Milliken Reviews

Updated June 15, 2015
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Milliken President and CEO Joe Salley
Joe Salley
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Pros
  • Decent work environment and benefits (in 3 reviews)

  • Strong corporate work ethic and culture (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Management's focus is no longer on people and quality (in 4 reviews)

  • Faith in upper management is also lacking (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Good Job with good pay

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Greenville, SC

    I have been working at Milliken full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Pay is Good and the benefits are good.

    Cons

    The work environment is very dusty.

    Advice to Management

    No advice is needed.


  2. Not bad but it depends on where you are

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    Former Employee - Textile Planner in Laurens, SC
    Former Employee - Textile Planner in Laurens, SC

    I worked at Milliken full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great at making you feel important in the beginning... still ok at training managers

    Cons

    No work - life balence or loyalty to employees. It depends on the locations but mine was horrible for anyone under 30. Three managers were fired under the age of 30 in 3 years by the same manager

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the plants... you are losing good employees by not promoting from within


  3. Helpful (1)

    From love to Hate.

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    Former Employee - Transporter "trainer" in Simpsonville, SC
    Former Employee - Transporter "trainer" in Simpsonville, SC

    I worked at Milliken full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    the people on the floor.

    Cons

    I was a trainer, but couldn't train anyone right without one of bosses pulling me away all the time. Then they get mad because the transporter can't do his job. they make full time milliken jobs full time temp jobs, and dont try to transfer because they will fire you. look at me.

    Advice to Management

    step back look around, the company is not doing as good as you report to your bosses.


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  5. Love it or hate it relationship

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    Former Intern - Intern in Greenville, SC
    Former Intern - Intern in Greenville, SC

    I worked at Milliken as an intern (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Really relaxed environment, no pressure or stress

    Cons

    Politics, no drive to get anything accomplished, no internal development of employees

    You will never get promoted unless your boss leaves or dies, even if he is no good.

    Advice to Management

    Hire from within and get rid of the people who don't accomplish anything


  6. Helpful (2)

    Milliken Culture Change

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    Former Employee - Industrial Engineering Manager in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineering Manager in Greenville, SC

    I worked at Milliken

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Since Milliken only hires only top notch associates, has strong training programs and moves associates to many different jobs within the company it is a great place to start a career.

    There is a high leve of professionalism of the company.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the company is currently experiencing a major culture change. The new young CEO is overreacting to the current economic downturn by eliminating scaling back many of the bedrocks of the company such as training programs and pay for performance.

    Growth potential is limited since a large portion of the companies products are marketed in mature and declining markets.

    Advice to Management

    Revive your training programs and evaluate your cost cutting of management associates more in terms of contribution instead of just an associates age or salary.


  7. A great stepping stone.

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Marietta, SC
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Marietta, SC

    I worked at Milliken

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great job out of college. Earns you a lot of prestige in other industries.

    Cons

    Feedback about individual performance is very limited. It is a "good ol' boys" club. You work a lot of hours. A lot.

    Advice to Management

    Give more feedback. Promote an environment of openness about performance.


  8. Milliken Review

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    Current Employee - Senior Dev Engineer in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Senior Dev Engineer in Greenville, SC

    I have been working at Milliken

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a company that will present you with plenty of challenges to test your abilities and overall is a very professionally run company .

    Cons

    Probably not a good time to be in a textile based company with the worldwide trend of manufacturing moving to countries with low wages .

    Advice to Management

    Better performance feedback to employees .



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