S.C. Johnson
3.5 of 5 121 reviews
www.scjohnson.com Racine, WI 5000+ Employees

S.C. Johnson Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
S.C. Johnson – Waxdale – “SCJ Windmill”

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3.5 121 reviews

                             

73% Approve of the CEO

S.C. Johnson Chairman and CEO H. Fisk Johnson

H. Fisk Johnson

(82 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Friendly work environment, good work-life balance, talented individuals"
    in 20 reviews
  • "good compensation and good benefits"
    in 10 reviews
Cons:
  • "Low tolerance for risk, lack of clear decision making tree, and many times slow to move"
    in 6 reviews
  • "No work life balance (meetings are done during the night as counterparts are not flexible with time)"
    in 3 reviews
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    Great company to work for with solo benefits and salary.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company has great benefits including thinks like an Olympic size pool, gyms, access to a northern wisconsin resort for employes only, great company parties and picnics for families.

    ConsCompany is a flat organization with little opportunities for growth.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe good to your high performers and look for opportunities to provide learning and growth.

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    Global footprit enables a multicultural, rich environment.

    Senior Director Marketing (Current Employee)

    ProsGood culture overall. Nice people to work with.

    ConsDecision making can be slow at times and initiative can be hurt.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmpower employees at all levels and making them accountable for.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Just a good place to spend a career

    Research Services (Former Employee)
    Racine, WI

    ProsWork-life balance. In most cases, decision-making was pushed down to the level where it mattered most. Resources needed to do the job were always made available. Frequent opportunity to interact with Sr. Mgmt. Sr. Mgmt. was very open to employee input.

    ConsHR at SCJ (like most companies) is a joke. They talk the game of being concerned about employees very well, but HR never actually walks the walk. Too many first-to-market opportunities are lost by too much emphasis on getting products to "perfection." Too many times, competitors have gotten to market first and locked up the biggest market share because SCJ was too busy pursuing a small potential point of superiority.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOne of the most successful CEOs in the company's history did a lot of "managing by walking around." Current Sr. Mgmt. needs to get out of their offices and meeting rooms and do more of that. They'll gain a better understanding of what's going on in their company if they do that.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Still a great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Racine, WI

    ProsStable, secure employment (until recent layoffs). Not THE best (no one can afford that), but still among the best companies to work for.

    ConsTries to recruit diversely, but many people enticed to come here are not prepared for weather extremes of Upper Midwest, Wisconsin politics & taxes, distance from family, perceived conservative culture ( it's not really that conservative) --so they leave, creating expensive employee turnover.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTends to try too many new things that don't pan out or are me-toos. Products are often contributing to throwaway economy (many are not recyclable) while company is trying to be green (uses wind energy, etc.). Rushes to launch something and then optimizes product later-- maybe too late.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery good benefits and salary. Employees all seem to get along as well as a very easygoing workplace.

    ConsIn order to get desired promotions you need to have relationships with the right people. Sometimes have to travel quite often.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company

    Market Research (Former Employee)
    Racine, WI

    Prosgood compensation and good benefits

    ConsGoing through a culture change

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat people and strong values

    ConsNot being better than competition.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on winning

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very nice people. Very nice work life balance. Not a sharp business culture.

    Lead Industrial Designer (Current Employee)
    Racine, WI

    ProsGreat place to come to settle-in and raise a family.

    ConsNot going to boost your career to the next level.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDitch the politeness and make this into a real corporation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fork Truck Driver Line Work (Former Employee)
    Racine, WI

    Prosnot many at all

    Consyou will never git hired into s.c Johnson wax they say a family company bull crap bunch off lairs they make you take some stupid test that has nothing to do with the job there own people wont even be able to pass it if they took it

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake your own workers advice

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great family company

    Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
    Racine, WI

    ProsExcellent benefits, good work/life balance, opportunity for advancement, the company operates in many categories so it was a great chance to learn several different business models

    Conscompany went overboard with some work policies, relationship between senior management and the ad agency was too close

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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