Clorox

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Clorox Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
241 Reviews

3.9
241 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.  

    Great company for the right type of person

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    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
  2.  

    High standards, rewarding work

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    • 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
  3.  

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

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    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
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  5.  

    good company, good senior management

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    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
  6.  

    I was an intern working in sales planning at Clorox from 2012-2013 and my experience was favorable overall.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Midland, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, MI

    I worked at Clorox as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Perks, paid internship, relevant business experience, IT experience, increased pay/responsibility, internship extensions, valuable project management experience, cook-outs with coworkers, catered lunches.

    Cons

    Corporate headquarters being 3 time zones away, limited feedback from supervisors, poor office morale at times; overall pros outweigh cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a better way of communicating with subsidiaries and making satellite locations feel more involved/needed with the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Location Flexibility is Stressed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Clorox

    Pros

    If you are willing and able to move for the company you will do well. The company (at least in Product Supply) wants people to be willing and able to relo. Pro-- career progression. Con--building a life outside of work especially if your spouse has a career also

    Cons

    If you are not able to relocate, career progression can get stunted

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Best for work/life balance

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

    I have been working at Clorox full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very accommodating when it comes to family needs and flexible working hours, great location, close to San Francisco

    Cons

    Slow to innovate, can be beurocractic, sometimes too much process

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great brands, smart people & friendly culture

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Oakland, CA

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

    Pros

    Unbeatable combo: Great brands, smart people, friendly culture, healthy work/life balance and location in San Francisco bay area. Clorox embraces diversity (even if senior management composition doesn't look like it). Company walks the talk of doing the right thing.

    Cons

    Don't expect any big game changers. Focus is on optimizing the US business and driving incremental improvements. Culture of risk avoidance makes it hard for Clorox to expand overseas which is where the market growth potential is.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    working with the company gave great satisfaction

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    Former Employee - Salesman and Merchandizer  in  Hato Rey, PR
    Former Employee - Salesman and Merchandizer in Hato Rey, PR

    I worked at Clorox full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    they give you all the training needed to succeed and grow in the company.

    Cons

    being able to comunicate with your clients to maintain them happy and satisfied with your products and work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great culture, people and leadership

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    Current Employee - Senior Buyer  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Buyer in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Extremely relationship-based, people-oriented and a very cross-functional work environment. I've been working here for about 6 years and had several roles across supply chain functions. I've never seen a more inclusive and work-life balanced company than Clorox! I also love Clorox because they're a company with huge brands that are recognized by everyone. We are much smaller in numbers so you get the opportunity to experience many different roles and interact which senior leaders on a regular basis. This is the perfect environment for me because I am a type A personality.

    Cons

    The fact that we are big brands but small numbers means that we don't have job openings all the time and also means that we must operate extremely lean. Clorox is not shy of utilizing our resources so you typically are challenged at times with keeping all the "balls in the air". Time management, people skills and initiative are valuable skills to have and survive at Clorox; people who struggle typically aren't good at one or more of these things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that people managers continue to put their people first and do not get consumed with the day-to-day. When people managers lose sight of the people, all is lost. I've had some not-so-good managers and I've had some great managers. A great manager in my eyes is an advocate, has a network outside of their function and can help me to develop and stretch my skills.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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