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The Clorox Company Oakland Reviews

Updated June 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is refreshing here (in 171 reviews)

  • Other perks such as flexible work schedules, half-day Fridays during the summer hours and work from home days also add to quality of life (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • Compensation is slightly behind the curve but greatly offset by good work/life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • Could take more time on principle-based decision making (in 40 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Clorox Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Leadership, culture and opportunities for growth are limitless!

    Cons

    I don't have anything negative to say honestly.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to do what you're doing! You're always striving ahead, building a great culture and empowering your employees, THANK YOU!


  2. "Good work/life balance, average compensation"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Clorox Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My experience is within the Brand function, which works cross-functionally with Sales, Insights, R&D, Finance, Supply Chain, Marcomm, among others: Supportive culture; intelligent people; strong career development focus; culture of continuous improvement; access to leadership; excellent work/life balance; flexible working arrangements.

    Cons

    Average compensation (not especially competitive for Bay Area); slow career progression; maternity policy offers near the minimum based on state law; healthcare is low coverage / much of financial burden falls on employees

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Clorox Employee Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Clorox Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Numerous opportunities for career development and personal growth, supportive employees demonstrating strong values, and diverse businesses with unique challenges everyday

    Cons

    As with any large organization, there are many inefficient processes and layers to overcome when driving toward new ideas


  4. "Great place to work. Innovation exists in pockets"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Clorox Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The consumer marketing work, and what it takes to deliver it, is interesting
    Collaborative, intelligent colleagues and managers
    Great work/life balance

    Cons

    Still a bit slow to get things done (the flipside of collaboration, and a big company)
    Attitude towards trying new things really depends on your group

    Advice to Management

    Continue to promote growth culture and innovation and help us remove the barriers to getting there.


  5. "Project Manager - Creative"

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    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Oakland, CA
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Clorox Company as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The companies Sr. management and leadership teams are top notch. Lots of positive changes as of lately. Great atmosphere around the office. Most employees are decent people. Lots of good process in place for career advancement, career broadening and professional development.

    Cons

    You are expected to be available well past business hours. Managers at every level set a precedent for after hours work making other feel that they need to be available 24/7 as well.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better opportunities for long-term contractors who are qualified and interested in roles within the company.


  6. "Admin Asst 3"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Clorox Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family, Fair and Fun Company

    Cons

    Should have more Options to give

    Advice to Management

    stay fair


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Culture, Smart People"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Clorox Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - People at Clorox are incredibly friendly, smart, passionate, driven and consumer-focused

    - Strong company growth relative to the industry and categories it plays in

    - Management has a strong vision for the future

    - Strong culture of training and rotation encourages development in people and keeps things interesting.

    Cons

    - It's a big corporation, so some decisions are made for the good of the portfolio or to please Wall Street vs. for the good of the business you work on. This can be frustrating if you're working on a declining business. In management's defense, you're not dinged for working on a business in a declining category.

    - Decisions can be made glacially slowly, and then communicated suddenly due to a last-minute deadline.

    Advice to Management

    - The best development opportunities are in a growing company. Keep focusing on growth when other CPG companies are not - you'll keep winning.

    - For M&A, keep you powder dry and continue to make smart M&A decisions. Build up an internal M&A competency; most of the growth in CPG is coming from upstart brands, and building the M&A muscle will be a good asset in the long run.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "The Best People in CPG!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Marketing in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Marketing in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Clorox Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Amazing people, strong leaders, great career opportunities and fantastic brands. If you want to learn how to be a top-notch marketer...particularly in market research and analytics which has a best in class team...Clorox is the place for you!

    Cons

    Like most companies we have way too many meetings and spend too much time talking vs doing. But there are a lot of work streams going on to address those small downsides of our culture so it's not a huge deal. Of course, we could be more competitive in the Bay Area talent market for compensation as well (but we're great compared to other CPGs so it's just a matter of context since it's expensive to live here)

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing decisions down and letting those closest to the work really run the work. It's highly empowering and you can see the impact. Great work!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Advancement Opportunities and Work-Life Balance"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Clorox Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    * Great work-life balance and remote working opportunities, particularly for working parents
    * Company-wide dedication to helping employees advance their skill sets and careers
    * Smart and capable management

    Cons

    * We don't get the free food that the neighboring tech companies get. But I'll trade free food for great work life balance and the long-term stability that comes with a strong balance sheet, any day.


  10. "5-stars all around"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Clorox Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It would be hard to find a company that invests in, believes in, cares about and champions its employees more than Clorox. Let me start off by saying that Clorox has been around for more than 100 years, so they must be doing something right. I can go on and on about the benefits of working here but for me it boils down to three things: (i) your voice, views and opinions being respected - no matter what level you are in the organization there are always ways to get involved and make and impact; (ii) the work/life balance is unbeatable; and (iii) people are real, and a real pleasure to work with/for - everyone from peers to senior management contribute to an extremely collaborative and safe work environment.

    Cons

    If you're a younger employee, it's important to note that the workforce skews a bit older (but that's changing!) Employees choose to stay their entire careers with Clorox because it offers great benefits and career opportunities. However, management recognizes that for the company to keep growing another 100 years, it needs fresh new minds to offer innovative insights. Management has been doing a great job of listening to what matters most in terms of career opportunities, comp and benefits and culture to a younger workforce.


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