About SC Johnson
SC Johnson is a manufacturer of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control, shoe care, and professional products. SC Johnson’s portfolio includes quality, trusted brands Glade®, OFF®, Mrs. Meyer's®, Method®, Pledge®, Raid®, Ziploc®, Scrubbing Bubbles®, Windex® and more in the U.S., plus many global brands.
Privately Held Large Enterprise (1000+ employees)
The Pillars of an Award-Winning Program
SC Johnson was selected as a 2023 Campus Forward Award Winner for their unwavering commitment to seeking out and hiring early career talent, their emphasis on diversity & inclusion, and investments in nurturing and retaining the next generation of talent. Please see below for the highlights of their approach to early career recruitment.
Demonstrated Investment in Early Career Hiring
SC Johnson’s mission of being at work for a better world means the company is doing its part to create a more sustainable, transparent, and healthier world with more opportunity for all – especially future generations. The company believes the fundamental strength and vitality of its business lies in its people, and knows the next generation of talent brings unique perspectives to the table. SCJ invests in its future leaders by building a breadth of experience across functions with mentoring, coaching, and formal training in a supportive community throughout its early career opportunities. SCJ gives team members the tools they need to own projects with the freedom to lead, preparing them for growth on their career path.
Innovative and Multi-Faceted Approach to University Recruitment
SCJ’s summer, fall, and spring recruitment activities are structured in a hybrid approach, with the flexibility of a mixture of virtual and on-campus events. SCJ encourages students from all colleges and universities to apply to internships, and the team drives diversity recruiting through a school-agnostic approach — with efforts across universities and selected HBCUs. SCJ engages talent early in the recruitment process through a Summer Summit event, where attendees have the opportunity to learn about SCJ, the company’s values and functional teams, as well as network with SCJ leaders and former interns. The event concludes with an opportunity to interview for an internship the following summer. The SCJ team focuses on candidate experience through authentic and timely communications, as well as a robust keep-warm strategy throughout months leading up to internships with information about the company, team support, professional development resources, and more.
Overarching Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
SCJ’s recruitment efforts include a school-agnostic approach, where talent from all colleges and universities have opportunities for internships at the family company. In addition, the team runs targeted programs at select HBCUs, including a scholarship program with Howard University. The robust mentorship program at Howard allows SCJ Scholars to partner with SCJ leaders throughout the year on career goals, interview and resume reviews, professional networking, and more. The program features a financial scholarship and fully-funded travel to events at the SCJ corporate headquarters. SCJ is committed to ongoing efforts that help retain diverse talent who want to build a positive, inclusive environment. Learning and growth is supported through trainings (e.g., micromessaging, unconscious bias), organizational partnerships (e.g., Out and Equal, HACE, Seramount), community involvement and more. SCJ also has ERGs for supporting young professionals, African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQ+ employees and their allies.
Impactful Internship Program
SCJ internships are hands-on, challenging, meaningful and fun — designed for maximum impact and reward. Internship programs in each business function are tailored to the student’s field of study and include robust projects that are determined by each function based on business need. SCJ interns receive comprehensive trainings and professional development opportunities through a variety of sessions, tools, and resources. Interns build relationships and receive consistent feedback and support through their manager, mentors, and networking and exposure to executives — including the opportunity to present project work to senior leaders. Events throughout SCJ’s internships encourage immersion within business functions and the company, as well as fun, social events to build camaraderie among the internship class. Community service opportunities are offered as well to connect interns to SCJ’s purpose of making communities where it operates stronger.
Growth and Development of the Next Generation of Talent
SCJ’s early career talent is supported through initiatives embedded in its global onboarding processes, including a support network with an assigned training partner from their first day. Early talent at SCJ is exposed broadly to career-pathing tools, leadership framework expectations, and hallmark talent development events — such as Career Development Month. SCJ develops early talent holistically through a variety of rotational programs, internal and external trainings, mentorships, international assignments, special projects, and more. The Network of Young Professionals ERG is an excellent opportunity for early talent at SCJ to build peer connections, develop business acumen, and receive tips on navigating professional careers and milestone life experiences. SCJ offers comprehensive benefits to support SCJ peoples’ professional and personal growth. Programs include profit-sharing and bonus opportunities, subsidized healthcare benefits, maternity/paternity/adoption leave, recreation centers, vacation purchase options, paid sabbaticals, flexible work arrangements, counseling services, childcare, and more.
Congratulations to the team at SC Johnson for being selected as one of the winners of RippleMatch’s 2023 Campus Forward Awards!
RippleMatch’s Campus Forward Awards recognizes the top early career teams and programs in the nation. Through a detailed application process, early career teams shared their approach to recruitment, candidate experience, D&I, and internship & entry-level programming. The programs picked for this award represent the best of the best, selected from applications submitted by campus recruiting teams across industries.
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