Please tell us what's great about working at Church & Dwight.
Even though C&D is a multi-billion dollar Corporation, it still has the feeling of a small company that truly appreciates its employees. You have the opportunity to interact with various people across multiple levels and departments on a daily basis. A lot of the employees have an extended tenure, which is nice because it provides a solid foundation for the organization. Furthermore, the high retention rate emphasizes how much the organization values hiring and retaining its employees. C&D understands the importance of its people and does a great job of continuing to make C&D a great place to work.
Please tell us what's great about working in your department.
I work in the Corporate Procurement department. Procurement is one of the departments that falls under Operations within the organization. The benefit of working in Procurement is the fact that you play an integral role in the organization. You are able to get involved with new product launches, line extensions, and acquisitions, in addition to, the day to day business throughout the company. You get a lot of exposure working with cross functional departments, such as Marketing, R&D, Quality, Supply Chain and the manufacturing locations. This allows you to really feel integrated with the business and have a direct impact on the company’s overall performance.
What skills/competencies have you developed since working at C&D?
During my tenure at C&D, there have been a lot of different competencies that I have developed to help me be more successful. The two skills that jump out the most are priority setting and time management. In the beginning of each year, employees are asked to set their annual goals, which you aim to be challenging, but attainable. You are required to complete each goal, but every day brings one additional tasks/challenges, thus understanding how to prioritize your workload and manage your time is a critical skill needed to be successful at your job. Thru my time at C&D, I have been able to refine these skills, which is something I continue to work on to this day.
In your opinion, how would you describe the C&D culture?
The C&D culture is very dynamic and fast paced. Change is a constant, which pushes the employees to be able to deal with ambiguity on a regular basis. Also, the organization structure is lean and flat. This structure requires employees to take on a wide variety of responsibilities, which sometimes can be outside of the normal job roles/responsibilities. Because of all of this, C&D empowers its employees to take ownership, lead teams, make important decisions and deliver results which are recognized within the organization.
In summary, C&D’s dynamic and fast paced culture does challenge its employees, but also offers recognition and reward. This is a nice balance that keeps the employees satisfied and motivated, which allows the company to continue to be successful.