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One of the best places to work in the greater Cleveland Ohio area.

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Former Employee - Product Manager in Mentor, OH
Former Employee - Product Manager in Mentor, OH

I worked at Avery Dennison

Pros

There are many opportunities offered to learn new processes at Avery Dennison. Every employee is encourage to take Six Sigma courses and at least get a Green Belt certification. There are also many opportunities to learn Lean and Project Management skills. The only issue with these learning opportunities is finding the time to include them in your daily work load. The engineers and full time Six Sigma employees are the only associates who have time to truly enjoy the many learning opportunities, because they can incorporate their leanings into their daily work load.

Avery Dennison is also one of the best paying manufacturing companies in North Eastern Ohio, thus they are always on the list of best companies in the Greater Cleveland Ohio area.

These benefits have contributed to many Avery Dennison employees having tenures up to 30 years. In fact every month the Mentor office highlighted the years of service for employees (five years was the minimum number of years recognized).

Cons

The main downside to working at Avery Dennison is the career path or the lack there of a career path. Avery Dennison would be perfectly content if good employees worked in their position for a decade. Every year as part of the performance review process you are forced to document your career goals and the steps you are taking to reach these goals, but these plans rarely lead to a desired conclusion.

Avery Dennison also throws a lot of projects and responsibilities at their employees because most departments don’t have enough employees to handle the work loads. They do recognize that most employees are over worked, but they still don’t do anything about it.

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Avery Dennison has a wealth of knowledge in the organization, especially below the Director and Manager levels. Senior Management should stop trusting the ideas and thoughts of hired consultants like BCG and trust the ideas of their associates. Unfortunately, the consultants have more say with senior management than the Directors.

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    Great Place to Visit, but No One Stays Long

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    Current Employee - Customer Service
    Current Employee - Customer Service

    I have been working at Avery Dennison

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits and flexibility for time off. Fellow employees are hardworking and personable. Multiple divisions without much overlap. Easy to move among the divisions. Many opportunities within the U.S. Opportunities to work with a very diverse customer base. Not many quality issues with the products. Supportive managers (generally).

    Cons

    15 years behind in IT technology. Frequent mid level management changes. Generally, good company and division strategies are put in place, but never anything truly innovative. Always a follower of bigger and better Fortune 500 companies. Execution is usually extremely poor. Truly disorganized. "Right sizing" has left morale low. One year the answer is RFID tags, the next year Paxar.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The "right sizing" was done without any streamlining or technology improvements. None of your initiatives, Six Sigma, ELS or Horizon Projects, will go far with everyone focusing on work that should be automated or outsourced. Start focusing on your core markets and sell the peripheral divisions. Smaller, faster and more profitable. Move beyond sticky paper. We honestly like you, but we need a more radical vision.

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    Current Employee - Finishing Tech in Cranbury, NJ
    Current Employee - Finishing Tech in Cranbury, NJ

    I have been working at Avery Dennison

    Pros

    good pay for the job

    Cons

    long commute, NO chance for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more for the employee

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