Avery Dennison 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)

  • 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. Come check out what Avery Dennison has to offer. It's a great place to spend an entire career.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Manager in Brea, CA
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Manager in Brea, CA

    I have been working at Avery Dennison

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hands down, the culture. The best environment I've ever worked for. Love the people and open atmosphere. Not a lot of politics, more about making good sound business decisions. People treat business as if it were their own money they were spending when making decisions but spend money when necessary.

    Cons

    Have to move for promotions usually which can be difficult on families however they offer a lot of consideration around this at each business unit.

    Advice to Management

    Should have all lines of business aligned. Two lines of business are not up with current day process and procedures so some change management needs to take place.


  2. Know what you are getting into.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager
    Former Employee - IT Manager

    I worked at Avery Dennison

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to move between divisions, if the desire is there. Career ladder was pretty well laid out and a good work/life balance was evident and respected.

    Cons

    It seemed that in IT, if you did not want to end up in Corporate HQ, you could get 'stuck' at a divisional IT Manager level. Also, each division seemed like it's own company - one division could be cutting headcount to make quarterly numbers, but the guys across the street were popping champagne corks.

    Advice to Management

    Making quarterly numbers at a division level dictated many important decisions, especially for smaller divisions.


  3. Corporate Tax Internship

    Former Intern - Corporate Tax Intern in Pasadena, CA
    Former Intern - Corporate Tax Intern in Pasadena, CA

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

    Pros

    Actual tax return preparation, great work environment, great co-workers, beautiful building. I could tell from day one that the company is very organized and structured. The staff was very friendly and they were willing to answer any questions I had.

    Cons

    They are going to downsize soon. I also didn't receive too much training. It was more like being thrown into the fire. It was a good way to learn, but if I have no idea what I am doing, it will take a long time for me to get something done.

    Advice to Management

    A lot of people are concerned with the downsizing and impending move. Maybe address those concerns more?


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  5. Challenging and rewarding

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Awesome people here; very easy to work with, good team work, low stress

    Cons

    It's a large corporation. You see where all your works goes and why it matters, but at the same time it seems that the company does not know where it is going, or you don't know where you are moving.

    Advice to Management

    Personal Reviews of status of projects, better idea where team members fit in.


  6. Great Company to Work For!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    -Challenging and rewarding work -Great group of people -Heading in the right direction

    Cons

    -Nothing that I can think of


  7. Helpful (1)

    The best company I've ever worked for.

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

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

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

    Pros

    We have the following: Great Leadership Team, Hours,Overtime and Open-minded individuals!

    Cons

    Communication isn't always the best, but they are constantly striving to be better. This stems from a great CEO in Dean A. Scarborough!

    Advice to Management

    Communicate a little more. Other than that, this company is the best companies that I have ever worked for.


  8. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Peachtree City, GA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Peachtree City, GA

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

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

    Pros

    Intelligent people. Great benefits. Amazing atmosphere.

    Cons

    I work long hours and sometimes on the weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing your employees to be better.


  9. Great i lived the pople

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avery Dennison

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

    Pros

    people were great plant was very clean

    Cons

    The hours were long and early mornings

    Advice to Management

    communicate better


  10. Excellent Company

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great People and training for Marketing.

    Cons

    Lots of meetings and maybe too much consensus-building.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great wor.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Avery Dennison is a company that cares and impacts the world in a positive way

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

    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

    Innovation, sustainability, culture and community investment are at the core of the company...loving every minute of it! I feel like I'm part of a team that wants to make a difference. I work with smart people that span the globe, literally. When I look at our product, we truly are "Everywhere You Look". When I look at the opportunities across the globe, we are "Careers - A World To With".

    Cons

    Complexity of business units/products are both a challenge and asset to navigate. I don't have much to say that is negative. Like any large company, there are complexities to deal with, all part of life I guess. Go with a small company if you can't handle it. Me? I love it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. The communication department is the best of its kind.

    Avery Dennison Response

    Aug 7, 2014 – Director, Global Digital Corporate Communications

    Thanks for the input, we're always looking for ways to improve.



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