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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 for 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

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    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 for 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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    Long hours, easy work, good pay... production gets slow at times.

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    Former Employee - Mixer/Machine Operator  in  Silverton, OR
    Former Employee - Mixer/Machine Operator in Silverton, OR

    I worked at Givaudan full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good paying job. Easy work. Friendly staff.

    Cons

    Production gets slow sometimes, and work becomes on call during those times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only complaint I ever had was when we didn't have any work. Try to keep production going by looking for more potential customers, maybe work with some of the smaller local businesses that may need products made by Givaudan instead of relying solely on orders from the big guys.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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