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Pros
  • Outstanding coworkers make Milliken a great place to work (in 6 reviews)

  • Good benefits apart from the standard that could only be provided by a private company (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Will use you till you no longer are valuable to them (in 6 reviews)

  • Diversity (women and minorities) at the top of leadership team is a joke (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Plenty of opportunity"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Improve Manager in Taylors, SC
    Current Employee - Process Improve Manager in Taylors, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fluid progression structure allows for more creative career path than "career tracks" at other companies. There is room to move.

    Cons

    Communication about career goals and performance can be weak. There is sometimes very little development of employee skills and performance evaluation

    Advice to Management

    Culture differences between locations and headquarters


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Finance Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Finance Administrator in Simpsonville, SC
    Former Employee - Finance Administrator in Simpsonville, SC

    I worked at Milliken (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, lot of technical elements to learn, team members are fun to work with.

    Cons

    Not a lot of formal training, no training manuals for the job positions.

    Advice to Management

    Train all of your mangers on leadership, coaching, and respect,


  3. "Vice President"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Simpsonville, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Simpsonville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company with high integrity and values. Innovative company but very limited in areas to push innovation. CFO is very disciplined and has brought about financial rigor, but sustainability is very questionable.

    Cons

    Very difficult setting long term strategies as it pursues growth in the investible platforms. Leadership is short sighted in growing businesses and indecisive in ares to place bets. Rewards tenured employees and pushes out individuals with innovative thinking even though it is an innovative company. Diversity (women and minorities) at the top of leadership team is a joke.

    Advice to Management

    You don’t have to be the smartest one in the room. There’s value in different perspectives.


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  5. "Solids"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good upward mobility. Upper management is accessible and supportive. Job security is solid. Safety and ethics are (usually) a top priority.

    Cons

    Lower tier management is spread thin making it tough to see projects to completion. Upper management is short sighted at times and often opts for short term rather than long term solutions.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to spend money to make money


  6. "Not bad but it depends on where you are"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Textile Planner in Laurens, SC
    Former Employee - Textile Planner in Laurens, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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


  7. "Good Job with good pay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Pay is Good and the benefits are good.

    Cons

    The work environment is very dusty.

    Advice to Management

    No advice is needed.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "From love to Hate."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Transporter "trainer" in Simpsonville, SC
    Former Employee - Transporter "trainer" in Simpsonville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    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.


  9. "Love it or hate it relationship"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Greenville, SC
    Former Intern - Intern in Greenville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Milliken as an intern (Less than a 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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Milliken Culture Change"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineering Manager in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineering Manager in Greenville, SC
    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.


  11. "A great stepping stone."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Marietta, SC
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Marietta, SC
    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.


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