Avery Dennison

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Avery Dennison Reviews

Updated September 20, 2014
Updated September 20, 2014
227 Reviews
3.4
227 Reviews
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Avery Dennison Chairman, President, & CEO Dean A. Scarborough
Dean A. Scarborough
144 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • good careers oportunity ; good work/life balance specially in the European HQ (in 15 reviews)

  • Fun work environment with a good work life balance (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Used to have work-life balance, now it's just talk (in 7 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good People, Top heavy , Desperate to exhibit success than to really succeed..

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Avery Dennison full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great place to horn political skills
    Good place to learn well how not to lead and manage others
    Good place where people can succeed better by managing their bosses than their work

    Cons

    Lack of real strategy and focus , running out of ideas to grow profitably .
    Reactive leadership to stock price movements
    Leadership is a " members only " club and promotions are very irrational

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring BCG back again .. to train you better to reduce the number of VP's ( high pay low value )

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great opportunity for career development

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I have been working at Avery Dennison full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, the company treats its employees well and is not cut-throat in its decisions. Possibility to get involved in work outside of your immediate job if you show and interest and get involved. Truly global company, not just a US company that operates outside of the US. People working in other regions definitely get to drive strategy and change.

    Cons

    Change doesn't always happen as quickly as it should

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Presently I am responsible for all Indirect Materials for Bangladesh site to support its Retail Branding business.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Executive Procurement  in  Dhaka (Bangladesh)
    Current Employee - Senior Executive Procurement in Dhaka (Bangladesh)

    I have been working at Avery Dennison full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Considering compensation & other Benifit

    Cons

    Need to more Automation for office tools

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Political nightmare with a bi-polar President running the show!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director  in  Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Director in Framingham, MA

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

    Pros

    The only reason you want to work here is for the money. Avery truly tries to compensate you for all the personal abuse they put you through. However, if continuous disagreement with the leadership team and a President, who is simply nuts, don't scare you, and if physically and mentally you can make it through strategies going in full circles, and a continuous deterorating financial outlook, then hang in there! You will be paid a nice sum eventually to leave, no questions asked ....

    Cons

    A bi-polar President, who leads a "yes, Sir!" Team, uses the "f" word more than 10 times in a leadership team meeting and disregards employee input and expertise. A deteriorating market position. A desert of innovation paired with chaotic execution of strategy. A culture that is only marked by "fear".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A fish always starts to stink from its head!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Poor leadership

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mentor, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mentor, OH

    I have been working at Avery Dennison full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Introduced to things that will be great on a resume.

    Cons

    Opinions do not matter, boys club, lack of accountability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know what the employee does, go gemba!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Overall a Great Company to Work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  Brea, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Brea, CA

    I worked at Avery Dennison as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Development taken seriously in the organization. Friendly work environment.Organizational Culture is collaborative and open. People is empower. Many Employees have been with the company for 20+ years.

    Cons

    I have nothing significant to contribute to this section. Over the past few years the organization has gone through many changes that can be a bit distracting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Avery Dennison is a great company because of the people that works there. Keep paying attention to them and remember people is your most valuable asset.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Stable company, yet undecided on their path moving forward

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

    I have been working at Avery Dennison full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great career opportunities to move up within the organization, but prepare to put in some long hours. Great benefits, 401K, and vacation policy.

    Cons

    The workload is sometimes overwhelming. The corporate team, sales team, and operations team lack trust in each other. Decisions are always second guessed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work at

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Product Development Specialist  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Product Development Specialist in New York, NY

    I worked at Avery Dennison full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly work environment, expense account w/ credit Card, being able to work from home. Free sodas & juice and Avery knows how to throw a party!!!

    Cons

    Work overload, sometimes to many task to handle at one time, A lot of political game play.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    hard work, good systems, bad management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Antwerp (Belgium)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Antwerp (Belgium)

    I have been working at Avery Dennison full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good in using tools to develop yourself if you want to work hard
    good travel policy
    good benefits & salary

    Cons

    little 2-way communcation
    more focus on errors than on positive in people and organosation
    managing up of leadership team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    think more about why we are in the business we are in and allow people the time to do their jobs in stead of policing and too much internal reporting

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Operator

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operator  in  Painesville, OH
    Current Employee - Operator in Painesville, OH

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

    Pros

    Paycheck and provides benefits ( that have significantly risen in the past 5 years)

    Cons

    Not much more than a paycheck

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be on the same page - "one Avery" is a joke

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Avery Dennison Response

    Aug 27, 2014Digital Communications Specialist

    Thank you for the insights. We are always looking for better ways to improve.

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