S.C. Johnson Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. Helpful (4)

    Company is approaching a tipping point

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in New York, NY

    I have been working at S.C. Johnson full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Strong brands in some categories.
    Pockets of sound visionary leadership who can handle the truth and who can develop the business AND people.

    Cons

    Promoting people in sales and marketing beyond their experience and potential to add value beyond the "yes man" role for senior leaders.
    Difficult culture and company to on-board with - no clear on-boarding or training commitment.

    Advice to Management

    Have the courage to review nameless resumes. A lot of talent and industry knowledge/experience is walking out the door.
    Have the courage to surround yourself with people who challenge status quo vs those who tell you what you want to hear.


  2. Great group of people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Category Sales Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Category Sales Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at S.C. Johnson

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company is well respected in the industry and has good benefits

    Cons

    Operates very much like old school.
    You can advance in your career only if you move to Racine Wisconsin for a rotation

    Advice to Management

    Speed, Speed and Speed


  3. Helpful (4)

    Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at S.C. Johnson full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and brands but things are changing drastically and many people are now leaving the company for other opportunities.

    Cons

    Significant layoffs in Racine impacting the ability to get things done. With additional folks leaving, resources are stretched too thin and those of us remaining are overwhelmed.

    Advice to Management

    Go out and talk to customers to see how changes are impacting the business


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  5. Helpful (1)

    great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Racine, WI
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Racine, WI

    I have been working at S.C. Johnson full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great bennies, and pay. Good time off schedule.

    Cons

    Lack of budget for facilities operations, outsourcing to much.

    Advice to Management

    Stop outsourcing jobs and start bringing this back in house.


  6. Helpful (8)

    Management By Fear & Crumbling Morale

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

    I worked at S.C. Johnson full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    -Great people to work with
    -Competitive compensation & benefits (Profit Sharing, Rec Facilities, Day Care, etc.)
    -Good focus on community benefits in the cities/countries where they operate
    -Large company with opportunities for some to advance (but brakes are being applied)

    Cons

    Over the past 5 years the previous senior leadership that was grown & nurtured in-house has been replaced with external executives who are instilling a new corporate culture built on fear and intimidation. The recent 12+ month 'transformation' gutted and reorganized many teams - some for better but most for worse - all the while killing morale and productivity.

    Anyone with experience in Change Management would recognize this company's missteps in an instant, and many good & talented employees have seen the train wreck and left for better opportunities. Many others are counting the days until retirement and hoping to hold on for the roller coaster ride.

    The company and CEO proselytize the "This We Believe" principles. The key quote found all around campus is "The goodwill of people is the only enduring thing in any business. It is the sole substance...the rest is shadow!" Unfortunately, this principle of goodwill has been relegated to the bottom of the paper shredder bin. Successes built on supporting your employees, taking risks and learning from mistakes is being replaced with focuses only on bottom lines, unobtainable cost savings targets and micro-management by fear.

    Advice to Management

    Ditch the newly-implemented forced distribution for performance reviews. GE did.


  7. Supply Planning

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

    I worked at S.C. Johnson

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for!

    Cons

    let go employees last year


  8. Helpful (3)

    Great company with growing pains

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

    I worked at S.C. Johnson

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good people and compensation
    Sustainability efforts
    Solid brands and marketing
    CEO leadership and transparency

    Cons

    Despite high level transparency it appears as though middle level management is losing decision making power on HR related decisions
    Lack of clear job performance objectives
    Job instability - behind the scenes talk does not always match publicly communicated internal messaging as to direction of role/company

    Advice to Management

    Need to establish measurable and tangible objectives for each employee at onset of role(s).
    Get to know your employees and strategically invest in leveraging their strengths and in-house business knowledge
    Make decisions and stick with them; need leadership in times of ambiguity


  9. Admired values in a modern world

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

    I have been working at S.C. Johnson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very focused on the long term health of people, communities, it's businesses.

    Cons

    Growing pains in transition from past to future.

    Advice to Management

    Develop and retain your best people throughout change.


  10. Great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at S.C. Johnson

    Pros

    Worked with a great team and the project work was meaningful and challenging.

    Cons

    Company going through major re-org and culture change.

    Advice to Management

    Include team members in major process changes from the design phase - they have incredible knowledge that will make the design and sustain activities go much smoother in the long-term.


  11. Summer Intern

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

    I have been working at S.C. Johnson

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great friendly environment, mentors and coaches to assist the intern, summer hours!

    Cons

    The summer internship flew by.



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