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Church & Dwight Overview

Ewing, NJ
1001 to 5000 employees
1846
Company - Public (CHD)
Consumer Products Manufacturing
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Church & Dwight is a world-leader in household and personal care products. Our global brands include ARM & HAMMER®, Batiste, OxiClean, Trojan, XTRA, Nair, First Response, Spinbrush, Orajel, vitafusion, Li’l Critters ... Read more

Church & Dwight – Why Work With Us?


 Together We Have The Power To Win.

 A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.     

 At Church & Dwight we power people’s everyday by providing quality, affordable consumer products.

 We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment. From this stems our shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries. Our collegial spirit and collaborative mentality helps us to win.  We work in a fast-paced environment to solve problems and get things done.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. We benefit from a small company feel with opportunities to make our mark across the company and across the world. We’re purposefully lean so our jobs are bigger and provide the opportunity to learn and grow.

This is a place where ambition meets impact. We take pride in owning our areas of expertise. Our team of high aptitude people innovate and focus on new ways of doing things. And as a result, each and every one of us has the drive to win.

Ours is a culture where relationships matter. We work together to share ideas and contribute toward collective goals. We roll up our sleeves to create products which consumers love.

While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

Bring your determination:

We’ll give you the power to own your success and do work you didn’t know was possible.

Bring your team spirit:

We’ll offer you an open-minded and low-ego environment.  

Bring your courage:

We’ll help you make a tangible impact on the business. 

The Church & Dwight difference? It’s culture. That is, you can make a difference right away. From the start, employees gain broad exposure to our iconic brands, and quickly play a key role in the success of our company.

Testimonials

  • Brian - Senior Manager, IT Account Management, IT
    Please tell us what's great about working at Church & Dwight.
    Church & Dwight is a successful company with strong brands and products that people value. It’s a professional environment where the work you do has a direct impact on what matters to the company, our customers, and shareholders. I have had a great experience here.

    Please tell us what's great about working in your function or department.
    Working in IT is great because it matters. Our company relies on technology not only to operate but as strategic lever to add value to our top and bottom line. My role is right in the middle of helping to define and ensure that this value is realized – and that’s exciting.

    Please tell us about your on-boarding experience.
    Three thoughts come to mind - comprehensive, effective, and an overall positive experience. It’s always a lot of information to consume but I think we do a good job. I believe the ‘Connections’ program is probably the most valuable aspect of our on-boarding program. Where each month all new hires are exposed to a different part of the organization and is able to see & hear directly from senior management in those department how each function works and its role in delivering results for the company.

    What skills/competencies have you developed since working at C&D?
    Many. Two that come to mind are priority setting and communication. Church & Dwight is a lean, fast-paced environment. There are is always more to do and say than time permits. So, success (and sanity) is dependent on knowing the most important things to do and say. So, I’ve really had to hone the competencies in my first two years here.

    In your opinion, how would you describe the C&D culture?
    It’s a culture of results. It’s about getting the job done. It’s a professional environment based on mutual respect and integrity. It’s also a place where ‘the grey’ is seen as an opportunity for creativity and action. If you want routine and slow pace – you won’t find it here.

  • Vaidehi - Chemist, R&D
    Please tell us what's great about working at Church & Dwight.
    The great thing about working at Church & Dwight is the work culture and opportunities offered to its employees. At Church & Dwight I always feel like I'm part of an extended family. Church and Dwight encourages open communication and gives opportunities to progress on the career front.

    Please tell us what's great about working in your function or department.
    The great thing about working in Process Engineering is that I get to work cross functionally with several different groups like Product Development, Marketing and Manufacturing. As a result of that, we strengthen our manufacturing process and ensure successful scale up.

    Please tell us about your on-boarding experience.
    Church and Dwight has an on-boarding program for all new hires. Part of that program is that we get to meet the leadership team across the organization and understand their role in the company and day-to-day functions. This really helped me get a clear idea of company structure and how various groups interact with each other.

    Describe your career path/growth since working at C&D.
    I joined Church & Dwight as a Lab technician, an entry level position. Over the period of time I grew in my knowledge and skills and became a Chemist and was responsible for entire product line. Thanks to tuition reimbursement program at Church & Dwight, I was able to pursue and complete Master's in chemical engineering which gave me the opportunity to get into processing department working as an engineer.

    In your opinion, how would you describe the C&D culture?
    At Church & Dwight we have very open, cooperative and innovative environment. Church & Dwight stresses quality, enabling people to feel pride in the products we develop and manufacture.


The Church & Dwight culture is rooted in these bedrock principles:

  • The freedom of a small, flat organization is an energizing factor, offering maximum flexibility and speed in decision-making.
  • A sense of joint stewardship enables us to focus on sustaining top-tier performance.
  • Honest open failure creates an environment that encourages action and risk-taking, and avoids complacency.
  • Communication among departments, functions and employees facilitates open and candid conversations.
  • Participative management means everyone at every level at every location is engaged in the business.
  • Learning from both our failures and successes is a critical factor in competing, and winning, in the marketplace.
  • Mutual respect enables us to challenge each other to reach higher, and form an ever more cohesive team.
  • High performance means we strive to hire the right people for the right jobs, to take our company to increasingly higher levels of performance.

At Church & Dwight we recognize that our employees drive our top tier performance and help deliver shareholder return. The success of our brands and the success of the company are based on our ability to work together to meet common goals. If we deliver against our objectives to drive performance, we are rewarded.

Competitive Compensation
Our total compensation package includes base salary and performance based incentive programs. Our compensation plan is designed to reward all employees when we deliver against our Corporate objectives.

Competitive Benefits
We also have a comprehensive benefits package that is competitive in the industries in which we compete. Our major benefits include medical, dental and prescription coverage, excellent retirement savings plans, disability and life insurance. We also have an attractive time-off schedule, flexible spending accounts, adoption expense program, employee stock purchase plan, a matching university gift program and a tuition reimbursement program.

Church & Dwight Reviews

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    "Great organization"

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    Former Employee - Production Manager Supervisor in Lakewood, NJ
    Former Employee - Production Manager Supervisor in Lakewood, NJ
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Church & Dwight full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great opportunity to advance one's career, and an environment where good work is recognized

    Cons

    Communication channels present a good improvement opportunity

    Advice to Management

    Work on improving communicating openly from top down

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Church & Dwight Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Church & Dwight in January 2020.

    Interview

    I had a digital interview that included 6 questions that focused on sharing my strengths and accomplishments. I was then asked for one on-site interview. This was, naturally, more in-depth and approximately half of the interview was related to behavior-based questions. The rest was just curiosity around my background and experience and me learning more about the team and the structure at the site.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell about a time when you’ve had to motivate someone beyond what they normally would do   1 Answer
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Church & Dwight Awards & Accolades

  • Top 50 US Based Companies, HAPPI, 2011
  • Hot 100 Growth Companies, BusinessWeek, 2011
  • Chairman's Award, NJ Chemistry Council, 2011
  • Forbes Global 2000, Forbes, 2010
  • America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
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