Avery Dennison

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Avery Dennison Reviews

Updated 31 January 2015
Updated 31 January 2015
269 Reviews
3.5
269 Reviews
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Avery Dennison Chairman, President, & CEO Dean A. Scarborough
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good careers oportunity ; good work/life balance specially in the European HQ (in 17 reviews)

  • The work environment is driven and leadership pushes for results (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is basically mostly work so expect to put in the extra hours if you are in the field (in 9 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great pay and good people to work with.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Press Operator Level II in Miamisburg, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Press Operator Level II in Miamisburg, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    The people are all very nice and helpful. Loved my job here but had to move to another state.

    Cons

    Wouldn't let me come back to work for them when I quit to move even though my supervisor knew I was planning on moving away and said they didn't.( J.C is a jerk)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really wished I could've had a second chance here . I was a good worker and that's all that should have mattered.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Junior Financial Analyst

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst

    I have been working at Avery Dennison

    Pros

    Work-life balance
    Great work environment
    International employees

    Cons

    Not enough personal growth
    Some extent of being bureaucratic
    Downward sloping industry

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Lack of courage by leadership to update their 10+ year old technology

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Resource
    Former Employee - IT Resource

    I worked at Avery Dennison

    Pros

    Good pay, good PTO/Holidays, ability to work remotely when necessary. Some nice people.

    Cons

    They are WAY behind in their technology which is eroding both their margin and market share (10+ years). Leadership is unwilling to make the necessary investment which will continue this downward trend. Not a viable strategy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You will continue to lose market share and profit until you update your back-end systems. Despite your desire to do so, you cannot continue to operate as you always have.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Marketing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing
    Current Employee - Marketing

    I have been working at Avery Dennison

    Pros

    Strong functional teams...the people make Avery Dennison a great place to work and are considered by many a key differentiator in the industry.

    Cons

    Challenging metrics and hard to prioritize work based on quarter focus vs strategy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify and prioritize what will help deliver the AOP.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avery Dennison

    Pros

    great team work and takes care of the employees

    Cons

    lack of long term visibility and strategy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Good place to work if you want to move up.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There is plenty of room for upward movement at Avery. The pay is as good or better than comparable employers.

    Cons

    There are a lot of politics that go into who moves up, and how quickly. As with most large companies, it takes forever to get any sort of change implemented. There is a lot of talk about the culture, but it is all really written just to sound good and not really what they strive for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Worked at several operating units of this company. Overall working at Avery Dennison was a rewarding experience.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avery Dennison (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Had plenty of opportunity to advance and grow through the organization if willing to put in the effort.
    Pay scale was fair comparative to other businesses in the area.

    Cons

    At times company would be very high on specific training activities but frequently cut short on programs to switch to a new industry hot topic. Recently it seems that there was a push to have people transition to different roles for "personal growth" reasons even if that was not a desire of the individual.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For the most part you have hired bright / talented individuals that make positive contributions to the company. Consider not trying to force individuals to make career changes under the guise of personal development.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great people and a great team

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avery Dennison full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many chances to try new things and be successful

    Cons

    Sometimes decision making can be slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to listen and support a high performance environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Unbelievable mismanagement and chaos

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Orangeburg, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Orangeburg, NY (US)

    I worked at Avery Dennison full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Some of my co-workers were very competent high-functioning and intelligent professionals.

    Cons

    The only focus was on the bottom line but oddly and even insanely, management had zero interest in supporting the manufacturing with staff, funds, HR advisement and support or in any other way that would have been productive. Worst job of my career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management at the corporate level probably does not even know what is going on at this location. Those responsible for the plant level (regional traveling management that makes the decisions for this location) knows what to do-they are just too concerned with focusing on their own careers to make any honest negative communications to their managers that might provoke positive change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shipping in Fairport Harbor, Lake, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Shipping in Fairport Harbor, Lake, OH (US)

    I worked at Avery Dennison

    Pros

    Everyone is treated fairly, opportunities to excell

    Cons

    Learning mfg pro in a fast way

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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