S.C. Johnson Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
140 Reviews
3.4
140 Reviews
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S.C. Johnson Chairman and CEO H. Fisk Johnson
H. Fisk Johnson
90 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is about right for married folks (in 25 reviews)

  • good compensation and good benefits (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Low tolerance for risk, lack of clear decision making tree, and many times slow to move (in 9 reviews)

  • Company is going through huge changes that are significantly impacting morale in a very negative way (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Market Research in Racine, WI
    Former Employee - Market Research in Racine, WI

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

    Pros

    good compensation and good benefits

    Cons

    Going through a culture change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company

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

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

    Pros

    Great people and strong values

    Cons

    Not being better than competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on winning

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 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

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

    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
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  5.  

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

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    Current Employee - Lead Industrial Designer in Racine, WI
    Current Employee - Lead Industrial Designer in Racine, WI

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

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent place

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

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

    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
  7.  

    A great family company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Racine, WI
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Racine, WI

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

    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
  8.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at S.C. Johnson full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    People 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 ManagementAdvice

    Let 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Stable environment but stagnant career opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Designer in Racine, WI
    Current Employee - Research Designer in Racine, WI

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

    Pros

    People are friendly. The company is family-oriented and still privately held. The work-load is reasonable. They offer great concierge service.

    Cons

    Company values longevity over pretty much anything else. People have been around forever, and there's not a lot of influx of new talent. There's very little career growth or opportunity. I do not recommend coming here if you are actively building your career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Company that desreve to be better

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Cairo, GA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Cairo, GA

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

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    Lots 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 ManagementAdvice

    Stick back more to the family values

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Amazing Company with great benefits, work/life balance, management, and learning experiences!

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

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

    Pros

    Smart people, benefits, HQ offices, Holidays, Opportunity for Growth

    Cons

    Location, Conservative Culture, Large Corporation limits fast growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move marketing office to Chicago!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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