Givaudan

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Frightening Safety Issues & What Values? Just Get the Sale!

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Current Employee - Operations in Cincinnati, OH
Current Employee - Operations in Cincinnati, OH

I have been working at Givaudan full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Competitive Pay, fresh coffee readily available-- and that is about it!

Cons

The culrture is one of complacency and entitlement; manufacturing and operations are stuck in the 1950's and the safety issues are frightening. The revolving door of managers will make you dizzy.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest in the people and invest in the plants. Failure to do so will bite you in the end. Key customers like Coke, Pepsi, Kraft, Unilever, and General Mills will go elsewhere (as supervisors, managers, and executives are) if you don't invest in people and processes in N. America.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

71 Other Employee Reviews for Givaudan (View Most Recent)

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    Not a horrible place to work overall

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hanover, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hanover, NJ

    I have been working at Givaudan full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Summer hours (early Fridays) are a plus. Some work life balance, not sure if because they are flexible or because I am not. Annual profit sharing bonus.

    Cons

    People have a lot of work "class" hangups. Upper Management seems to favor white males. Raises and profit sharing have been low, but that is a result of the economy.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stagnant atmosphere discourages ambition and individuality

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Lakeland, FL
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Lakeland, FL

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice facilities, all levels of employees are treated as part of the company (and encouraged to conform), fair pay

    Cons

    Employees are passive aggressive, because dissidence is highly undesirable. This leaves opportunities wide open for predisposed bullying personalities to dominate entire isolated departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get an actual HR department that honestly addresses employee concerns. Encourage employee input and allow for some disagreement. That is normal and healthy! Otherwise, Givaudan is a sound business, but that is a huge flaw.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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