S.C. Johnson

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S.C. Johnson Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
163 Reviews
3.4
163 Reviews
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S.C. Johnson Chairman and CEO H. Fisk Johnson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is about right for married folks (in 26 reviews)

  • good compensation and good benefits (in 12 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 5 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company undergoing dramatic changes to secure their future.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    People are the best part of SCJ. The most challenging projects are made enjoyable because of them.

    Cons

    Everyone is very stressed about the changes. Nerves are slightly frayed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Secretary

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S.C. Johnson as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pays well and nice environment

    Cons

    Management doesn't align on objectives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in new talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unique culture strongly driven by relationships

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

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

    Pros

    Pay/benefits, strong relationship-based culture, strong encouragement of work/life balance, access to different living alternatives (e.g. Chicago, Racine, Milwaukee).

    Cons

    Somewhat of an inferiority complex...if competition does something they must know something we don't; culture recently changing with significant downsizing - cuts were needed but these may be too much too fast

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With the downsized organization, make sure workload and active project lists are reduced comparably to be compatible with the leaner organization.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lives up to the mantra of "A Family Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S.C. Johnson

    Pros

    Strong brands, cares about the people, and ability to have leadership at early stages in career.

    Cons

    Low tolerance for risk, lack of clear decision making tree, and many times slow to move.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Supply in Racine, WI
    Current Employee - Product Supply in Racine, WI

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

    Pros

    They provide amazing benefits. Van pool program, recreation center, summer hours on Fridays, paid maternity leave, day care, flexible work days, telecommuting, shut down over Christmas.

    Cons

    Very relationship based - if you have bad blood with someone, you might get a stigma attached to you without reason. Certain areas are promoted on a schedule while other areas are very slow to promote.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    SC Johnson was a great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Sales Administrative in Racine, WI
    Current Employee - Sales Administrative in Racine, WI

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

    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
  8.  

    Great company to work for with solo benefits and salary.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S.C. Johnson

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Company is a flat organization with little opportunities for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be good to your high performers and look for opportunities to provide learning and growth.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Global footprit enables a multicultural, rich environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director Marketing
    Current Employee - Senior Director Marketing

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

    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
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Just a good place to spend a career

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    Former Employee - Research Services in Racine, WI
    Former Employee - Research Services in Racine, WI

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

    Pros

    Work-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.

    Cons

    HR 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 ManagementAdvice

    One 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for

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

    I worked at S.C. Johnson

    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

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