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Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at Henkel.

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61 English questions out of 61

February 2, 2021

Does Henkel offer relocation assistance?

Pros

Supports private life needs and allows career path to shape accordingly. Good benefits and package compared to other multinationals. Easy to reach executives when needed. High responsibility and accountability regardless of work level.

Cons

Micro management can be an obstacle sometimes. Also the strategy and direction usually depend on very few people (sometimes even one).

Good benefits and package compared to other multinationals.

February 2, 2021

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January 27, 2021

Does Henkel offer massages?

Pros

Henkel made sure that all its employees are well taken care of during this pandemic and we are now in the new normal. They have provided a lot of benefits from electricity subsidy, additional internet allowance, free monitors, work tables, desk chairs, laptop sales and the list goes on. And also, they made sure that all employee engagements, events and activities pushed thru via virtual celebrations, keeping its commitment on work-life balance.

Cons

Seems that there are a lot of sharing file platforms

They have provided a lot of benefits from electricity subsidy, additional internet allowance, free monitors, work tables, desk chairs, laptop sales and the list goes on.

January 27, 2021

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October 7, 2021

Does Henkel offer dental insurance?

Pros

Many training and provided to improve knowledge and supportive manager. Good medical coverage for employees and family. Company put in effort to improve well being of employees such as hosting social activities and also send care kit during MCO period.

Cons

Workload can be heavy with many emails and reports involved for traded goods. Required to be independent worker with little supervision as manager is in different location/country.

Advice to Management

Implement tools or system that can improve work efficiency for employees, to improve productivity and output rate needed to get work done. Reduce multiple reports required as it increase workload and decrease productivity on daily tasks.

Good medical coverage for employees and family.

October 7, 2021

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June 7, 2019

Does Henkel offer parental leave?

Pros

People are overall nice New office building

Cons

Benefits are quite terrible, especially considering our global counterparts and our local competitors. If I had known about our lack of real benefits, I absolutely would have gone elsewhere (where they value people). Here's how Henkel is failing: - 2 weeks vacation (Meanwhile the entire summer good luck getting in touch with anyone in Germany) - ONE DAY (yes, you read that right) of paternity leave for new dads -16 weeks UNPAID maternity leave for new moms (bare minimum per state law, we're a billion dollar company and we don't pay new mothers anything... They get disability apparently for a few weeks. A friend came to me crying when she found out about this, and she's now put off starting a family. Children aren't cheap and most people can't take that time unpaid.) - Outdated technology (if you know anything about tech, we receive the oldest and most bare bones laptops and everything is restricted - it was quite the battle to get Google Chrome as an acceptable web browser). We also use Skype instead of real phones but when you have a computer issue you'll call IT, they'll tell you to reboot your computer but you can't because then you won't be on a call with them anymore! I've even had to explain this to IT themselves! Yes, I'll reboot, but that means I'm hanging up on you so fingers crossed my problem is fixed. -Health insurance is middle of the road (not the best but also not the worst) If you're in sales, R&D, finance or marketing get ready to do a lot of other people's jobs. I was in a meeting and someone asked purchasing a question (about purchasing) and they said that the marketing team was responsible for finding vendors. (That was a good laugh at least.) Another time, I watched sales explain to a supply person production leadtimes and how to get product in on time. (Another good laugh) Systems are pretty bad - a lot of red tape and a lot of mindless systems work to get anything up and running. Digitally we are in the dark ages (probably why they give us old tech)

Advice to Management

We're having a people problem at the moment. We need better benefits to attract and retain good employees. At the end of the day, these jobs are the same across CPG companies and there are several in the area. We need some of the more human benefits (vacation, parental or elderly caregiver leave, monthly team lunches, whatever!) to keep employees happy and stay with the company.

16 weeks UNPAID maternity leave for new moms (bare minimum per state law, we're a billion dollar company and we don't pay new mothers anything...

June 7, 2019

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February 6, 2021

Does Henkel have a pension plan?

Pros

Good benefits like pension, holidays, free lunch.

Cons

Local markets scared of global teams, no autonomy or empowerment. Run by dinosaurs stuck in the dark ages. Not progressive or dynamic. The business knows zero about diversity and inclusion- business run by middle aged white men. Dreadful culture at the top, sadly filters down to the local markets. Way too much process for the smallest of things which wastes time and makes the business very slow to react. A lot of unhappy people in the business.

Advice to Management

Bring in progressive, forward thinking people at the top. Empower local teams and give them the autonomy. Stop keeping people in the same roles for years on end, develop talent and move it around the business. Address poor culture and stop adding process for controlling sake.

Good benefits like pension, holidays, free lunch.

February 6, 2021

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