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At a Glance

Uppers

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

Downers

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.

About S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.

S.C. Johnson & Son may not be a household name, but its offerings certainly are. One of the world's largest makers of consumer chemical products, the company boasts big brands such as Raid, OFF!, Pledge, Drano, Scrubbing Bubbles, Shout, Windex, and Ziploc. Its products, which cover household cleaning, air care, food storage, and pest control, among other areas, are available to consumers and professionals through distributors and retailers worldwide. S.C. Johnson is still owned by the family that founded it in 1886.

Operations

S.C. Johnson groups its products in eight general categories: air care, auto care, home cleaning, home storage, lifestyle, pest control, professional, and shoe care. Its leading US brands include Glade, Kiwi, OFF!, Pledge, Raid, Scrubbing Bubbles, Shout, Windex, and Ziploc. Outside the US, primary brands include Autan, Baygon, Brise, Kabikiller, Klear, Mr Muscle, and Ridsect.

Geographic Reach

Headquartered in Racine, Wisconsin, S.C. Johnson has operations in about 70 countries and markets its products in almost every country across the globe.

 

Financial Performance

As a non-public company, S.C. Johnson does not publicly release full financials. It does report revenue, however, of about $10 billion.

Strategy

As consumers become more aware of the environmental impact of the products they use, S.C. Johnson is focused on its plastic "footprint." In 2019 it announced plans to introduce the first industry product that uses 100% recycled ocean plastic. The Windex Vinegar Ocean Plastic bottles will be available to retailers in the spring.

In late 2018 the company laid out a series of commitments related to plastics, including making 100% of its plastic packaging recyclable, reusable, or compostable by 2025 and expanding the number of refill options for its products. Earlier that year S.C. Johnson launched Ziploc brand trash bags made from 100% post-consumer-recycled plastic film.

Company Background

Samuel Curtis Johnson bought a flooring business and founded his own company in 1886; his son joined the business 6 years later. It took the name S.C. Johnson & Son in 1906. The company expanded significantly from the 1950s through the 1990s, ending the century selling products in more than 100 countries.

S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.

1525 HOWE ST
Racine, WI 53403-2237
Phone: 1 (262) 260-2000

Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned
Chairman and CEO: H. Fisk Johnson
Chief Marketing Officer: Anne Mukherjee
Vice Chairman: Michael W. Wright
Employees (This Location): 1,400
Employees (All Locations): 12,037

Major Office Locations

Racine, WI

Other Locations

Rogers, AR
Washington, DC
Louisville, KY
Silver Spring, MD
Bay City, MI
Troy, MI
Minneapolis, MN
Cincinnati, OH
Minocqua, WI
Racine, WI
Sturtevant, WI
Beijing, China
Guangzhou, China
Wuhan, China
Yokohama, Japan
Makati, Philippines
Seoul, South Korea