Clorox Reviews

Updated May 16, 2015
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Clorox Chief Executive Officer Benno Dorer
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Pros
  • Mostly easy work with good work/life balance (in 67 reviews)

  • Work life balance slightly better than some competitors (half day Fridays in summer, flexible telecommuting policy on Fridays/ongoing) (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Too many hidden agendas at upper management level, no concern for employee well being, work/life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • First, consult the process and then wade through layers and layers of decision making (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Dream job, great people, lovely environment, great brands!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Innovation Scientist in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Innovation Scientist in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Clorox full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, lean so more responsibilities, great movement latitude

    Cons

    Long drawn path to move up, because less levels, dont get as much $ hike due to same reason

    Advice to Management

    Doing great, keep on motivating people and leverage their strengths to continue building strong brands and loyalty


  2. I like it here, but wages are not competitive

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Insights Lead (Market Research) in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Global Insights Lead (Market Research) in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Clorox full-time

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

    Pros

    Good projects, can learn a lot, smart co-workers, location in oakland is very convenient to the bart.

    Cons

    Lots of politics, slow to change, wages are well below Bay Area norms and merit raises are very small. People are leaving and a lot more are considering it purely because of Bay Area cost of living increasing so fast and clorox not paying even close to competitive wages.

    Advice to Management

    Please pay competitive wages or our talent will continue to leave.


  3. Senior Admin Assistant

    Former Employee - Senior Legal Secretary in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Legal Secretary in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Clorox (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly and professional group. Everyone was pleasant and the environment was very easy-going and fast-paced.

    Cons

    There were no cons. Everyone was very easy-going and hard working.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and flexibility.


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  5. Good 100+ year old Company with its modern drawbacks.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Clorox full-time (More than 8 years)

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Company. Solid performance and positive business outlook against other CPG companies. I love the Corporate Values: Work Together to Win v Take Personal Ownership, Stretch for Results v Doing the Right Thing. What I like about Clorox are the people. Our products are made up of great brands, both in Cleaning, Natural Personal Care and Healthcare. As far as how general work gets done, we are consensus driven and strive to inspire action rather than compel. Another positive is the half day Fridays we get during summer season, a huge plus.

    Cons

    The work life balance is kind of there but there is still too much expectation for the bandwidth we have. I would like to see more flexible working arrangements than the standard 9-5 five day workweek mentality. However, the lack of career advancement is what is truly depressing.

    Advice to Management

    There are only a few functions where employees can truly advance, like Finance, Sales and Marketing. For a company that talks about how people are so critical to success, I disagree based on how many people of value are taken for granted simply because of how many years they've put in, when really it should be the opposite. Also, the pay is sub par, at least when compared to Bay Area wages. That's why it's so critical to ingratiate yourself with management so you can advance in your career or be assigned to a new role without having to actually apply for it. There is injustice in that as it encourages people to play right into office politics, rewarding a specific type of individual.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Good people and company but cheap and low comp for Bay Area

    Current Employee - Marketing in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Clorox full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, great work/life balance, focus on people and training, stable company

    Cons

    Always "cost" cutting, cheap
    Compensation is not competitive for being in the Bay Area (golden handcuffs via long term comp as you get further up)

    Advice to Management

    Need to be competitive for the bay area/tech and not vs. other CPG


  7. A CPG company known for great training ground

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Marketing Manager in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Marketing Manager in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Clorox full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    work/life balance...great training for marketers....a lot of MBAs

    Cons

    process-driven....slow innovation cycle....a lot of layers....some of the managers are hit or miss


  8. Out sourcing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Network Engineer in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Network Engineer in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Clorox full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The time before the out-soursing the work-life and benefits and also trianing were excellent, good people to work with.

    Cons

    Let go a lot of good people


  9. Former Contractor

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Clorox full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    good culture, prime location. solid reputation.

    Cons

    stodgy, old growth company with no idea how to leverage social media and advertising to market. few new ideas.


  10. One of the Best Companies to Work For

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Clorox full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employees are recognized and rewarded for their hard work. The company culture is truly collaborative and open door. Great team spirit within the company. Great HR department that truly cares about the well being of employees.

    Cons

    No cons at this time.


  11. Fantastic place to start a career in Marketing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Clorox full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent training, work with quality people.

    Cons

    Little decision making at the associate and brand manager levels - most decisions have been pushed up to director level and above



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