Avery Dennison Reviews

Updated 22 April 2015
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  1. Finance Director

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mentor, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mentor, OH (US)

    I worked at Avery Dennison

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Countless opportunities to lead and take on new projects, compensation package is very attractive, company has focused on and adopted Lean principles across the business to improve efficiency and yielding greater profitability, which reaps strong rewards even when Sales are soft. Business model is sound, strategy is appropriate, goals are now tightly matched to metrics and the metrics are kept up and managed continuously.

    Cons

    Management is emotional and volatile, monthly calls with TOP 200 turn into screaming matches with lots of name calling, foul language, and knee jerk quick fix actions. Reporting calendar is so tight that getting quarter end reporting done to meet requirements requires inordinate amounts of overtime in a narrow but often repeated sequence with no recognition for the extra effort.....ever. The Materials Group seems to have better leadership than the RBIS Group.

    Advice to Management

    Address and correct irrational and emotional behavior of senior leaders in RBIS mgmt. team. Turn over numbers should speak volumes about what's going on in that business.

  2. Young Professional ex-intern within the company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Avery Dennison as an intern (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Global opportunities
    - Open office environment
    - Strong employee network
    - High investment in R&D
    - Offers the flexibility to work from home
    - Understand personal needs
    - Pleasant work environment
    - Special Christmas gifts to all employees
    - Trips organised with co-workers
    - High learning opportunities

    Cons

    - Long lead time prior acting on ideas
    - Limited growth opportunities
    - Ageing work force
    - More investment in marketing initiatives
    - Attract young people
    - More attention to ex-employees

    Advice to Management

    Keep an eye on the interns within the company. I am personally aware of 4 interns which were sacked after their period and found positions even with competitors. Recently, I spotted one position within the company and had the idea to return but after contact 3 HRs for additional info I did not hear anything back and decided not to apply.

  3. Working in Avery Dennison is an extraordinary experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avery Dennison

    Pros

    Nice work environment, Cross functional work, Global working experience, Compensation is competitive, Opportunity to grow

    Cons

    some times personal growth get stuck for some years

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  5. Good for family oriented people, sustainable career possible, good for self driven people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avery Dennison

    Pros

    People are self driven. There is a lot of autonomy in jobs and very less micromanagement.

    Cons

    Environment can seem slow at times. Morale low sometimes due to layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Be clear in target strategy- product orientation or customer orientation?

  6. good with people

    • 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    human resources management is based on strong values of being fair with employees. There are less and less companies fitting that description

    Cons

    Like most larger organizations you have to navigate through some levels of politics. It is not over the board but you need to be aware of it to progress.

  7. Helpful (1)

    By far I have learned more about big business and about myself during my employment here.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Worker/Administration in Cleveland, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Office Worker/Administration in Cleveland, OH (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities are abundant. Benefits are good. Coworkers are diverse and overall pleasant. Company focus on personal growth and development. Management encourages employees to strive for advanced positions within the organization.

    Cons

    Business goals and priorities continuously changing. Working on multiple projects that are all top priority. Budget constraints often stalled or cancelled projects in midstream. Leadership turnover rate was high at times.

    Advice to Management

    Management encourages employees to take risks, work outside the comfort zone, and aim for higher goals. The organization should take their own advice. Take a chance and do something big and different. The same procedures and processes will likely yield the same results. Why settle on that? No risk, no reward.

  8. Engineer at Avery Dennison

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Mentor, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Mentor, OH (US)

    I have been working at Avery Dennison full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. From what I can see they will work with you for promotions. Lots of young people with many in management positions.

    Cons

    Yearly review process is tedious but it is the same at all larger companies. In some ways I think the young people are put in management positions to reduce cost since the years of experience is certainly not there.

    Advice to Management

    Value experience more than the college someone attends.

  9. Intern at Avery Dennison

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

    I worked at Avery Dennison

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company is rather informal and people are approachable

    Cons

    The company also is quite bureaucratic

  10. rewarding and fulfilling

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Chemist in Pasadena, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Research Chemist in Pasadena, CA (US)

    I have been working at Avery Dennison

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    decent pay, good work conditions

    Cons

    top heavy in management, predicting the future of new products/process

    Advice to Management

    practice what you preach, not consistent.

  11. Extreamly Poor Upper Leadership Management

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Hours are light and somewhat flexible. Mangers are barely in the offices so no one is watching. People naturally disappear after 4 or on Fridays. Salaries are not the best in this area but fair.

    Cons

    Constant org changes, upper leadership team doesn't try to connect to the people and understand what really is going on. Uneven distributions for resources. Very limited opportunity for personal growth.

    Advice to Management

    Think through at least a 60-day plan for any changes you make to the organizations. Crisper communication will be appreciated.

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