WD-40 Company Reviews
82% would recommend to a friend
(68 total reviews)
Steven A. Brass
100% approve of CEO
Found 68 of over 89 reviews
Updated Jul 24, 2023
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- 4.0Jul 24, 2023DirectorFormer EmployeeSan Diego, CA
Good culture, global opportunities, well known brand
Uncompetitive compensation package, lack of diversity in management experience, slow change
- 4.0Feb 28, 2023Sr Marketing ManagerFormer Employee
WD-40 Company is a global company with a core value of building positive lasting memories with all key stake holders, share holders, employees and end users. I really appreciate the legacy of the company and that it is a house-hold name product that has been around for 70 years. While being a well-established company, they have large goals and are in a growth mode.
Base their pay structure at the top tier rather than at the mid-point. Change their salary merit program to be reflect of each employee rather than a flat rate across the organization. Offer stock, stock options or RSU to all employees rather than just the executive team.
- 5.0May 4, 2022Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 8 years
WD-40 Company is an egalitarian meritocracy, meaning that all are welcome who wish to be measured on their contributions, competencies and results, achieved through living the values every day. It's not an easy place to work, but it's a meaningful and rewarding place to work for people who sign up for personal accountability, going out of their way to help fellow employees and keeping a long-term perspective of both the company and their own future within it.
The lean structure of the company allows for resilience in hard times and top-of-market compensation in good times. To date, the company has not had to do layoffs to address market downturns, including the Great Recession and the recent COVID pandemic disruption. This is because the compensation system is designed for being able to retain people even in such difficult times, so that they can think long-term and feel a higher degree of personal safety. Some people want to be paid at the top of the market in good times, and aren't concerned about the safety of the entire employee population in hard times, even though they themselves might be at risk. WD-40 Company is not a place for people who can't appreciate the strategic advantages for both people and the company that is provided by the lean, conservative fixed cost approach to operating the business.4
- 2.0Mar 23, 2023Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
very splendid onboarding experience travel phone stipend some marvelous personalities
This is a cult. Big eye in the sky always watching you. Poor communication of local management with employees.1
- 5.0Nov 21, 2022Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
WD-40 Company has done a great job at bringing the right mix of people together.
As a lean organization, there is limited opportunity for growth.1
- 1.0Apr 11, 2022AnalystFormer Employee
Corporate is in San Diego
Corporate is in San Diego, and they don't know what it costs to live in the real world. The Owner pushes his Ayn Rand liberatarian views as daily inspirationals They call themselves a tribe, refer to the HQ as a TeePee yet there is not a single Indigenous person there. They expect you to accept pay that is less than the cost of living They make a bunch of promises and fall short They have no 2030 plans accept for becoming billionaires (as discussed during the investor call) They are petrolium based5WD-40 Company Response2y
Yes, living in one of the most desirable cities in the U.S. certainly has its pros and cons. Our tribe is a community of people with a shared purpose that help feed and defend each other. We began identifying ourselves a tribe many years ago because we deeply respect and aspire to live up to the wonderful principles of tribalism. Tribalism also helps foster a sense of belonging to a group of people who strive for the greater good, share values, enjoy celebrating together, and applaud the specialized skills that each individual contributes to benefit the greater good of the tribe. We are saddened to learn you didn’t experience a sense of belonging during your time with us. As a publicly traded company, our CEO has a responsibility to all our stakeholders to create economic value. We create economic value for our tribe members through our above-industry standard profit sharing and bonus programs. We create economic value for our stockholders by generating industry-leading returns on invested capital. This value creation would not be possible without our tribe whom 92% report they experience a sense of belonging and engagement here. We wish you success and prosperity in your future endeavors.
- 5.0Nov 11, 2021AnalystCurrent Employee, less than 1 year
On boarding experience was fantastic. My coach and fellow colleagues have gone out of their way to make me feel welcome. Clearly very dedicated teams, emphasis on strong culture and community has been apparent from day 1!
Covid makes connecting with team challenging… but looks as though wd40 is finding ways around it!1
- 3.0Jul 27, 2021Unknown, Oriented to Door-to-door Sales, Pay By CommissionFormer Employee, less than 1 yearLos Angeles, CA
The position offered me decent pay with flexible hours where I could grow and expand my knowledge.
There is not that I can really complain about except that during Covid, the managers started letting go some good employees.1
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WD-40 Company has an overall rating of 4.1 out of 5, based on over 89 reviews left anonymously by employees. 82% of employees would recommend working at WD-40 Company to a friend and 77% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 5% over the last 12 months.
82% of WD-40 Company employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated WD-40 Company 3.7 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.5 for culture and values and 3.1 for career opportunities.