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Milliken Reviews

Updated January 22, 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)

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

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  1. "Vice President"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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.


  2. "Advanced Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technician in Casselberry, FL
    Former Employee - Technician in Casselberry, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Milliken (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Safety process is great. Being on the Safety Process keeps you inform on what is happening.

    Cons

    Should have better trust in their associates, there liability!

    Advice to Management

    Management should be able to apologize when In the wrong and not be afraid to approach their associates.


  3. "Senior Researcher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Researcher in Spartanburg, SC
    Current Employee - Senior Researcher in Spartanburg, SC
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Milliken full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good team of researchers.

    Cons

    The projects in Research division are mostly developmental in nature than truly breakthrough research. Development to commercialization hamstrung due to poor marketing. Company is good at selling traditional and incremental improvements to established customer base, not very successful in new markets or with new customers or in positioning breakthrough innovations.

    Advice to Management

    Create a strong marketing organization and establish a company wide new business development strategy to leverage the deep science and meaningful insights to grow the company


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  5. "IT Support"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PC Support Technician in Spartanburg, SC
    Former Employee - PC Support Technician in Spartanburg, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people were fantastic to work with. Great team, decent benefits, and pay.

    Cons

    There weren't any cons. I would say the benefits were lacking, but not the worst you could have.


  6. "Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technician in Alma, GA
    Former Employee - Technician in Alma, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits money is good as long as you do a swing shift we have a nurse that comes out once a week which is very good.

    Cons

    Drama environment supervisors was promoted from floor and don't have a clue how to lead people they have there pets and everyone else is trash to them.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the two ladies supervisors who promote drama in the plant.


  7. "Good Company & Great People"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phenix City, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phenix City, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ethical company
    Environment friendly
    Safety minded
    Hard working associates

    Cons

    Lack of onboard training and ability to engage management.


  8. "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


  9. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PPAP Specialist in Lagrange, GA
    Former Employee - PPAP Specialist in Lagrange, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The money is good. One of the few places that still pay weekly. Big plus! Never knew how good it was till I left.

    Cons

    Benefits could be way better.

    Advice to Management

    Get better benifits


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


  11. "Solid company. Great values. Excellent employees"

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

    I have been working at Milliken full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Outstanding coworkers make Milliken a great place to work. The company has great values, including a high focus on ethics and safety. Innovation is a priority and focus. Continued improvement in benefits and employee engagement in recent years has been good.

    Cons

    The company needs to improve its ability to make acquisitions and in some cases needs to better execute business plans.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to push a vision of growth and follow through with investments into acquisitions and organic growth through investment into research and development in strategic businesses.


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