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The Clorox Company Overview

Oakland, CA
5001 to 10000 employees
1913
Company - Public (CLX)
Manufacturing
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Clorox is a global company with leading brands that have become household names: our namesake bleach and cleaning products; Pine-Sol® cleaners; Liquid Plumr® clog removers; Poett® home care products; Fresh ... Read more

Mission: We make everyday life better, every day.


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2017 (#12)

Company Updates

  • Switching jobs? Check out this post from Entrepreneur Magazine for some helpful tips on what to consider before making the jump to a big or small organization.

    Should I Work for a Big or Small Company?

    It's impossible to say whether a company of a certain size is inherently better. If you're considering switching jobs to either a larger or smaller workplace, your first hurdle should be to ensure that the company's underlying purpose matches with your personal convictions -- and that goes for small and large institutions alike.

  • Mid-career education programs are often critical to employees' long-term career success. That's why we're proud that SCM World recognized our supply chain organization's talent programs, developed with Georgia Tech's Scheller College of Business.

    Supply Chain Oscars: 2017 Power of the Profession Award Winners - SCM World

    I like to say that supply chain is a field science. This means that most serious breakthroughs come from practitioners solving intractable problems in the real world, and in the process advancing the discipline.

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The Clorox Company – Why Work For Us?


One voice can make a positive difference in the lives of millions. One idea can inspire people for generations to come. At Clorox, the opportunity is yours. We’ve achieved success for more than 100 years by giving our professionals the resources to do their best. As part of our team, you’ll be empowered to lead, to delight customers, and to help make everyday life better, every day.

At Clorox, we're constantly challenging ourselves to improve our performance and stay ahead of the competition.

We work together toward common goals yet embrace individual points of view. 

We support the safety and security of our employees. 

We believe in giving back to our communities. 

And we focus on maintaining high standards of business without losing our sense of humor and adventure. 

Our four corporate values say it all about how we do business at home and around the globe.

  • Do the Right Thing.

    The long-term health of our company depends on our integrity, on the way we treat the environment and on always upholding the high standards and ethics that Clorox is built upon.

  • Stretch for Results.

    Our success is measured by our ability to win in the marketplace. Setting high expectations, pushing beyond the ordinary and creating innovative solutions are some of the ways we stretch for results

  • Take Personal Ownership.

    Progress is driven by those who own their results and strive to make the process of achieving those results as fast, simple and effective as possible. We believe each of us has a part in ensuring our company delivers excellent results and meets our goals.

  • Work Together to Win.

    Success depends on productive collaboration among Clorox employees and with our business partners. While individual ownership and contributions make a difference, teamwork is equally important to achieving great results.

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We offer a broad range of competitive benefits to help employees meet their long-term financial goals, while balancing the demands of work and personal life. Benefits are available to full-time employees and their dependents, including children, spouses and same-sex partners. Here are a few ways we support our employees' health, wealth and more.

Health

We offer comprehensive healthcare coverage and many wellness programs, including:

  • Medical
  • Wellness
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for professional and confidential counseling services

Insurance

We offer insurance coverage in a range of areas including life, accidental death and dismemberment, disability, business-travel accident insurance and long-term care.

Wealth

Retirement/Financial Planning

401(k) plan with auto-enrollment: This plan allows employees to set aside part of their current income on a pretax basis every month immediately upon hire. After one year of service, employees are eligible for the company contributions which consist of:

  • A company match of the employee's contributions up to 4%
  • An annual company contribution of 6%
  • Investment-advisor service to help employees manage their retirement-plan assets and other aspects of their personal finances to ensure their financial well-being.

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Rewards & Recognition

Our Bravo* incentive compensation program rewards all employees for supporting the company's goals. This non-monetary peer-to-peer recognition program empowers individuals to reward the efforts and achievements of their colleagues by assigning them points that are redeemable for a wide variety of rewards.

*Program available only to U.S. employees.

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We want Clorox people to succeed. That's why we offer development opportunities to help our employees make the most of their job today, while paving the way for ongoing career growth.

We're focused on helping our employees excel because we see it as an investment in our business and our future. Professional growth is a shared responsibility at Clorox, and employees work hand in hand with their managers to pursue individual development plans. These plans build capabilities through a mix of development experiences, relationships, on-the-job learning, classroom-based training and e-learning.

We also believe that helping to shape our current and future leaders is critical to our company's success. To that end, our Diamond Leadership Institute provides leadership development opportunities for different segments of our company. Clorox executives often take part in these programs, teaching and offering participants unique and challenging experiences.

undefinedAt Clorox, we value and encourage differences. We've found that new ideas for growth bloom when employees have the freedom to express their unique points of view.

