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Milliken Reviews

Updated June 6, 2017
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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)

  • Operators lack skills, responsibility, and character of other businesses (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Practitioner"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spartanburg, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spartanburg, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is great for now. Good pay and benefits. Overall great place to work.

    Cons

    Since the departure of Jon Stoner the focus on people has dewindled for the focus onto money.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of and grow your people and your business will grow and profit as well.
    Don't over promise ROI to just get clients, makes it hard to keep them.
    Make sure factories sustain standards for demonstration to clients or you will have a credibility problem.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Look elseware"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Milliken (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None that I can think of.

    Cons

    Terrible place to work, shady management practices. Will use you till you no longer are valuable to them.

    Advice to Management

    Really look at what a person can contribute instead of how little you want to have to pay.


  3. "Technician"

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    Former Employee - Control Engineering Technician in Pendleton, SC
    Former Employee - Control Engineering Technician in Pendleton, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Shift work. Long hours.

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Short Term vs Long Term View"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Blacksburg, SC
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Blacksburg, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Milliken full-time

    Pros

    Good place to START career. Fairly competitive compensation for initial job. A lot of hands on experience for chemical engineers. Because of company size, interaction with high level management is possible.

    Cons

    Small scale chemical operation without a lot of engineering opportunities. Major lack of industry wide experience common in larger gulf coast chemical plants. The company is biased towards textiles despite high margins and profits on specialty chemicals. Not many career paths available. Most employees seem to have "settled." Engineers inappropriately advanced to management in multiple circumstances. Operators lack skills, responsibility, and character of other businesses. Milliken has a high ethical standard and should hire hourly employees accordingly.

    Advice to Management

    Hire from major chemical companies to broaden experience base and skills. Provide more structured advancement to management. Release employees that consistently under perform on multiple levels from hourly, engineer, and management ranks. Provide more meaningful recognition for hourly employees that go "above and beyond."


  5. 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,


  6. "Great opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advanced Process Improvement Chemist in Inman, SC
    Former Employee - Advanced Process Improvement Chemist in Inman, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good training. If you work hard and participate then you will go far. I started as a lab tech and worked my way up to advanced process improvement, it is doable!

    Cons

    Compensation is highly dependent on type of education and not necessarily contribution. Sometimes reluctant to take one step back to take two steps forward.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it rolling, watch out for money sinks with no returns.


  7. "Machine operator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Blacksburg, SC
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Blacksburg, SC

    I have been working at Milliken full-time

    Pros

    Good insurance, several paid holidays, vacation days from day one, good pay rates, easy job, plenty of overtime

    Cons

    Not climate controled, bad communication, too many chiefs, not caring toward ppl and situations, hardly any free time, required ot every week 48 + hours, 6 days, racist, hard to advance, beg for vacation or personal days, gets mad if u cant work over when asked, no organization, too much gossip and he said she said, rumors for no reason, pay increases too slow, gotta b teachers pet to get anywhere, unfair,


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Plenty of opportunity"

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    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


  9. "Manufacture Rep"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Representative in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Representative in Sugar Land, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Milliken (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful Infrastructure component to this innovation company. People are really terrific. Benefits are outstanding.

    Cons

    Nothing to comment on here


  10. "Engineering Services Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Services Engineer in Jonesville, SC
    Current Employee - Engineering Services Engineer in Jonesville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good initial pay rate but raises are minimal

    Cons

    wide range of responsibilities does not allow to become proficient on any single task


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