Avery Dennison

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Avery Dennison Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
251 Reviews
3.4
251 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 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Used to have work-life balance, now it's just talk (in 8 reviews)

  • Upper management do engage at the production level to relate to all employee group (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    Decent place to work, but dying business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Pasadena, CA

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects, good people to work with. Hands off, non hierarchical style

    Cons

    Managers not leaders. Promotions not merit based, but more on how you are perceived

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come up with plan to run company so not always in crisis mode

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    ok company to work for

    • 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

    good company... ok managment but better then most jobs

    Cons

    hard to get a raise even with hard work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent company to work for with a few challenges

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Avery Dennison full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for and invest in as a career with opportunities for advancement. Professional and supportive managers and co-workers with a can do attitude that creates an environment to get the job done. Collaborative and team based work environment. Some of the best people you can ask for to work with. Very ethical company. Great healthcare and 401K benefits.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is basically mostly work so expect to put in the extra hours if you are in the field. This is not always bad thing especially if you enjoy what you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since the Avery Graphics division was merged with Avery LPM there has been some "teething issues" meaning that the LPM group still needs to fully understand how the Graphics division functions, it's challenges and opportunities, and be open to constructive input from it's employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Decent Place to Work

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

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

    Pros

    not a lot of high pressure, good people to work with

    Cons

    they fall behind with technology, lack of feasibility in project management (biting off more than they can chew), disregard for process improvement over pet projects, lack of research before making big business decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make less use of consultants that know less about your business and structure than inside personnel. Learn the benefits of cost effective process improvement regardless of long term uncertainty structure changes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    very good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avery Dennison

    Pros

    challenging and dynamic. Motivating and no 1 in label and packaging

    Cons

    Good discipline needed. Can be better organized

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall a Great Company to Work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Brea, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Brea, CA

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

    Pros

    Development taken seriously in the organization. Friendly work environment.Organizational Culture is collaborative and open. People is empower. Many Employees have been with the company for 20+ years.

    Cons

    I have nothing significant to contribute to this section. Over the past few years the organization has gone through many changes that can be a bit distracting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Avery Dennison is a great company because of the people that works there. Keep paying attention to them and remember people is your most valuable asset.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Product Development Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Product Development Specialist in New York, NY

    I worked at Avery Dennison full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very friendly work environment, expense account w/ credit Card, being able to work from home. Free sodas & juice and Avery knows how to throw a party!!!

    Cons

    Work overload, sometimes to many task to handle at one time, A lot of political game play.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Stable company, yet undecided on their path moving forward

    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Great career opportunities to move up within the organization, but prepare to put in some long hours. Great benefits, 401K, and vacation policy.

    Cons

    The workload is sometimes overwhelming. The corporate team, sales team, and operations team lack trust in each other. Decisions are always second guessed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrific people...hard working. Traditional company that's becoming more innovative every day.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in Glendale, CA

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

    Pros

    Highly collaborative -- great people who truly want to make a difference. Fair pay and benefits...with many other perks that signal the company cares about its workforce (opportunities to volunteer, summer hours, flexible schedules). Accessible leadership team -- open office environment.

    Cons

    Very lean budgets... Little time to breathe from one initiative to the next.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a moment to celebrate the hard work of your employees. They care deeply about the company -- and recognition goes a long way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Avery Dennison Response

    Aug 12, 2014Digital Communications Specialist

    We appreciate your feedback. We'll look into improving communications with senior management.

  11.  

    Good progressive company.

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

    I worked at Avery Dennison full-time

    Pros

    Very innovative company. Very excellent at employee development and mobility. Very customer focused.

    Cons

    Divisional leadership and philosophy at a division level can change frequently along with a change in direction. Need to remain flexible.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Avery Dennison Response

    Aug 7, 2014Director, Global Digital Corporate Communications

    We appreciate the transparency in your feedback, and thank you for the recommendation.

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