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Poor supervisor
Production Worker (Current Employee) –  Seabrook, NHFebruary 16, 2019
I've worked there long enough to notice safety issues are not addressed properly if something is broken it isn't replaced quickly, the supervisor of all three shifts plays favorites between the three shifts giving certain people extra time off when they have no vacation time left, the supervisor doesn't care to get the full story when a dispute happens, one supervisor ES thinks one shift is the best over the other two. The pay is good for the work we do, most of it is done sitting in a chair. In the summer it gets hot so they allow us to go to the drinking fountain. One shift acts like they are still in high school, the other two are good to work with. Chance for advancement sucks because if the supervisor ES doesn't like you, you're not going anywhere. It is a good place to work if you want good money and have thick skin.
Pros
Good pay, little market place
Cons
Supervisor ES sucks
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More with Less
Warehouse Team Manager (Former Employee) –  Bowling Green, KYFebruary 14, 2019
Starting with the support functions but spinning into the more direct production areas, there is less and less resources available and less and less value assigned to the people performing those functions. The focus on improving technical functions while dismissing the need to improve the development of employees and logical, well considered layouts and planning get left on the side. The training department and the training program that they have, especially for management, is a joke. There is little to no cross training available because they are always short staffed and so any training is at best secondary. They are always short staffed because they are not willing to have open conversations about the reasons why they are short staffed and the people on the floor can show you where they are over staffed for no reason and in many other areas they are chronically understaffed and over worked.
Pros
Good people
Cons
Shift structure is horrid, upward mobility is a myth, ability to departments almost impossible
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5.0
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Exelente empresa en todo
Packager (Current Employee) –  Sabana Gardens, PRFebruary 1, 2019
Empresa con muchas seguir creciendo y pensando en todos sus empleado
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Work was always different and challenging
Chemical Mixer Operator I/ Area coordinator (Former Employee) –  Oak Creek, WIJanuary 29, 2019
The oak creek is a 6 day a week plant. If you want a Saturday off you have to work 60hours a week. It is a safe place to work and the employees work will as a team.
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Easy job with great pay.
Picker/Packer/Shipper (Current Employee) –  Louisville, KYJanuary 21, 2019
POORLY managed. Management is ALWAYS rude, can never answer any questions, and mgmt doesn't know anything about being on the floor. HR is never there. Anything that goes on is always 3rd shifts fault, even when happening in a area that 3rd shift doesn't pick in. The hours aren't so bad, and the pay is great for the work you do.
Pros
Pay, bonuses, benefits
Cons
Management
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Save yourself
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Rocky Hill, CTJanuary 14, 2019
Please save yourself and run the other way. It is only a matter of time before Henkel realizes that working yourself to the bone is not a way to live.
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Good place till Henkel bought it
Plant Historian (Former Employee) –  Bowling Green, KYJanuary 9, 2019
It was decent place to work for years. It was a job. Management was not very progressive and they are very inconstant across the board. It is a tough business and innovation is key and they are getting away from what made this company great. There is management left over from previous ownership groups there for 20+ trying to adapt to the Henkel style with very little direction it seems what they expect. Henkel never made this big of a purchase of another company and had a very poor plan to implement into the Henkel structure. They were very ill prepared for the size of Sun. Management style is always changing and they seem to go with the flavor of the month approach and seem to think bringing in management from the Auto industry is the answer. When in fact they are clueless also. You can advance if your willing to suck up and try and become a favorite. Best advise i would give someone is that you if you go to work there do your job to the best of your abilities and keep to yourself. The average workers there are great people you will meet some of the nicest people in your life. The management people there like to play games with your lives and are not appreciative of the average worker. This plant needs to stay in its lane and do what it did best which is make budget minded detergents at low prices. Leave the premium market to the big boys and plants with established procedures and proven innovation.
Pros
Average line workers are great people to work with
Cons
Poor management poor communication and direction everything is a secret.
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relaxed working enviorment
Level IV Chemical Operator (Former Employee) –  Warrensville Heights, OHJanuary 3, 2019
nice clean place of employment. great benefits and opportunity to advance based on work ethic. hardest part of job is working with the poor moral of veteran employees. Most enjoyable would be management always being engaging in conversation and always open for ideas to make your job easier and safer.
Pros
great benifits
Cons
poor moral of veteran employees
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Hazardous for your health
operator (Current Employee) –  Delaware, OHDecember 31, 2018
This place is like high school. Favorites played and constant back stabbing by 2 faced employees. You get paid decent for the hazardous work performed. You will be stuck on 2nd shift forever and those guys are the worst. The supervisor plays on his phone and sits in his office.
Pros
pay, benefits
Cons
fellow employees, lack of training, management
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4.0
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Productive and Fun Place to Work
Quality Cell Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Prescott, WIDecember 22, 2018
Starting as a Process Engineering Intern, Henkel provided me with a challenge on a daily basis allowing my technical skills to blossom. They have also offered some room for advancement but not to the extent that I feel necessary.
Pros
Global opportunity.
Cons
Not enough advancement opportunities offered locally.
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Great benefits but lacking support
Category Manager (Current Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHDecember 17, 2018
Henkel is a good company. They believe in their people and compensate very well. Where they fall short is support with new roles. Henkel is focused on promoting from within, but if you receive a new role, it is sink or swim and they don't give you a life preserve. There is zero training at Henkel outside of legal training requirements. The people are great to work with and the products are great.
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Apparently sexual harassment doesnt matter
Extrusion Operator (Former Employee) –  Richmond, MODecember 15, 2018
While there as a contract employee I was sexually harassed. They knew the allegations were true being the other individual did not deny them whatsoever and their were witnesses. After an investigation I was let go. Interesting how the contract employee was let go but the full time sexual harasser was allowed to stay.
Pros
You could play music at your work station during your shift
Cons
Cut throat coworkers, h.r. wont listen, they cut you off everytime you try to speak and have no concern for employees personal safety
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A decent place to work
Parts Purchasing Clerk (Current Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTDecember 8, 2018
I have been with this company for 20+ years. I have seen the company change names three times.

