Avery Dennison
3.1 of 5 192 reviews
www.averydennison.com Pasadena, CA 5000+ Employees

Avery Dennison Reviews

Updated Apr 22, 2014
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3.1 192 reviews

                             

57% Approve of the CEO

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

Dean A. Scarborough

(126 ratings)

57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "good careers oportunity ; good work/life balance specially in the European HQ"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Fun work environment with a good work life balance"
    in 13 reviews
Cons:
  • "Used to have work-life balance, now it's just talk"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Like any large corporation, the company is run for the benefit of upper management"
    in 12 reviews
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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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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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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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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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No work-life balance

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Avery Dennison full-time

ProsIf you like paper, colors, and fabric, you'll like this company.The work environment is peaceful and you can order ant supplies you need.

ConsThe offices are nice but the 500 emails received daily can never be addressed. This is a type of company where they dont care about you. They only care about the client. so working til 3am and on weekends is a regular thing.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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No Innovation, old management

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsAvery Dennison is an international environment where you can learn from others

ConsThere is no vision, the company has to drastically change its approach to market

Advice to Senior ManagementChange innovate motivate

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Changing environment. Gradual cultural change since company founder Stan Avery passed away.

Various (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

ProsGreat pay and benefits. Some very talented, creative, hard working employee's

ConsSr. management focus seemed to change over the years I had been at Avery. Focus went from employee and customer to short term bottom line.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your employee's and they will take care of your customers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very Great Place to work Independently and really friendly environment.

Officer Customer Services (Current Employee)
Dhaka (Bangladesh)

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

ProsGreat Environment and safety issue.

ConsInternal workflow slow have to depend on other department too much.

Advice to Senior ManagementUpdate Internal Applications.

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

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Not good for career growth only for people looking for a stable , so get out as fast as you can if you want to grow

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsThe job is stable , good benefits in terms of healthcare and compensation for a starting role.

ConsThis is by far the worst company I have worked for. Management is pathetic- they have no clue what their subordinates are doing though they are paid more than 10 times of a fresh graduate employee.Employee evaluation is not based on job performance or workload but purely on impression, people who do no work get promoted and the others work their ass off for years with no reward or recognition or career growth. There is no focus on team work or projects because everyone is interested in impressing the boss by putting the blame on someone else rather than resolving the real issues or understanding the problems. Meetings are merely debate contests with no action items so it is all talk and no action.
Too much buraeucracy and different levels for escalations especially with the IT, it takes way too much time to get things done so it is very frustrating.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease get out of your office and interact more with employees from all levels in your organization to know what are the real issues affecting the company. Fancy powerpoint slides and closed loop discussions are completely useless if you have no clue what your subordinates are doing. Please ensure to take your team members's feedback before making crucial decisions affecting them.

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

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