Oddly, I really enjoyed the warehouse environment. I say it's odd because I'm a very personable person and being required to wear earplugs somewhat greatly dismisses the human connection.
People have this "nod", like a hello and keep up the good work, all entailed in the simple gesture.
Although somewhat, well very much so mundane duties I had, the place felt like a family.
Each person played an important role in securing the success of the company and in essence one another. And I liked that feeling. Point being, even though a rank and file employee, I still felt essential. After-all had I not palatalized all those boxes, the pallets that were shipped off to the consumer, the whole operation would be rendered null and pointless.
Somewhat a poetic harmony, the machines did most of the actual work, yet each employee was basically just another gear of a great entity that was a non-stop production.
I would say if you hang in there long enough, indeed there is a light at the end of tunnel leading to growth. However this may take up to 4 years depending on how you carry and present yourself.
Personally, this happened to be a "second job" that extended a longer time than I anticipated.
I started "in the back" stacking boxes on pallets as they came off "the line" (motorized conveyer) There were only three of us most of the time and it generally was an overall very rewarding experience.
I then became a temporary machine operator (still under
ProsExcelent work out, heavy-lifting (up to 45lb boxes; 56 per pallet), familly-like work atmospher, many-shifts (1st-3rd)
ConsSomewhat Missleading advancment opportunities, little social interaction besides breaks
I wouldn't call it a bad job, but it used to be much better. Management changed around the start of the pandemic. The job used to give incentive for working hard and being capable. Management keeps adding more stuff to do that is redundant. We have four ways of tracking metrics of the day to day. When one method would work if they understood that. Instead we waste time doing in different ways for some reason. The are always trying to achieve more production which makes sense, but they had more machines than people, and corporate management said no to hiring. So we all have been working more overtime in the last 7 months than I have in multiple years. They have been "trying" to change pay progression the last few years, because of complaints. I say trying, because it shouldn't take a few years to make a plan. The many new hires have been at a lower level of competence, and work ethic on average lately. Which drives down productivity, and morale for everyone who works around them. No one there wants to do any extra work. Due to the fact we have increased workload a lot in the last few years, and pay does not match nor is there much opportunity for advancement. They pay lower, or the same as similar companies locally. Mostly on the lower end, and due to the amount of overtime most people are considering leaving. It isn't bad, but it was considerably better than it is now. Management wants you to constantly do better while they provide no incentive to do so. You can earn a quarte
Improper training, Crews are not friendly to newcomers
I worked at the Forest Park plant and within a week of working there it became very apparent that it was a very cliquey and stuck-up work environment that DOES NOT TRAIN NEWCOMERS PROPERLY. This is the reason I was let go after 60 out of my 90 day probationary period. Crew leads are responsible for properly training you on your zone from day 1 until your 90 days are up and you become a full employee of Clorox. My crew lead made little to no effort to train me and quiz me on machines and knowledge of the line. I asked several times to be trained on more equipment, eager to learn and to help out more, but I was just replied to with a "we'll see" or "maybe". Turns out all the other temp-to-hires already knew their whole lines already, yet I only knew my zone.
I overheard a lot of back talking about fellow co-workers and temps, even about myself. I was a temp-to-hire, which they talk ill of behind our backs over the littlest of things, usually not even pertaining to our job performance (which we all were doing well). Trivial things they complained about like in my case "not socializing with fellow crew members". I'm there to work and earn a paycheck, not chat it up. It's really as if some crews think they are back in high school gossiping about other employees and goofing off on the line instead of paying attention to the machines and equipment, it's ridiculous. Especially due to the fact that a lot of people working here are in their mid-thirty's and up. You would think peopl
ProsGreat work schedule
ConsImproper training, favoritism, new hires are treated poorly, cliquey work atmosphere
Unmatched culture with a very inclusive environment
The Clorox culture is one of team work, no job can be accomplished alone - we are a VERY, VERY relationship driven culture. That can be intimidating for some and fuel for charging forward for others... It is a great company to work for because of the flexibility in the work, the hours and location; family-work-life balance could not be better. This is certainly a company where I feel empowered and equipped with the resources to drive results for myself and the company.
