Milliken Reviews

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
68 Reviews
3.1
68 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Financially strong, privatly held, Great employees, great facilities (in 3 reviews)

  • Stable and nice work environment (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Milliken, the senior management team has had to make tough decisions and downsized many long term managers (in 5 reviews)

  • Work life balance needed to be improved (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    No where to go but out

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    Former Employee - Senior Security Administrator in Spartanburg, SC
    Former Employee - Senior Security Administrator in Spartanburg, SC

    I worked at Milliken full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I can't think of anything good.

    Cons

    no loyalty, it sucks to work yourself out of a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep the good ones

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Engineer in Spartanburg, SC
    Current Employee - Senior Research Engineer in Spartanburg, SC

    I have been working at Milliken full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great associates, lot of freedom, very smart leaders, excellent compensation, very advanced technology center, very smart young engineers, great products, very competent process; still believes in US manufacturing which in turn will turn out to be fruitful.

    Cons

    Short term focus is much higher than long term; lot of technology in textiles lost to Asian manufacturers; could have a better balance between short term goals and extreme long term focus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing things that made the company the way it is.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company to intern at

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer Intern in Blacksburg, SC
    Former Employee - Process Engineer Intern in Blacksburg, SC

    I worked at Milliken full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You get to work on actual projects that are going into implementation.
    They also do a lot of intern building and get togethers.
    Interns can only work 40 hours a week.

    Cons

    You are working in a production plant, and in the summer it would get obscenely hot.
    Heard a lot of bad things about how many hours they make their engineers work from the engineers themselves.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    great!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Milliken as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, people are friendly, can be serious and humorous when needed. Lots of support, upper management was enthusiastic, people were collaborative

    Cons

    there were not many cons!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Love it or hate it relationship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Intern in Greenville, SC

    I worked at Milliken as an intern (less than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to start career, but watch out when you hit 60, your days are numbered

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Spartanburg, SC
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Spartanburg, SC

    I worked at Milliken full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are good along with salary

    Cons

    Not a long term company (can't depend on working there from the begin of your career until YOU are ready to retire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everything has changed since Mr. Milliken passed away. Not the same company that was interested in the employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Loved it - great internship program and people!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Improvement Engineer in Blacksburg, SC
    Former Employee - Process Improvement Engineer in Blacksburg, SC

    I worked at Milliken as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very organized with their hiring process and internship program. Great people. There's always good food! I wasn't treated like an intern, I was treated like a real employee and given an actual project to complete myself.

    Cons

    Must work in manufacturing before you can work in product development, but only because they want you to get a true understanding of the processing until you can develop the products.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A good company for which to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Improvement in Gainesville, GA
    Former Employee - Process Improvement in Gainesville, GA

    I worked at Milliken full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    A leader in Safety Ethics; Strong commitment to education; Strong emphasis on Quality; Opportunities for advancement; Top Textiles company; Current on technology (pc networking); Deep pockets for machinery investments; Team concept.

    Cons

    Rigid militaristic doctrine; Strenuous work environment; Over-strict policy enforcement; Domineering management style; Inflexible work schedule; Benefits and perks not in par with other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate micro-managers; Improve vacation time benefits; Eliminate "9-1" managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A good place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Improvement in Gainesville, GA
    Former Employee - Process Improvement in Gainesville, GA

    I worked at Milliken full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong Safety culture; Emphasis on associate education; Quality-oriented; Advancement opportunities for those willing to transfer; Teams; Deep pockets for machinery investments; Challenging assignments; Current computer network technology; Top Textile Manufacturer in USA. Competitive in Industry.

    Cons

    Regimented; Strenuous work schedule; Micro-management; Too many corporate dictates which are difficult to implement at plant level; Top management forgets what it is like in the trenches; Domineering management; Limited advancement within plants; Down-sizing; Benefits and perks not comparable to other companies (for the worse); Long time between pay raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate "9-1" managers; Supply quality resources for quality yarn; Improve benefits and pay packages; Provide plants with adequate resources to accomplish goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Best Experience that I have had.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tufting Operator in Lagrange, GA
    Current Employee - Tufting Operator in Lagrange, GA

    I have been working at Milliken full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great opportunities to learn many jobs within the company.

    Cons

    Business is a little slow due to the economy right now. We're not getting as many hours a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just keep your employers informed of any changes that will affect them as soon as possible.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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