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Can't say anything good.
Packaging Operator (Former Employee) –  Seabrook, NHAugust 6, 2018
Was the worst place I've ever worked! It's very hot and we were not allowed to have bottled water or anything like that. All we had was house fans to keep us cool.The training was not good.
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none
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Excellent Work Environment, Technical Customer Service
Regional Application Engineer (Former Employee) –  Rocky Hill, CTJuly 26, 2018
Henkel has a corporate culture that is encourages a satisfied employee. It actively creates opportunity for career growth and is clear on its expectations are for day to day work and overall performance. It is a unique workplace that genuinely prioritizes customer satisfaction over immediate profit to cultivate long term relations. They are the ideal work smarter, not harder.
The culture is very not at all toxic, and hires are equally judged on how they'd fit in just as much as their performance.
However, from an engineering perspective, the work is not difficult. Most work done is record keeping and logging sales accounts across multiple platforms that are not in sync. Despite requiring ABET college graduates, most work can be achieved by a technically savy business major or someone with an STEM associates degree.
The higher ups have lost vision on trying to keep up with corporate trends instead of streamlining processes. Flashy Ipads are great but aren't very useful on a microsoft and SAP platform that don't bridge easily.
Sales force takes the weight of the company but doesn't get enough say in the direction.
Strong communication is demanded for this job as it is primarily managing accounts and relations by delivering expectations while balancing the supported sales representatives demands.
No one lasts longer than 3 years before transferring horizontally, promotion, or leaving limiting the tribal knowledge.
Pros
Benefits, Competitive Pay, Clear Expectations
Cons
Limited Advancement in Technical Path
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Great people and enviroment
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) –  Enoree, SCJuly 26, 2018
Great hours at work and time off. Able to handle everything you would need to at home. Not stressful and wonderful people that were understandable and wanted you to achieve the most out of you.
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KPI' is all site management cares about
Manager (Current Employee) –  Salisbury, NCJuly 16, 2018
Extremely high turnover. HR has their head in the sand and does nothing for the employees except to give them number to call if they need something. Site Manager does not care about anything but his own promotion.
Pros
always growing
Cons
only cares about its shareholders not the employees
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cool
Inspector (Former Employee) –  Bowling Green, KYJuly 10, 2018
Loved working by myself , you stand by a conveyor belt while you have the laundry detergent is coming down the line. I was a inspector at the time. so, I would have to make sure there wasn't any liquid coming from the bottles , and I was also in charge of making sure that the bottle wasn't defected
Pros
Rotating shifts
Cons
Standing and short breaks
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No career advancement
Global Production Manager & Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJuly 10, 2018
The company really doesn't offer advancement or a career path. Also, this particular brand mainly hires women in leadership roles, so as a long term male employee my career was stunted.
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Great group of people to work for and with
Picker (Former Employee) –  Louisville, KYJuly 9, 2018
A typical day at work was fun and very fast paced but easy
I learned how to drive a cherry picker
management was great and was there to answer any questions asked
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Amazing place to work
Printer Operator (Former Employee) –  Prescott, WIJune 24, 2018
If it wasn’t for relocating I would still work there. I still hang with previous coworkers. The work was easy and kept you busy at the same time. Management was very good at making sure you were trained completely before being sent to do something by yourself
Pros
Amazing coworkers
Cons
Staffing through temp agency to start out
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Horrible managers
Mixer/Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Cannon Falls, MNJune 19, 2018
The work isnt diffucult just repetitive you do the same set of 6 to 10 things in every cell over and over again.
The management is awful they dont know how to run the plant properly.
I think that stems from the managers not being promoted from within so they dont know the jobs.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Managers
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Favoritism
Blender Operator (Current Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTJune 19, 2018
The take over has sadly been a bad experience. Instead of promoting of within departments. Management having unprofessional relationships with other employees...Lack of cross training. A lot of favoritism and nepotism....
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Worst company ever
Supply Planner (Current Employee) –  Stamford, CTJune 5, 2018
Horrible management. Worst processes. No morale, verbally and emotionally abused by my vp. Learned nothing . Hostile environment . Sun products was great, than Henkel acquired the company and ruined it
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Productive yet stressful work environment
Plastic Blowmold Operator (Former Employee) –  Bowling Green, KYMay 19, 2018
Henkel was a great place to work. My coworkers were helpful, and they emphasize training so that you are familiar with your job before they turn you loose so to speak.
Pros
Helpful management team
Cons
Bi-weekly pay
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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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Work
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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