Avery Dennison

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Avery Dennison Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
257 Reviews
3.5
257 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.  

    Decent Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Services
    Former Employee - IT Services

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

    Pros

    not a lot of high pressure, good people to work with

    Cons

    they fall behind with technology, lack of feasibility in project management (biting off more than they can chew), disregard for process improvement over pet projects, lack of research before making big business decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make less use of consultants that know less about your business and structure than inside personnel. Learn the benefits of cost effective process improvement regardless of long term uncertainty structure changes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Innovative company with a collaborative culture

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

    I have been working at Avery Dennison full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    International. Room for growth. Internal mobility opportunities. Work life balance.

    Cons

    Challenging navigating the corporate structure at first.

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Work Review

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avery Dennison

    Pros

    Flexible Work Hours, If needed can work from home

    Cons

    Growth, Company Politics, How they treat you

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  5.  

    Lots of turn over, Many come and Go

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Mentor, OH
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Mentor, OH

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

    Pros

    Very Good team members & Decent benefits

    Cons

    Heavy middle management, more managers than hands on working employers. Many senior personal leave or are laid off due to new VP's or directors working style

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote deserving managers within the organization and invest in employee training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    A good company, stressed workers

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

    I have been working at Avery Dennison as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    This is a great place to start your career with plenty of room to grow and relocate (if you so wish). As a large company, there are decent benefits and compensation. The work environment is driven and leadership pushes for results.

    Cons

    The higher up-the-ladder you look, the more stressed and overworked the employees become. Everyone is very busy with their own schedule (lots of meetings), that the culture feels anxious.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It is a good place to work.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avery Dennison

    Pros

    Good benefits. Many locations such that you got opportunities to travel many places. It is a California company with some high tech cultures.

    Cons

    Too big with matrix organization such that it might take longer to make a decision. Many divisions got different priorities, that might make the decision-making situation even worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work-life balance

  8.  

    Avery Dennison - RFID Division

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Clinton, SC
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Clinton, SC

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

    Pros

    Challenging projects, good benefits, great financial support from corporate HQ.

    Cons

    The leadership team was assembled from transfers within Avery Dennison. Most have a label converting background. None understood the complexity of what was being manufactured and really didn't care. If you want to report to someone that doesn't understand the product or what you do, this is the place to work!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Division leaders should be from the electronics industry, NOT the converting industry. You're building an electronic component! Not a label.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good pay , mediocre company in terms of vision and performance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Pasadena, CA

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

    Pros

    Pay, global experience, nice colleagues

    Cons

    Lack of leadership vision and direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a vision!! Not just manage eps thru share buy backs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    very good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avery Dennison

    Pros

    challenging and dynamic. Motivating and no 1 in label and packaging

    Cons

    Good discipline needed. Can be better organized

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall a Great Company to Work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than an 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

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