Avery Dennison
3.1 of 5 187 reviews
www.averydennison.com Pasadena, CA 5000+ Employees

Avery Dennison Reviews

Updated Apr 05, 2014
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3.1 187 reviews

                             

58% Approve of the CEO

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

Dean A. Scarborough

(122 ratings)

57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "good careers oportunity ; good work/life balance specially in the European HQ"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Company strives for supportive work environment"
    in 11 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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A mostly positive experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsFinancially stable company. Did a reasonable job with people development, succession planning. A very solid employee base. People who really care about the company and their fellow employees.

ConsNeed a change at the very top. Eliminate some of the complexities within the divisions

Advice to Senior ManagementPractice what you preach on accountability. Re consider strategy to outsource so many activities that are non transactional.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The Company went DOWNHILL after 2010

Sales Representative (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

ProsThe management is awesome! Benefits are also really good.

ConsNot a lot of possibility of making a lot of money no matter how many awards are won!

Advice to Senior ManagementStart taking better care of the people who work for you by paying what they are worth.

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

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Many acquisitions over the years with questionable ROI

Senior Manager (Former Employee)

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

ProsI loved the people I interacted with on a regular basis, great environment when it comes to practicing lean manufacturing.

ConsA lot of politics that feels somewhat unfair at times, I've seen people pushed out. A bit of turmoil with the sale of the consumer products division last year.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet back to your roots that Stan Avery built, innovation, innovation, execution.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overworked, Underappreciated

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

I worked at Avery Dennison for more than 8 years

ProsNew bright offices in Glendale.

ConsMostly everyone is out for themselves. Downsizing and staff reductions have left most fearing for their jobs while performing the work of 3+ people.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in your employees and provide some stability so they can have confidence to perform and grow the company instead of continuing to cut jobs to show revenue.

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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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Avery Dennison

ProsThis is part of the consumer office product.There were many opportunities to grow and work with international counter parts.

ConsPeople were generally nice and highly educated. This is the consumer office product industry, it is an dying industry.

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

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Great Company

Process Engineer (Current Employee)
Peachtree City, GA (US)

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

ProsIntelligent people. Great benefits. Amazing atmosphere.

ConsI work long hours and sometimes on the weekends.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep pushing your employees to be better.

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

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Finance (Former Employee)
Jakarta (Indonesia)

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

ProsCan learn a lot of good work environment. Company support employees with completed tools

ConsVery easy to fired an employee even for small fail. Pity for the employees of the acquired company. Avery Dennison tend to fail to pay severance. Even have the tendency to create an uncomfortable and force the employee to resign

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease watch your subordinaries every where in the world. A lot of employees turn over has made large losses. You have respect to loyality, not just professionalism

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

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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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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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