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Clorox Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
246 Reviews
3.9
246 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Associate Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

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

    Pros

    Smart people
    Great culture
    Work life balance

    Cons

    Upward mobility is slow, but possible if you know how to sell yourself

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Sales Manager

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    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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    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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    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

    Clorox Response

    Sep 12, 2014Talent Management Consultant

    Thanks for your feedback!

  6.  

    Great training ground - wears people out

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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 5 years

    Pros

    In brand management, this is second-to-none. Clorox is on-par with Procter in terms of training, and it was an amazing experience learning from the best.

    Cons

    Some of the first-year AMM jobs include things like scheduling IMC team meetings, which can literally take half a day. Additionally, there is a lot of politics at Clorox that can make it a very incestuous place to work. In one year, 23 of 24 AMMs left for more lucrative opportunities in the burgeoning tech sector.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider what your competitive recruiting pool looks like - many of the brand/sales personnel could easily jump to tech, if early in career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Executive at Clorox

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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 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, great brand(s), lots of company pride and they really encourage a sense belonging and for their employees to be active participants. Great place to work if you are looking for a "slow and steady" job.

    Cons

    Poor technology, slow to implement programs, more focused on cost-cutting than innovation and process improvement - makes short-term decisions to please analysts and The Street versus longer term investments in new programs, transformation or making material business changes. Typically looks for "quick fixes". Stale leadership that has worked there forever and seems more interested in not rocking the boat than in building for the future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Clorox Response

    Sep 19, 2014Talent Management Consultant

    Thanks for your feedback. We think Clorox brands 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

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    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

    Clorox Response

    Sep 12, 2014Talent Management Consultant

    Thanks for your feedback!

  9.  

    Clorox was a good place to work, but a bit boring and lifeless at times

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    Former Employee - Associate Manager (Marketing Communications)  in  Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Manager (Marketing Communications) in Oakland, CA

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

    Pros

    Good location, decent benefits, lots of effort is taken to instill Clorox pride in employees, and their Eco Office has some great programs that give me faith in the company.

    Cons

    The company moves sooooo slowly. If you want to get anything done, you need way too many levels of approval and review. The workplace is boring. Everyone keeps to themselves and there is very little after-work socializing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more risks. Give more decision-making power to your younger managers. Encourage your employees to have fun together outside of the workplace.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 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
  11. 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

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