Henkel

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Henkel Reviews

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
132 Reviews

3.3
132 Reviews
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Henkel CEO Kasper Rorsted
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • work-life balance is good also values are visible and understandable (in 7 reviews)

  • You learn a lot of skills and go through a lot of very good structured training (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • No work-life-balance: The company expects excellence and does not care how long it takes to get there (in 4 reviews)

  • Senior management does not know how to appreciate good employees (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Wonderful company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Intern in Scottsdale, AZ

    Pros

    Henkel Scottsdale is located in a great area, the employees are friendly, and the work is interesting! As a intern I felt welcomed and important.

    Cons

    There is a clear hierarchy at Henkel that makes it more difficult to make progress on projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps allow employees more freedom to explore their ideas without always asking permission.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great people, but slow decisions

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Brand Manager  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Scottsdale, AZ

    Pros

    You get to work on iconic brands and with some very intelligent people. With a big global company, you have the opportunity to work abroad.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, much of the strategy is centrally-derived from Dusseldorf. Even if you're working on a U.S. brand like Dial, you still have most of the decisions coming from overseas. Career advancement is based more on timing than on skilled work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Solid company to work for in the Phx market

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brand Management  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Brand Management in Scottsdale, AZ

    Pros

    Very good benefits and a solid reputation. They offer 401K matching, tuition reimbursement, flexible schedules and dependent care account matching.

    Cons

    Corporate culture has declined in the last two years, leaving organization fragmented and very siloed. Workload has also increased as jobs have been eliminated, forcing employees to do more at a lesser quality than before. Morale is extremely low for those that have been there long enough to witness the change in culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider whether Vision and Values really match reality. Performance results are not only as a result of market conditions, but of employee's morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Bad Place for minorities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Credit Manager  in  Rocky Hill, CT
    Current Employee - Credit Manager in Rocky Hill, CT

    Pros

    Managements are very cold to their employees in the office-quite as a cemetery. Even worst for minorities. No benefits!!

    Cons

    Bad place for minorities to work and advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversity is not a bad thing.....too much politics. Employees quit managers and not the company so senior managers should learn to work with all race, especially working for a global company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Henkel is OK

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ

    Pros

    Great people work there and are like family

    Cons

    Too much red tape and not a lot of opportunity to move up if you are over 35

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Site Manager  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Site Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, good work life balance

    Cons

    Advancement usually requires relocation, highly decentralized and difficult for advancement if in the field.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Corporate America Well Executed

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales  in  Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales in Bridgewater, NJ

    Pros

    Opportunities for career growth. Benefits and host of other corporate perks. Responsibilities are isolated allowing you to gain expertise in a specific field. Large company with a lot of resources allow your business unit to remain competitive, in turn offering stability.
    Excellent execution at all levels of organization. Very challenging goals and responsibilities provide meaningful employment.

    I helped a friend get a job here and encouraged many of my other friends to apply.

    Cons

    Sometimes feels like its too big and communicating with other business units is challenging. Company promotes the produces but there is a need to be somewhat 'political'.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the bureaucracy and execute faster.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A strong, international company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - National Business Manager
    Current Employee - National Business Manager

    Pros

    A good CEO, great compensation and benefits, opportunities to advance your career.

    Cons

    Working for a German-based company is sometimes challenging.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Talented colleagues with international experience, creative and highly demanding environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Steep learning curve but rewarding
    Participation in seminars with permanent staff
    Ability to work with colleagues across functions/departments

    Cons

    Few career development opportunities
    Focus on established procedures

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quick adoption of new technologies would facilitate product innovation and new concept development processes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Henkel

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Intern in Germantown, MD

    Pros

    Nice managers, average salaries, highly satisfied work life balance

    Cons

    Not very easy to change something in the system even it is effective

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to new approaches while work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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