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Henkel Reviews

Updated 16 Nov 2019

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4.0
82%
Recommend to a Friend
77%
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Henkel CEO Hans Van Bylen
Hans Van Bylen
405 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "No flexibility or work life balance(in 55 reviews)

  • "German corporate doesn't understand the American side(in 49 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin

    I have been working at Henkel full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Challenging environment with lots to learn and great colleagues with a good team spirit. Flexitime and good benefits

    Cons

    Bureaucracy but that comes with all multinational environments

    Advice to Management

    Improve communications from top down from a corporate level

    Henkel2019-09-11
  2. "Great people. Interesting work"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Henkel full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Global presence, plenty of opportunities to move/advance for people with ambition, talented workforce, work is very interesting & challenging. Flexible working times.

    Cons

    Slow to change, Silo culture. Lack of autonomy.

    Advice to Management

    Leaner processes.

    Henkel2019-05-29
  3. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technician in Tallaght, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Henkel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Henkel has amazing benefits, such as VHI and a shares scheme, has great bonuses and is unionized

    Cons

    It is hard to advance beyond your role and you can get stuck in a position for a time.

    Advice to Management

    Staff need to have opportunities to grow professionally and more could be done to encourage it.

    Henkel2019-05-07
  4. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Henkel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Overall positive environment where everybody knows everyone, all departments work relatively well together, management works well and flexi-time working hours are handy.

    Cons

    Work & safety culture among a few groups causes unnecessary barriers regarding work and project progression.

    Advice to Management

    Level of trust between the floor operators and higher management could be approached differently, but otherwise a good company to work for.

    Henkel2018-12-21
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Demotivating"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Henkel full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits including flexi time. Most people are very nice to work with.

    Cons

    Career advancement is not based on skill and/or expertise but rather on how you are perceived... very image driven. As long as you stroke your bosses ego and keep management happy, you will do well. Hard work and loyalty are not rewarded, resulting in a highly demotivated workforce. A lot of micro management and a lack of trust. Current employee review process is a joke and does nothing for morale, resulting in high... turnover of staff. A lot of processes need improvement. It’s time management wakes up and start listening to their direct reports.

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    Advice to Management

    Start listening to your employees, improve morale and reward fairly. Most people do not stay in a job for financial reasons but because they are appreciated and respected.

    Henkel2018-09-01
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Fantastic Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Henkel full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Longevity, Career Development Opportunities, Excellent Pay and Benefits

    Cons

    Temporary Contracts. Induction lacks consistency.

    Henkel2018-06-26
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Henkel Harrasment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Henkel full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Used to be a great place in the Loctite years sadly no more, money and profits are their God and they will walk on anyone to get it. Good pay and conditions.

    Cons

    Management are an absolute disgrace and should be all sacked immediately, The senior managers are total BULLY'S and they hire people that will also do their bullying and harassing and hide behind the HR department which is led by a total clown controlled by one of the senior managers. DISGRACEFUL.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is simple either get out of be men instead of bullies. Total clear out badly needed.

    Henkel2018-01-20
  8. "Supply Chain"

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    Supply Chain in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Henkel

    Pros

    Friendly staff, mature business with good processes, rewards were good

    Cons

    Was very German focused with the centralization of functions

    Advice to Management

    na

    Henkel2017-03-05
  9. "Henkel review"

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Henkel

    Pros

    they pay well great health care

    Cons

    division between groups, depending on your role

    Advice to Management

    more interaction between people at different roles

    Henkel2017-01-14
  10. "It's ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Henkel full-time

    Pros

    Holiday and flexi time allowances, health insurance, very genuine and helpful colleagues. R+D projects are interesting.

    Cons

    Bonus scheme not related to performance. Emphasis on image as means to progress career rather than technical competency or results. Politics and favouritism are shown by management leading to morale issues.

    Henkel2017-01-26
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