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Former Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

I worked at International Flavors as an intern for less than a year

Pros

- Got to work with numbers on a large, corporate scale
- Manager was very nice
- Pay was decent
- Worked when it was convenient for me
- Always smelled great

Cons

- Easy to get lost (because there are so many people and because the building is quite confusing)
- Instructions can be unclear
- Didn't like the atmosphere (lots of swearing in the office)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make sure managers are more than just nice.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not a 21st century company

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    Current Employee - Research Investigator  in  Union Beach, NJ
    Current Employee - Research Investigator in Union Beach, NJ

    I have been working at International Flavors

    Pros

    Interesting industry
    Good 401K match
    Global, many interesting people to interface with.
    Where else can a chemist have a product on the market in 3 yrs?

    Cons

    No formal career path
    inconsistent salaries
    Senior managment loves ROI and misses the point of innovation.
    Little support for implementation of novel chemical technologies: still replying on 1950's chemistry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a chemical company that makes fragrances, not a fragrance house that makes chemicals. Take the time to listen to your in house experts instead of consultants.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Very frustrating filled with road-blocks - no succession planning - no support of career development - many silos

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Investigator  in  Union Beach, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Research Investigator in Union Beach, NJ

    I have been working at International Flavors

    Pros

    There are a select few managers who are really creative and outstanding to work with

    Cons

    No personal development process (actually supported by management) - Little actual "research" being carried out

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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