Avery Dennison

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Avery Dennison Reviews

Updated 12 December 2014
Updated 12 December 2014
257 Reviews
3.5
257 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.  

    A good company, stressed workers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mentor, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mentor, OH (US)

    I have been working at Avery Dennison as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    This is a great place to start your career with plenty of room to grow and relocate (if you so wish). As a large company, there are decent benefits and compensation. The work environment is driven and leadership pushes for results.

    Cons

    The higher up-the-ladder you look, the more stressed and overworked the employees become. Everyone is very busy with their own schedule (lots of meetings), that the culture feels anxious.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent company to work for with a few challenges

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for and invest in as a career with opportunities for advancement. Professional and supportive managers and co-workers with a can do attitude that creates an environment to get the job done. Collaborative and team based work environment. Some of the best people you can ask for to work with. Very ethical company. Great healthcare and 401K benefits.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is basically mostly work so expect to put in the extra hours if you are in the field. This is not always bad thing especially if you enjoy what you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since the Avery Graphics division was merged with Avery LPM there has been some "teething issues" meaning that the LPM group still needs to fully understand how the Graphics division functions, it's challenges and opportunities, and be open to constructive input from it's employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Decent Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Services
    Former Employee - IT Services

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

    Pros

    not a lot of high pressure, good people to work with

    Cons

    they fall behind with technology, lack of feasibility in project management (biting off more than they can chew), disregard for process improvement over pet projects, lack of research before making big business decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make less use of consultants that know less about your business and structure than inside personnel. Learn the benefits of cost effective process improvement regardless of long term uncertainty structure changes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Innovative company with a collaborative culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avery Dennison full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    International. Room for growth. Internal mobility opportunities. Work life balance.

    Cons

    Challenging navigating the corporate structure at first.

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Work Review

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avery Dennison

    Pros

    Flexible Work Hours, If needed can work from home

    Cons

    Growth, Company Politics, How they treat you

  7.  

    Not Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in Hazerswoude-Dorp (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - General Manager in Hazerswoude-Dorp (Netherlands)

    I have been working at Avery Dennison full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There are some good people in the organization.

    Cons

    They lack a clear strategy and they have a divisive culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on quality rather than costs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    very good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avery Dennison

    Pros

    challenging and dynamic. Motivating and no 1 in label and packaging

    Cons

    Good discipline needed. Can be better organized

  9.  

    Avery Dennison - RFID Division

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Clinton, SC (US)
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Clinton, SC (US)

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

    Pros

    Challenging projects, good benefits, great financial support from corporate HQ.

    Cons

    The leadership team was assembled from transfers within Avery Dennison. Most have a label converting background. None understood the complexity of what was being manufactured and really didn't care. If you want to report to someone that doesn't understand the product or what you do, this is the place to work!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Division leaders should be from the electronics industry, NOT the converting industry. You're building an electronic component! Not a label.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It is a good place to work.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avery Dennison

    Pros

    Good benefits. Many locations such that you got opportunities to travel many places. It is a California company with some high tech cultures.

    Cons

    Too big with matrix organization such that it might take longer to make a decision. Many divisions got different priorities, that might make the decision-making situation even worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work-life balance

  11.  

    Good pay , mediocre company in terms of vision and performance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in Pasadena, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Vice President in Pasadena, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Pay, global experience, nice colleagues

    Cons

    Lack of leadership vision and direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a vision!! Not just manage eps thru share buy backs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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