Avery Dennison
3.1 of 5 191 reviews
www.averydennison.com Pasadena, CA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 18, 2014
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3.1 191 reviews

                             

58% Approve of the CEO

Avery Dennison Chairman, President, & CEO Dean A. Scarborough

Dean A. Scarborough

(125 ratings)

57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "good careers oportunity ; good work/life balance specially in the European HQ"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Fun work environment with a good work life balance"
    in 13 reviews
Cons:
  • "Used to have work-life balance, now it's just talk"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Like any large corporation, the company is run for the benefit of upper management"
    in 12 reviews
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It was good except some minor things

Gold Associate (Current Employee)
Bangalore

I have been working at Avery Dennison

ProsThe profile that Avery offers me is great for the carrier development and best learning opportunities.
It gives me the good opportunities to implement my ideas and views. The environment and culture of AD is good.

ConsNot getting the same platform as compare to US and UK employee. The global appearance of Indian employee in AD India is very less as compare to the Other which carries the same potential.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Profile - Cool Environment

Gold Associate (Current Employee)
Bangalore

I have been working at Avery Dennison

ProsIn this profile, you are treated with quite some respect and there are a lot of expectations
The exposure is quite good as compared to other management trainee profiles
Very open to new ideas

ConsThe profile deserves a bit more compensation than they offer in India. I guess the profile has good packages in Avery elsewhere.

Advice to Senior ManagementStandardize the pay package for a profile irrespective of location.
Levy more responsibility on Asian nations.
Can utilize the GOLD profile more and in a better way.

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Great i lived the pople

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Avery Dennison

Prospeople were great plant was very clean

ConsThe hours were long and early mornings

Advice to Senior Managementcommunicate better

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good experience overall

Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
Mentor, OH (US)

I worked at Avery Dennison full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood training ground. Standardized processes followed. Fun work environment with a good work life balance. Some truly brilliant people work there. Can't say enough about the quality of my former co-workers.

ConsCan get trapped in certain groups. Not a lot of room for advancement in my department. Blocked from seeking other opportunities within the company multiple times. Had to move out to move up unfortunately. Smallish marketing budgets.

Advice to Senior ManagementLet your people grow and they will stay.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A good company with very good benefits.

Software Developer (Former Employee)

I worked at Avery Dennison full-time for more than 10 years

ProsAvery has a good benefits package and compensates employees well. With locations worldwide, it offers employees a wide range of locations to work in.

ConsMany US operations are being scaled back or closed all together in favor of moving production to overseas. Management trends over the last 10 years were to commit to projects (large and small), invest time and money only to see the project dropped or never implemented.

Advice to Senior ManagementSpend more time understanding the requirements of projects, the benefit (good and bad) to the company and the life cycle of the project, its ability to meet future needs.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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not sure where this corporation is headed

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Avery Dennison full-time for more than 10 years

Prosbetter than average benefits provided. reasonable amount of flexibility, so managing work/life balance is better than most places. compensation is above average in terms of salary.

Consdon't count on getting your bonus. in the many years I was employed, I believe the bonus payout at 100% happened just a couple of times, not to mention the many times there was no bonus! CEO seems a bit out of touch with how to drive growth for the corporation. not a coincidence that during his tenure the stock price has steadily declined.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Boring place to work, nice people

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Brea, CA (US)

I worked at Avery Dennison as a contractor for less than a year

ProsThe people were friendly, and the environment was fairly pleasant. I got to go home on time every day. There were many people who had been there for years or even decades.

ConsWork was boring, processes were disorganized, and office culture was totally unexciting. I felt myself wasting away there every day. It was so hard to have any energy for the work.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to create a culture shift that attracts young, bright, innovative people.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Avery Dennison full-time

Prosgreat hours for mothers and great pay

ConsCompany in Holliston MA is closing

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Sets up employees and contractors for failure

Communiications (Current Employee)
Glendale, CA (US)

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

ProsShiny, brand-new campus with a modern, open and airy ambiance.

Cons1. The company does not provide its employees with workstations or supplies ... yes, you read that correctly. No one has a regular desk to work from, they use whatever's available on any particular day. And, other than a laptop computer, they don't provide the basics to do your job: no pens, no notepads, no paper clips, nothing. That means employees need to buy those items themselves and bill the cost to the company or to their agencies. And, there is no place to store those items when you leave the office, so you have to lug them around with you. The company cuts its overhead costs on the backs of its employees - and we are painfully aware of that.

2. The company is implementing GoogleApps, and it's a big mess. Like the supplies issue, it's an attempt to cut technology costs by working in The Cloud. It has not been very well received, and when you're dealing with a mission-critical technology like your email system and business software, that is NOT a good thing.

3. Communication from management to the employee population is almost non-existent, mainly because of the GoogleApps issue (the company currently does not have an effective email system) and because the company leaders do not know how to engage with their employees.

4. Performance management is practically non-existent. The company has no formal methodology for disciplining or course-correcting employees or contractors. They just fire them or let them get to the point at which the problem is too far-gone to correct. Very loosey-goosey policies.

5. No cafeteria, and no eateries within walking distance. And, they strictly enforce the 60-minute lunch rule. That means employees tend to bring their lunches with them and eat at their (temporary) desks while they're working. It's a pretty sweet deal for the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou really, really need to engage more closely with your employees - not at the VP level, but with managers and specialists. Dean, you need to circulate among the rank and file more. Managers need to be more accessible to their people and REALLY MANAGE, not just hire and fire. They need to be there EVERY DAY. Give us regular desks to work from - it will help establish greater consistency in our work products and build teamwork.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Supply Chain Coordinator (Former Employee)
Wuppertal (Germany)

I worked at Avery Dennison full-time for more than 3 years

Prosgreat work life balance. good compesation

Consi have nothing to say here

Advice to Senior Managementkeep up to date

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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