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Interesting company in Flavors and Fragrance Business

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Former Employee - Finance in Princeton, NJ
Former Employee - Finance in Princeton, NJ

I worked at Firmenich full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Interesting company in the Flavors and Fragrance business that you have never heard of that may touch your life every day. Us is largest outfit outside Geneva.

Cons

Privately held company with HQ in Geneva. All decision top down with no inclusion Little career opportunities for growth and development for the future outside Geneva except for a chosen few.

In US once you reach 5 years and are vested in the pension they look to get rid of you and replace with the next fellow. The HR group is a little fiefdom started by the VP who also once he joined fired the former staff. the company was better when the department heads ran the business.

Advice to Management

Be honest with employees about the company. The are interested and want to participate in the good fortunes of the company. Everyone counts not just the B building.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great workforce

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plainsboro, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plainsboro, NJ

    I have been working at Firmenich full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Privately owned and agile. The firm has a nice culture and there is plenty of opportunity here. they maintain a very good profile in the industry for good reason. Fundamentally sound business principles make it easy to work with integrity.

    Cons

    A little stuck in the past. Has not kept up with the times. Lacking in accountability at higher levels and recent attempts to counter this look reactive rather than well planned measures to restore growth and stability. Advancement potential limited.

    Advice to Management

    Look deeper into your own workforce to understand your markets and business better. Executives are not very good at finding the people who are driving the best practices and rewarding them, or at taking some risks and developing high performers in broader areas of the business


  2. Helpful (1)

    Fairly neutral, not challenging.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Food Technologist in Plainsboro, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Food Technologist in Plainsboro, NJ

    I worked at Firmenich

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent compensation, flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Weak middle management. Too much interest in the short term, not enough long term outlook.

    Advice to Management

    Learn what is going on. Communicate with employees.


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