Clorox attracts many type "A" personalities so assertiveness gets you a long way in Clorox. It's not that kind of culture where you wait to be tapped on the shoulder for advancement. You own your career path so if you're not comfortable with reaching out, showing initiative and asking questions to develop a career plan, you'll be lost and/or stagnant. I've seen many people struggle with getting advanced because they don't make it a priority to develop a plan and communicate it to their manager.
The benefits are very good, the company performance is stable and growing, therefore job security is high and bonuses are nice. They could stand to improve in salaries and also management can be inconsistent or inadequate...but I suppose that can be found anywhere.
One of the few downsides to working here is that you'll find it tough to get solid, straight-forward, honest feedback. The culture makes it to where people are hesitant to be honest for fear of hurting your feelings or offending you. You
ProsInclusive, empowering, flexible and great culture
There are good people that work for Clorox. There were good days and there where bad days when working with down time with the system. There were more good times than bad times. My position required me to work with internal and external customers.; provide a position environment and work together as a team to be successful. Provided tier 2 support to end users: help desk users; customer service; logistics, and transportation; project upgrades where daily conference calls were held; provided cost saving initiatives; continuous improvements; created training materials; training to end users; working on various projects; implemented testing scenarios; testing those scenarios to the upgrade system to ensure accuracy; set up new locations on CHEP pallets in the customer master files; updated CHEP portfolio files as needed; managed and/or ensure CHEP invoices paid on time to ensure the companies cost savings with annual pallet inventories; quarterly internal control reviews to ensure the company is doing the right thing and seeking outside resource to ensure accuracy; always looking for process improvements and providing documentation and training. The best part is Fridays. We enjoy having the chocolate covered donuts with coffee to celebrate the end of the work week.
ConsChanges to levels and reporting of time worked
The Enviornment was HOSTILE - The Team Lead was a Misrible Lonily Woman who hated her life and wanted to make people below her misrible.
The EDI Team was a strange culture. The team lead was allowed to literally terrorize the staff. She took enjoyment in making other people feel stupid rather than promoting a positive learning environment. She wanted me to learn by making mistakes but at the same time she would highlight to management whenever I made an error.
I had over an hour commute, with a small child that I needed to drop at daycare and she complained that I arrived 2 mins late to the office on a Saturday @ 6am when I was volunteering to come in on my day off.
Ended up training an Indian guy who was hired into my position. I was a consultant there for 2 years. I wasn't offered a Full Time Position instead they had me train someone who got the job for much less than an American would accept. They brought him here from India and trained him for this position.
They are able to do that because of the loop holes in immigration laws. A lot of technical firms and IT Depts hire people from India for a fraction of what they would pay an educated, experienced American. And if you're already occupying the job they have you train your Indian replacement before giving you the boot.
ProsGood Tools to work with i.e SAP
ConsThings were not well documented - Although the have Sharepoint it wasn't organized well
Middle Management is Lacking, Advancement Reserved for a Select Few
I learned a lot. There are lots of great people there. There's just not the equity in opportunity.
"Perception" is a dirty word. Whenever people don't understand something they say, "It's more of an art than a science." Expectations are that you 'put in the hours necessary' when roles aren't scoped right.
People are often promoted for being good individual contributors but not given any management training. Their workers suffer and leave. Toxic environment in parts of supply chain. Leadership doesn't step in when things aren't going well. You get to fill out an 'anonymous' climate survey but leadership has pretty detailed visibility down to small clusters of people.
Red carpet for a few ppl. Some people come in, are trained and promoted an move on in 10-15 months. Others are expected to put in 2-3 years before maybe going for a promotion or taking a 'broadening' role at the same level. I've seen people do awesome but get stuck in the same place for 4+ years bc management doesn't champion them. It feels like they're trying to keep good people in the same place to be a solid core. Those people usually end up frustrated and look elsewhere.
