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Henkel Overview

Düsseldorf (Germany)
10000+ employees
Company - Public (HEN)
Consumer Products Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Henkel has operated in North America for over 60 years. We currently employ 8200 people in 62 locations. Henkel offers a broad range of career and development opportunities at all levels across our office locations and manufacturing plants. Henkel’s North American ... Read more

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.

Company Updates

  • The all free clear team participated at this year’s AAD conference, showcasing the brand and exchanging with visitors and experts. Curious what all free clear is all about? Discover the brand here:

    all Laundry wants your family to be "all-Confident."

    At all, we believe in giving families the confidence to get messy. That's why we offer a variety of safe, effective laundry products to help get out whatever your kids get into.

  • Proud Winners: Product of the Year 2018
    The Henkel team in North America celebrated at the 2018 Product of the Year award show: Two products – Schwarzkopf Gliss Ultimate Repair Anti-Damage Mask and Purex Crystals Botanicals - were honored in the world’s largest consumer-voted awards! Read more.
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    Proud winners: Product of the Year 2018

    Awards for Schwarzkopf GLISS Ultimate Repair Anti-Damage Mask and Purex Crystals Botanicals Two awards for Henkel: Schwarzkopf GLISS® Ultimate Repair Anti-Damage Mask and Purex® Crystals Botanicals were winners at the Product of the Year USA 2018 awards, the world's largest consumer-voted award for product innovation.

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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 brandsin 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 brandsin the Beauty Care business.


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 brandsin the Laundry & Home Care business.




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.



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.


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.




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 innovation. We are looking for colleagues who share this motivation and readily take on new challenges. Speed, flexibility and innovation are the keys to our business success.

It doesn’t matter where you start your career at Henkel: Your individual personality counts. Two catalysts for your career development bring triple rewards. Our unique “Triple Two" job-rotation philosophy provides a massive boost to your international experience, cultural awareness and personal network of contacts.

Our new offices in Stamford, CT and Culver City, CA feature an innovative office design that includes bright, open plan spaces and collaberative work areas that   reflect the Henkel brand, culture and vision for the future.                                   


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    Decent place to work . Work and life balance . Options to work from home some days which is a really good thing for someone with a family Excellent management culture


    I can't really tell about any cons currently but I guess every department has its own challenges however the work/management culture makes it bearable

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Henkel Photos

Henkel photo of: Our New R&D Facility
Henkel photo of: Henkel Opens Professional Hair Care Headquarters in Los Angeles Area
Henkel photo of: Official inauguration of our new Henkel NA headquarters in Stamford CT #greatplacetobe #beautyaddicts
Henkel photo of: More than 25.000 employees have become Sustainability ambassadors!
Henkel photo of: Our Adhesives technologies help Airbus to build the wings
Henkel photo of: Our new North Americas Headquarters in Stamford, CT
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Henkel Interviews



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    I applied online. I interviewed at Henkel.


    Had a phone interview with HR first. Briefly talking about my experience and a little bit of behavioral questions. Had another phone interview with hiring manager 2 weeks later.

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Henkel Awards & Accolades

  • Forbes 2017 America's Best Employers, Forbes, 2017
  • Top Employer, Top Employers Institute, 2017
  • America's Best Employers, Forbes, 2017
  • 2016 Top Workplace Award, Hearst Media Services, 2016
  • World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2016
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