Clorox Reviews

Updated July 24, 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. Clorox is the best place to work, and I've worked for big and small companies

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Manager
    Former Employee - Finance Manager

    I worked at Clorox

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good location (above Bart station, many restaurants in walking distance), good pay if you perform well, good advancement opportunity, very work-life balanced (management very supportive, but it's a two way street - you need to perform as well)

    Cons

    very much headquarter based - getting info and advancements are easier if you're in the headquarter.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more telecommuting options


  2. Clorox - a great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Clorox

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    you see your work on the shelf applied technology in teams good size company - not too big or small

    Cons

    not as big as a really big company for diversity the area is so nice - hard to get work done sometimes

    Advice to Management

    just do it - and get it done quickly speed is an advantage trust you people to make the right decisions - reduce bureauracy - eliminate arbitrary timelines


  3. Helpful (1)

    Solid company with opportunity for growth.

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

    I have been working at Clorox

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Clorox has great people, great brands and for the most part is a collaborative environment.

    Cons

    It would be nice to re-evaluate the vacation policy. Most people are hired with 2 weeks of vacation, at 5 yrs that increases to 3 weeks, then at 10 years increases to 4 weeks. Some people are hired with 3 weeks initially, but you remain with 3 weeks until 10 years of service. Perhaps Clorox can move to a PTO policy combining sick time and vacation time and the employee uses how they need.

    Advice to Management

    Review vacation policy


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  5. A great company to work for!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Global Insights Manager in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Global Insights Manager in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Clorox

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Collaborative environment VERY smart people Recognition of hard work Interesting work (despite what you might think given their brands :)

    Cons

    Overall, the people are wonderful, but I have seen some questionable hires in management positions. Clorox very much respects the P&G's and Ivy Leaguers of the world and in my opinion sometimes hires based only on background and not overall fit or contribution. Have only seen it a few times so far.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! I love the inverted pyramid management style and constant communication to employees.


  6. Great people, great opportunities, and a lot of hard work

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

    I have been working at Clorox

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people High enthusiasm Summer Hours Excellent growth opportunities

    Cons

    Somewhat conservative environment Limited internal communication

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be transparent and open with employees


  7. A place where growth is encouraged and supported actively.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Order Management Specialist in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Order Management Specialist in Bentonville, AR

    I have been working at Clorox

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    they actively promote within but you have to do your work too, such as attaining your education level necessary and learning new skills. you are encouraged to go to other departments to learn and train. It is a very positive atmosphere. The vp is very knowledgeable but also accessible.

    Cons

    lower management sometimes loses focus and does not know how to grow employees, they get stagnant. However, the company is actively working on changing this.


  8. Has the benefits and feel of the big CPG companies but is balanced by a west coast culture.

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    • 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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Smaller company means senior management in sales and marketing are accessible to entry level employees - Performance-based advancement- work hard/get results and you will be rewarded - Work life balance slightly better than some competitors (half day Fridays in summer, flexible telecommuting policy on Fridays/ongoing)

    Cons

    - Company focus on maintaining and protecting established brands results in less flexibility in production and packaging changes and a cautious approach to innovation


  9. Great People, Great Products

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

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Values for this company are solid, great work/life balance

    Cons

    Commute is difficult due to central location


  10. Great Company & Amazing Resume Boost

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Clorox

    Pros

    Amazing place to work - can move faster, but definitely a spirit of working together to win. The company is very well run, and Brand is seen as a lead function

    Cons

    Sometimes too slow to innovate.

    Advice to Management

    Configure and look outside the organization to ensure you are valuing your future leaders appropriately.


  11. Never want to leave

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

    I have been working at Clorox

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

    Pros

    People, opportunities, flexibility, access to senior management

    Cons

    technology is still behind, corporate training and development needs improvement



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