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S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.

Winner: 2008 AARP Best Employers for Workers Over 50

The following wellness programs are offered to full- and part-time employees: flu shots, health screenings, health-risk appraisals, smoking-cessation programs, health club discounts, physical activity and exercise programs, weight loss programs, and stress management training. Eighty percent of the company’s employees have used at least one of the wellness benefits in the past 12 months. The company offers on-site child and grandchild care, referral services to assist with childcare, care for grandchildren, and eldercare, and backup care for children, grandchildren, and elders, to its full- and part-time employees.

Benefits/Alternative Work Arrangements: S.C. Johnson offers its full- and part-time employees the following alternative work arrangements: flextime, compressed work schedules, job sharing, and telecommuting. Full-time employees are eligible to move to part-time work on a permanent or temporary basis.

Opportunities for Retirees: S.C. Johnson currently has 1,655 retirees and an employee directly responsible for retiree relations. The company stays connected with its retirees by communicating regularly, inviting them to the organization’s events and celebrations, providing ongoing access to retirement planning workshops and information, and by formally acknowledging retirees when they retire. The Retiree Activity Program and the 20-Year Club are two organizations that directly offer S.C. Johnson retirees a connection to the company. S.C. Johnson offers retirees temporary work assignments, consulting and contract work, telecommuting, and part-time work.

Age of Workforce: Thirty-five percent of the company’s employees are age 50+. The average tenure of employees age 50+ is 23 years.

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