Milliken Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Milliken & Company is a diversified industrial manufacturer that has been in business since 1865. With corporate headquarters located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the company is active across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, performance and protective textile materials, and healthcare. Milliken employs many scientists, including a large number with masters and doctoral degrees. Milliken has been granted more than 2,500 U.S. patents and more than 5,500 patents worldwide.
An anonymous former Milliken & Company employee recounts his experience working for the company on the "Indeed" website on September 28, 2020:
"Was really disappointed with how they manage to fire me from the warehouse after telling them about the warehouse supervisor, but it's ok. I'm glad it happened. I wouldn't be in the position I am right now in my life. Some doors get closed, new ones get open."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"HR allows management to bully and harass employees and promote a toxic environment for the work place. The company and how they treat employees has definitely changed for the worst over the last few years."
Former Employee - Administrative says"Pay is very low Management is not professional Medical benefits are not good Favorite employees are treated well until management no longer needs them Company is not what it was 20 years ago Management will only back up other managers even if that manger is clearly lying"
Former Employee - Support Operator says"Swing shifts (I know some people like it, just not my thing) Low pay"
Current Employee - Manager says"Milliken is not promoting many associates over 45. They are skipping a generation of qualified people to to feel safer about future leadership planning. Any reason they come forward with explains away how the decision is fair."
Former Employee - Human Resources Manager says"no support, good ole boy system, no career path"
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"If you are over the age of 55, be prepared to received your layoff notice. Gender Bias women are treated as 2nd class citizens. Not enough ethnicity within the Milliken culture. It’s the good ole boys network, masters of the universe. Milliken portfolio is decreasing in size."
Current Employee - Support Operator says"The payscale is behind the current economic times. The management loves to make faux promises to people to get them to stay. Management has not a clue the morale is so bad. Weekly rotating shifts. A lot of work on one person with very minimum pay. Don't ever mention a pay raise."
IT Analyst says"Age discrimination is a standard, but not spoken, practice."
Former Employee - Engineer says"Worked at Millikan from 2005-2006. Health insurance was horrendous and didn't cover well-baby doctor visits or female's annual gyn exams. HR actually RECOMMENDED going on my wife's insurance when I was hired because of how bad cost/coverage was. All exempt employees were expected to work 50+ hour weeks and take 15+% of their salary as an end-of-year bonus (essentially an interest free loan from employees to the millionaire company owner). Office areas were so filthy that computers and walls had a thick layer of black brake dust on them from the production machines. No opportunity to for growth as an engineer since most equipment was older than the average employee age. Cutthroat atmosphere among management just to avoid the daily profanity-laced morning screaming "meetings" from the plant manager. Hourly employees hated their jobs and simply didn't care. No motivation for them to do anything but the bare minimum. Most openly bragged about how little they could work and get away with. Anyone hurt on the job was still forced to come to work and sit in a room all day every day until they could physically work again just so management could claim that no one missed time at work due to an accident. Only reason people didn't quit is because the economically depressed southern town had no other jobs... and management knew it."
Former Employee - Manager says"Local Senior leadership really lacks long term vision, worse of all they seem to side with favored associates irrespective of what ridiculous decisions these associates make. Ethics is deeply questionable, yet remarkably this company still wins the ethisphere award every year ! The annual code-of-conduct training online that each associate is made to go through doesn't work, because associates do not follow them in their business dealings in their strive to hit their stretch goals for maximum bonus. In fact, the leaders encourage them! If they cannot deliver the targets, expect to be shown the way out very soon irrespective of their past contributions (it's history, in the words of the bosses)"
Machine Operator (Current Employee) says"Milliken dogwood is very unprofessional the supervisors tell your business to other associates engage in associates beef with one another the morning supervisor wants you to be in competition with other workers for production and it causes a lot of conflict they don’t record or report incidents to HR they let situations prolong until it turns to something else the supervisor hit on every woman that comes through the door and has a very nasty attitude and malicious mouth"
Quality Inspector (Former Employee) says"This company is full of ignorant people that don’t know their butt from their elbow. I can’t believe it hasn’t been shut down yet. The amount of drama between the employees exceeds that of any high school setting I’ve ever seen and everyone is having relationships with everyone. It’s just a nasty diseased place."
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) says"Employees are ok management sucks bad hours and pay people are not happy there just there to get a pay check I was fired and they told me they have been looking for a reason to fire me in hr when they let me go"
Janitorial Worker (Former Employee) says"The turnover rate is about 90%. I trained at least 6 people within 1 month. The janitors are constantly treated like maids and expected to perform task that’s made specifically for a 2 people. I was criticized about my work from the day I began working there not to mention we were only offered a raise once a year. We endured the same dangerous heat measures as everyone else, yet we couldn’t receive any benefits. I wouldn’t recommend anyone to work in such condition."
