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The Clorox Company Reviews

Updated July 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Excellent People and work life balance (in 176 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. Helpful (2)

    "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. Helpful (3)

    "Good work/life balance, average compensation"

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    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. "R&D Summer Interns!"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Scientist in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The good news is you'll get a lot of attention, support, and resources this summer as you work on your assigned project.

    Cons

    The bad news is you'll never see that level of attention and support again in this Company (and if you're not feeling well supported, welcome to the club).

    Advice to Management

    When you make job offers to former Interns, try to match roles with the person's interests, knowledge, and skills, rather than just plug them into holes that need to be filled.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Port St Lucie, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Port St Lucie, FL

    I worked at The Clorox Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    For the better pay check

    Cons

    Good company in the moment

    Advice to Management

    One of the best company


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Sr. Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of perks - half day summers, commuter share, product freebies, people are very nice and very collaborative

    Cons

    Analysis paralysis, leadership team is not strategic risk takers. Can be quite patriarchal - it is a 100+ year company after all. Sees the big picture, doesn't act - everything boils down to how much you are spending which can be myopic.

    Advice to Management

    It will be hard to attract and retain top talent especially when there are all these other tech companies with the same or better perks to choose from. Management needs to empower their employees, make decisions and not be so penny wise and pound foolish.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Not the same place..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance is good. You are able to get multiple project roles (e.g. processing, packaging, and product developer). You will learn business and have opportunity to stretch in other functions (e.g. marketing, sales, consumer insights). Everyone here is smart so you are constantly being challenged and learn new ideas. People are great to work with (little passive aggressive) but overall good intention.

    Cons

    Management does not "people manage" anymore. They are more concern about their own "career outlook" with this new structure- rewarded more on project then people development (and will sacrifice their direct reports). Career development is limited here as well: new technical structure has it only a certain number of scientist and fellows per department and business. A lot of those positions are with young scientist - so no retirement anytime soon. So you will advance to only a certain level- in some spots these upper position are already filled. Management track: think Hunger Games. Overall this place use to value individual thoughts and approaches- rewarded based on performance. Now it seems it rewards those who look the other way and make things look good (and cost save) regardless of impact long-term. Moral is really low across the board and everyone is looking elsewhere for new opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Change starts top down- don't say "why not working" but still use and do the same old thing. Invest in your people (not just say it) - show it.


  7. "Corporate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great hours, good perks, decent pay & benefits for the area, most employees are really friendly and helpful

    Cons

    A lot favoritism,to much about who you know and not what you know, the company is more for the customer than they are about their employees.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Clorox Employee Review"

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    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


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

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    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.


  10. "manager"

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    Current Employee - Research and Development Scientist in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Research and Development Scientist in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Clorox Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    people are really smart and fun

    Cons

    none so far-there is work life balance

    Advice to Management

    everything is transparent


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