the worst place, obvious favoritism!!

    Advice to Management

    Give the temps the same treatments like the full time employees.



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