S.C. Johnson
3.6 of 5 103 reviews
www.scjohnson.com Racine, WI 5000+ Employees

S.C. Johnson Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2014
S.C. Johnson – Waxdale – “SCJ Windmill”

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3.6 103 reviews

                             

72% Approve of the CEO

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

H. Fisk Johnson

(71 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Friendly work environment, good work-life balance, talented individuals"
    in 18 reviews
  • "good compensation and good benefits"
    in 10 reviews
Cons:
  • "speed to opportunity and decision making"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Lack of communication between upper management and everyone else"
    in 4 reviews
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Still a great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Racine, WI

I have been working at S.C. Johnson full-time for more than 10 years

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)

I worked at S.C. Johnson

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

I worked at S.C. Johnson full-time for more than 10 years

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)

I worked at S.C. Johnson full-time for more than 8 years

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

I worked at S.C. Johnson full-time for more than 3 years

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

Lead Industrial Designer (Current Employee)
Racine, WI

I have been working at S.C. Johnson full-time for more than 3 years

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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Decent place

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Racine, WI

I worked at S.C. Johnson full-time for more than 10 years

ProsTo be honest the only pros here are that the pay is pretty good and profit sharing is nice.

ConsOlder workers doing bare minimum while getting paid high salary. Good workers get rewarded with more work and bad workers get less work (but still get raises & etc). Not organized. Poor work/life balance with the norm working 10 hours/day. Culture is changing.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive everyone an equal opportunity instead of having selected "chosen ones" to move upward.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A great family company

Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
Racine, WI

I worked at S.C. Johnson full-time for more than 3 years

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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Solid company, you own your development, bureaucratic, not meritocracy, impact by sharing success with in-crowd.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at S.C. Johnson full-time for more than a year

ProsAbility to work on meaningful projects and have impact. The trick to this is making middle management central to any innovation or major contribution.

ConsPeople hoard power positions and block attempts for people to get foot into established projects out of fear of becoming obsolete or being out shined.

Advice to Senior ManagementLet the smart, young employees show what they know and don't let middle management control what smart employees have to offer. You might discover the next innovation within the halls and walls if you allow direct line of sight to leadership.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good Company that desreve to be better

Operations Manager (Former Employee)
Cairo, GA

I worked at S.C. Johnson full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood working environment, with vast heritage and extreme honorable values ,well educated & selected people, high exposure to many aspects of business, lots of learning and education, Global platform does have lots of accumulated experience & practices over the years , especially in the operations & manufacturing side, challenging to the max of the limits.

ConsLots of directions , people are so much busy with objectives they have and cannot effectively follow, pressure is high to the extent that work life balance is not maintained to the set standards,
This we believe is an awesome tool that is not fully committed to, Resources & retention are an issues, succession plans does not work to what it should be.

Advice to Senior ManagementStick back more to the family values

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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