Seventh Generation FAQ

Have questions about working at Seventh Generation? Read answers to frequently asked questions to help you make a choice before applying to a job or accepting a job offer.

Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at Seventh Generation.

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13 English questions out of 13

July 31, 2019

Does Seventh Generation pay for a gym membership?

Pros

The culture and the benefits alone are a huge reason to APPLY here. The mission is the reason to STAY here. Some of the benefits include a free gym membership, flexible hours, half-day Fridays, etc. Mission related activities include 20 hours each year to volunteer your time to non-profits that mean something to you. It is fulfilling to do hands on work to help others and feel supported by Seventh Gen to do so. Management actively tries to improve company policy and culture with annual reviews via the Best Places to Work survey. For instance, the amount of meetings can be INSANE at times, but having received that feedback, they're trying to make a change. That inward focus can be reassuring when things feel overwhelming. You feel heard.

Cons

The screening process for hiring is a mystery to me and I've been surprised at some applications not making it to a phone call let alone an in person interview. I'd suggest working on how people are evaluated before narrowing down applications.

Some of the benefits include a free gym membership, flexible hours, half

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October 3, 2018

How is diversity at Seventh Generation?

Pros

Seventh Generation is unlike anywhere I've ever worked. The community is welcoming and warm, the work/life balance is exceptional, and the benefits are great. I enjoy using my free gym access, agile workplace benefits, half day Fridays during summer, wellness reimbursements, etc etc. I've gained very valuable work experience here and very close friendships as well. I take pride in calling Seventh Generation my employer. This company walks the walk. We do good for the world and we take action where we can. I love the spirit of Seventh Gen. We rally, we support, and we pioneer.

Cons

There is not much diversity within the company. Inclusivity needs to be at top of mind in the hiring process.

Advice to Management

Keep the community connected and aware. Transparency is what makes this company different—keep that true.

There is not much diversity within the company.

October 3, 2018

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January 11, 2021

How are senior leaders perceived at Seventh Generation?

Pros

Great company to work for. Unlike other companies, they truly live out their mission values in everything the touch. The leadership in the company cares a great deal about its workforce and that's easily seen in how much time they invest and spend with the employees.

Cons

No cons to call out, like any other business that's seen substantial growth, there are some changes that are happening. With any business that's growing, there will be some changes that not everyone might like, but are a necessity as the business grows and evolves. Still a small company so not too many career opportunities, but as the company grows, I'm sure more and more opportunities will come out.

The leadership in the company cares a great deal about its workforce and that's easily seen in how much time they invest and spend with the employees.

January 11, 2021

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August 1, 2019

How are career development opportunities at Seventh Generation?

Pros

Seventh Gen's mission is at the core of almost every conversation. I've never worked at a company like it. I actually like coming to work every day because I feel that it is truly a value-based company and learn new things every day. Compensation and benefits are very competitive. There are always community-building events and activities so connecting with co-workers is easy. All employees are very nice, smart and welcoming. It seems like there is potential to grow from within and lots of opportunities to work on personal development. Work-life balance is important and valued. Would recommend to anyone!

Cons

The Unilever acquisition has made certain processes (billing, HR, IT) a bit more complicated.

Advice to Management

Keep the mission core to all decisions and meetings with Unilever so we can stay true to ourselves and lead in the industry.

It seems like there is potential to grow from within and lots of opportunities to work on personal development.

August 1, 2019

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July 31, 2019

Is Seventh Generation a good company to work for?

Pros

Flexible hours, company benefits and no "clock-watching". I love working with hardworking folks working towards a shared mission/vision of making the world a better place. Everyone at SVG is so passionate about what we do and the impact SVG can have around the world.

Cons

There are way too many meetings, many of them could have been covered via email.

I love working with hardworking folks working towards a shared mission/vision of making the world a better place.

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