S.C. Johnson

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S.C. Johnson Reviews

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
135 Reviews

3.5
135 Reviews
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S.C. Johnson Chairman and CEO H. Fisk Johnson
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90 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Friendly work environment, good work-life balance, talented individuals (in 21 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 9 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    SC Johnson was a great company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Administrative  in  Racine, WI
    Current Employee - Sales Administrative in Racine, WI

    Pros

    -Really value their people and are allowed to be an individual
    -Many great benefits (Gym, Company Store, etc.)

    Cons

    -Too many people in charge and not enough people doing the actual work
    -Location

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Global footprit enables a multicultural, rich environment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director Marketing
    Current Employee - Senior Director Marketing

    Pros

    Good culture overall. Nice people to work with.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower employees at all levels and making them accountable for.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Still a great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Racine, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Racine, WI

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Tries 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 ManagementAdvice

    Tends 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Market Research  in  Racine, WI
    Former Employee - Market Research in Racine, WI

    Pros

    good compensation and good benefits

    Cons

    Going through a culture change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people and strong values

    Cons

    Not being better than competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on winning

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    line worker

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fork Truck Driver Line Work  in  Racine, WI
    Former Employee - Fork Truck Driver Line Work in Racine, WI

    Pros

    not many at all

    Cons

    you 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 ManagementAdvice

    Take your own workers advice

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Industrial Designer  in  Racine, WI
    Current Employee - Lead Industrial Designer in Racine, WI

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not going to boost your career to the next level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ditch the politeness and make this into a real corporation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Racine, WI
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Racine, WI

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Older 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 ManagementAdvice

    Give everyone an equal opportunity instead of having selected "chosen ones" to move upward.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    A great family company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Racine, WI
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Racine, WI

    Pros

    Excellent 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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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