Hired in at the wrong time went from Sun to Henkel
machine oprerator (Current Employee) – Bowling Green Ky – February 7, 2018
Went to cheaper insurance as soon as they took over a little more expensive on insurance. They will not help you sign up for benefits/ insurance The lines are down all the time you can either hand palatize, clean, or go home. Better think about it before moving to this job. I made a mistake. I guess its common sense if a company is ALWAYS hiring.
Even though working at Henkel can be stressful at times and very demanding, it is still probably the best company I've worked for in my career. I've learned a lot about planning, forecasting, customer expectations and team work in my 7 years here. The hardest part of my job is to make sure I can meet our customer expectations on time - especially when dealing with long supplier lead times. I enjoy the challenges however and the great team work we have. There is always a very satisfying feeling when we've accomplished whatever requirement (s) we had to meet.
The benefits such as being able to work from home if needed, occasional travel to meet suppliers, great team.
a good company with good benefits but poor management
Shipper (Current Employee) – Louisville, KY – December 2, 2017
it use to be a great place to work until our plant manager came and changed thing's to the worse no support and work crazy amount of overtime they work you almost every saturday now dont care about your family outside of work and mangament is never there on saturdays
Applications Engineer (Current Employee) – Madison Heights, MI – November 15, 2017
if you have a good boss you will enjoy your job. some managers are not as good and they can make your job terrible. other coworkers have mastered the art of "being busy" and can say they don't have time to take on extra tasks and those tasks will be assigned to those who don't know how to say no or who don't know how to look busy.
The management style is one of favoritism. If you have a good manager who will work with you and promote your career, it is a good place to work, if you do not have that manager, you will leave after a short time.
Upper management is bottom line focused. If numbers are not met, staff reductions will happen. Their rating system is flawed whereby managers from all parts of the country who do not know you or the work you do get a chance to rate you. That can be very demoralizing.
Operator III/Technician Level II (Former Employee) – Bowling Green, KY – October 27, 2017
Henkel bought out Sun Corporation in 2016. they pay you well, but employees are treated more like animals than like people. Management is a dumpster fire. In my time there there were SEVERAL weekends where I was given the option of using my vacation time, or lack of work (off without pay) because they didnt have enough for us to do. Also, being good at your job is not how they advance, it is all about who you are friends with. Some of the dead weight in management has been cut since Henkel took over, but they have long way to go. The managers are not held accountable for their actions. I have been screamed at more times there than any job ever. They just make soap, nothing to get that worked up about. Believe me when I tell you that if someone up top messes up, they will let it roll all the way down and fire an associate for a situation they had no control over before reprimanding a manager. Family insurance is at $230 + a paycheck, and it isn't very good. They do pay well, so if you are ok with trading your soul and mental health for money, than this is the place for you
Lack of communication is causing employees to leave
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) – Warrensville Heights, OH – September 27, 2017
Truly enjoyed my time with Henkel, but the stress and expectations were not made clear and consistent across the board and the new management staff is not working well with hourly or floor supervisors.
Material Planner (Current Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – September 15, 2017
Since Henkel is a manufacturing facility, it runs 24/7. This means that there are often changes with short notice, outages, crazy schedules, etc. It can be very stressful at times. Benefits are good. When you are asked to fill a new role, normally that would be a promotion but often it doesn't come with a pay raise.