Clorox
3.5 of 5 179 reviews
www.thecloroxcompany.com Oakland, CA 5000+ Employees

Clorox Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.5 179 reviews

                             

91% Approve of the CEO

Clorox Chairman and CEO Don Knauss

Don Knauss

(143 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Work life balance is favorable and there are options to work from home in some roles"
    in 39 reviews
  • "Great people, good work-life balance"
    in 20 reviews
Cons:
  • "CSC understaffed, overworked and expectations are out of line with overall company focus of work/life balance"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Sometimes internal processes/decision-making are slow"
    in 8 reviews
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Great company with great people

Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)
Oakland, CA

I have been working at Clorox part-time for more than a year

ProsWhen I interviewed I asked every person what their favorite part of Clorox was and they all said "the people". This is completely true - they know how to hire good people with diverse backgrounds

ConsUpward mobility is challenging at times.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A great learning experience.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsAn easy going engineer/boss.
Relaxed work hours.

ConsThe need to balance work with relationships.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep making the workplace productive and creative.

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Great but slow moving company with limited promotion opportunities

Sales Team Leader (Former Employee)

I worked at Clorox full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat people
Collaborative atmosphere
Great brands and strateg

ConsSlow promotion timing
Limited growth opportunities
Mediocre pay

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more aggressive

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent work-life balance, but politics laden environment is very slow.

Brand Manager (Former Employee)
Oakland, CA

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

ProsThe work-life balance is great due to the entrenched position of the company's leading brands in mature, slow-moving categories.

ConsThe management plays favorites which leads to a monotonous type of person in the marketing function. The company clearly doesn't have a 'no-jerks' policy. If you fit the mold, "aggressive, driven, brand name business degree", you can go far. The company also has a process for everything. Want to get something done? First, consult the process and then wade through layers and layers of decision making.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe company could use a true diversity of styles and personalities. The marketing function self selects like personalities leading to groupthink that can't innovate itself outside of a bleach bottle. The decision making process is stifling. Consider trusting people and pushing decision making down the organization. Heck, throw out decision matrices altogether and trust the smart people throughout the organization.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Mar 24, 2014

Thanks for your feedback. We’re disappointed you didn’t have a great experience overall, and welcome any specific ideas or feedback you’d be willing to share with us directly.

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Really works to make everyday life better, everyday for both consumers and employees.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Pleasanton, CA

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

ProsThe company is a well established and stable company. The company is focused on work-life balance as well as ensuring personal skill development.

ConsThe organization runs lean; this can sometimes cause mismanagement of workload or job roles being cut when people leave. This sometimes also results in a lot of movement - when one person is moved, it can create a domino effect for others.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Clorox

ProsGreat industrial internship with research and development experience.
I was able to pick the project I worked on all summer.

ConsThe managers definitely played favorites between interns purely based on mentors.
Some of the projects will certainly have no impact on the company and seemed to be little more than busy work.

Advice to Senior ManagementAs an intern, you don't get to choose your mentor yet some of the managers played favorites purely based on mentors. Everything else was well done.

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Great company with a great office culture.

Supply Chain Analyst (Current Employee)

I have been working at Clorox full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat work/life balance and focus on winning

ConsNot the highest paying company, but competitive none the less

Advice to Senior ManagementAllow for more of an entrepreneurial spirit.
Reward the mavericks

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work!

Senior Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
Oakland, CA

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

ProsThe people
The company's commitment to its employees
Flexible work schedule

ConsStill trying to catch up to the 21st century with technology

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Be careful what you say

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsHalf day Fridays - everyone loves this time
Wearing jeans everyday
the people we work with - a lot of knowledge

ConsOpportunities are very limited - they will never say that. It's all about who likes you & who does not.
Everyone needs to have their input, which can cause a lot of spin.
We say we are agile - but we are very far from agile. Just the latest buzz @ Clorox.

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to be fair & recognize people for their efforts, not by who likes them the best to get promoted.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place for work life balance

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Clorox full-time

ProsWork life balance, smart people

ConsSlow progress, risk aversion, many layers of mangagement

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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