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Church & Dwight Overview

Ewing, NJ
1001 to 5000 employees
1846
Company - Public (CHD)
Manufacturing
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Whether you call it saleratus (aerated salt), sodium bicarbonate, or plain old baking soda, Church & Dwight is a top maker worldwide of the powder. Church & Dwight's ARM & HAMMER baking soda, first marketed in ... Read more

Church & Dwight – Why Work For Us?


Church & Dwight Co. Inc., a $3.5 Billion company, was founded in 1846 and is headquartered in Ewing, NJ. We are one of the fastest growing Consumer Packaged Goods companies that has outpaced the S&P by more than two times over the last 10 years. Church & Dwight is a leader in the Household Consumer Products and Personal Care industry, with such brands as Arm & Hammer, Trojan, First Response, Nair, Spinbrush, Oxi Clean, Orajel, VitaFusion, and Xtra.

The Company's business is divided into three segments: Consumer Domestic, Consumer International, and Specialty Products.

The Consumer Domestic segment includes the nine power brands listed above, and other household and personal care products.

The Consumer International segment primarily sells a variety of personal care products, some of which use the same brands as our domestic product lines, in international markets, including Canada, France, Australia, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Brazil and China.

The Specialty Product segment is the largest U.S. producer of sodium bicarbonate, which it sells together with other specialty inorganic chemicals for a variety of industrial, institutional, medical and food applications. This segment also sells a range of animal nutrition and specialty cleaning products.

At Church & Dwight, we’re committed to providing our people with equal opportunity in employment, development and advancement. We respect the individual talents of each employee, and we foster open, welcoming working environments. By celebrating differences among members of our diverse workforce, we help ensure the success of our brands, and strengthen the market leadership of our company.

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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    I have been working at Church & Dwight full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Pay is great
    -Work schedule
    -Equality for women
    If money is what your all about then this company is a great place to work.

    Cons

    If you expect your education to mean something and growth happen, better think twice before working here. Management is all about keeping the status quo. In other words, if 90%of the workforce only cares about money and days off, than that better be your goal as well.

    Advice to Management

    Value a persons education, and professional goals!

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Church & Dwight Interviews

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    Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Princeton, NJ
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Church & Dwight (Princeton, NJ) in May 2017.

    Interview

    Phone screening on 5/31/2017 rushed to end short. The interviewer sounded as if he was harassing me away. He insisted on drawing his own conclusion pertaining to the reason why I left my most recent job. He asked:
    (1) Were you "fired" or not
    > This is how he phrased and was very persistent.
    (2) Whether the company offered a "separation package"
    > This probing question probably does not belong in the phone screening.
     FYI My reviews on record are immaculate. "It was the company" reorganization which led to my departure.
    3) Do you own a house? Do you have to sell it? What would you do (in light of the job location in Princeton, NJ and my current residence in NY) ?
    > I am not sure of the intent in regard to inquiring about my house ownership. The latter question probably had to do with whether the relocation assistance is needed.
    4) there is a slim chance of promotion to the manager position; one person had to wait 7 years; are you okay with it?
    > he stated that "the incumbent manager needs to be promoted or leave" if a specialist is to become a manager and "workers are not necessarily rewarded for the good work." Brutally realistic or not, it is discouraging (but I have seen individuals stating the same, just not during a job interview).

    I expected that the interviewer follow a protocol to stay on a more compliant course. How the questions were phrased - along with the tone of his voice - was the major source of discomfort.

    I am yet to see the results as "the hiring manager is on vacation for another 1.5 weeks."

    Interview Questions

    • Were you "fired" or not? Why did you leave the most recent job?   Answer Question
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Church & Dwight Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • 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
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