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Looking to remake itself

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Current Employee - Senior Research Engineer  in  Racine, WI
Current Employee - Senior Research Engineer in Racine, WI

I have been working at S.C. Johnson full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

SC Johnson has been a family owned company for 5 generations and the current CEO (great great grandson of the founder) is looking to remove the old nepotism habits and run the company the way a good company is run.

Cons

Lots of old habits - second-guessing manager's decisions, not relying on data to make decisions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Put people into positions to make decisions with clear data and hold them accountable to the intent of their decisions, no the outcome.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for S.C. Johnson

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A Family Company of Chaos

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    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager  in  Racine, WI
    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Racine, WI

    I have been working at S.C. Johnson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Strong brands
    High level of responsibility at entry level
    Private company enables sustained marketing strategy/support
    Laid back culture
    Low expectations

    Cons

    Weak talent caliber - does not compare to talent at P&G, General Mills, Kraft, etc. Lifers who have been at company forever impede change/growth.

    Lack of strategic thinking / very reactive culture - until things go wrong, no one interested in driving results in marketplace

    Location - Racine, WI

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house, remove the weak links and ensure the strong talent is recognized and incented to stay. Be more open to telecommuting/flex policies that enable Chicago talent to want to sustain working at the firm

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work if you're looking for work life balance

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Brand Manager  in  Racine, WI
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Racine, WI

    I worked at S.C. Johnson

    Pros

    Work life balance, compensation, cost of living in adjacent area well below national average.

    Cons

    Location in Racine, leadership doesn't provide clear direction, too much general management, not enough marketing. Passive aggressive culture.

    No opinion of CEO
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