Fast-paced work environment lacking structure and good management
Work is challenging, fulfilling and enjoyable. However, often, employees are tasked with performing functions that are not part of their job description. Structure is severely lacking due to poor management. Current employees perform functions that are out of their scope and this goes unnoticed and is unappreciated by management. Work culture is more geared towards productivity and not quality; however, safety is the company's highest priority which is admirable. Work peers are usually very kind and likeable. Advancement/Promotion within the company is almost non-existent unless one kisses their manager's rear-end. Production employees never get feedback regarding their performance and have zero incentive to improve or grow. The company could benefit significantly by promoting management from within instead of hiring clueless external candidates.
ProsChallenging, good co-workers, Safety-oriented workplace, capability to learn
Conspoor advancement, work-life balance is poor in most areas, extremely poor management, poor feedback
24/7 operation - great company - constant change makes it an exciting work environment
Typically start at 7:30 am (M-F) unless there are important issues on that particular day - periodic late night or weekend need to supervise/assist in an emergency spill clean-up or first aid incident
Enhanced my PSM skills with having two PSM chemicals - Chlorine and 100% Isopropanol Alcohol
Worked with many knowledgeable associates in the chemical handling, mixing and packaging business
The plant does not have climate control and there are days when the heat and humidity make for a long day. I've found that its best to spend more time on the floor than in the office - the constant change in environment makes me more fatigued than moving in and out of the air conditioning and has the added advantage of keeping me in touch with the associated and what's happening on the plant floor.
ProsWeekly product give away, company uniforms provided by Clorox
ConsContraction of salaried work force (40 to 23) in the three years I've worked for Clorox
Overall, one of the best companies I have worked for
Clorox is constantly working on being a better place to work. It is the most diverse company I have come across. Work life balance is strongly encouraged but I suspect at higher levels this may not be the case.
VP is one to walk around and get to know people. Clorox is a very social office with many activities outside hours.
Like most, if you move up is decided more by politics than performance. Managers become friends with employees and show outward favor. There are people here at this level who have been here for 10-30 yrs without a degree. They are blocking the only positions available to use to move up and that will not change. The people below them have degrees and great experience. To move up, you have to leave and come back.
Despite that, it has still been a wonderful place to work. The opportunity for growth is the only reason I have for seeking employment outside of Clorox.
ProsCulture, experience, security, diversity
Consmanagement at lower levels block path for growth.
el ambiente de trabajo es ameno, los servicios de cafetería son gratuitos para todo el personal, ademas del almuerzo y cena para todos los empleados,
1) es trabajo que por mi formación profesional, fue siempre complaciente estar en dicha empresa.
2) bueno yo entre como jefe de turno, porque me había quedado sin trabajo en el año 1993, Por aciertos que tuve en mi desempeño me accedieron a Jefe de laboratorio, y luego estuve a cargo del proyecto de México, de una planta a membranas, en el año 2000 me dieron el puesto de gerente de planta en Pilar, y asesor de las plantas de membranas en latinoamericano.
3) siempre tuve muy buenas relaciones con las distintas direcciones de Clorox, inclusive con los directores de latinoamericano y de EEUU
4) se aplicaron distintas culturas de trabajo en la planta Pilar, como ser 5S, TPM, y por ultimo WCM. evaluación de desempeño, feeback 360
5) No puedo definir una dificultad en el trabajo, si hubo no fueron de importancia.
6)Mi desarrollo profesional, sobre todo, y la posibilidad que me dieron de conocer otras culturas.
Prosplena libertad para mejorar procesos, libertad para tratar con proveedores y clientes
Consno las recuerdo
Questions And Answers about The Clorox Company
What is the interview process like at The Clorox Company?
Asked Aug 16, 2016
About you work history and are you willing to work there hours and are how you get along with other and how would I solve a conflict at work if it occur
Answered Feb 9, 2020
Great! They ask questions that would allow them to really get to know you as a individual first
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How did you get your first interview at The Clorox Company?
Asked Jul 20, 2016
Submitted resume on Indeed and completed safety skills test. Recruiter reached out two weeks later.
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How often do you get a raise at The Clorox Company?
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Not too often
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What kind of drug test does the job use?
Asked Feb 4, 2016
NIDA 5 Panel W/NIT
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What advice would you give the CEO of The Clorox Company about how to improve it?
Asked Mar 16, 2018
That it’s cheaper to pay a living wage , in-line with norms, than to have constant turnover