WD-40

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WD-40 Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
13 Reviews
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13 Reviews
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WD-40 President, CEO, and Director Garry O. Ridge
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  1.  

    Don't Mark My Paper, Help Me Get an A

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WD-40

    Pros

    Values are learned and practiced everyday.
    People-oriented company
    Amazing compensation and benefits
    Remarkable employees
    People, Passion, and Product.

    Cons

    The greatest company does not have Cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Aim high, but miss low.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    fantastic company, upbeat culture and positive employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WD-40

    Pros

    well managed company, opportunity to grow, great people, feels like a family

    Cons

    traffic to get the office- but this is relative!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    sales/marketing intern. great company with awesome people

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    Former Employee - Marketing/Sales Intern in Solana Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing/Sales Intern in Solana Beach, CA

    I worked at WD-40 part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    flexible hours, awesome management, friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    lots of cold calls, but management was very understanding/helpful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep being awesome!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great place to be and work, most conscientious bunch of folks (co-workers) I've ever encountered.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at WD-40 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Just about everyone constantly works towards seeing the Company successful, fantastic atmosphere!
    Good set of values, practiced by senior management, talk is walked.
    Flexible balance, tools to work most anywhere, but can be turned off.
    Compensation stellar with significant retirement contribution.

    Cons

    Small company in a big marketplace.
    Career growth is tied to Company growth in many cases, often good to be happy where you are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.
    Great that people (staff) development is one of the primary drivers to success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A good place to start or finish your career

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at WD-40 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    3:00 Fridays, work/life balance, "learning moments" and not mistakes, relaxed company culture, generous profit sharing/401k plan, all employees eligible for annual bonus payout

    Cons

    low turnover means less room for career advancement and an old way of thinking, not a young, fast-paced, or innovative company, outdated office space

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the younger generations and those with less company experience seriously.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great People make you feel like family.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at WD-40 full-time

    Pros

    WD-40 is a great place to work, the people collaborate well and are very flexible. They have excellent values and don't play politics as much as other companies. I liked the straighforward culture.

    Cons

    its a smaller company so there are less opportunities to move up in the organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The Best Company I have Worked For

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at WD-40 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Big brands but essentially a small company, leaders are very approachable, co-workers are great to work with, great company values that each member of the tribe lives by on a daily basis

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A fulfilling professional journey...still in progress.

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at WD-40 full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great brands and great people drive enthusiasm and commitment to team success. Opportunities to grow and learn and thrive.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities to "telecommute." Lean machine that can contribute to increased stress levels in terms of workload.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage more people to challenge the status quo. Enhance "formal" tactical job training or loudly promote "learn by doing."

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

    People Driven & Opportunity Rich

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    Current Employee - Administrator in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Administrator in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at WD-40 full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    WD-40 Company, a gem in today's rough economy where I have been fortunate enough to obtain a wonderful position that I love. This is the first company I have been to where you can tell everyone is interested in protecting the product AND each other. I feel very valued and equally value my team.

    Great things about working here:

    - All are willing to teach you if you're open to learn.
    - Bright minds are a plenty.
    - TEAM is not just stated, it is practiced.
    - If you show your commitment you will be openly appreciated.

    Cons

    There are stress hurdles, but what new position doesn't hold some of those?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management here is wonderful so far. I really enjoy being here. It's a great fit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Enough wrong to give you plenty to do, but enough right to keep you there.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in San Diego, CA

    I worked at WD-40 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance
    Genuinely good people.
    The office closes at 3:00pm on Fridays to start the weekend off early
    Recognizable product makes your job easy to explain to others
    Great location - go to the beach in San Diego for your lunch break!
    Offices for most employees. Not many cubes.
    Very small company means access to anyone up the chain of command.
    Very friendly atmosphere. Drop in on the CEO whenever you want.
    No layoffs through recession.

    Cons

    Average age is pretty high.
    Fairly high resistance to change. IT systems need major overhauls. Marketing strategy needs redo.
    Sub-par office space. Departments are broken up into suites which hinder communication.
    Not a particularly eco friendly product.
    Outside of WD-40, other brands are generally sub-par.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring great people to keep the friendly atmosphere.
    Invest in updated IT systems.
    Move to a new office space.
    Change marketing strategy to educate public on new uses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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