Givaudan

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Givaudan Reviews

Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
62 Reviews
3.4
62 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • People are friendly, environment can be light-hearted, flexible with work-life balance, lower-level jobs are routine (in 6 reviews)

  • The only pros are the cafeteria, decent coffee and good benefits (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • no work life balance for family time (in 4 reviews)

  • Impotent HR controlled by upper management that allows people with power to wield it unchecked (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Nice place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Fair pay and great benefits

    Cons

    i dont have any major complaints about my former job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Very good

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

    I have been working at Givaudan (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good benefits and provide trainings

    Cons

    weak leadership, and very centralized administration

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the decision making process. Leadership should engage on the culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Industry leader working on getting better

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Commercial Manager In Flavors in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Commercial Manager In Flavors in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    People genuinely care about the customer
    People are helpful
    Increased focus on training (Learning and Development).

    Cons

    Complex Processes
    Compensation is very fair but not industry leading
    Collaboration is improving but still some silo behaviors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are on the right track. Keep focusing on improving collaboration, the customer experience and making Givaudan even better. Demand that middle managers up their game and improve communication throughout the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Nice environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Givaudan as an intern

    Pros

    People are friendly, environment can be light-hearted, flexible with work-life balance, lower-level jobs are routine

    Cons

    A bit monotonous at lower-levels, becomes high-pressure in an instant with meeting deadlines, upper-level employees taking work too seriously

  6.  

    Rewarding career experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Commercial Manager In Flavors in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Commercial Manager In Flavors in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Givaudan full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Industry leader in dynamic industry that provides great opportunity prove leadership skills

    Cons

    A little stodgy in decision making and somewhat heirarchical

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more autonomy to regional leadership teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work

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

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities available but you must prove yourself...which is very fair. You will be rewarded if you work hard and produce results.

    Cons

    Can be too corporate and political at times but what company isn't?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Professional work environment; exciting new business all the time

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Givaudan full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The Regional Supply Chain deparment is new for the company, who has a long long history. It has been very exciting starting our department literally from scratch. Most everyone involved with the implemenatation has been on-board, which has made the transition for the company a very financially-rewarding change for the company.

    Cons

    I wish there were more opportunities for movement around within the company. It seems to me that once you get into a specific department, it is difficult to move around to get more experience in other areas of the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Long hours, easy work, good pay... production gets slow at times.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mixer/Machine Operator in Silverton, OR
    Former Employee - Mixer/Machine Operator in Silverton, OR

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

    Pros

    Good paying job. Easy work. Friendly staff.

    Cons

    Production gets slow sometimes, and work becomes on call during those times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only complaint I ever had was when we didn't have any work. Try to keep production going by looking for more potential customers, maybe work with some of the smaller local businesses that may need products made by Givaudan instead of relying solely on orders from the big guys.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A good place to work, but improvements at the top could make it a better place.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Purchasing Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Purchasing Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Givaudan

    Pros

    It is a financially sound, global organization with the technology in place for continued growth.

    Cons

    The needless bureaucracy involved in accomplishing certain tasks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote people into senior leadership / management positions with experience in the particular discipline for which they will be responsible.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Solid comptant, good employer, disparities across divisions and departments

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

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

    Pros

    Solid growth, high performance orientation, good career prospects

    Cons

    Compensation, leadership struggles to deal with poor performers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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