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Each day we come to work, we’re driven by the goodwill of the people, like we have since 1927.

“The goodwill of the people is the only enduring thing in business. It is the sole substance. The rest is shadow.” Herbert F. Johnson Sr., 1927

This philosophy is the bedrock that shapes the way we treat each other at SC Johnson. It holds as much weight today as it did in 1927. We believe our culture and people set us apart from other companies. The people at SC Johnson are competitive, collaborative and ready for anything. They push limits and exceed expectations. It’s this spirit that drives our teams and helps us build iconic brands that improve the world around us.

  • Respect and Pride

    We believe people do their best work when they're treated with respect, integrity and fairness by their company and their colleagues.

  • Here are a few of the ways we treat our employees with respect, integrity and fairness:

    Open Communication

    Regular communication meetings with open Q&A and annual opinion surveys to gather thoughts are just a few ways that SC Johnson shares information and makes it easy for employees to be heard. We believe in talking directly and openly with employees.

    In addition, our award-winning print and electronic communications provide frequent updates on everything from business results, to industry updates, to people news. Company leaders also travel frequently to visit SC Johnson operations around the globe.

    Recognition for a Job Well Done

    At SC Johnson, we know that our great products depend on our people. Here are a few ways that we say thank you:

    • Financial awards for key accomplishments
    • Profit sharing based on company profits, job level and years of service
    • 20-, 30- and 40-year tenure awards
    • Anniversary recognition
    • Community service awards
    • Technical merit and patent recognition

    Committed to Integrity

    We take pride in the fact that This We Believe has long guided our actions at SC Johnson. And we’re committed to keeping it that way. The company has a toll-free, 24-hour, completely confidential hotline employees can use to report integrity or ethics concerns related to business practices.


    We believe cultivating diversity and inclusion is fundamental to how we hire, retain and inspire the best people. Take a look at how we’re making diversity and inclusion a top priority today and for the future.

  • In 1992, we established our Office of Diversity to recognize and support the unique backgrounds, talents and abilities of our people. Since then our offices across the globe have been recognized as a best place to work by Working Mother magazine, U.S. Veteran’s Magazine, Black EOE Journal, the Great Place to Work Institute and more.

    We know it can be tough to find your people at a large organization, which is why we’ve built the infrastructure so you’re not just meeting your colleagues, but connecting on issues that matter and making changes that have a profound impact on the company and community-at large.

    Our six employee-driven business councils in the United States provide support and networking opportunities such as mentoring, community outreach, career development and cultural awareness activities.

    • The Abilities First Business Council
    • The Business Council of Asian Professionals
    • Ignite – Supporting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees
    • The Hispanic Business Council
    • The African-American Business Council
    • The Women’s Business Council

Our Iconic, Global Brands

You will find SC Johnson’s iconic global brands in homes, schools, businesses and beyond. Our more than 130-year history has given us an unparalleled level of consumer insight to grow leading brands that win the hearts and minds of consumers.

  • Pay and Benefits

    As a family-led organization, we put the people of SC Johnson first. Our very comprehensive and competitive benefits packages are designed to support SC Johnson peoples’ lives and families.

  • Take a look at some of the ways we compensate our employees for their hard work and dedication to living the spirit of SC Johnson.

    Competitive Pay

    SC Johnson’s total compensation packages are at or above industry levels, and include elements including base salary, bonuses, long-term incentives and benefits. Importantly, we regularly check in with external benchmarks and internal measures to ensure people at the company are fairly compensated.

    Beyond the Paycheck

    Compensation goes beyond merely a paycheck. Other elements in our total compensation package include profit sharing based on company profitability, job level and years of service; matching on 401(k) contributions; and potential bonus payments based on job performance.

    Generous Benefits

    The company’s benefit programs include elements such as subsidized health care benefits, maternity/paternity/adoption leave, recreation and fitness centers, vacation purchase options, paid sabbaticals, flexible work arrangements, counseling services, child care, onsite training and more. Different countries have different offerings, but all are competitive in the local marketplace.

    Programs for Families

    As a family company, SC Johnson believes in helping employees care for their families, too. That’s why SC Johnson operations around the world offer a variety of family-oriented programs, including in many countries generous maternity/paternity/adoption leave, child care, family volunteer events, scholarships for students and more.

  • Performance and Development

    With a robust training curriculum, on-the-job learning, mentoring and a personalized career development plan, you can grow your skill set and make an early and significant impact on the business and the planet.

  • We take people development seriously. At every level, in every discipline, SC Johnson offers ways to help its employees grow.

    Learning Opportunities

    The company’s global Organization & Talent Development group offers learning opportunities and experiences such as:

    • Onboarding materials to help you:
      1. Navigate through the first few weeks and months
      2. Ground you in company history and accomplishments
      3. Learn about the different functions in the company
      4. Introduce you to employee programs
    • A personalized development plan to help you shape your career
    • eLearning opportunities that cover more than 170 topics
    • Learning activities for each functional area

    Performance Management

    SC Johnson has a formal and rigorous performance management process designed to ensure that all employees get the input they need to grow professionally. Its five phases include:

    • Objective Setting: Employees work with their managers to determine major areas of responsibility.
    • Ongoing Feedback: Managers provide employees with feedback throughout the year.
    • Ongoing Coaching: Managers and employees discuss what did or didn’t work.
    • Performance Review: Managers sit down with employees to review fiscal year performance.
    • Career Development Planning: Employees formulate a development plan based on their manager’s input and coaching.
  • Helping Our Communities

    As a family-led organization, we put the people of SC Johnson first. Our very comprehensive and competitive benefits packages are designed to support SC Johnson peoples’ lives and families.

  • SC Johnson employees across the globe regularly roll up their sleeves to lend a hand through volunteerism. Many share their time with worthy organizations, including community food banks and other service organizations. We’ve led a cleanup event at a Mexican nature reserve, inspired kids to read in Racine, introduced new radio technology to remote Rwandan communities, provided quality education to young girls in India, and raised more than $600,000 to help the people of SC Johnson Japan affected by natural disasters. Everywhere you look, our employees are improving the world around them and embodying what it means to live the SC Johnson way.

Our Unique Culture Drives Innovation and Quality In Everything We Do.

H. Fisk Johnson
5th generation SC Johnson leader

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