Driving Growth & Innovation

Today's global marketplace requires diverse thinking and a leadership team with a variety of world views, experiences and thought processes. It also requires an environment where employees are encouraged to share their unique points of view. Only by tapping into our diversity of thought can we innovate, drive competitive advantage and win in a multicultural marketplace.

Connecting Through Employee Resource Groups

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) help our employees connect with each other. Plus they also serve as vital internal focus groups. Our ERGs inspire product innovations, accelerate product placement plans and deepen our understanding of the multicultural marketplace.

Clorox ERGs partner with our multicultural marketing teams to uphold our business strategy. Our ERGs also provide career-advancement forums to help us learn, grow and engage with one another. Here's a taste of what else our ERGs have been up to:

Asian ERG

Our Asian ERG was recently recognized as a "best practice" for its "IdeAsian" workshop, where speakers shared innovative approaches to address three business challenges: Asian consumer marketing, insights and needs of the U.S. Asian community, and product and packaging for Clorox brands



African-American ERG

Our African Americans Building Leadership Excellence (ABLE) ERG is connecting brands Kingsford® and K C Masterpiece® with African American consumer insights.



Latinos for Excellence ERG

The Latinos for Excellence, Advancement & Development (LEAD) ERG is partnering with our Multicultural marketing teams, engaging in retail store visits and staying active with Hispanic industry trade associations like the Mexican American Grocers Association.




Pride ERG

Pride — Clorox's GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender) and advocates ERG — hosted a "Gaynovent" workshop to highlight business insights about the growing GLBT consumer segment. This event gave employees a chance to learn more about the GLBT consumer and demonstrated how ideas from Clorox employees can drive business growth for the company.



SHOW ERG

The Support, Heart & Opportunity for Women (SHOW) ERGpartners with industry groups like the Network of Executive Women (NEW) to connect employees to retail customers, suppliers, industry peers and each other. In just three years, Clorox has grown with NEW to include more than 175 members across the U.S. and Canada.

The Clorox Company Reviews

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    Current Employee - Associate Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
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    I have been working at The Clorox Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is good formal training and lots of programs to help you start out when you come in through the annual recruiting processes. The collaborative culture encourages cross-functional learning and visibility at all levels. The best part though is the people. Everyone is top caliber and are just great people to work with and learn from!

    Cons

    Missing some career pathing transparency, but that might just be a temporary state within the marketing function. The company has a culture of "nice" which is great but sometimes just means not communicated disapproval.

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The Clorox Company Interviews

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at The Clorox Company.

    Interview

    I received an email requesting dates and times to interview. The interviewer responded the next day 20 minutes before the time she selected. When the call began, the interviewer was 15 minutes late to a 30 minute phone screen.

    She would not provide a formal job description and refused to discuss the role with me. She said the interview would take 30-40 minutes but in fact, it lasted over 1 hour. The interviewer's English was extremely poor with a heavy accent which made it very hard to understand her. She reading extremely slowly and had trouble with English grammar. She said she would type my responses but I could hear that she was not typing most of the time, and that she was an extremely slow typist. Her questions were not about skills, experience or situations. Of the 60 minutes, she asked me for past salary history, any gaps in between employment, and my ability to work in the US, i.e. if I needed sponsorship. She did not ask me what responsibilities I performed at each employer. She was only interested to know my title, pay and month, day and year of start and stop of employment at each employer. She did not ask anything about my experience on my resume. This was extremely frustrating. I felt interrogated and as though I was undergoing a detailed background check and that I was not actually being "interview" for a position.

    The interviewer demanded to know my pay for all my previous employers but in return she refused to give me any information whatsoever on the pay range for the position.

    All of the interview questions were identical to the information I provided in the application. The only role-related question she provided was: "tell me about project management" to which I did not hear any typing or recording of my answers.

    It was an extremely odd and awkward interview. Prior to the interview, I was extremely excited at the "chance" to interview and impress the company with my skills and know-how. However, this excitement immediately turned to sadness and despair when I realized the interviewer did not understand English well and read questions extremely poorly.

    It was a 1-way interview. I was not permitted to ask questions regarding the role. I was not able to discuss the role prior with the interviewer. It was very frustrating and discouraging to say the very least.

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The Clorox Company Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places for Diverse & Women Managers to Work, Diversity MBA Magazine, 2016
  • 100 Best Corporate Citizens, Corporate Responsibility Magazine, 2016
  • EPA Safer Choice Partner of the Year, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 2016
  • Clorox earns the top rating of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign's 2016 Corporate Equality Index, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 2016
  • Advertising Age’s 2015 Marketer A-List, Advertising Age, 2015
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