Avery Dennison

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Avery Dennison Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 212 reviews

60% Approve of the CEO

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

Dean A. Scarborough

(136 ratings)

57% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • good careers oportunity ; good work/life balance specially in the European HQ (in 15 reviews)

  • Fun work environment with a good work life balance (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Used to have work-life balance, now it's just talk (in 7 reviews)

  • Upper management do engage at the production level to relate to all employee group (in 12 reviews)

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat Continuous Improvement environment with a the fun element

    ConsNot a good balance between work and personal life

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    An evolving company, focused on a new life

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Pasadena, CA (US)

    ProsCompany feels connected and small even though they are a good-sized Fortune 500 organization
    Pay is at market and you are rewarded - this can be controlled by your immediate management
    Employees take pride in working for the company and it shows
    Global organization that allows employees to grow
    Work-life balance is actually balanced
    Re-focused to boost a positive external image

    ConsCompany moves slowly at times
    Office politics follows the hierarchy of levels
    Senior management are not as visible or connected to employees as they should or could be
    Company values feel very "Corporate" and sometimes lack a real human element

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet involved with employees without an official corporate program - make it something totally authentic. If you want to be seen as new and current, a new office space will not cut it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Strong performing company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proscompany pays well; talented and motivated workforce

    Conspolitical, chaotic at times with constant organizational changes

    Advice to Senior Managementpay more attention to middle management, focus on execution

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    Great Work / Life Balance. Family Values.

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Brea, CA (US)

    ProsCompany provides great benefits, good work life balance, stability, getting to tell people you worked for a fortune 500 company. Great values, clean respectful work environment, very large cubicles / personal space, etc.

    ConsCompany is a paper company. Competition with cheap chinese paper is brutal. Company a dying breed in america. Company took a beating in the 2008 market crash and still haven't fully recovered. Company is desperately trying not to shed jobs, but unfortunately, the great benefits, stability, etc. are what make the company noncompetitive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnfortunately, if you want your company to be re-energized, you'll have to accelerate he rate of letting go of the aging workforce, and renew with a younger more energetic workforce. Additionally, don't be shy about rewarding performance and making an example of it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Generally a good place to work, but seeming to find their identity

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Pasadena, CA (US)

    ProsVery nice culture, training available to help you develop, international company with many opportunities. Avery Dennison created the label and has several divisions. They have an interesting interviewing process that involves Select for Success. Each interviewer has a specific Role. They offer yearly development plans and reviews.

    ConsLean culture is not fully implemented - sometimes feels like saluting the flag. Company has changed directions several times, recently sold corporate office and moved to new open plan.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on your people. Many of the people feel neglected or confused on the corporate direction.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Don't reward service to the company

    Senior Team LEader (Former Employee) Adelaide (Australia)

    ProsThe opportunity to design a new coating line, the people you work with.

    ConsAfter 27 years service had to leave due to family circumstances, then they announce redundancy packages 2 months after. And they said nothing. Gave my all not impressed

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou should reward loyal and hard working employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Be careful

    Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) Esenyurt, Istanbul (Turkey)

    ProsNot fair income,management team is not ethic, standard company good for managers

    ConsInternational environment, generally not fully follow the policies

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to balance salaries between employers.,

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

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    Good people are around

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLow turnover rates and good people around, many people have been working there for many years, and most people are willing to answer work related questions even though you don't know them that well.

    ConsLow pay, bad office locations.

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    Just a job... not great but not terrible

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    ProsI hardly ever worked late, which is a very rare thing in Hong Kong. They do spend the time to make sure you're trained for the job. Company places high value on ethics.

    ConsI think whether you'll end up enjoying it or not all comes down to your manager and your team. I myself didn't have a good experience, but that's not to say that others will have a similar experience with a different team. I also found myself without enough work to do extremely often, which felt like a huge waste of time.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a bad place to work

    Marketing Intern (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat people and work life community

    Consmerger really put a damper on the company

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

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