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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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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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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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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excellent,many more i learned & trained.

Operations Team Leader (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

I have been working at Avery Dennison full-time for more than 8 years

Prosall facilities for officially & personally.

Consnot equally treating,and differences people to people(operation only )

Advice to Senior ManagementPls support 8+ year exp employees & who performed best.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to Work

Customer Service Manager (Former Employee)
New Delhi (India)

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

ProsGood learning exposure and lot many open ideas to share

ConsNothing but open up with your ideas and do changes as changes are required.

Advice to Senior ManagementNothing

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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Oracle Applications Database Administrator (Former Employee)
Miamisburg, OH (US)

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

ProsGood severance provided. Nice manager. Cut to the minimum for short term gain. Look good on paper and not to worry about tomorrow.

ConsSudden notification of job elimination. Never realized career professional development talked about on paper. Hard work and no incentive to do better.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement by walking around. Talk to the grass and root. Get a sense what needs to be done.

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

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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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