Givaudan Reviews

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  1. Industry leader working on getting better

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Commercial Manager In Flavors in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Commercial Manager In Flavors in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Givaudan full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    People genuinely care about the customer
    People are helpful
    Increased focus on training (Learning and Development).

    Cons

    Complex Processes
    Compensation is very fair but not industry leading
    Collaboration is improving but still some silo behaviors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are on the right track. Keep focusing on improving collaboration, the customer experience and making Givaudan even better. Demand that middle managers up their game and improve communication throughout the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. over worked under paid but they will train you

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    Current Employee - Filter/Filler in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Filter/Filler in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Givaudan full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    plenty of overtime for you if your willing to have no life

    Cons

    no work life balance for family time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more in touch with your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Unstable work environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Givaudan full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This was a good place to work back in the day...no longer the case. Upper Mgmnt (Dept Mgrs as well as HR) does not demonstrate leadership, and comes across as demeaning 80% of time. They are nice 20% of time only when they want something from you.

    Cons

    Demeaning leadership, favortism, HR is not receptive and not approachable (corporate and plant). Lack of interdepartment communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees, as they work very long hours and are not acknowledged for their dedication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Great stable company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Givaudan full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Givaudan is the world's largest Flavors and Fragrances company. They are very profitable and will be in business for decades to come. The Company compensates its employees fairly and provide a comprehensive benefits package including vacation and 13 holidays.

    Cons

    Decisions from Switzerland are made without proper input from the regions. Givaudan needs to better research the long-term implications of their excutive decisions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Rewarding career experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Commercial Manager In Flavors in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Commercial Manager In Flavors in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Givaudan full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Industry leader in dynamic industry that provides great opportunity prove leadership skills

    Cons

    A little stodgy in decision making and somewhat heirarchical

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more autonomy to regional leadership teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. This is a great place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Givaudan full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Specific industry of Flavors.

    Cons

    Some opinions show that there are too many organizational changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more to staff before changes are made. Slower change management when there is push back.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. short term temp

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - QC Lab Tech in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Contractor - QC Lab Tech in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Givaudan as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    3 shifts available, safety gear (PPE) and paid training provided. This includes re-hydrating sources of Gatorade powder and bottled water, helmet, locker with showers and gloves etc as needed.

    Cons

    low pay, hot environment, shifts don't always communicate well with each other. 1st shift has more than 100 employees vs about 30 on 2nd and 3rd shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Receive and review employee suggestions. Maybe provide some sort of positive reinforcement reward for turning in suggestions. Most employees have good ideas they don't mention for various reasons.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Professional work environment; exciting new business all the time

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Givaudan full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The Regional Supply Chain deparment is new for the company, who has a long long history. It has been very exciting starting our department literally from scratch. Most everyone involved with the implemenatation has been on-board, which has made the transition for the company a very financially-rewarding change for the company.

    Cons

    I wish there were more opportunities for movement around within the company. It seems to me that once you get into a specific department, it is difficult to move around to get more experience in other areas of the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful

    Good industry, good innovation, poor organization and leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Givaudan full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The flavor industry is stable/growing. Givaudan is very good a creating new flavors. Good benefits and pay. There are opportunities to grow/expand career. It's a global company.

    Cons

    Givaudan is mostly focused on flavor creation. The difference between the creation side and the production side is night and day. Creation side, people are excited about what they do, and the company likes to showcase - there's clear passion and excitement. On the production side, things are disorganized, neglected and there's an obvious lack of excitement/passion. People just look forward to their next paycheck. The company does not invest in production and most of the needs are neglected. The leadership organization is constantly changing (longest running site director was 3 years...), and as a result, no clear direction exists (constantly changing). The culture is very much silo-ed, and not very much team work. Opposing viewpoints are strongly discouraged (people don't really get a chance to voice their concerns/opinions). Work/life balance is pretty poor (on the production side).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to create excitement/passion in what we do - not just on the flavor creation side, but also on the production side. People need to feel that what they are doing is contributing to the success of the company, and not viewed as second class to R&D and flavor creation. Value the experience and contribution of production - they're the ones meeting customer demand day in and day out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful

    Frightening Safety Issues & What Values? Just Get the Sale!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Operations in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Givaudan full-time (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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