What we offer: Appealing benefits for our employees

We are one global team at Henkel and internationality is lived on a daily basis. At the Henkel headquarters alone, colleagues from more than 70 nationalities contribute every day to our common purpose: creating sustainable value.

We offer more than just jobs: we offer an inspiring working environment in which we shape business innovations and brands. A driven team and dynamic career opportunities help you to develop both personally and professionally. Our Triple Two job rotation gives you the unique opportunity to boost your international experience, expand your skill set, and develop a network of expert contacts.

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 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, through formal trainings, from your peers or digitally.

Henkel Global Academy

Whatever your level – student, graduate or professional – our goal is simple: we want to support your development. You will be able to participate in a variety of seminars, ranging from team building 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, employees can expand their knowledge and skills in multiple areas. Examples from our training agenda include: time management, project management, presentation skills, feedback tools and much more.

In addition, 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 hands-on, tailor-made training programs in areas such as marketing and finance. These seminars offer practical relevance while also building 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 dynamic nature of global markets results in information becoming quickly outdated. To help keep up with the rapid pace, we offer a number of online learning opportunities through our Henkel eCademy. These e-learnings, podcasts and webinars complement our classroom trainings and provide new know-how wherever and whenever it is needed.

Worldwide availability around the clock: The eCademy platform 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 such as quizzes, tutorials or video-trainings.

We give feedback – you manage your career

We are looking for the best. Highly qualified and motivated employees. People who see global variation as an exciting opportunity. Talents who can strengthen our global team even further. Individuals who are flexible and actively strive for success. Does that sound like you? If so, we would like to hear from you.

  • 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 53,000 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

For us diversity is a valuable contribution to Henkel’s competitive advantage.

Your performance counts and gets rewarded. Do you strive to perform at your best? Rewards for being a Henkel team member can be significant.
Compensation is comprised of two major elements: base pay and incentive opportunity.
We love setting ambitious targets and we also know how to reward strong performers accordingly.

Incentive Programs

Our incentive programs are designed to motivate employees toward achieving goals that are key to the
Company’s success while rewarding top performance by linking individual performance to these collective results.

Employee share program

Henkel allows its employees to share directly in the company’s success by acquiring Henkel preferred shares. 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.


Henkel provides a competitive benefits package.

For US employees, this includes: medical, dental and vision insurance, life and disability insurance, paid time off, educational assistance and 401K program with employer match.

For Canadian employees, this includes: medical, dental and vision insurance, life and disability insurance, paid time off, educational assistance, pension and a Savings Plan with employer match.