Inventory Control Technician (Former Employee) – Harrisonville, MO – January 22, 2016
Great hours and very flexible. The co-workers were amazing. They were always willing to teach and listen to new ideas. Management set achievable goals and raises were always reasonable. Great place to work.
Fast paced work focus on productivity over anything else
Floor Associate (Former Employee) – Vancouver, WA – January 13, 2016
My experience with Church and Dwight was alright management was fair people I worked with change in and out a lot, and it was twelve hours night shift so no way having a life out side of work. also i was a temp so not job security for that.
R&D (Current Employee) – Princeton, NJ – January 8, 2016
High turn around. Very few employees stay past two years. MANY leave before. You are not a human here. You are a resource and that's it. You can imagine what I mean by that. Prepare to be talked down to belittled by your "superiors". If you think your going places within the company with your education and professionalism, think again. This place is run by incompetent immoral people. Only like-minded move up. Zero professionalism.
Porter (Former Employee) – Lakewood, NJ – November 30, 2015
a lot of energy in that enviroment. happy people come to work every day motivated to do a better job than the past day. safety is very serious in that place steel toe shoes is mandatory and hairnets and beard nets
Material Handler (Former Employee) – Chester, VA – October 20, 2015
My position was very important because I had to make sure everything on floor was stocked before shift starts. I had to make sure floor area and work area was clean and free of trash and debris. I learned how to work better by myself at a faster pace. I learned how condoms are made. Hardest part of this job it was over night 12 hour shift. The most enjoyable part of this job everyone depended on me and my services.
Production (Former Employee) – York, Pennsylvania – October 8, 2015
I was assigned a full-time night-shift position at Church & Dwight and remained an employee for roughly three months. During those three months, I experienced the highs and lows that accommodate any warehouse job.
My assigned tasks included the removal of defective gummy multivitamins from production belts to be disposed; use scanning, weighing, and packaging resources to ensure the safe storing and distribution of the products; maintain a constant cleanliness of my work area; wear appropriate PPE at all times, and report any product defects or machinery malfunction to the appropriate supervisor on duty.
During my time at Church & Dwight, the work was either a night of rigorous movement and fast-paced production or it was slow and full of busy work for the sake of not standing around doing nothing. This was expected; however, unlike a lot of other companies, we were not sent home mid-way through our shifts--that meant being paid, guaranteed. The lunch/smoke breaks are generous so long as they are not abused, and as far as I know the benefits are satisfactory. The noise and cold/heat levels can be extreme, but not horrendous with the proper PPE.
The entirety of my experience there, however, was mostly negative. The cattiness and "drama" between co-workers was above the bar as far as how often it occurred and how hard it was to avoid. In addition, the management suffered from a severe lack of communication between themselves and between other employees, leading to mishaps in reporting defective product, machinery malfunction, etc. There seemed to be a focus on quantitymore... that overshadowed quality, and because of this, gargantuan amounts of product went out of the door that I personally would not find edible. As a consumer, I will never purchase vitamins (or any other edible product, for that matter) from this company ever again.
This need to be fast-paced over safe and efficient also caused issues. There were times where some workers were sent into other parts of the building to perform tasks that were not just above their pay grade, but they were not trained to do, which in turn violated their safety as well as their SOPs. This bleeds into the issue of the SOPs not having been introduced to me until I had been employed for a significant amount of time. I learned that there were other employees that had never been given their SOPs to read at all. This was alarming, and made me second-guess the company's concern with worker safety.
A final problem was that of employees having reported discrepancies in their paychecks; they would review their pay stubs and often find that their wages were not paid in full. These concerns arose frequently, and, quite frankly, caused lack of trust between them and the company. Without trust and respect, worker morale can be lowered and in turn production and quality of products declines drastically. I, for one, recommend this place if easy work and high pay is what is desired, but as far as employee respect, communication, and safety, I give this company a thumbs down.less
Easy to learn; competitive wages
Lack of safety concern; employee "drama, " poor communication
Crew Leader (Former Employee) – Victorville, CA – September 1, 2015
The job is simple, but can be stressful on the fact that others co workers did not take their job objectives seriously, therefore the job was a bit challenging. The job consisted of placing plastic detergent bottles into a assembly line to be filled with laundry detergent and Quality Assurance. Management were fair, to the extent of people skills, but doing their jobs it was not pretty. The hardest part of the job was to work with people that were lazy. The enjoyable part of my job was going home.
Forklift operator (Current Employee) – Hesperia, CA – August 30, 2015
its a ok job managment sucks you cant ask uestion becouse they make you feel dumb real stress full invirment HOT place to work fires people for the dum things dont even give you a second chance you give them 100% and they fire yu for aking a break becouse your super tired.
Manager (Current Employee) – Ewing, NJ – August 28, 2015
Lean company, provides ample opportunity for young professionals to make an impact, but becomes difficult to advance due to lean culture. Very little flexibility (limited work at home, no alternate hours/compressed work week), average pay, however company has strong track record of success.
Marketing (Current Employee) – Ewing, NJ – July 20, 2015
Church & Dwight is a great place to start your career if you are looking for exposure to many parts of product management since the organization is very lean. It is a very flat organization, once you become a Brand manager there isn't much upward mobility
Fast-paced environment with a core competency of being able to deal with ambiguity on a daily basis. Strong performance on Wall Street and bonuses every year in the last 7 years, even in down-trodden economy. Lead shareholder of sales for most power brands. Company sponsored activities at Arm & Hammer Park.