Givaudan

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Givaudan Reviews

Updated August 3, 2014
Updated August 3, 2014
60 Reviews

3.6
60 Reviews
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Givaudan CEO Gilles Andrier
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • People are friendly, environment can be light-hearted, flexible with work-life balance, lower-level jobs are routine (in 7 reviews)

  • good benefits and provide trainings (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • no work life balance for family time (in 4 reviews)

  • Impotent HR controlled by upper management that allows people with power to wield it unchecked (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Very good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good benefits and provide trainings

    Cons

    weak leadership, and very centralized administration

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the decision making process. Leadership should engage on the culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not so good in the past few years.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Givaudan is in the right business and is often able to make money in spite of themselves and seem to remain stable regardless of what the economy is doing.

    Cons

    Middle to upper management has been a revolving door especially on North America. Upper management in Switzerland seems to want all the benefits of the US economy without investing their time in learning how to work with Americans.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get off your duffs and spend some time here so you can see how things are done. You might find we have more to contribute than $$$$$$.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Industry leader working on getting better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Commercial Manager In Flavors  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Commercial Manager In Flavors in Cincinnati, OH

    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
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  5.  

    over worked under paid but they will train you

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Filter/Filler  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Filter/Filler in Cincinnati, OH

    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
  6.  

    Nice environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  7.  

    Dominated by higher Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible hours, somewhat easy life style, European influence.

    Cons

    Lack of support for operational staff, chance of getting outsourced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve morale by setting example, provide meaningful support.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great stable company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unstable work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    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
  10.  

    Rewarding career experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Commercial Manager In Flavors  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Commercial Manager In Flavors in Cincinnati, OH

    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
  11.  

    great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

    new people coming in are changing character of company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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