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What we offer: Appealing benefits for our employees

You have talent and you expect prospects. We are looking to strengthen our global team. So if you impress us with your personality and talent, we offer you excellent perspectives – worldwide. 

You might be good, but we want you to be even better. And if you’re very good, we challenge you to be one of the best. Whatever your level is – student, graduate, expert or professional – with our globally-standardized training and development offerings we will support every facet of your profile.

At Henkel, the global market and our global team await you – two catalysts for your career development that bring triple rewards. Our unique “Triple Two" job-rotation philosophy provides a massive boost to your international experience, cultural awareness and personal network of contacts.

We count on your performance and reward it accordingly – with a performance-related pay structure, share options and a company pension. Attractive benefits complete the package: Your health at work is important to us.

Our Employee Benefits at a Glance

  • Training and Leadership Development
  • Talent Management
  • International Opportunities
  • Compensation

Development on every level

Not only do we continually optimize the quality of our products, we also seek to improve every day as a worldwide unit. Henkel employees benefit from a variety of vocational training and further education using the very latest techniques and technology. What we offer goes far beyond the classical classroom training. Our aspiration: lifelong learning – on-the-job, trough formal trainings, from your peers or digitally.

Henkel Global Academy
Whatever your level – student, graduate or qualified professional – our goal is simple: we want to give you the best possible chance to develop your skills fully. You will be able to participate in language classes and skills seminars, ranging from cross-cultural management to personalized coaching sessions. In this way, we provide you and our global team with first-class knowledge.

Learning Center: global and practical
The learning center is available to all Henkel employees – here, knowledge and skills are transferred that can benefit everyone. Examples from our training agenda: time management, project management, presentation skills, feedback tools and much more.

In addition to that, we will train you to be able to meet the specific challenges of our different business areas and roles. Renowned academics and senior managers at Henkel will share their experience at tailor-made training programs, e.g. in marketing or finance, which are as hands-on as possible. This offers a maximum of practical relevance. At the same time, you will automatically build up your global network with international colleagues.

Leadership Center: at the cutting edge of executive education
For our worldwide circle of high-potential leaders and high performers, the Henkel Global Academy provides an excellent and challenging framework for leadership development. The Henkel Global Academy represents the highest level of our development offerings and is partnered with renowned international business schools, such as the Thunderbird School of Global Management, the IESE Business School and Cranfield University. For our executive management, we offer leadership development courses at the famous Harvard Business School in Boston. Combining the very latest management knowledge and industry-wide best practice, our Henkel Global Academy ensures you have all the specific expertise you need for your work at Henkel, and promotes our management and leadership ethos.

Learning on demand – Henkel "eCademy"
The high dynamic of global markets result more and more in quickly outdated information. Our answer to these requirements are e-learnings, which add on to classical offline trainings and provide new know-how wherever and whenever it is needed.

Worldwide available around the clock: The e-learning platform eCademy is open for all employees around the world and can be accessed via the intranet 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Over 250 courses in up to 16 languages are available in different formats like quizzes, tutorials or video-trainings.

We give feedback – you push your career

We are looking for the best: For highly qualified and motivated employees. People who see global variation as an exciting opportunity. Talents who can strengthen our global team even further. Personalities, who are flexible and actively strive for success. Does that sound like you? If so, we would like to hear from you, regardless of whether you are starting out or are already an experienced professional.

  • We will help you develop your skills and plan your career for the long-term, equally emphasizing both management and specialist careers.
  • We will also support you to enhance your professional skills and attach great importance to job rotations.
  • We give our employees detailed and informal feedback on their performance on an ongoing basis, as well as official feedback within our globally standardized talent management process.

Talent Management: The basis for your career and personal development

Our talent management process includes four steps according to globally standardized criteria:
• Potential and Performance Assessment: Managers assess employees based on their performance and development potential.
• Development Round Table: Managers discuss the performance evaluation and development potential of their talents.
• Performance and Development Dialogue: Every employee receives transparent performance feedback in a confidential meeting with the supervisor. A result of this meeting is the definition of concrete development actions.

Development Actions: The individual development actions of our employees are pursued. These reach from individual coaching and specialized learning opportunities to the rotation to the next job - possibly going abroad or moving across to another business area. 

Job rotations abroad

At Henkel, business is always international – even if you are working at our headquarters in Düsseldorf, where people from more than 70 nations create a diverse, team-orientated working environment that is united in its pursuit of excellence. Eighty percent of our more than 50,000 employees work outside of Germany.

Henkel helps you to expand your horizons, because people with international experience make our global team successful.

That’s why we follow our Triple Two philosophy: Throughout their career, high-performing employees work in at least two job roles in two different countries and in two business units.

Triple Two. International, diverse, and challenging.
Our Triple Two philosophy is a key factor of our talent management. The power of Triple Two enables international and cross-unit career paths as well as other unique opportunities to our employees:

  • You will develop a valuable network inside the company.
  • You will exchange experiences and ideas with creative minds all over the world.
  • You will work in an international environment.
  • You will gain insights into decision-making processes at the headquarters and in the countries.
  • You will be prepared for the challenges of senior management, where a willingness to work abroad is extremely important.

With our Triple Two philosophy, we strengthen our intercultural way of work while we enhance your professional and personal development at the same time. Before each foreign assignment, we always involve the families of our employees in the process by helping them to prepare for their new life abroad. 

Diversity & Inclusion

Your performance counts. And gets rewarded.
Do you compete to perform at your best? If the answer to this question is yes, you will soon discover how your performance gets rewarded at Henkel. Indeed, it is an important part of our company culture that compensation is performance-related and provides incentives for employees. We love setting ambitious targets and we also know how to reward strong performers accordingly. Furthermore, you will get a high social protection and attractive social benefits.

“Target Dialog” program and system of incentives
Managers and employees agree on objective and quantifiable individual goals. At the same time, the collective performance of the team decides whether Henkel reaches its goals for the whole corporation. The bonus awarded depends on the targets being achieved at individual, team and company level.

Employee share program
Henkel allows its employees to share directly in the company’s success. For every three shares that you buy, we are giving you an extra share. The plan is so attractive that over 11,000 Henkel people in 54 countries have already signed up.

Occupational pension

Add-ons of social services
If you are working at a Henkel site, where you do not get social services, we complement this with our own initiatives. In the U.S., for instance, nearly all employees get private health insurance.