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Enough wrong to give you plenty to do, but enough right to keep you there.

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Analyst in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Analyst in San Diego, CA

I worked at WD-40 full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Great work/life balance
Genuinely good people.
The office closes at 3:00pm on Fridays to start the weekend off early
Recognizable product makes your job easy to explain to others
Great location - go to the beach in San Diego for your lunch break!
Offices for most employees. Not many cubes.
Very small company means access to anyone up the chain of command.
Very friendly atmosphere. Drop in on the CEO whenever you want.
No layoffs through recession.

Cons

Average age is pretty high.
Fairly high resistance to change. IT systems need major overhauls. Marketing strategy needs redo.
Sub-par office space. Departments are broken up into suites which hinder communication.
Not a particularly eco friendly product.
Outside of WD-40, other brands are generally sub-par.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep hiring great people to keep the friendly atmosphere.
Invest in updated IT systems.
Move to a new office space.
Change marketing strategy to educate public on new uses.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great company, wonderful people, outstanding products

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in San Diego, CA

    I worked at WD-40 full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I worked there many years, and through the course of it saw many positive changes and adaptations as needed to grow the business. The management personnel were generally people-oriented, and yet always set a high bar for standards of performance. Compensation and benefits package was generous, as was the encouragement to grow and develop.

    Cons

    New blood is sometimes more valued than company experience, especially during times of evolution/change. Of course, this is not uncommon when trying to overcome sacred cows and institutionalized obstacles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would encourage them to continue supporting and developing their people and and to be careful not to surround themselves with too many "yes" people - I suppose not very groundbreaking as this is generally good advice to most CEOs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    WD-40 is an ideal supportive, learning environment that promotes team work and expects accountability.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at WD-40

    Pros

    WD-40's culture is amazing! It has a small family feel with a global presence. The people are visionaries in their field. Leaders are required to empower and support their teams to ensure success. We have a strong sense of community and are individually responsible for the company's success. It is a pleasure going to work everyday. It is a very respectful, fun and productive environment. Short day Fridays and amazing benefits and profit sharing helps too!

    Cons

    There are very few cons to working at WD-40. We have a very collegial environment that requires loads of meetings... which is probably a con in the eyes of most people.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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