Avery Dennison

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Avery Dennison Reviews

Updated 31 January 2015
Updated 31 January 2015
268 Reviews
3.5
268 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.  

    Marketing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  2.  

    good company

    • 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

    Pros

    great team work and takes care of the employees

    Cons

    lack of long term visibility and strategy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Good place to work if you want to move up.

    • 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 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
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  5.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
  6.  

    Great people and a great team

    • 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 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
  7.  

    Unbelievable mismanagement and chaos

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  8.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  9.  

    It's like coming home! Love to work here

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Exciting job, fantastic colleagues, nice atmosphere, open and honest environment

    Cons

    nothing that pops into my mind

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great work environment with products that dominate the market.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Dayton, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Dayton, OH (US)

    I worked at Avery Dennison full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, with a very formal annual review. You know where you stand.

    Cons

    Way too many reorganizations, and way too many Harvard MBAs that know everything, but end up being like a tornado...leaving a trail of destruction behind before they disappear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit making personnel decisions based on Quarterly financial results.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Company to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Avery Dennison full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    1.Corporate management is much concerned about employees & their family.Same we can see through various employee beneficial programs like medical, educational support etc.
    2.Gives exposure to employees by giving training.

    Cons

    Executive and below that grade employees have very good talents but growth is very less for them in terms of professional growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please consider the employees who is working in the same position for more than 5 years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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