International Flavors
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4 people found this helpful  

Not a 21st century company

Research Investigator (Current Employee)
Union Beach, NJ

ProsInteresting 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?

ConsNo 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 Senior ManagementBe 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    3 people found this helpful  

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

    Senior Research Investigator (Current Employee)
    Union Beach, NJ

    I have been working at International Flavors


    Pros: There are a select few managers who are really creative… Cons: No personal development process (actually supported by management) - Little… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    #1 to #3 in 10 years....

    (Former Employee)
    Union Beach, NJ

    I worked at International Flavors


    Pros: - excellent work-life balance - friendly environment - above average 401K plan - decent communication betw. departments - culture has a tendency to be family… Cons: - miserly tuition reimbursement plan.. ~ 1 class/semester. - fluctuating bonus plan which has only paid out 1/2 the time. Only 2 of those times… Advice to Senior Management: There will always be attrition at the lower levels as these levels are easier to come by, still feasible for career changes for those inclined,… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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