Avery Dennison
3.2 of 5 188 reviews
www.averydennison.com Pasadena, CA 5000+ Employees

Avery Dennison Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.2 188 reviews

                             

59% Approve of the CEO

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

Dean A. Scarborough

(123 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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Great company to work for, open door policy, opportunities to make your job great if you invest in it.

Talent Acquisition Manager (Current Employee)
Leiden (Netherlands)

I have been working at Avery Dennison full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSenior Management is easy to reach and we are encouraged to develop, grow our functions and perform.

ConsAs everywhere there's politics, and this can affect greatly your job

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to more than the headlines, often the reasons are more significant than the results

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

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production specialist

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Avery Dennison

ProsI believe I do not know any pros.

Consbrown nosers to the bosses will only get ahead

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Constantly making strategy and organizational changes

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Cleveland, OH (US)

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

ProsClear leader in the their industry. Attract very professional people who can be very creative. Have Global scale and presence to maintain leading industry position.

ConsManagement seems to be more enamored with creating new strategies and changing them frequently. They don't seem to have the fortitude to execute the strategy and hold people accountable to the outcome.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Acquisitions don't always work to grow the business.

Product Manager (Current Employee)

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

ProsSalary, Global business and community

ConsNo long-term innovation plan, no investment in people

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in associates, technology and innovation

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good experience but the corporate leadership is a bit weak from my perspective. I didn't really get the "company spirit"

Business Analyst (Former Employee)
Leiden (Netherlands)

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

Prosgood careers oportunity ; good work/life balance specially in the European HQ

Conscompany to USA/Corporate centered ; lake of company spirit

Advice to Senior Managementless corporate communication via emails and more direct (live) communication with the company sites & employees (via webcast for instance) to reinforce linkage between the top management and the rest of the company and to give a stronger feeling of belonging to a major company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not a bad place to be

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Avery Dennison full-time for more than a year

ProsGenerally ethical middle management level
Company strives for supportive work environment
Opportunities to advance and contribute to global projects

ConsOld manufacturing company mentality hurts new product development
Top leadership can be out of touch with problems far from headquarters
Very conservative corporate atmosphere

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to be open to new ideas and willing to give responsibility to those who present compelling ways to help the company grow. Strive to be fairer in terms of salary and act on plans and projects faster without so many meetings. The meetings culture is slowing down real action in the field.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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The best company I've ever worked for.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Avery Dennison full-time for more than 3 years

ProsWe have the following: Great Leadership Team, Hours,Overtime and Open-minded individuals!

ConsCommunication isn't always the best, but they are constantly striving to be better. This stems from a great CEO in Dean A. Scarborough!

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate a little more. Other than that, this company is the best companies that I have ever worked for.

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

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Great, Lots of opportunities.

Graphic Designer (Current Employee)
Fairlawn, OH (US)

I have been working at Avery Dennison full-time for more than a year

ProsLots of opportunities for a driven person.

ConsEnvironment can be a bit political.

Advice to Senior ManagementEmpower people to do their jobs.

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

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overall, it is not a bad company to work for

Warehouse Associate (Former Employee)
Pasadena, CA (US)

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

Prospossibility of relocation in various locations

Consyou got to know somebody

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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very intense

Engineering Manager (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA (US)

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

Prossalaries and working atmosphere, people oriented, opportunities to go to a different division

Consbureaucracy, many decisions take too long, not a good system to generate new products

Advice to Senior Managementless centralized decisions

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

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