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Updated June 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work life balance, development opportunities (in 48 reviews)

  • Good benefits and you get a nice break over Christmas - New Year (in 21 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Racine, WI
    Former Employee - Intern in Racine, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SC Johnson full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good, smart employees. The pleasant environment. Socially conscious company. Flexible schedule. Convenient location. Access to higher ups in various departments.

    Cons

    Honestly don't have any cons re working here. Maybe some people wouldn't enjoy working in Racine, but the s.c. Johnson area was fine.

    Advice to Management

    None

    SC Johnson Response

    Jan 23, 2017 – The SCJ Team

    Thanks for taking time to post about your experience here!


  2. "Markets Itself Family Company - Like All the Others"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Racine, WI
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Racine, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SC Johnson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Memorial to Labor Day can flex to take Friday afternoons off.

    Cons

    Same people promoted over and over again. You need to have a high up internal sponsor to move around or up.

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Reality is far different than what they make it out to be"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Racine, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Racine, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SC Johnson full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great sales people to work with

    Cons

    Management taking credit for everyone else's work
    Lack of support when new ideas are brought up
    Dismissive and rude attitude by leadership which demoralizes you as an employee
    Lack of transparency and communication in what is happening - makes it hard to move forward and bring success
    Everyone is in their own bubble and not willing to share what is going on - no one is on the same page
    No collaboration
    Backstabbing my leadership

    Advice to Management

    Be honest and genuine in how you portray things so people do not feel lied to.


  4. "SCJ"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Racine, WI
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Racine, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SC Johnson full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Amazing benefits and top notch people

    Cons

    it is located in a relatively poor area of town

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. Helpful (9)

    "Still finding themselves"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal in Racine, WI
    Former Employee - Principal in Racine, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SC Johnson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    OK Products, nice gym, nice company store

    Cons

    Management extremely egocentric,
    Strategy for what it is ... confused, rudderless.
    Culture confused, forced from top down, not created by employees
    Values depend on who you talk to from bottom to top
    No way to advance beyond a few typecast career paths
    Lack of appreciation for internal expertise
    Aggressive HR against employees
    Pay low, location marginal

    Advice to Management

    Quit trying to be what you are not

    SC Johnson Response

    Apr 27, 2017 – The SCJ Team

    Thanks for taking the time to post – we try to learn from every posted comment.


  6. Helpful (11)

    "Associate Manager RD&E"

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    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Racine, WI
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Racine, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SC Johnson full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Long history, excellent brands, international travel

    Cons

    Hypocracy, no work life balance, culture of blame and inequality, lack of diversity, mysogeny

    Advice to Management

    Place more women and minorities as senior management in research not just in HR or marketing, expect realistic amounts of time from a work week, create successions plans for your employees so you can win in the long-term of this heavily regulated industry

    SC Johnson Response

    Apr 27, 2017 – The SCJ Team

    We’re sorry you feel this way. Inclusion and treating people with respect are fundamental to who we are and what we stand for at SCJ. We hope you’ll consider discussing your feelings with your ... More


  7. "Production Operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Production Machine Operator in Waxdale, WI
    Former Employee - Production Machine Operator in Waxdale, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SC Johnson full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of perks; paid lunches

    Cons

    Heading towards 12 hr. shifts

    Advice to Management

    Keep 8 hr. shifts for older employees

  8. Helpful (7)

    "It used to be great to be SCJ, now it's hard to say that."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production in Racine, WI
    Current Employee - Production in Racine, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SC Johnson full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The pay and benefits... kind of.. they (benefits) keep letting less and less every year. Mainly the pay. Some of the individual teams have absolutely wonderful people in them. Also some of the "old timers" are the most knowledgeable people you can meet.

    Cons

    Management that doesn't listen to its long term employees. In recent years it has turned into a "us" vs "them" mentality between production and the management team. Management seems to have free reign to destroy a culture that thrived within the company. They don't seem to listen to employees on ideas that could benefit the production areas.
    Recently it seems that the regular employee doesn't want to speak up anymore do to some type of retaliation down the road.
    Morale is low, hour are getting longer as they try to cram 12 hr shifts down everyone's throats. They preach about safety but yet seem to bypass it for numbers. Money is being spent on wrong ideas. The quality of training has for sure diminished, as well as the quality of new hires whether it's for the shop floor or new management.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to the basics. Without mastering them you lose effectiveness. Listen to your long timers, they have really great ideas. Let the floor people loose and stop wasting money on half rolled out apt teams that are incredibly inefficient and ineffective. A happy worker is the best asset you can have. They are loyal and would bend over backwards for the company

    SC Johnson Response

    Mar 2, 2017 – The SCJ Team

    Thanks for taking the time to write. We agree that loyal, engaged people are vital to SCJ’s success. Your perspective is valued.


  9. Helpful (13)

    "No internal mobility/lack of diversity at all levels"

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

    I worked at SC Johnson full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some good partnerships at peer level
    Unique benefits like childcare center and concierge
    Interesting company history

    Cons

    There was little to no internal mobility in my function, I felt I couldn't build a career here. Overall, the organization is very flat. I was an external hire and it quickly became clear to me that my external perspectives and ways of working were not embraced and folks that did move had deep, personal relationships with leaders. I am also disappointed in lack of good female leaders at this company. The leaders that are in place have never inspired me and have taught me how NOT to treat people and run a business. The lack of focus to drive the business is marred by lack of leadership accountability, an "every man for himself" culture and zero flexibility. In one year nearly everyone on my team has left to pursue opportunities at other organizations.

    Advice to Management

    I never felt I had purpose working at this company. Share your vision, live up to it and reward the people that are literally killing themselves to work for you. The grass is greener anywhere but at SCJ.

    SC Johnson Response

    Mar 28, 2017 – The SCJ Team

    We’re sorry you feel your time at SCJ didn’t provide you with the career opportunities and purpose you were seeking. We work hard to be a place where people feel inspired to do great work and feel ... More


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Racine, WI
    Current Employee - Manager in Racine, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SC Johnson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great brands, Good Benefits, Good budget, Experienced and fresh work force, Company store, modern labs, Fridays to work from home

    Cons

    Too much employee turn over, Low morale, Less transparency, Process oriented/not technology oriented, senior management whips around middle management and the pressure flows down stream

    Advice to Management

    Keep the senior management in one division to get continuity instead of 3 year terms, Have a long term plan instead of changing minds everyday

    SC Johnson Response

    Jan 23, 2017 – The SCJ Team

    Thank you for sharing your advice.


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