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"Used to be better"

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Current Employee - Middle Management in Racine, WI
Current Employee - Middle Management in Racine, WI
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at S.C. Johnson full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Friendly work environment, management is very committed to the objectives

Cons

Lack of innovation, career plan doesn't work at senior executive level.

Advice to Management

Work life balance is fine on paper, it's needs to have actions to support business growth targets

Other Employee Reviews for S.C. Johnson

  1. Helpful (4)

    "No process. All informal and relationship based. Cultish and hypocritical. Fear is the only rule."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering in Racine, WI
    Current Employee - Engineering in Racine, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at S.C. Johnson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Don't have to do any leading edge or hard stuff. Just hang out and shop at the company store. Remember to say yes and be average and you'll be fine. I was duped into coming here. At least I've figured out how to get by.

    Cons

    Claim to be a nice place but its hypocritical. Best advise is keep your head down, do as you're told, don't take any initiative or you'll be knocked down. Mgmt is not transparent at all to employees. The all hands meetings are just full of corp fluff talk with positive spin. When it really matters employees are treated like children and told only enough to keep them quiet. Not a great brand name on your résumé. You won't get head hunted because you work here unfortunately. The longer you stay you lose your edge and forget how to excel in the outside world.

    Advice to Management

    Really clue in to how damaging the culture is to company growth. Stop being so insular. Get rid of HR. they are nothing more than police goons and execution robots. Wake up to the fact the next generation may not want anything to do with you. Invest more in developing your people. Cut the handcuffs and let people make some decisions. Not everything needs to run all the way up the pole. Trust people more.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Used to be a good company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Racine, WI
    Former Employee - Marketing in Racine, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at S.C. Johnson full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    +Good benefits and competitive salary
    +Good portfolio of brands
    +Company full of smart, talented experts (smart people in R&D, marketing, etc.)
    +Some training and industry workshops available to help you keep up with undustry trends

    Cons

    -Very political environment. Subjective on how businesses should be run and whats right for the business. -A lot depends on who you work for, but some bosses are idiots or expect way too much from their people
    -If a business is not performing well or meeting goals, expect a ton of scrutiny and pressure (along with hours).
    -Making any decision requires having 12 conversations and getting alignment with everyone (everyone wants a say or has an opinion)
    -Culture going through transformation, placing greater emphasis on speed than ever before
    -Worklife balance non existance, especialy if the expectation is you login at night and respond to email.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up! Speed as a Leadership Imperative and Performance Management Metric is not the answer to beat the competition, especially if not all functions have bought into the concept. Empower people at ALL levels of the organization to make decisions. Stop micromanaging and let people have their space. Offer guidance, but give autonomy to the business units - they know whats best, not the suits in the boardroom.

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