International Flavors

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2 people found this helpful  

Okay Company if you just want to follow along.

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Current Employee - Research Scientist  in  Hazlet, NJ
Current Employee - Research Scientist in Hazlet, NJ

Pros

Its people. Good, hard working, knowledgeable colleagues.

Cons

Unequal opportunity for advancements. There is not any guidelines for advancements - subjective to boss. Senior management is said to be working on benchmarking salary/position grades, but that has been said for 2 years.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take care of your employees, especially the junior and mid level grades. Make sure your slogan of recruiting, developing and retaining the best talents are not just that....a slogan.

No opinion of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    This ship is sunk.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

    Pros

    Cheap lunch at cafeteria. Great location midtown Manhattan, near central park. Awesome same sex dating scene. Discounts available at local museums(I am not sure if this is still available.) Fine Perfume group loves to share fragrances. Dress is casual business, no jeans, but you can express your creativity in the way you dress.

    Cons

    It is not about the quality of your work, but rather about ones ability to keep their mouth shut, which is the best way to become well liked at IFF. There is little room for advancement for most. Every year the benefits are reduced. No more pension, health care cost increases. 401K is shabby. No bones about it HR is in place to protect the company and Senior management. The best way to handle an issue involving sexual harassment or physical threats by management is not to go to HR. If you point out a problem you will be made to feel badly and your job/career will be put in jeopardy. The present CEO knows nothing of the industry, and thinks that all companies should be run exactly the way the last company, paper company, he was at was run. The CEO is hypocritical, unapproachable and obnoxious. Since he has been installed at IFF every area of the business has been struggling. The board of directors is awful! They have made mistake, after mistake, after mistake for the past 20 years, it has been painful. Members change and are replaced by equal or worse candidates. Senior managment are becoming millionaires while the stock holders' investment is wasted on unearned bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unless they are willing to all quite, so that competent people can replace them, they should just continue to fail. Once the company is completely in shambles, maybe, a competitor can purchase IFF and the "guys", gals are not welcome, in charge can make some money on the sale of their options when the price goes up from the acquisition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Career opportunities and growth

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director Global Benefits
    Current Employee - Director Global Benefits

    Pros

    There is always room for your personal development, the culture is great and it is a true global/international work environment. Internal training opportunities are also widely offered to employees, managers and interns. Besides this the business we are operating in is very exciting and delivers solid growth.

    Cons

    If you are not flexible and patient you will have a hard time working here.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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