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International Flavors Reviews

Updated May 29, 2014
International Flavors – Singapore – “IFF”

International Flavors – Singapore – “IFF”
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.1 50 reviews

53% Approve of the CEO

International Flavors Chairman and CEO Douglas D. Tough

Douglas D. Tough

(19 ratings)

49% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance - despite what insiders say about this being tough, it is really not that bad compared to other industries (in 4 reviews)

  • Very dynamic and interesting industry (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management is the hurdle to the prospering of the company (in 9 reviews)

  • Rampant nepotism, prefer family members of employees to highly quailfied outsiders (in 3 reviews)

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    great company to work for

    Intern (Current Employee) Shrewsbury, NJ

    Prosgood atmosphere and interesting work

    Consnone that come to mind

    Advice to Senior Managementcontinue doing what you're doing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    IFF - Lean and Mean Machine ... Improving It's Game

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPeople; Programs; Systems; Environment; Global-nature

    ConsHectic pace; no downtime to think/breathe or come up again for air!

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeeping it lean for too long lends stress to the individuals .. and firefighting modes don't always make processes more efficient long term. Too many of us are wearing too many hats so not always able to complete a project or process to its successful conclusion before starting on the next .. five!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Wish I could have stayed longer and completed my project

    Process Engineering Intern (Former Employee) Dayton, NJ

    ProsNever felt like "the intern" here- had lunch with all the senior process engineers on a regular basis and was treated like a real person. Got assigned a very real project, not busy work.

    ConsProject was too large to complete in internship timeframe: wish I could have seen it from start to finish. Lab work was monotonous at times, but it's part of the job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to encourage interns to get to know each other. Had a few good events; the program has a lot of potential.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good experience

    Intern (Former Employee) New York, NY

    Pros- Got to work with numbers on a large, corporate scale
    - Manager was very nice
    - Pay was decent
    - Worked when it was convenient for me
    - Always smelled great

    Cons- Easy to get lost (because there are so many people and because the building is quite confusing)
    - Instructions can be unclear
    - Didn't like the atmosphere (lots of swearing in the office)

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure managers are more than just nice.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place to Work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsHighly entrepreuneurial and innovative company

    ConsToo remote from its customers

    Advice to Senior ManagementLead as a team

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    International Flavors & Fragrances

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsBenefits package
    Great medical benefits
    Great 401k package
    Work/life balance
    Sharing information between departments
    International work force
    Great incentives including bonuses

    ConsThere are often silos
    You may feel isolated in your department
    The workforce skews much older
    There aren't many opportunities for growth

    Advice to Senior ManagementSenior management should walk the halls more often
    Senior management and department heads need to create true mentoring opportunities for more junior employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Zen-like experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat colleagues
    Nice working hours
    Easily accessible via public transport
    Interesting though not too challenging for someone as their first job in a chemical industry

    ConsNo possibility of career advancement
    Management is wishy-washy and fickle
    The Greater Asia plant services all of SEA, Oceania and occasional requests from outside Asia so prepare for 20x50g library requests.

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    A fantastic experience as a marketing intern (in France) in this worldwide corporation.

    Marketing and Sales Coordinator (Former Employee) Grasse (France)

    ProsThe company operates in a very competitive industry currently facing critical global challenges. Innovation is at the heart of the company strategy and everyone plays an important role in that everyday. Employees are given responsibilities and real autonomy from day 1 and can collaborate easily with other employees worldwide. Employees could enjoy several training periods each year

    ConsCompensations are not rewarding and work-life balance is not always facilitated at the managerial level. The fast-paced environment can sometimes lead to no planning in operations for sales and marketing and thus high pressure.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people, great company

    Project Assistant (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsThe people you work with makes it an enjoyable working environment

    ConsSometimes decisions seem a little spontaneous

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    My internship at IFF (Greater Asia)

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood working culture, nice people and bosses.

    Conssome may find the smell too overwhelming.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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