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Givaudan CEO Gilles Andrier
Gilles Andrier
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  • Good company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Administrator in Mount Olive, NJ
    Former Employee - Administrator in Mount Olive, NJ

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

    Positive Outlook
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    Well organized company. Treats employees fairly.


    Busy, large employee numbers make you feel lost in the crowd at times.

    Advice to Management

    Management was fair. Good people to work for.

Givaudan Interviews

Updated Jan 12, 2015

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Interview Experience


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Interview Difficulty




    OLP Interview

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    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Givaudan (East Hanover, NJ).


    I first had an interview on campus, which was pretty basic. It was done with 2 individuals from Operations. The entire interview was situation questions "Tell me about a time when you..." with no real curveballs. They want you to show leadership ability, manufacturing experience, and most of all an ability to work in a team environment.

    From there I was invited to East Hanover for their second & final round of interviews. The day consisted of 3 interviews with teams of 2 people. The people were all very friendly, kind and professional. Only one difficult interview questions highlighted below. Most of the interviews were just going over your resume/experiences and accomplishments. You also have time to ask the interviewers any questions you want.

    The most difficult part of the process is the Case Study. They put us in teams of 3 and gave us about 80 minutes to work through a solution to a complex problem and make a presentation about it. Ours was something along the lines of: The company is switching over its computer system - step by step describe the plan to implement this and all its effects. We presented later in the day and got essentially grilled - but it was not as bad as it could have been. I certainly learned a lot from the process.

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    • "Tell me about a time where you had to compromise your moral or ethical values to reach an end goal."   Answer Question

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Additional Info

Headquarters Vernier, Switzerland
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1768
Type Company - Public (GIVN)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Givaudan is the global leader in the creation of fragrances and flavours. In close collaboration with food, beverage, consumer goods and fragrance partners, Givaudan develops tastes and scents that delight consumers the world over.

With a passion to understand consumers’ preferences and a relentless drive to innovate, Givaudan is at the forefront of creating flavours and fragrances that ‘engage your senses’.

The company achieved sales of CHF 4.4 billion in 2013. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in 82 locations, the company has 9,500 employees... More

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