Avery Dennison Reviews

Updated July 20, 2015
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Avery Dennison Chairman, President, & CEO Dean A. Scarborough
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Pros
  • good careers oportunity ; good work/life balance specially in the European HQ (in 17 reviews)

  • Can learn a lot of good work environment (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)

  • Many divisions got different priorities, that might make the decision-making situation even worse (in 5 reviews)

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  1. supply chain / inventory control

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avery Dennison

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

    Pros

    salary and benefits dedicated people

    Cons

    very poor leadership.....management concerned with only $$....passing the buck and abundance of favoritism

    Advice to Management

    listen to staff and employees


  2. Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avery Dennison

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working from home is often

    Cons

    Work life balance can be a lot better


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    Global Account Director

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avery Dennison (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Above average pay and benefits Hands-off management Leader in most product lines

    Cons

    Culture of "survival" - minimal teamwork and employees afraid to be honest with Sr. Mgmt Poor work/life balance Very frequent restructuring - lack of clarity in roles/responsibilities


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    Director

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avery Dennison full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Many were very skilled at their work. Others should have been let go years before.

    Cons

    Poor management. Did not get rid of the dead weight. It caused the good people to manage the work load of the lazier staff.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes and reduce the non talented and lazy staff. Bring on new team members to uplift and rebuild the organization.


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    Extreamly Poor Upper Leadership Management

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    Current Employee - OHIO in Mentor, OH
    Current Employee - OHIO in Mentor, OH

    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    WAY behind in their technology!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mentor, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mentor, OH

    I worked at Avery Dennison full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some nice people there, most of which were helpful and cooperative.

    Cons

    Avery is WAY behind in their technology. The ERP for the Americas is over 10 years old and has so many customizations that it can't be upgraded yet they refuse to invest in a new version or alternative. This is impacting their margins and market share. If they historically had not been the dominant player, they would likely be in real trouble.

    Advice to Management

    You can't keep doing business like you used to.


  8. Market Development Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avery Dennison full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Ability to work with customers in driving sales

    Cons

    Unresponsive and out of touch upper management philosophy and supervision. Does not look at core products and operations but more on the "fluff". (pretty showrooms and virtual samples)

    Advice to Management

    Go back to basics in producing a good product on time for a fair price. Look at your operations and not show rooms.


  9. Avery Dennison Career Advancement is non-existent

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer
    Former Employee - Process Engineer

    I worked at Avery Dennison full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    You will have a job but there is not much growth taking place as they have lost considerable market share in the PS market.

    Cons

    Very difficult to advance or develop your career unless you are part of the "good ole boys" network or have family in positions of authority in the company. There is a large effort to hire only local talent right out of college in order to keep salaries low. Work/life balance is non-existent if you are in operations. Managers send out emails regularly at 4 and 5 AM. Be prepared to work long hours and Saturdays if you are a Process Engineer or in Maintenance.


  10. I currently work at Avery Dennison.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avery Dennison full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The friendships are the best asset of the company.

    Cons

    Right hand doesn't know what left hand is doing. No promise of promotions. We had to take a cut in raises and yet Upper Management is in Hawaii???

    Advice to Management

    Management is too top heavy. Please review your policies because they will end up causing more problems in the future.


  11. Avery Dennison - RFID Division

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Clinton, SC
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Clinton, SC

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

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

    Pros

    Challenging projects, good benefits, great financial support from corporate HQ.

    Cons

    The leadership team was assembled from transfers within Avery Dennison. Most have a label converting background. None understood the complexity of what was being manufactured and really didn't care. If you want to report to someone that doesn't understand the product or what you do, this is the place to work!

    Advice to Management

    Division leaders should be from the electronics industry, NOT the converting industry. You're building an electronic component! Not a label.



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