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SC Johnson Reviews

Updated August 3, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work life balance, development opportunities (in 49 reviews)

  • Good benefits and you get a nice break over Christmas - New Year (in 22 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great place to work"

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    • 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. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sturtevant, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sturtevant, WI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SC Johnson full-time

    Pros

    This very much a family oriented company. Everyone seems to have passion about they work on.

    Not a public traded company which gives it flexibility to change easily with the change in markets.

    Great Brands!

    This company has great potential for employee globally.

    Cons

    The development process is extremely complex which makes slow to market for the simplest project. Everyday, there is a new process.

    Decision making is too high of a level for typical industry challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce processes and stop adding new ones. Development is getting slower by every new process created. Put more accountability back on the employees and less reliant on inflexible processes.

  3. Helpful (14)

    "Associate Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are great

    Cons

    Certain Management Chains "highly encouraged" many of us to write positive reviews after one of our all hands meetings where employees pointed out all the negative reviews. Many of the reviews are not legitimate as a result. Cons, continue to outsource jobs to foreigners and less and less focus put on the individual contributor. People are seen as numbers and not as family anymore. Very sad. The company has lost it's way from the family values. If you want to work in IT and grow, you won't. Very SLOW moving, projects rarely complete successfully. Not worth the money.

    Advice to Management

    It starts with you. Hire competent management, not friends. Stop the nepotism. Remove manager's who bully employees.

    SC Johnson Response

    Jul 24, 2017 – The SCJ Team

    Integrity is a fundamental principle at SCJ. The company would never ask anyone to say something he or she doesn’t believe is true, and bullying is not tolerated. We welcome sincere feedback here... More


  4. "Overall great company"

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    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Racine, WI
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Racine, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great family values and benefits. Being a private company they can do different visions than what a publicly held company can. I think they strive very hard at culture and Midwestern values.

    Cons

    Innovation lacking and needs commitment to new products.

    Advice to Management

    Stick with the plan

    SC Johnson Response

    Jul 26, 2017 – The SCJ Team

    Thanks for taking time to provide feedback on your experience at SCJ. Great to hear your comments about our family company values and advantages of being a private company!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SC Johnson full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good packages of salaries and benefits

    Cons

    Lack of timing on decision making and low innovation

    SC Johnson Response

    Jul 26, 2017 – The SCJ Team

    Thanks for the review!


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Markets Itself Family Company - Like All the Others"

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    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.

    SC Johnson Response

    Jul 26, 2017 – The SCJ Team

    Thank you for your comments.


  7. Helpful (14)

    "Don't ignore or deny the negative reviews"

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

    I have been working at SC Johnson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, some great people

    Cons

    The company response to the associate manager who called out bullying in a review on this site I s disappointing. Bullying is putting it lightly; demeaning, yelling, horrible treatment by senior executives to other senior leaders (vp's, directors) is the expectation and it's ruined the culture and in turn the business results.

    Advice to Management

    You won't fix the business until you fix the culture which will never happen with the current CMO and then you'll have to see if the rest of the leaders can regain their mojo and correct all the bad behaviors that have infested so much of the company. And you won't fix any of the real issues if you keep turning a blind eye...you have plenty of data to make this call.

    SC Johnson Response

    Jul 31, 2017 – The SCJ Team

    Your feedback is valued. Thank you.

  8. Helpful (9)

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

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    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.

    SC Johnson Response

    Jul 26, 2017 – The SCJ Team

    We’re glad to hear that you like your team, and sorry you feel frustrated by your experience. We review and consider all feedback received.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "It's just a job, not a career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SC Johnson full-time

    Pros

    They will invest in you to make you happy.

    Cons

    But the prospect of truly developing your career will never happen when the majority of senior positions are being recruited from the outside.

    Advice to Management

    You need to lean in on more leaders from within and develop your leaders. Post transformation, you still do not trust your long term employees.

    SC Johnson Response

    May 23, 2017 – The SCJ Team

    Thanks for your comments. We do want to invest in people. In fact, more training and development opportunities are on the way. We respect both folks who are new and those who've been at SCJ a long... More


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Do you buy more Windex than you used to?"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commercialization Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Commercialization Senior Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SC Johnson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers
    Decent Brands
    Looks good on the resume

    Cons

    Not a family company any more- commitment to employees very low
    Brought in a new senior team with a global focus- stop spending money to drive sales in the US. The US commercialization team is underfunded yet still expected to deliver revenue to fund global growth. Think 3G.
    Morale in the US is the lowest I've seen in my career
    Extremely top down- think Frito-Lay. Churn and burn expectations on all sales and commercialization employees.
    No training for existing employees unless you are politically connected or new.
    The most sycophantic upper-middle management team I've ever seen. Minimal actual connection between results and advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Great companies have great cultures. The current experiment has not improved results- it's time to re-evaluate the strategy.

    SC Johnson Response

    May 23, 2017 – The SCJ Team

    We’re sorry your experience at SCJ wasn’t positive. We agree the people and brands here are great, and are disappointed you didn’t feel there wasn’t training and funding to back them up – those are... More


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