S. C. JOHNSON & SON, INC. at a Glance


  • One of the most stable companies in the United States; no layoffs employees in its 125-year history
  • A recognized name that is an asset to employee résumés
  • Plenty of training, mentoring programs, and opportunities for advancement


  • Upper management sometimes fails to communicate company goals and news to rank-and-file employees
  • Even hard-working employees can sometimes fail to get noticed at this large employer
  • Management sometimes resists new ideas or initiatives

The Bottom Line

  • Those looking for a stable company should look to land a job at SC Johnson.


S.C. Johnson & Son has helped to make the flyswatter a thing of the past with its pest control in a can. It's one of the world's largest makers of consumer chemical products, boasting big brands such as Raid, OFF!, Glade, Mr. Muscle, Pledge, Drano, fantastik, Scrubbing Bubbles, Shout, Vanish, Windex, and Ziploc, among others. Founded in 1886, S.C. Johnson sells its products in 70-plus countries. The founder's great-grandson and once one of the nation's richest men, Samuel Johnson, died in 2004. His immediate family, including descendants of his daughter, still own the company.

Geographic Reach

The company operates its business in more than 70 countries, including Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, North America, and Latin America. Nearly two-thirds of its locations are in Europe and Asia.


S.C. Johnson focuses on serving several categories, such as cleaning, home fragrance, pest control, storage, shoe care, and auto care. Its bulging portfolio of brands includes Pledge, Duck, Mr. Muscle, Windex, Scrubbing Bubbles, SC Johnson's Glade, Oust, Raid, OFF!, Baygon, Autan, ALLOUT, Ziploc, Saran, Kiwi, Tana, Bama, and Grand Prix.


Many of S.C. Johnson's products have been and remain top sellers in their markets. To keep them fresh, the company regularly rolls out updated products and those that help the company compete in new niches, such as its Ziploc Brand Compostable Bags, which debuted in 2013. Competing with products made by natural products giant Seventh Generation, the bags help to reduce landfill waste while also providing food freshness and convenience. 

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1525 Howe St
Racine, WI 53403-2237
Phone: 1 (262) 260-2000
Fax: 1 (262) 260-2133


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Chairman and CEO: H. Fisk Johnson
  • Chairman and CEO: H. Fisk Johnson
  • Vice Chairman: Michael W. Wright

Major Office Locations

  • Racine, WI

Other Locations

  • Rogers, AR
  • Santa Cruz, CA
  • Washington, DC
  • Louisville, KY
  • Silver Spring, MD
  • Bay City, MI
  • Troy, MI
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Minocqua, WI
  • Sturtevant, WI
  • Beijing, China
  • Fontenay Sous Bois, France
  • Venissieux, France
  • Yokohama, Japan
  • Toluca De Lerdo, Mexico
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