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.  

    An evolving company, focused on a new life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA

    I worked at Avery Dennison full-time

    Pros

    Company feels connected and small even though they are a good-sized Fortune 500 organization
    Pay is at market and you are rewarded - this can be controlled by your immediate management
    Employees take pride in working for the company and it shows
    Global organization that allows employees to grow
    Work-life balance is actually balanced
    Re-focused to boost a positive external image

    Cons

    Company moves slowly at times
    Office politics follows the hierarchy of levels
    Senior management are not as visible or connected to employees as they should or could be
    Company values feel very "Corporate" and sometimes lack a real human element

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get involved with employees without an official corporate program - make it something totally authentic. If you want to be seen as new and current, a new office space will not cut it.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Strong performing company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avery Dennison

    Pros

    company pays well; talented and motivated workforce

    Cons

    political, chaotic at times with constant organizational changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more attention to middle management, focus on execution

  3.  

    Great Work / Life Balance. Family Values.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Brea, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Brea, CA

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

    Pros

    Company provides great benefits, good work life balance, stability, getting to tell people you worked for a fortune 500 company. Great values, clean respectful work environment, very large cubicles / personal space, etc.

    Cons

    Company is a paper company. Competition with cheap chinese paper is brutal. Company a dying breed in america. Company took a beating in the 2008 market crash and still haven't fully recovered. Company is desperately trying not to shed jobs, but unfortunately, the great benefits, stability, etc. are what make the company noncompetitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unfortunately, if you want your company to be re-energized, you'll have to accelerate he rate of letting go of the aging workforce, and renew with a younger more energetic workforce. Additionally, don't be shy about rewarding performance and making an example of it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Generally a good place to work, but seeming to find their identity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA

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

    Pros

    Very nice culture, training available to help you develop, international company with many opportunities. Avery Dennison created the label and has several divisions. They have an interesting interviewing process that involves Select for Success. Each interviewer has a specific Role. They offer yearly development plans and reviews.

    Cons

    Lean culture is not fully implemented - sometimes feels like saluting the flag. Company has changed directions several times, recently sold corporate office and moved to new open plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on your people. Many of the people feel neglected or confused on the corporate direction.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Not a bad place to work

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

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

    Pros

    great people and work life community

    Cons

    merger really put a damper on the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Too hard to figure out what you don't know, but are still responsible for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Procurement Analyst in Brea, CA
    Former Employee - Procurement Analyst in Brea, CA

    I worked at Avery Dennison full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great employee morale program which provided employees with food, opportunities to socialize, and product. A good working schedule which didn't require excessive amounts of overtime or commitment to projects which suck the free time out of your life. The folks in the office were typically pleasant to work with.

    Cons

    Silo culture without a solid orientation program for new folks coming in. Not enough information about the daily details and a work breakdown structure of where to find vital information. People are held responsible for information without being told how to find that information. Management focuses more on how people are seen on a superficial level, and don't take the time to find out more about the skillset of the people they've hired so too many people stagnate in jobs where they could shine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of focusing on the superficial look and demeanor of your employees, find out how they can help you make your company a stronger place to work. Create a mentoring program for new employees with a "daily tips" program which will help employees get a strong base of how everything is done on a daily basis and who to go to in order to get information.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Afraid of change.

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

    I worked at Avery Dennison as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are friendly, nice locations in North Carolina and Georgia.

    Cons

    No one can make a decision and even when they do it changes several times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in new senior leadership that is forward thinking and action oriented to drive change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Avery Dennison is a diverse corporation with many different divisions.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Excellent training modules that you must take advantage of

    Cons

    Navigation and logistics of the company. Great if you can work your way through the layers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just keep the flow of information to the teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great i lived the pople

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avery Dennison

    Pros

    people were great plant was very clean

    Cons

    The hours were long and early mornings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    not sure where this corporation is headed

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

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

    Pros

    better than average benefits provided. reasonable amount of flexibility, so managing work/life balance is better than most places. compensation is above average in terms of salary.

    Cons

    don't count on getting your bonus. in the many years I was employed, I believe the bonus payout at 100% happened just a couple of times, not to mention the many times there was no bonus! CEO seems a bit out of touch with how to drive growth for the corporation. not a coincidence that during his tenure the stock price has steadily declined.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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