Avery Dennison

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Avery Dennison Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
51 Reviews
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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)

  • 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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  1.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Lack of courage by leadership to update their 10+ year old technology

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    Former Employee - IT Resource
    Former Employee - IT Resource

    I worked at Avery Dennison

    Pros

    Good pay, good PTO/Holidays, ability to work remotely when necessary. Some nice people.

    Cons

    They are WAY behind in their technology which is eroding both their margin and market share (10+ years). Leadership is unwilling to make the necessary investment which will continue this downward trend. Not a viable strategy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You will continue to lose market share and profit until you update your back-end systems. Despite your desire to do so, you cannot continue to operate as you always have.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    Poor leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mentor, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mentor, OH

    I have been working at Avery Dennison full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Introduced to things that will be great on a resume.

    Cons

    Opinions do not matter, boys club, lack of accountability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know what the employee does, go gemba!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Well-recognized company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Painesville, OH
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Painesville, OH

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good training

    Cons

    No chances for promotions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Avery Dennison Response

    Aug 12, 2014Digital Communications Specialist

    We appreciate the feedback, we will look into more opportunities for internal promotions.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Proceed at Your Own Risk

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Manager
    Current Employee - Field Manager

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

    Pros

    Good Compensation
    GOLD Program
    Average Benefits
    Tuition Reimbursement

    Cons

    Unhealthy leadership culture at a corporate level
    Poor management of processes and systems
    Disjointed - decentralized company that needs to take a good look in the mirror and figure out who they are and set a strategy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Avery Dennison Response

    Aug 12, 2014Digital Communications Specialist

    Thank you for the insights. We're always looking for ways to improve.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    not sure where this corporation is headed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    better than average benefits provided. reasonable amount of flexibility, so managing work/life balance is better than most places. compensation is above average in terms of salary.

    Cons

    don't count on getting your bonus. in the many years I was employed, I believe the bonus payout at 100% happened just a couple of times, not to mention the many times there was no bonus! CEO seems a bit out of touch with how to drive growth for the corporation. not a coincidence that during his tenure the stock price has steadily declined.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Boring place to work, nice people

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    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Brea, CA
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Brea, CA

    I worked at Avery Dennison as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    The people were friendly, and the environment was fairly pleasant. I got to go home on time every day. There were many people who had been there for years or even decades.

    Cons

    Work was boring, processes were disorganized, and office culture was totally unexciting. I felt myself wasting away there every day. It was so hard to have any energy for the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to create a culture shift that attracts young, bright, innovative people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sets up employees and contractors for failure

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    Current Employee - Communiications in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Communiications in Glendale, CA

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

    Pros

    Shiny, brand-new campus with a modern, open and airy ambiance.

    Cons

    1. The company does not provide its employees with workstations or supplies ... yes, you read that correctly. No one has a regular desk to work from, they use whatever's available on any particular day. And, other than a laptop computer, they don't provide the basics to do your job: no pens, no notepads, no paper clips, nothing. That means employees need to buy those items themselves and bill the cost to the company or to their agencies. And, there is no place to store those items when you leave the office, so you have to lug them around with you. The company cuts its overhead costs on the backs of its employees - and we are painfully aware of that.

    2. The company is implementing GoogleApps, and it's a big mess. Like the supplies issue, it's an attempt to cut technology costs by working in The Cloud. It has not been very well received, and when you're dealing with a mission-critical technology like your email system and business software, that is NOT a good thing.

    3. Communication from management to the employee population is almost non-existent, mainly because of the GoogleApps issue (the company currently does not have an effective email system) and because the company leaders do not know how to engage with their employees.

    4. Performance management is practically non-existent. The company has no formal methodology for disciplining or course-correcting employees or contractors. They just fire them or let them get to the point at which the problem is too far-gone to correct. Very loosey-goosey policies.

    5. No cafeteria, and no eateries within walking distance. And, they strictly enforce the 60-minute lunch rule. That means employees tend to bring their lunches with them and eat at their (temporary) desks while they're working. It's a pretty sweet deal for the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You really, really need to engage more closely with your employees - not at the VP level, but with managers and specialists. Dean, you need to circulate among the rank and file more. Managers need to be more accessible to their people and REALLY MANAGE, not just hire and fire. They need to be there EVERY DAY. Give us regular desks to work from - it will help establish greater consistency in our work products and build teamwork.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overworked, Underappreciated

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA

    I worked at Avery Dennison (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    New bright offices in Glendale.

    Cons

    Mostly everyone is out for themselves. Downsizing and staff reductions have left most fearing for their jobs while performing the work of 3+ people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees and provide some stability so they can have confidence to perform and grow the company instead of continuing to cut jobs to show revenue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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