Shipping and Receiving Clerk (Former Employee) says"I was released for standing up for myself at this place! Management started drama so it would carry to a floor with no more than 12 ppl... You couldn’t trust anyone, it was lie after lie! They promote you on Friday and give it to someone else on Monday! Hopeless people with no lives work here to keep drama started, and forget talking to HR about something because EVERYBODY KNOWS IT.... So unless you want to stir drama, stay away from this place!! Best thing I did was take my large amount of hush money, unemployment, and walked away without stress and drama!!!NonePants ALL YEAR LONG"
Production Manager and Process Imp. Engr (Former Employee) says"Do not take a job here. Worst 2 years ever. You will find something better - flip burgers 1st. Management is awful, pay is awful when you consider hours worked. They present well when recruiting on campus - it's the only thing they do well.none"
Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) says"hard work long hours no A/C. start at 4 am clean machines and start them up all needs to be done by 4:45 so lines can start at 5. help everyone else with the jobs all day then stop lines at 5:00pm and shut down all machines and cool down oven."
Inspiration Lab Tac (Current Employee) says"Every time you have a job in the company they go to the person and gave it to put a job on the board know when they already know he’s getting a job is not fair to the people that wants to move up and can’t move it to the managers are replaced them with someone they likeNo"
Team Leader/Trainer (Current Employee) says"Management is terrible. None of the managing know how to do the jobs but they are constantly coming up with new ideas. Also they want u to do 2 and 3 jobs without the pay"
Shipping and Receiving Clerk (Former Employee) says"it wasn't the place for me the long hours... family wasn't important to them it was all about work.. my grandmother got sick and they where calling everyday asking when I was coming back"
Splicer (Former Employee) says"Flexible hours and off every other weekend. Very slow paced job experience. Textile based plant and equipment. Overall, the pay does not increase well"
Weaver (Former Employee) says"This is a horrible place to work . Management shows favoritism . No room for advancement within your job. Pay not great. High turnover rate. Very very poor management .Your days off .Cut throat employees and management"
Machine Operator (Former Employee) says"They never handle drama or the associates who are always causing liability issues until it’s too late. Management break OSHA ssafety rules daily. Unless your a yes man they don’t care about you or your family. Plant manager coming back to the plant drunk. I don’t know how they get away with treating their employees like garbage but they are snakes. Very unorganized and always loosing great employees.OvertimeEverything"
Warper Operator (Current Employee) says"Rotated shifts no time for my family poor management and lack of communication to say the least. Told at last minute if you have to work the weekend or not.Occasinal free mealRotate shifts"
Machine operator (Former Employee) says"very hot and muggy and that was 3rd shift i was the machine operator that kick started the production in the dye room. The pay is not worth it at all. Again not worth it!!!working by yourself most of the timetoo hot not enough pay at all"
quality control (Former Employee) says"I worked for this company for three years. There was such a high turnover, mostly due to the working conditions. The employees who worked with the company 10+ years basically did as they pleased and left the work to the newer employees. When issues were brought up to management they basically turned the other way and ignored all complaint's. Also absolutely no security. I was robbed at knife point leaving work one night. Even though it was the plants responsibility to keep the parking lot gate closed, which it was not because it was broke (as usual), i was told that it was my fault I was robbed. I was leaving work early due to a stomach bug. But to sum up this review, it's not a good place to work. Pay is not good and you as a employee will never be valued."
TEAM LEADER/MACHINE OPERATOR (Former Employee) says"very productive everyone easy to get along with fun place to work"
Back Winder Operator (Current Employee) says"Low pay long hours and micromanaging manager definitely not long term they do not value their employees and their turnover rate shows it look for something better.Its a job. Weekly pay. All the overtime you want.Low pay. Long hours."
Sewing Machine Operator at valway (Former Employee) says"This place shows a lot of favoritism, with the HR department catering to the managers. Long hours that burn you out,but they don't care,don't bother talking to HR about anything,they will not listen to you."
Control Technician (Current Employee) says"Milliken is a 151 year old company stuck in the past. They have discrimination ingrained in the culture. They run the plants like a plantation treating associate's like second class citizens. The seperation between management and associate is based on educational achevement (4 year degree) Associates that have been with the company for 30 or 40 years are treated like new hires and temps. Overall just an unethical company that displays whats wrong with unchecked capitalism.Plenty of hours if your in maintenance - 65 hrs a weekMaintenance pay is much lower than other employers in area, Poor Management, Too many meeting that accomplish little, no paid sick time, Benefits based on 40 hr associate. 2 weeks vacation is really only 6 days, Held bonus until plant shutdown to cover company Insurance premiums., Pays for Ethosphere's Most Ethical Company rating."