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Henkel Reviews

Updated 13 Nov 2019

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4.7
99%
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Henkel CEO Hans Van Bylen
Hans Van Bylen
7 Ratings
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  • "No flexibility or work life balance(in 55 reviews)

  • "German corporate doesn't understand the American side(in 48 reviews)

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  1. "Best in Class! Laundry & Home Care UK"

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    Current Employee - National Account Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hi performing positive team within Laundry & Home Care UK with great values and greater understanding of work life balance! positive management team who identify and support and develop the team in areas with experience gaps to ensure the team works together to achieve a common goal!

    Cons

    very process driven filtered from HO in Germany, which can sometimes slow down the communication flow and actions can be delayed due to this.

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    Henkel2019-09-27
  2. "1"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team enrivornment and support

    Cons

    Structure and benefits better before to be honest

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    Henkel2019-11-13
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - SAP Consultant in Hemel Hempstead, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Company to work for.

    Cons

    Large workload sometimes can be difficult to manage.

    Henkel2019-07-23
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Progressive company with global ambitions and good opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Technical Engineer in Hemel Hempstead, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Henkel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are highly supportive teams and managers locally and regionally, many colleagues are willing to make themselves available to develop and help you integrate and grow within the company. The large nature of the company can be an advantage as there are vast resources available, enabling one to be self-driven and achieve set goals relatively independently whilst still having the necessary support. Henkel looks forward and is endeavouring to be a sustainable organisation that offers value to customers, employees and the local community.

    Cons

    Being such a large company it can be like steering an oil tanker, once the direction is set it takes a big effort or some time to change. Working in so many different locations globally, communication and sharing of resources could be improved to aid efficiency and productivity. More could be publicised regarding the positive impact the company has on the planet, or more could be done to address these shortcomings.

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    Henkel2019-07-04
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting company with a diverse cross section of colleagues"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Henkel full-time

    Pros

    Fascinating range of jobs available across three very diverse business units Diverse cross-section of colleagues because of the different business units Large global company means potential for long career with mix of roles over time Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Large company sometimes means a lot of admin/bureaucracy

    Henkel2019-05-29
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Behind the times"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Hemel Hempstead, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice new office. Global Company. Not enough to complete. .... .... ....

    Cons

    People have been there for years. Too long! Don't want to be winners. Follow other Companies. Sales driven, not brand building. Not open to allowing people to travel to HQ or other markets. Poor leaders: not cutting edge. Average advertising. Micro-managed spend in the Company. Overly worried about Global.

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    Henkel2019-02-21
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good Global Company"

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Director in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England

    I worked at Henkel full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Long term vision. Investment minded

    Cons

    Little too rigid in terms of peoples roles. Mavericks find it difficult to get support.

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    Henkel2019-01-02
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Customer Service Control Tower Agent"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Control Tower Agent in Hemel Hempstead, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Henkel full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very generous company with flexible working hours, able to work from home when for unforseen reasons can't get to work. Free carpark for all employees. Generous pension and free miel at work. Comparing with other companies I have worked atmosphere is very relaxing though very quiet everywhere- no music or radio. Staff are very friendly so sometimes it might make you feel puzzled why everyone is so nice- I think it's because you get good work life balance. In my role I have set workload to complete. I do sometimes feel under pressure but most of time you can prioritise your work to make sure that everything is done on time. Colleagues are great, no issue at all. Of course you get some that are a bit over the top extravert when workload increase, but otherwise I enjoy working here. No union but HR department is very helpful and you get good support at the start and after. Very prompt response on any question you have. A lot of opportunities to grow. And different areas you can work in as well as different coutries.

    Cons

    Manager not based in UK, sometimes you might feel that your efforts at work are not noticed. Salary a bit below market average.

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    Henkel2018-12-14
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hemel Hempstead, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Variety of flexible working options to meet your personal requirements Opportunities to develop new skills by getting involved in projects Free Lunch on site Good benefits

    Cons

    Progression from mid to senior level is VERY slow and not a transparent process Workload can be high

    Henkel2018-09-19
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hemel Hempstead, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Henkel full-time

    Pros

    Supportive environment that supports personal development. Fast changing and interesting environment. Flexible working available.

    Cons

    Fast paced environment that may not suit everyone

    Henkel2018-09-19
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