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"Enough wrong to give you plenty to do, but enough right to keep you there."

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Former Employee - Analyst in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Analyst in San Diego, CA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at WD-40 Company full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great work/life balance
Genuinely good people.
The office closes at 3:00pm on Fridays to start the weekend off early
Recognizable product makes your job easy to explain to others
Great location - go to the beach in San Diego for your lunch break!
Offices for most employees. Not many cubes.
Very small company means access to anyone up the chain of command.
Very friendly atmosphere. Drop in on the CEO whenever you want.
No layoffs through recession.

Cons

Average age is pretty high.
Fairly high resistance to change. IT systems need major overhauls. Marketing strategy needs redo.
Sub-par office space. Departments are broken up into suites which hinder communication.
Not a particularly eco friendly product.
Outside of WD-40, other brands are generally sub-par.

Advice to Management

Keep hiring great people to keep the friendly atmosphere.
Invest in updated IT systems.
Move to a new office space.
Change marketing strategy to educate public on new uses.

Other Employee Reviews for WD-40 Company

  1. "WD-40 is an ideal supportive, learning environment that promotes team work and expects accountability."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    WD-40's culture is amazing! It has a small family feel with a global presence. The people are visionaries in their field. Leaders are required to empower and support their teams to ensure success. We have a strong sense of community and are individually responsible for the company's success. It is a pleasure going to work everyday. It is a very respectful, fun and productive environment. Short day Fridays and amazing benefits and profit sharing helps too!

    Cons

    There are very few cons to working at WD-40. We have a very collegial environment that requires loads of meetings... which is probably a con in the eyes of most people.


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    "No Squeaks at WD-40 Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Generally, all employees at all levels are committed towards the Company's success. Most are accountable and hold others to accountability, creating a working environment that fosters more effort and teamwork than many other organizations. Corporate values are clearly articulated and flow down through the Company as its lifeblood, supported fully throughout. A "get-it-done" attitude permeates most business functional areas, adding to the unique atmosphere. There is freedom to communicate with respect for fresh ideas and review. Because of the fairly low staff count (+/- 300 employees globally), traditional hierarchical boundaries are minimized, facilitating action.

    That the flagship brand has created its own sub-culture among customers, instantly bringing recognition, is an added bonus.

    Cons

    In some areas, traditional beliefs seem to overpower modern facts, subverting attempts to create efficiencies where they could be beneficial. Frustration results from a team of incredibly smart and focused people who are unable to accomplish the tasks and projects they see as making real difference.

    Advice to Management

    Our CEO guided us recently to a book titled "What Got You Here Won't Get You There" (Marshall Goldsmith with Mark Reiter), and two concepts presented could be minimized. 1 - Stop "Winning too Much". 2 - Stop "Adding Too Much Value".

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