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Henkel Overview

www.henkel.com
Düsseldorf (Germany)
10000+ employees
1876
Company - Public (HEN)
Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD) per year
HENKEL NORTH AMERICA OVERVIEW
Henkel North America has approx. 8,300 employees in 58 sites with a mix of manufacturing and office facilities and is the name behind many of the branded products that you use regularly.

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Mission: Serving our customers and consumers worldwide as the most trusted partner with leading positions in all relevant markets and categories – as a passionate team united by shared values.

Henkel – Why Work For Us?


Henkel Brands

Henkel offers a huge range of brands which fall in three business areas: Adhesive Technologies, Beauty Care and Laundry & Home Care.



Adhesive Technologies 

Henkel is the leading solution provider for adhesives, sealants and functional coating worldwide. Henkel has 17 brands in the Adhesive Technologies business.

                                               



Beauty Care

Henkel Beauty Care holds leading market positions worldwide, and its brand-name products business is continuously expanding. Henkel has 12 brands in the Beauty Care business - a few of the logos are below.

                                                 

                                                  

                                         

                                                    



Laundry & Home Care

The Laundry & Home Care business unit is the cornerstone of Henkel's success story: It all started with a product from this business sector. Henkel has 9 brands in the Laundry & Home Care business - a few of the logos are below.


                                                       

                                                     

                                                          


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Henkel Culture

"Creating sustainable value” is our purpose that unites all of us at Henkel.  We want to create value – for our customers and consumers, for our teams and our people, for our shareholders as well as for the wider society and communities, in which we operate. Henkel’s employees will always put their passion, pride and enthusiasm into making this happen.

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Henkel Vision

Our vision is to be leading with our innovations, brands and technologies. We are the global leader with our adhesives business, offering an unparalleled breadth of technologies serving all global markets and industries. In our consumer businesses, we also hold leading positions in many markets and categories around the world.

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Henkel Values

Our values “Customers & Consumers”, “People”, “Financial Performance”, “Sustainability”, and “Family Business” guide all our actions, decisions and behaviors. Every day, we need to take decisions in a highly volatile environment. At the same time, we are highly diverse. We come from diverse cultural backgrounds, have different experiences and we operate in a broad range of markets and industries. That’s why clear values which are shared, understood and lived by everyone at Henkel are so important for our future success.


The "Henkel Spirit"

We understand that deciding which company to work for is something you need to think about carefully.

All Henkel employees worldwide are united by one thought: We are one team! Together as a global team, we successfully shape the market with passion and joy. We are looking for colleagues who share this motivation and readily take on new challenges.

It doesn’t matter where you start your career at Henkel: Your individual personality counts. We are looking for clever employees implementing pragmatic solutions. Speed, flexibility and innovation are the key to our business success.

You want to know what differentiates us? These qualities characterize Henkel employees worldwide: 

  • the desire to continually question and challenge the status quo
  • the challenge to constantly stay up-to-date through face-to-face and online trainings
  • the relentless drive to find better and more innovative solutions
  • the passion to meet all of our customers’ requirements
  • developing top products and technologies that many people around the whole world rely upon

These are the essentials that define the Henkel Spirit.

 

Leading the Way

Leading with our innovations, brands and technologies.

Some say it is taking part that counts. But at Henkel, we play to win. It is that extra bit of motivation, ambition and passion that every one of our employees around the world has in common. You see it in each business unit, in every job and at every level in the company.

At Henkel, we love our jobs: we provide the inspiration for each other to grow and constantly seek out new challenges. Whatever that challenges may be, we give it our best to skillfully overcome them. We live and breathe change and diversity on a day-to-day basis. No task is identical to the last. We take new paths, driven by a spirit for entrepreneurship, creativity and adventure. We drive innovation forward.

From Pritt or Loctite, Schwarzkopf or got2b, Persil to Purex to Dial – millions of people around the globe value and trust in our brands and use our products and technologies in their everyday life. Behind this success stands a whole company of individuals: talented people with experience, passion and the strong will to succeed.

We do not react; we lead the way. We are entrepreneurial in our thinking and proactive in what we do. We develop our markets and shape the future together as a tight-knit unit characterized by mutual respect, reliability and fairness.


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Stamford, CT

We have exciting opportunities in Connecticut

In September 2016, Henkel acquired The Sun Products Corporation. With our combined portfolio of well-known brands — including Persil, Purex, Dial, all and Snuggle — together we are better able to serve our customers and consumers.

The acquisition created new opportunities to join our company. We are immediately hiring for a variety of positions across our Connecticut locations in Trumbull, Rocky Hill and our new office in Stamford.

Check out our openings here

                                             

                                                   Top Work Places 2016


Our North America Locations


                              

     Henkel Canada Corporation                                    Henkel Corporation
     2515 Meadowpine Boulevard                                  One Henkel Waye
     L5N 6C3  Mississauga, Ontario                               Rocky Hill,  CT  06067
     Canada                                                                   United States



                              

     Henkel Corporation                                                 Henkel Consumer Goods Inc.
     10 Finderne Avenue                                                600 Corporate Pointe, Suite 400
     Bridgewater,  NJ  08807                                          Culver City,  CA  90230
     United States                                                          United States



                              

     Henkel Corporation                                                 Henkel Corporation
     14000 Jamboree Road                                           32100 Stephenson Highway
     Irvine,  CA  92606                                                   Madison Heights,  MI  48071
     United States                                                          United States



                              

     Henkel Corporation                                                  Coming soon... 
     26235 First Street                                                     Our Stamford, CT Headquarters
     Westlake,  OH  44145
     United States


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Henkel Interviews

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    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Henkel.

    Interview

    I had a brief on campus interview with the HR rep which went really well. I then had an on site interview which was all day. Since I was traveling out of state to get to the interview they put me up in the Double Tree hotel which is to say that the company has money to throw around. The day consisted of a total of 6 grueling 45 min interviews by different people. Some of the interviewers were really laid back and made it more of a conversation about your experience and such while other interviewers asked those dumb, inefficient, off the wall questions which have no merit of your technical knowledge or personality. As a side note, why do interviewers ask these questions such as 'what superpower would you have' or 'what animal would you be'. Anyway I did not mind having that many interviews and thought it was very good experience, the day seemed to fly by and it did not seem as if I had been in interviews for 7 hours. You will literally be asked every possible interview question imaginable. They end this day with a fake scenario that you are the top people of a company and have to create a fiscal spending report on what to invest money into for the board members while following the company's mission statement as well as paying attention to the markets you are involved in. Quite an interesting exercise to see how you work and make decisions in a group, but it is difficult, and be ready to get roasted for your decisions. Also hope you do not have an arrogant, pretentious person who takes control and forces your group to agree with them based solely on the fact that it has been a long day, you do not feel like arguing, and you only have 45 mins to complete the task. Very nice but strange company. I have never in my experience had to go through so much effort for a job.

    Interview Questions

    • A client calls in a panic and says they are having an issue with an adhesive product they buy from your company. How do you handle/solve this?   1 Answer
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Henkel Awards & Accolades

  • Top Employer, Top Employers Institute, 2017
  • World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2016
  • 2016 Top Workplace Award, Hearst Media Services, 2016
  • World's Most Ethical Companies (Consumer Products), Ethisphere Institute, 2014
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