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The Clorox Company Reviews

Updated February 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is refreshing here (in 160 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 23 reviews)

Cons
  • The workload keeps increasing and work life balance is deteriorating (in 19 reviews)

  • Highly matrixed organization can slow down decision making (in 38 reviews)

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  1. "Great company, great people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is good formal training and lots of programs to help you start out when you come in through the annual recruiting processes. The collaborative culture encourages cross-functional learning and visibility at all levels. The best part though is the people. Everyone is top caliber and are just great people to work with and learn from!

    Cons

    Missing some career pathing transparency, but that might just be a temporary state within the marketing function. The company has a culture of "nice" which is great but sometimes just means not communicated disapproval.


  2. "Admin Asst 3"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  3. "Good place to learn"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cash Team in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Cash Team in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1/2 day fridays on summers and free product giveaways and pay is better than most

    Cons

    promotions are based on the perception and not demonstrative work skills

    Advice to Management

    Have upper management look at the hiring process to make sure best choice is made


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  5. "Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at The Clorox Company full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work 5

    Cons

    Chemicals smell and possible spill

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  6. "Great people, matrix organization"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great place to learn and grow
    -Given large responsibility from the start
    -Surrounded by intelligent, and ambitious coworkers

    Cons

    -Poor onboarding processes/training in place
    -Decision making can be slow given matrix structure

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop training/onboarding programs and processes.


  7. "Senior Scientist"

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

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Encourage R&D movement.

    Cons

    Science is limited due to CPH


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    "Great Culture, Smart People"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  9. "Sales"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Clorox Company full-time

    Pros

    Forward thinking and hit sales numbers each year

    Cons

    Long hours and sometimes didn't know what they were asking for when pulling reports


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good people, room to grow"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Clorox Company full-time

    Pros

    Good management, people are great to work with. There is a lot of responsibility given, and folks trust you to carry things out.

    Cons

    Not a place to work if you don't want to spend the time building relationships. A lot of your time is dedicated to the job at hand. Therefore, you need to be cognizant of your own career growth to make sure it doesn't get left by the wayside.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Comfortable blend of career growth and work-life balance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Group Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Group Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A wide variety of opportunities to grow and stretch. Demonstrate your expertise and ability to handle complexity and watch your career grow here. Growing more and more comfortable with diversity every day. Work-life balance is refreshing here.

    Cons

    Not really cons - more just observations: It can take time to get started, and you must be aware of, respect, and largely adhere to the climate and prevailing perspectives of the day. Patience and hard work are generally rewarded, but waiting for career growth here can be a somewhat long and challenging task. While recruitment, acceptance, promotion, and leveraging of diversity have improved tremendously, there is still room to grow here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going - you're doing a great job. Stay open, and please try to push the boundaries on seeking, recognizing, rewarding, and compensating your talent.



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