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Church & Dwight Reviews

Updated May 13, 2017
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  • Lately high turnover rate in my department that creating tension with those that have stayed (in 4 reviews)

  • Work-life balance leaves something to be desired, because the company is supported by the 20% of people that work hard and intelligently (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "All about money"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Utility Worker in Green River, WY
    Current Employee - General Utility Worker in Green River, WY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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!


  2. "Forklift Operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Harrisonville, MO
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Harrisonville, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Church & Dwight full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome Benefits in today's world, excellent safety class, competitive pay, a wonderful HR Dept. Very good work environment.

    Cons

    Lack of communication from plantwide operations, actual face-time training with certified teacher rare. Quick to be reprimanded with out prior understanding of offenses. Mandatory Overtime at any point of season.

    Advice to Management

    A better understanding of the actual training a new hire is afforded, allow yourself to see the new hires skill capabilities by testing them each for yourself.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Development Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ewing, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ewing, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Church & Dwight full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's lean and you can effect strategy.

    Cons

    The most politically charged environment I have ever worked in.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting people who don't understand the profit motive.


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  5. "They try to get every dollar out of you."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Line Operator in Harrisonville, MO
    Current Employee - Line Operator in Harrisonville, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Church & Dwight full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are good but they get worse every years. 401k matching 5%, good health insurance, $1000 toward your deductible if you get the basic plan. They will pay for your college if you get good grades. They reimburse you 100% unless you get a d or f I think. Clothing and boot allowance but you can only get boots if you turn in your old boots and they have to be evalevaluated because they have to be damaged to a certain level to get a voucher.

    Cons

    Hard work, seniority doesn't matter to these people anymore and if you want to move to Supervisor but it's also based on favoritism, 2% pay raise a year but insurance cost went up 23% this year, no more employees stock plan, they use temps, high turn over rate, they cut costs by using less people and causing a employee to do more work then they used to, people call it a sweather shop, you can't make any money here and they add stuff for you to do everyday the to do list just gets bigger and bigger, if you go to management with a problem they give you the run around or push you to someone lower on the ladder, people are just always worn out sore and in a negative mood. Many talk about quitting but don't and if they stay for 5 or plus years they end up having to get surgeries because of the work they have to do there and many of them don't get the opportunity to move up anywhere. Most people think that being a line operator here is not a permanent job, just a temporary one because that's how the company is ran and that's how they come off and that's how they treat there employees, if you want to move up as an operator or libe tech you have to pass these stupid tests, you can literally be great at running a machine and know all about it and not move up till you take these ridiculing tests. You start as a utility operator then a d tier c tier b tier a tier and e tier and the amount of people working in each tier is limited and that's how they keep labor costs down, it's a joke. Lack of parking spaces

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and stop treating the office people like they are better than the distribution and production floor people. Stop taking away employee benefits and stop thinning out positions to increase the work load on employees to save a couple bucks but if your gonna do that increase the pay of the people in the positions you do that to.


  6. "Warehouse Operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in York, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in York, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a great place to work. Perks and benefits are wonderful.

    Cons

    I really don't have any.


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Trust your Gut - DO NOT WORK HERE!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in West Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in West Seattle, WA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Church & Dwight full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very hard to find positives; I would cite the people however when they choose to stay despite what they know, I frankly begin to doubt how smart they really are

    Cons

    Where to begin, senior leadership team is so lacking in basic leadership skills and it shows everyday. C&D's success has been built on the backs of employees who are broken down and forced to operate within a environment that does not value their contributions, ideas and at its core, themselves. Turnover is a chronic issue and it should come at no surprise once you dig deeper. Ask your customers, ask former C$D survivors and trust your gut!

    Advice to Management

    Short sided, reactionary and vindictive leadership styles may have served you well but will keep you from continued success as you aspire to be more based on your scale and brand scope.
     Recent changes in leadership may qualify as a start but there is much more work to be done. Don't take my word for it, ask your customers! Just be ready for their response as ignoring the glaring feedback will only serve to cement their perception of C&D as company that can't move beyond the transactional.


  8. Helpful (6)

    "The Best Years of C&D are Behind It"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in York, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in York, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They distribute off-spec product to employees every month. If you work here, you will never need to buy laundry detergent.

    Cons

    Executive Management - specifically in Manufacturing Operations - has changed in the last three years and not for the better. Fear is the current management tactic, with performance objectives changing spontaneously and the leaders providing ambiguous direction. You are told that quality is critical and to only produce product that meets specifications - but if you shut down production to fix a quality issue, you are assailed for missing production targets. This leads managers to decide to produce material - even if it is non-conforming - and push problems rather than fixing them.
    The company claims it runs "Lean Management Style", but doesn't provide the resources that Lean requires. So it ends up being "Cheap Management" where the outputs of Lean are expected, but the inputs are not provided. You end up with Production Supervisors trying to fill the role of Continuous Improvement Engineer (with no training provided) while they are also expected to perform their production responsibilities. When they fail - as they inevitably will - the executive management casts blame rather than trying to find the root cause and fix it (training, expertise, resources).
    There has been a recent exodus of talent from Church & Dwight, which is unfortunate. This company has an incredibly strong history with a stable of iconic brands that support it. The Operations Executives are not leaders - they are bosses. They have no concern of developing employees and leading them to higher performance. They are only concerned with their metrics and if people do not deliver, they look to cast blame rather than fix problems.
    As long as the current management personnel are in place, the best years of C&D are behind it. It is a shame that a few people in powerful positions can do this to such a great company. It falls on the top executives (CEO, Board of Directors) to recognize this deficiency in the VP levels and rectify it in order to save this once great enterprise.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate the Vice Presidents and Directors that do not understand leadership and the proven techniques of Emotional Intelligence. These principles have proven to be effective at leading teams and developing talent within organizations. Unfortunately, C&D has taken the position that the management style from 100 years ago is the tool they want to use in running their company. . . into the ground.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Shift Lead"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Lead in Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - Shift Lead in Vancouver, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Church & Dwight full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people, Nice to have 3-4 days off.

    Cons

    Hard work, low pay. Not a lot of incentives to work there.

    Advice to Management

    Respect and treat the employees better.


  10. "In need of another job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Colonial Heights, VA
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Colonial Heights, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Church & Dwight full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nothing that good to say

    Cons

    Alot of favoritism from supervisors

    Advice to Management

    Teach supervisor to treat people equal


  11. Helpful (1)

    "POOR MANAGEMENT AT ALL LEVELS"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Control Chemist in Victorville, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Control Chemist in Victorville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Church & Dwight full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay good coworkers mostly

    Cons

    Too many levels of management they don't know their butt from a hole in the ground

    Advice to Management

    Go back to school


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