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Henkel Overview

Düsseldorf (Germany)
10000+ employees
Company - Public (HEN)
$10+ billion (USD) per year
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.

Company Updates

  • How can companies keep employees motivated and inspired to continue growing and learning? Henkel found a way. Read more to find out how the Henkel Global Academy is training employees to become part of a global workforce: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQllC

    Henkel - Blended Learning for Employee Development

    A manufacturer of household brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite, Henkel operates in 75 countries and has a workforce of 50,000 employees in 120 nations. Their previous training program prevented consistent learning and wasn't available to everyone in the organization.

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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 - 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 brandsin the Laundry & Home Care business - a few of the logos are below.




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.




Henkel North America

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



Our North America Locations





Henkel Reviews

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Henkel CEO Hans Van Bylen
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    "Good company, great benefits, internal struggle after acquisition"

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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Henkel full-time (More than 3 years)


    Henkel is a great place for work life balance and also compensation for your experience. With the acquisition of Sun Products, the company is now a strong #2 player in the laundry category. Henkel believes in the data and will invest when a solid business case is made. Also with the acquisition, people were put into roles based on their previous titles instead of allowing people to interview for roles to ensure the best fit.


    The acquisition of Sun Products was more of a take over. The L side of the business became 70% Sun employees which created a huge loss of knowledge for the Henkel side of the business. The Henkel employees who are left no longer have the relationships and supporters they had before. The Henkel businesses have been left behind while the "Sun Products" businesses are front and center. Splitting the company between 'B' and 'L' was also another loss of knowledge and relationships. It has turned into an "us" "them" environment. Moving the HQ to Connecticut so far has resulted in a large loss of talent.

    Advice to Management

    The company is too siloed and is not creating a strong "one team" environment. Businesses are being ignored for "new and shiny" brands.

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Henkel Photos

Henkel photo of: More than 25.000 employees have become Sustainability ambassadors!
Henkel photo of: A group of our interns
Henkel photo of: Education of young people is crucial for us
Henkel photo of: Production of Persil
Henkel photo of: Celebration of 140 years of success
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Henkel Interviews



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    Director Finance National Brands Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stamford, CT
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    I applied online. I interviewed at Henkel (Stamford, CT) in May 2017.


    The lady didn't show up for 40 minutes to phone interview. I called HR hotline of Stamford, CT location. HR people rached out to the person who was supposed to call me. She thne calls me 45 min later to reschedule but I informed I could still do the interview as I was already waiting for it. She then asked me the questions like salary requirements, relo need, US work permit and if I would need sponsorship the same questions that I had already filled in the application. Finally she had my old resume wasn't even prepared to ask me real questions or didn't say a word about henkel or the position. Then I get an email today from her saying that I was not meeting the requirements. She didn't ask me anything different than the application I filled so I am wondering if that application didn't meet requirements why did she select me for a phone interview. Worst is that she told me before that she had meetings and technical issues that is why she was 40 min late. But at the end of the phone interview it slipped out of her mouth that she locked herself out due to password issues and she was resolving her problem with IT. Very unprofessional interview very bad for henkel's image as a brand.

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    • Salary requirements and visa status   1 Answer
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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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