Clorox

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Clorox Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
245 Reviews
3.9
245 Reviews
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Clorox Chairman and CEO Don Knauss
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work-life balance is excellent with employers who trust you to get the work done (in 60 reviews)

  • Half-day Fridays all summer long (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 9 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Staff Analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Clorox

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, management cares about your career development

    Cons

    Having to apply for promotions

  2.  

    Sales Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Clorox full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Strong brands in midsized categories. Good culture that can be fun but also a bit mundane and boring. Depending on the position, encouraged good work life balance.

    Cons

    A marketing lead company that has some bureaucracy that you have to fight through. Decisions are made very slowly in what can be a fast paced environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seems like senior management get to run different functions and switch jobs every few years, and would prefer to see that at other levels of the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work that has provided many opportunities/challenges.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Clorox full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good work/life balance (for those disciplined enough to keep the two balanced) - work is interesting, engaging.
    Good overall benefit plans/options for immediate and future needs.

    Cons

    Plenty of work to do w/limited resources and short timelines sometimes results in re-work due to not investing the appropriate time/resource in initial effort.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very positive, life changing, improving experience! Clorox is a good company to work for.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clorox

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, stable business that offers good long term security.

    Cons

    I can offer None that really matter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out how to get back to the roots that made Clorox great, "be small, play big and encourage innovation."

  6.  

    Great company for the right type of person

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

    I worked at Clorox full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great training in fundamentals of marketing and brand management; smart, driven people who are fun and caring; stable career trajectory if you demonstrate competence

    Cons

    Moves incredibly slow; takes at least 18 months to launch a new project or get anything significant done; low growth categories; risk adverse management; compensation not competitive for post-MBAs; note: many of these cons are typical to any CPG firm

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Clorox Response

    Sep 12, 2014Talent Management Consultant

    Thanks for your feedback!

  7.  

    Very solid and good company to work with a lot of great people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clorox

    Pros

    - a lot of very bright people
    - Great training

    Cons

    - work and life balance can be challenging at times

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Clorox Response

    Sep 12, 2014Talent Management Consultant

    Thanks for your feedback!

  8.  

    Poor Leadership

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Wheeling, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wheeling, IL

    I worked at Clorox full-time

    Pros

    Great People overall to work with, benefits are nice

    Cons

    Very biased, unfair treatment of women, lots of politics, not willing to invest in food section of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Clorox Response

    Sep 12, 2014Talent Management Consultant

    Thanks for your feedback. We think Clorox people are great too. We’re disappointed you didn’t have a great experience overall, though, and welcome any specific ideas or feedback you’d be willing to ... More

  9.  

    Great Brands, friendly environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clorox full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Clorox is just not a bleach company. It has great brands that exceeds expectations to the consumer. The company stays true to their statement.

    Cons

    Very hard to move up. Upper level teams gets a lot of praise and recognition. The ACTUAL "do-ers" get limited recognition. Which explains why upper level team members get promotions and the ACTUAL worker just gets a pat on the back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management is to stick up for your staff. Recognize that they are hard workers and challenge them to excel in their position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Clorox Response

    Sep 12, 2014Talent Management Consultant

    Thanks for your feedback. We think Clorox has great brands too. We’re disappointed you didn’t have a great experience overall, though, and welcome any specific ideas or feedback you’d be willing to ... More

  10.  

    High standards, rewarding work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager  in  Aberdeen, MD
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Aberdeen, MD

    I worked at Clorox full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    People are great to work with. Pay is very competitive. Good work/life balance. Management is interested in people. Facility is very nice to work in.

    Cons

    Promotions are slow. Sometimes procedures get in the way of efficiency. Rotating shifts can be tiring. Some training and meetings can wear on you after a while.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work more with people on career advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Clorox Response

    Sep 12, 2014Talent Management Consultant

    Thanks for your feedback!

  11.  

    good company, good senior management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Global Insights Director  in  Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Global Insights Director in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Clorox full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    treat people fairly, liberal working environment

    Cons

    a more conservative company ... not aggressive in terms of innovation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Clorox Response

    Sep 12, 2014Talent Management Consultant

    Thanks for your feedback!

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