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International Flavors & Fragrances Reviews

Updated February 6, 2015
Updated February 6, 2015
12 Reviews
5.0
12 Reviews
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Andreas Fibig
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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)

  • Competitive pay good benefits to employees (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior Management are not trustworthy, dishonest, insecure and terrible leaders (in 10 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Unique business. Pay for performance

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

    I have been working at International Flavors & Fragrances

    Pros

    Something different everyday. No chance to get into a rut.

    Cons

    Overseas competition is fierce putting the U.S. factories in constant stress to minimize the bottom line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Intern

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

    I have been working at International Flavors & Fragrances as an intern

    Pros

    You're given an opportunity to show yourself to senior management.
    You're given real-world work.
    You receive full on responsibilities and are treated as if you're a full time employee.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about IFF.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company in Flavor and Fragrance industry

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Investigator in Union Beach, NJ
    Former Employee - Research Investigator in Union Beach, NJ

    I worked at International Flavors & Fragrances full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    IFF brought the new concepts of cell-based assay to taste modulation compound screening, and created a lot of new modulators for sweet, umami and bitter taste qualities.

    Cons

    Creation of taste receptor cell lines and evaluation was the biggest challenge since all sweet and umami receptors with at least two subunits and a G-protein, so it was hard to create a cell line with good response in taste assay, especially in HTS evaluation. I tried different vectors, different vector combinations, and three gene in separate vectors or three genes in one vector, finally I got some working stable cell lines. From this, I got a lot of experience in how to create a good stable cell lines and how to evaluate them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am a self-motivation employee and like to get a big picture about any project of mine and its timeline. it is good to discuss any progress and problems with supervisor and colleagues, and to have lab meeting in regular time to follow the research progress in your working field.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great, so far.

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

    I have been working at International Flavors & Fragrances full-time

    Pros

    Generous company. I think people who are dissatisfied are not in touch with the reality of the job market.

    Cons

    I don't have any complaints about this company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at International Flavors & Fragrances

    Pros

    Great Company to work for!

    Cons

    Did not have a bad experience here.

  7.  

    Good Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Compounder in Dayton, NJ
    Former Employee - Compounder in Dayton, NJ

    I worked at International Flavors & Fragrances full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    None to report right now

    Recommends
  8.  

    A diverse company committed to sustainability

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Sustainability Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Sustainability Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at International Flavors & Fragrances as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    IFF is a global company with offices all around the world. The company attracts people of all nationalities and cultures and is very diverse. IFF also heavily invests into its research and development. The R&D is based on the foundation of sustainability and the company is embedding sustainability into all aspects of its business.

    Cons

    The Office of Sustainability is very small.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company to work for

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

    I have been working at International Flavors & Fragrances full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial Environment, Fast Moving Projects, 360 understanding of the fragrance market across different categories, great senior management, great business, great creative centers, great ability to work across regions and dept (high level of collaboration), great leadership examples

    Cons

    not process oriented culture, limited ability to plan ahead, 80% of French Sr Management (perhaps being an intl company it would make sense to have managers representing more regional diversity), could improve its strategic ability to create the vision for the future, marketing could do more? very reactive work...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    working as Team Lead and having around 10+ yrs. experience in SAP-BI

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Flavors & Fragrances (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    having exciting and challenging works, working as team work.

    Cons

    learning and supporting for multiple technologies.

  11.  

    A 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 International Flavors & Fragrances (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Empowerment and entrepreneurial spirit all over

    Cons

    Some IFFers understand empowerment as chaos

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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