Givaudan Fragrances Corp

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Givaudan Fragrances Corp Reviews

Updated August 4, 2014
Updated August 4, 2014
9 Reviews
3.3
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Givaudan Fragrances Corp

    Pros

    Great experience, very supportive environment, would certainly recommend it.

    Cons

    None really come to mind.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fun creative work but management is in the ice age

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

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

    Pros

    Working with the leading company and in a dynamic industry on the manufacturing side. Able to work on projects from small clients to celebrities. When smelling and creating everyone is happy. Summer Fridays were great and the occasional office breakfasts.

    Cons

    This is specifically for the NYC office. The anxious competitive atmosphere stifles the creativity. The HR department in the NYC office is a joke, and only worried about managers. If your not at a certain level you are not considered a "core employee" and therefore will not receive an evaluation so you really don't know how your doing until your are called into HR. Internal training is non-existent. Promotions are few and far between based on their need and not your work. Tyrannical management is allowed to scare everyone with threatening words because the fragrance manufacturing industry overall is extremely competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train employees, share experience instead of seeing it as something to beg for. Fragrance development is an art. Also divide management to smaller sections so someone that is entry level can actually talk to their boss to grow and learn as opposed to them never having time to build that relationship.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Compounder

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Givaudan Fragrances Corp

    Pros

    pay is competitive to market

    Cons

    very unsafe place to work

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  5.  

    Learning Experience

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    Former Employee - Applications Scientist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Applications Scientist in New York, NY

    I worked at Givaudan Fragrances Corp as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good work/Life balance & Great Leadership

    Cons

    Cut throat Coworkers and High Stress Level

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company, slow to promote from within

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    Current Employee - Consumer Market Research Analyst in East Hanover, NJ
    Current Employee - Consumer Market Research Analyst in East Hanover, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great employee benefits, great employee wellness benefits, global reach, lots of potential opportunities

    Cons

    Difficult to move past entry level positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a clearer career path for entry level employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Not a horrible place to work overall

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hanover, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hanover, NJ

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

    Pros

    Summer hours (early Fridays) are a plus. Some work life balance, not sure if because they are flexible or because I am not. Annual profit sharing bonus.

    Cons

    People have a lot of work "class" hangups. Upper Management seems to favor white males. Raises and profit sharing have been low, but that is a result of the economy.

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    AM

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at Givaudan Fragrances Corp full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good work culture, Work life balance is ok

    Cons

    HR is very poor...HR needs to be improved. Senior Managment Attitude should be improved towards assessment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Summer job as blue collar worker

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    Former Employee - Summer Job Employee
    Former Employee - Summer Job Employee

    I worked at Givaudan Fragrances Corp as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good canteen, good salary for a summer job, not much stress, friendly collaborators, safe working environment, boss not to pushy

    Cons

    Exposed to chemicals products, you smell bad when you go out of work, some people have health problem due to long term chemical product exposure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good so far, keep like that!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Givaudan NYC

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Givaudan Fragrances Corp

    Pros

    It's really a great group of people, and an overall fun environment to work in. Everyone is pretty passionate about what they do and interested in helping colleagues succeed. A considerable number of people have been with the company for a long time (15+ y ears) - a testament to the overall positive vibe of the place.

    Cons

    The work can get repetitive after a while, as there seems to be a lot of overlap across projects. This is an effect of the industry overall though, and not a downside to Givaudan specifically.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider allowing employees to transition between departments over time in order to expand their skillset, learn about other sides of the business, and make them even more valuable members of the team.

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