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Disorganized management, logistics nonexsistent
Management (Former Employee) –  Bowling Green, KYMay 6, 2018
Management expected the rules to be followed but would not back you up when they were broken. Most mid level management stayed at their desks, many on their phones or internet instead walking the floor and making improvements. There was some good management but very little.
Continuous problems receiving materials to complete the job or getting finished goods out the door.
I feeling Henkel is a solid company, but the problem is it was a Sun company before. The Sun way of running a company still lingers.
Pros
Very good benefits and entry level pay.
Cons
Management, 12 hour shifts with rotating days.
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Not a job
Converting Cell Operator (Former Employee) –  Cannon Falls, MNMay 1, 2018
Don't work here, there is no FUTURE here. Learn a skilled trade, join the union, this place sucks. It takes about 15 to 20 years to reach 20 dollars an hour. Management has no respect for the workers here, they treat you like slaves. Most if not all the employees feel miserable here. Wages suck, you get about 20 cent raise once a year. stay away unless you like standing in one spot all day running a machine with no breaks and being watched by the supervisor.
Pros
None
Cons
Management, Low Wages, No Room For Advancement
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CHEMICAL OPERATOR (Former Employee) –  Cleveland, OHApril 20, 2018
Dont ever work at this place. The employee is cool but the people that in charge such as supervisors are intimidate by employees with more knowledge...
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Cost savings
Finance Manager (Former Employee) –  Scottsdale, AZApril 19, 2018
Upon the acquisition of Dial by Henkel it was a very drawn out process of constant reductions and other asssorted cost saving projects. Went from 750 employees down to zero.
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Overall a good company.
Line Worker (Former Employee) –  Prescott, WIApril 16, 2018
Henkel is a good company to work for, people are friendly and happy to help you learn. The leads are good at their job and also easy to talk to. The most enjoyable part of the job has to be the people.
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Stressful place to work with horrible management
Sr. Research Chemist (Former Employee) –  Bridgewater, NJMarch 12, 2018
Very stressful place to work, expectations not clearly defined and horrible management that only cares about themselves and not promoting the career of their employee. If you are not "in" with your manager, you will not be treated fairly and your career stagnated as their rating system is "forced rated". Other managers across the country who do not know you will rate you and if your manager does not advocate for you, you will not move ahead in your career.

Do not bother to voice any concerns either to HR, since she is clueless and works for the company and not you.

Lastly if the "numbers" do not come in as projected lay-offs or packages are a strong possibility, so be forewarned!
Pros
If not in the labs you can work remotely
Cons
Management and HR!
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can't wait to get out of here!
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Prescott, WIMarch 6, 2018
I don't even know where to start.... From the messed-up payroll to the dysfunctional management to the backstabbing politics, this is a terrible place to work! Management is running the place into the ground, they have alienated everyone and created such animosity that nobody cares anymore. Do yourself and your career a favor and look elsewhere, i doubt this place will be in business much longer.
Pros
some talented employees, but they are leaving fast
Cons
Just a horrible work environment.
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Do not work here if you want a life!
Production Worker (Current Employee) –  MinnesotaFebruary 27, 2018
Trying to balance college with this job is physically impossible. Family? Who cares about them. You better put your whole life on the back burner for this company. Every weekend is mandatory, unless its a holiday weekend. If you need a weekend day off, you better be using a vacation day on the Friday or Monday to ensure you have the weekend off. What a joke. Nobody should have to use a vacation day to have a weekend off. For how stressful the job is within production weekends should be time off. They only care about the costumers getting their products more than the workers. Henkel, without employees to make the products you have no costumers. Think about that a little. At the henkel I currently work at 6 of us are actively seeking new employment in the production cell I work in. That's half of the staff up there.
Pros
Benefits.
Cons
low pay, no weekends off, no family life, Short breaks
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Terrible
Power Equipment Operator (Former Employee) –  Louisville, KYFebruary 23, 2018
Hours are horrible very unsafe working conditions and pay did not match the job expectations. I would never recommend working in this place unless you are willing to give up your entire life for them.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Hours
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Manufacturing Operator (Current Employee) –  Prescott, WIFebruary 16, 2018
Its an ok place to work. Every once in a while you are treated to a meal. On the anniversary of the company its called Henkel Day, you are given a gift of some of Henkel's products.
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Bad Management
Operator (Current Employee) –  Prescott, WIFebruary 12, 2018
Management is bad and getting worse. Don't plan on any promotions if you can't brown nose. Management are all on a buddy system. HR does not look out for the employees.
Pros
The work itself is ok
Cons
Horrible Management
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Very nice workplace with friendly people.
Accelerated Testing Lab Technician (Former Employee) –  Madison Heights, MIFebruary 5, 2018
A busy company with great employees, wish I could have stayed there. I learned how to operate a LIMS system, had a manager who was helpful and kind, and was glad I got to be a part of their team.
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Corporate Environmental Engineer (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXJanuary 30, 2018
Good place to work! There is a faced paced environment with continued directives for improvement. There is a promotion for work and life balance which allows a work from home/office schedule.
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Management is very poor
Laborer (Current Employee) –  Louisville, KYJanuary 29, 2018
No on-site Hr. Unethical favoritism workplace employees are nothing but number disorganized only one manager listens and tries to help employees but he has no power to change things high turn over due to warehouse general manager
Pros
50+ hours a week, ok befits
Cons
Unethical work conditions
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Summer internship with Henkel
Research and Development Intern (Former Employee) –  Scottsdale, AZJanuary 22, 2018
The workplace was a great transition into an industry setting laboratory environment, however, there are limitations to advance further within the company when starting as an intern.
Pros
Friendly work culture, valued work-life balance
Cons
Rating system was intensive and stressful for employees
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Excellent Management
New Product Innovation Manager (Former Employee) –  Scottsdale, AZJanuary 22, 2018
Hard yet rewarding work.
Flexible Hours.
Overall German culture is not the best, but the local USA culture is great!
Enjoy launching products that benefit our lives
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great place to work unless you have a family
Machine operator/material handler/line operator (Former Employee) –  Bowling Green, KYDecember 19, 2017
not bad work environment. lots of mandatory overtime not much time to enjoy home life.management cares as long as you are the best workers they got but not much room for advancements.
Pros
air conditioned
Cons
12 hr shifts
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decent place to work.
Chemical Batch Operator/Quality Control Technician (Current Employee) –  Archdale, NCDecember 17, 2017
Henkel as a whole is a great company to work for but certain locations are not as good as others and if you have never been to other locations you probably would not get the full Henkel experience.
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easy
Laborer (Former Employee) –  Hazleton, PADecember 13, 2017
pretty easy job as long as you can keep up with the fast paced criteria they want. they treat employess with respect and are pretty easy going. understandable for most call offs.
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Very long hours, decent pay, poor management, mandatory overtime
Full time operator (Current Employee) –  Bowling Green, KYDecember 3, 2017
Long hours leaves less time at home, but working two days on two days off makes up for it some. Management does not hold people very accountable. The job pays decent money and it is easy, but can be stressful at times. There is a lot of mandatory overtime, but pay is time and a half.
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