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Avery Dennison: Alive and Thriving in a Growth and Transition Period

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Human Resources Benefits in Pasadena, CA
Current Employee - Human Resources Benefits in Pasadena, CA

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Training, education and business travel are encouraged and supported by management. Innovation, professional growth and upgrades to technology are ongoing and there is a strong team of colleagues in the Corporate HQ.

Cons

Transition time presents physical and professional challenges during downsizing, reorganizing, restructuring of the corporate office model and environment.

Advice to Management

More meetings and communication would be welcome during this challenging period in the company's growth.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Train wreck

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA

    I worked at Avery Dennison full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Opportunities to travel
    - Pretty good benefits and employee engagement activities
    - Interesting innovations
    - Beautiful headquarters campus
    - Flexibility in working arrangements (remote work, etc.)

    Cons

    - There seemed to be reorg-s happening every other month, and everything was just rumors until the announcements hit
    - Too hierarchical/top-heavy/title inflation
    - Really had to fight for own professional development; unless you were being groomed for a certain role, you were basically ignored

    Advice to Management

    Poor strategy has led to many talented folks leaving the company, whether by their own accord or because they didn't fit into the latest organizational model.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Try to keep up with the times

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Contractor - Analyst in Brea, CA
    Current Contractor - Analyst in Brea, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Things move very quickly, Some of the new products are fairly exciting, Good pay and benefits. The people who are not in management are very friendly and very helpful when you need to know how to do things.

    Cons

    Company is not keeping up with the times, management is stuck in a rut. Management tries to utilize Lean and Six Sigma practices, but it's all very superficial, no one seems to want to actually find the causes of problems, just give the perception of trying to find them.

    None of the internal databases talk to each other, and there is no clear definition of how to do things. Some projects have gotten to implementation only to find out that approval is needed from 3 -4 other business units.

    The company has just been sold and morale is extremely low. Good employees are fleeing.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of the perception of efficiency and problem solving - you should actually problem solve.
    Invest in an all inclusive database and create clear documentation of your processes which include ALL parties involved
    Know what your people do, and how to best utilize them.

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