Clorox Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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  1. Great place to learn from experienced people

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    Former Employee - Contractor in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Contractor in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Clorox full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Experienced scientists and technicians who can answer so many questions. Great place to learn technical skills as a contract employee.

    Cons

    maybe it was just when I was here, but there seems to be a high turnover rate of employees and new faces. So many different projects all at once.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more temps.

  2. Senior Admin Assistant

    Former Employee - Senior Legal Secretary in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Legal Secretary in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Clorox (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly and professional group. Everyone was pleasant and the environment was very easy-going and fast-paced.

    Cons

    There were no cons. Everyone was very easy-going and hard working.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and flexibility.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Dream job, great people, lovely environment, great brands!

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    Current Employee - Innovation Scientist in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Innovation Scientist in Oakland, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, lean so more responsibilities, great movement latitude

    Cons

    Long drawn path to move up, because less levels, dont get as much $ hike due to same reason

    Advice to Management

    Doing great, keep on motivating people and leverage their strengths to continue building strong brands and loyalty

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  5. Good 100+ year old Company with its modern drawbacks.

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Clorox full-time (More than 8 years)

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Company. Solid performance and positive business outlook against other CPG companies. I love the Corporate Values: Work Together to Win v Take Personal Ownership, Stretch for Results v Doing the Right Thing. What I like about Clorox are the people. Our products are made up of great brands, both in Cleaning, Natural Personal Care and Healthcare. As far as how general work gets done, we are consensus driven and strive to inspire action rather than compel. Another positive is the half day Fridays we get during summer season, a huge plus.

    Cons

    The work life balance is kind of there but there is still too much expectation for the bandwidth we have. I would like to see more flexible working arrangements than the standard 9-5 five day workweek mentality. However, the lack of career advancement is what is truly depressing.

    Advice to Management

    There are only a few functions where employees can truly advance, like Finance, Sales and Marketing. For a company that talks about how people are so critical to success, I disagree based on how many people of value are taken for granted simply because of how many years they've put in, when really it should be the opposite. Also, the pay is sub par, at least when compared to Bay Area wages. That's why it's so critical to ingratiate yourself with management so you can advance in your career or be assigned to a new role without having to actually apply for it. There is injustice in that as it encourages people to play right into office politics, rewarding a specific type of individual.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work for family life balance

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Clorox

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

    Pros

    Family life, good pay, nice people

    Cons

    None, none none none none

    Advice to Management

    Great job great place to work

  7. Helpful (3)

    Good people and company but cheap and low comp for Bay Area

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

    I have been working at Clorox full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, great work/life balance, focus on people and training, stable company

    Cons

    Always "cost" cutting, cheap
    Compensation is not competitive for being in the Bay Area (golden handcuffs via long term comp as you get further up)

    Advice to Management

    Need to be competitive for the bay area/tech and not vs. other CPG

  8. Helpful (1)

    Strong, respected brands and great work life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Clorox full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    I'm proud to work for a company that makes and sells products I use and respect. Also appreciate great work life balance. Clorox is doing this right.

    Cons

    We are sometimes slow with technology. We've come a long way but could still improve.

  9. A CPG company known for great training ground

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

    I have been working at Clorox full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work/life balance...great training for marketers....a lot of MBAs

    Cons

    process-driven....slow innovation cycle....a lot of layers....some of the managers are hit or miss

  10. Out sourcing

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Network Engineer in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Network Engineer in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Clorox full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The time before the out-soursing the work-life and benefits and also trianing were excellent, good people to work with.

    Cons

    Let go a lot of good people

  11. Former Contractor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Clorox full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good culture, prime location. solid reputation.

    Cons

    stodgy, old growth company with no idea how to leverage social media and advertising to market. few new ideas.

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