Givaudan
3.2 of 5 51 reviews
www.givaudan.com Vernier, Switzerland 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 8, 2014

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54% Approve of the CEO

Givaudan CEO Gilles Andrier

Gilles Andrier

(26 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Nice environment

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Givaudan as an intern

ProsPeople are friendly, environment can be light-hearted, flexible with work-life balance, lower-level jobs are routine

ConsA bit monotonous at lower-levels, becomes high-pressure in an instant with meeting deadlines, upper-level employees taking work too seriously

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Great stable company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Cincinnati, OH

I worked at Givaudan full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGivaudan 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.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Rewarding career experience

Commercial Manager In Flavors (Current Employee)
Cincinnati, OH

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

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

ConsA little stodgy in decision making and somewhat heirarchical

Advice to Senior ManagementGive more autonomy to regional leadership teams

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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short term temp

QC Lab Tech (Former Employee)
Cincinnati, OH

I worked at Givaudan as a contractor for less than a year

Pros3 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.

Conslow 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 Senior ManagementReceive 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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great company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Givaudan

ProsWell treated and opportunities to grow and travel, work life balance

Consnew people coming in are changing character of company

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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This is a great place to work.

Executive Assistant (Current Employee)
Cincinnati, OH

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

ProsSpecific industry of Flavors.

ConsSome opinions show that there are too many organizational changes.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company

IT Designer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Givaudan full-time

Prosgreat people, good expertise in house

Constravel (can be a pro or a con)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Typical Corporate America

Purchasing (Former Employee)
East Hanover, NJ

I worked at Givaudan full-time for more than 5 years

ProsFlex time, profit sharing, good tasting things.

ConsGivaudan's habit of outsourcing, being incredibly cheap, typical hypocrisy.

Advice to Senior ManagementSpend more money on your employees. When it comes to safety you still haven't convinced production people that you give it anything more than lip service. Get rid of the bullies.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Run far away from here

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
East Hanover, NJ

I worked at Givaudan as a contractor

ProsCoffee some are nice ppl most no

ConsNo training ppl treated like morons. No respect. Most start as temps. A nasty women who think they are btr than all

Advice to Senior ManagementNasty mgr

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great Place to Work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGood opportunities available but you must prove yourself...which is very fair. You will be rewarded if you work hard and produce results.

ConsCan be too corporate and political at times but what company isn't?

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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