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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. Helpful (2)

    "Associate Manager- Project Manager"

    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 5 years)

    Pros

    Maternity Leave benefits, Pension, global, large company on resume

    Cons

    Management, product categories, not organized effectively, high turnover, no real strategy, HR is terrible, no real work life balance, family company persona fake, too many projects- quantity over quality,

    Advice to Management

    Fire all the long term mid-level managers

    SC Johnson Response

    Oct 25, 2016 – The SCJ Team

    It sounds like we didn’t live up to your expectations during your time at SCJ, and we’re sorry to hear that. We respectfully disagree with some of your points, but we appreciate that you shared how ... More


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Good starting place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist in Racine, WI
    Former Employee - Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist in Racine, WI
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great experience, learned to work under pressure, lots of exposure to other departments, great benefits

    Cons

    Too many office politics, doesn't matter how hard you work if your manager doesn't personally like you

    Advice to Management

    Try to focus on employees actually meeting objectives

    SC Johnson Response

    Oct 25, 2016 – The SCJ Team

    Thanks for writing. We’re happy you had some great learnings at SCJ, and we’ll share your feedback with the right folks.

  3. Helpful (9)

    "Regional Market Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Management in Northeast, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Management in Northeast, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Started out as a great company with excellent people, benefits, and quality brands. Hard working productive employees were rewarded for dedication and performance.

    Cons

    the last 5 years of my 33 year career with SCJ I saw a large decline in the success of new products. The Trade no longer respected SCJ. Reorganization resulting in the first time massive layoffs of long term employees that had worked to build scj. Workloads that were not manageable, and an HR department that was clueless. Top management changed as did the philosophy of the company. Scj went from being an outstanding company to work for to a mediocre one. No loyalty on either side anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the cornerstones that made SCJ into the great company they once were. Learn from all the past to build a better future.

    SC Johnson Response

    Oct 25, 2016 – The SCJ Team

    Thanks for writing. We’re sorry to hear your final years at SCJ left you feeling disappointed. You’re right that there’s been a fair amount of change lately. But there are things we don’t ever want ... More


  4. "Good company. Great people"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Brands and experienced people. Global presence and global estructure in place. New management in place is transforming the company introducing new ways of doing things

    Cons

    Slow and burocratic. Too much process. Innovation process is slow. Racine is distant and isolated. Not a good place to attract talent

    Advice to Management

    Be more pragmatic and entrepeneurial


  5. Helpful (9)

    "Anonymous"

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

    I have been working at SC Johnson full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Only positives are some of the wonderful benefits that amazingly still exist.

    Cons

    Morale! Understaffed, overworked, and undervalued. Upper mgt. Constantly looking to finger point - while putting on a façade of caring. The company is still riding on the shirt tails of past reputation.

    Advice to Management

    Combine the ideas of new and experienced - instead of just pushing formerly valued employees out the door.

    SC Johnson Response

    Oct 7, 2016 – The SCJ Team

    First, thank you for writing a review. We know 10+ years is a long time to give to any employer, and we appreciate it. It sounds like you’re pretty frustrated, too. It’s true there are some areas in ... More


  6. "Brand Marketing Intern - Ziploc Global"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Brand Management Intern in Racine, WI
    Former Employee - Brand Management Intern in Racine, WI

    I worked at SC Johnson (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great brands and a fun, collaborative culture

    Cons

    Many recent changes in leadership and marketing organization structures.

    SC Johnson Response

    Oct 7, 2016 – The SCJ Team

    Thanks for writing! We’re glad your internship was a fun, collaborative experience. That’s exactly what we’re going for. It’s true there’s been some change…we’re optimistic that we’re getting the ... More


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Process Engineer"

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

    I worked at SC Johnson full-time

    Pros

    Nice facilities and cafeteria. Recreation availability. company resort.

    Cons

    Apparent favoritism toward homosexuals. Lack of opportunity within departments. Extreme favoritism. No changing departments. Poor employee review process and methodology.

    Advice to Management

    Please start paying to advice of technical employees. Stop changing direction and project priorities mid stream which delays and confusion of all involved.

    SC Johnson Response

    Oct 7, 2016 – The SCJ Team

    We hear you that priorities need to be consistent and that changing direction causes delays and confusion. That’s good feedback and we appreciate it. We’re not sure what to make of your comments ... More

  8. Helpful (12)

    "A most peculiar family company"

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

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

    Pros

    Relatively high salaries in a low-cost-of-living area of the country. Some good benefits such as a fitness center and child care (company store, too). Great people at the managerial level. Made many great friends working here. Products are well made and positively perceived, so business is unlikely to tank anytime soon.

    Cons

    Senior management is consumed by sucking up to the CEO. Fisk Johnson is a poor manager and will not take advice. Always looking at other companies for innovative ideas - particularly Procter. Power concentrated in the hands of a few CEO cronies. Super passive-aggressive. Culture is not in line with "family company" image.

    Advice to Management

    You're a lonely outpost in a dreary part of the country. Make working at SCJ more fun and less politically stressful, or you'll continue to lose your best people.

    SC Johnson Response

    Oct 7, 2016 – The SCJ Team

    Thanks for your comments. We respectfully disagree with some of your conclusions, but we want to continually learn and grow as an organization, and that includes considering to all perspectives ... More


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Director Integrated Marketing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director Integrated Marketing in Racine, WI
    Current Employee - Director Integrated Marketing in Racine, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong company, talented people. People want to do the right thing. Mix of people with lot of experience combined with lots of new people

    Cons

    Passive aggressive culture, people afraid to speak up, location is in Wisconsin. New people don't appreciate the culture of what was historically built

    Advice to Management

    Communicate

    SC Johnson Response

    Oct 7, 2016 – The SCJ Team

    Thanks. You’ve hit on a lot of points, from the importance of the culture today to the nuances of being a company with a long legacy and memory. We appreciate that you shared your feedback ... More


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Racine, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Racine, WI
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    SCJ offers competitive salaries, health benefits & 401k plan. The company is a large stable private company. Products are well known and trusted by consumers.

    Cons

    The company needs to do better on diversity. There is a need for more diversity in management, especially at the senior level. There is an issue with age discrimination, especially in management. The company has ways of forcing them out. It always appears on the surface that these folks volunteer to leave or take an early retirement.

    Advice to Management

    Take more of an initiative to bring in more diversity at all levels of management (especially at the senior level). Value the experience of your senior employees. Allow them to do more mentoring & stop forcing finding legal ways to force them out.


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