Avery Dennison

www.averydennison.com
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  1.  

    Excellent Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Brea, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Brea, CA

    I worked at Avery Dennison full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great People and training for Marketing.

    Cons

    Lots of meetings and maybe too much consensus-building.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great wor.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    IT

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avery Dennison

    Pros

    Open communication, global foot print, good collaboration

    Cons

    Not good planning of projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lack of Vision

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Painesville, OH
    Former Employee - Director in Painesville, OH

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, colleagues below top management level are quality people with good intentions.

    Cons

    Short sided Leadership team always fishing in the same pods with blind spot for new market potential

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize talent and embrace innovation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Avery Dennison Response

    Aug 12, 2014Digital Communications Specialist

    Thanks for your review. We'll look into better ways to communicate with the leadership team.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ten years with the company, never one day the same as the next!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Associate in Westborough, MA
    Current Employee - Finance Associate in Westborough, MA

    I have been working at Avery Dennison full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Solid structure, competitive, strategic in the markets that they serve. Appear to be forward thinking but the sale of some core competencies makes you wonder what would Stan think.....

    Cons

    lack of investment in people, systems, and leaders. Too much nepotism and "old boy" network at play. Regions and plant locations are pitted against each other creating negative tension that is not positive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't build for the future on a foundation of sand.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Avery Dennison Response

    Aug 12, 2014Digital Communications Specialist

    Thank you for the feedback. We will look into improving upon the points you bring up in your comments.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    An evolving company, focused on a new life

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    • 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
  7.  

    Great place to work

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    • 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

    Pros

    Great Continuous Improvement environment with a the fun element

    Cons

    Not a good balance between work and personal life

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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

  9.  

    Great Work / Life Balance. Family Values.

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    • 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
  10.  

    Not a bad place to work

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

    I have been working at Avery Dennison as an intern (less than a 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • 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 a 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

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