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International Flavors & Fragrances

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

I worked at International Flavors & Fragrances

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Benefits package Great medical benefits Great 401k package Work/life balance Sharing information between departments International work force Great incentives including bonuses

Cons

There are often silos You may feel isolated in your department The workforce skews much older There aren't many opportunities for growth

Advice to Management

Senior management should walk the halls more often Senior management and department heads need to create true mentoring opportunities for more junior employees

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Okay Company if you just want to follow along.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Hazlet, NJ
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Hazlet, NJ

    I have been working at International Flavors & Fragrances

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Helpful (7)

    This ship is sunk.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

    I have been working at International Flavors & Fragrances

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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