There really isn't anything difficult about the job. Management has issues and some things that are done really don't make much sense. For the most part most of the employees are easy to get along with and makes the job less stressful.
Pros
Activities for the family
Cons
wages, health insurance
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Good workers, poor management
Worker (Current Employee) –  Hazleton, PANovember 20, 2018
Good: Lots of vacation, good 401k, stock purchase.

Bad: The company is burning furniture to meet profit goals.

Ugly: Plant management is poor. No leadership, and plant is getting worse each month.
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Ambiente lavorativo stimolante, tuttavia non sempre flessibile, fortemente gerarchico
Manager (Former Employee) –  EMEA, America del Nord, AsiaNovember 16, 2018
Buone possibilita' di carriera e di apprendimento per juniors presso la casa madre e negli ufficio regionali. Non sempre per gli seniors e in generale non negli uffici locali.
Azienda fortemente gerarchica, standardizzata, non sempre flessibile, con processi strutturati, e purtroppo pertanto lenti. Poco spazio per la cultura dell'imprenditorialità' e iniziativa. Tuttavia, l' azienda ha fatto dell' innovazione e cambiamento una priorità'.
Equilibrio vita privata/lavorativa varia a seconda del dipartimento e località'. Molte ore in più' di lavoro dovute a processi non sempre efficienti e politiche aziendali. Vita lavorativa abbastanza flessibile presso la casa madre con iniziative di remote working, tuttavia per lo più e' lasciato alla discrezione del responsabile diretto.
Pros
Job rotations ogni 2/3 anni se aperti al trasferimento, ambiente internazionale, multiculturale, dinamico
Cons
Politiche aziendali, orari di lavoro, fortemente gerarchico
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Henkel Trainee (Current Employee) –  MexicoNovember 8, 2018
It's a good place to develop and improve your skills, also it helps you to be proactive and work with different areas which gives you a bigger idea of the company and the business.

I believe it would be better if the management were open mind.
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Great place to work, Great people
Production Team Manager (Former Employee) –  Hazleton, PAOctober 30, 2018
Working for a global leader was a great experience for me. I loved working for Henkel and what the company represents. I left for family reasons and regret it wholeheartedly. Henkel is a stable company who strives for excellence and performance. It allows employees to do their job and stresses teamwork.
Cons
None
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completing all reequrid training at proficient skill level
Machine Operator (Current Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTOctober 19, 2018
Understands job procedures, work instruction equipment and methods to perform assigned work task
handles work assignments with little direction needed or knows.
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Challenging yet enjoyable place to work.
Lean Engineer Manager (Former Employee) –  Prescott, WIOctober 17, 2018
Henkel purchased a group of companies that is not what they normally do...being an "acquisition" company provides many challenges in deploying Henkel culture. You acquire a culture when you purchase a company which has existed for over 20 years, this in itself presents it's own challenges.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Local leadership
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Dedicated and Experienced Team
Material Planner (Former Employee) –  Bowling Green, KYOctober 15, 2018
The team I worked with at Henkel was very knowledgeable and eager to take on new challenges. Being hired in a contract role to help the team transition to a new SAP system opened my eyes to the dedication and loyalty the team has to each other. The team taught me quite a bit during my time there. I definitely learned a lot and gained more experience there.
Pros
Experience, Telecommuting
Cons
No paid time off (for contact position) or benefits
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