Givaudan Reviews

Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
62 Reviews
3.4
62 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 6 reviews)

  • The only pros are the cafeteria, decent coffee and good benefits (in 5 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.  

    Rewarding career experience

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    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
  2.  

    great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Givaudan

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    short term temp

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    Former Employee - QC Lab Tech in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - QC Lab Tech in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Givaudan as a contractor (less than an 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Designer
    Current Employee - IT Designer

    I have been working at Givaudan full-time

    Pros

    great people, good expertise in house

    Cons

    travel (can be a pro or a con)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Typical Corporate America

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Purchasing in East Hanover, NJ
    Former Employee - Purchasing in East Hanover, NJ

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

    Pros

    Flex time, profit sharing, good tasting things.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Run far away from here

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

    I worked at Givaudan as a contractor

    Pros

    Coffee some are nice ppl most no

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nasty mgr

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Professional work environment; exciting new business all the time

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Givaudan full-time (more than an 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
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Run dont walk...away from this place.

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

    I worked at Givaudan full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The cons make any pro non-existent.

    Cons

    Management is abusive & smokes in their offices. There is no growth here, at any level. HR is corrupt. I have worked in many industries and companies over the past 15 years and this is by far the most unethical and emotionally draining place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of NAFF management and invest in your staff!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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