Avery Dennison

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Avery Dennison Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
276 Reviews
3.4
276 Reviews
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Avery Dennison Chairman, President, & CEO Dean A. Scarborough
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good careers oportunity ; good work/life balance specially in the European HQ (in 17 reviews)

  • The work environment is driven and leadership pushes for results (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)

  • Upper management do engage at the production level to relate to all employee group (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - IT Program Manager in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - IT Program Manager in Pasadena, CA

    I worked at Avery Dennison

    Pros

    Avery Dennison was a great place to work. The work life balance was excellent. Highly recommended.

    Cons

    The business units needs to be more aligned.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Avery Dennison Career Advancement is non-existent

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer
    Former Employee - Process Engineer

    I worked at Avery Dennison full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    You will have a job but there is not much growth taking place as they have lost considerable market share in the PS market.

    Cons

    Very difficult to advance or develop your career unless you are part of the "good ole boys" network or have family in positions of authority in the company. There is a large effort to hire only local talent right out of college in order to keep salaries low. Work/life balance is non-existent if you are in operations. Managers send out emails regularly at 4 and 5 AM. Be prepared to work long hours and Saturdays if you are a Process Engineer or in Maintenance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I currently work at Avery Dennison.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The friendships are the best asset of the company.

    Cons

    Right hand doesn't know what left hand is doing. No promise of promotions. We had to take a cut in raises and yet Upper Management is in Hawaii???

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is too top heavy. Please review your policies because they will end up causing more problems in the future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    older employees

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    Former Employee - Shipping in Painesville, OH
    Former Employee - Shipping in Painesville, OH

    I worked at Avery Dennison full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Pay and benefits. Most management is competent.easy to move around in to diversify your talents. great diversity in work force

    Cons

    They use and abuse their employees. After 29 years and 8 months they decided that they no longer need my services. i rarely called in sick was never late. They seem to target older employees for termination in order to bring in younger lower paid people. There is no loyalty to the employees anymore. Stan Avery would roll over in his grave if he knew that. He was all about keeping you until you retired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your older experienced employees keep them employed until retirement. Stop throwing them to the wolves at a time when it is hardest for them to recover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    No Growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Specialist in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Specialist in Glendale, CA

    I worked at Avery Dennison

    Pros

    Good pay and annual increases, slightly less than market price.

    Cons

    Upper level management has no focus, do not have the potential of growing, very discouraging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut down on director and manager Travel to Europe focus on internal growth and infrastructure, stop hiring friends and family give opportunity to existing employees to grow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Making it a worthwhile learning experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avery Dennison

    Pros

    They are a true Global Company and at the core are organically diversivied given their true, true Global existence.
    You will see varying styles of Leadership and taken in with the "right' mindset, you'll see different styles of Leadership working well together.

    Cons

    A gap in what is being communicated and what is really happening.
    The same varying styles of Leadership, may not allow for growth to some that might be better suited in a different setting.
    A disconnect with what their organice strengths are and what they think they need to develop, as a Company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose sight of who is providing you the data for the things you do. Your employees are bothe stake holders and the worker bee's who know as well as see, what is really happening. No need to "doll up" or package your communication to your worker bee's, they gave you the data.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Analyst Infrastructure

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avery Dennison

    Pros

    Great opportunity, great management team and learning growth

    Cons

    So far I have not found any cons to elaborate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very Good Company, worth to work for it.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avery Dennison

    Pros

    good benefit, 401K and medical insurance.

    Cons

    less chance to advance to a higher level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advance people by evaluating what people really did.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great pay and good people to work with.

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    Former Employee - Press Operator Level II in Miamisburg, OH
    Former Employee - Press Operator Level II in Miamisburg, OH

    I worked at Avery Dennison full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are all very nice and helpful. Loved my job here but had to move to another state.

    Cons

    Wouldn't let me come back to work for them when I quit to move even though my supervisor knew I was planning on moving away and said they didn't.( J.C is a jerk)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really wished I could've had a second chance here . I was a good worker and that's all that should have mattered.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Lack of courage by leadership to update their 10+ year old technology

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    Former Employee - IT Resource
    Former Employee - IT Resource

    I worked at Avery Dennison

    Pros

    Good pay, good PTO/Holidays, ability to work remotely when necessary. Some nice people.

    Cons

    They are WAY behind in their technology which is eroding both their margin and market share (10+ years). Leadership is unwilling to make the necessary investment which will continue this downward trend. Not a viable strategy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You will continue to lose market share and profit until you update your back-end systems. Despite your desire to do so, you cannot continue to operate as you always have.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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