Givaudan

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Givaudan Reviews

Updated January 10, 2015
Updated January 10, 2015
72 Reviews
3.4
72 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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  1. 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

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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
  3. 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
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  5. 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
  6.  

    Professional work environment; exciting new business all the time

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    • 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
  7. 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 a 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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    OK, but could have been better.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Givaudan

    Pros

    Interesting work, benefits package was adequate, decent manufacturing managers, interesting travel opportunities

    Cons

    Heavy Politics, unless you are in upper management, the company does not care about you, useless HR department

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Givaudan is a great working experience & an amazing company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - EHS Specialist in East Hanover, NJ
    Current Employee - EHS Specialist in East Hanover, NJ

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary wages & great benefit package, management promote work/life balance environment, proactive mentality rather than reactive, management have empathy with the employee, management treat you with respect beyond ethnic and race boundaries, among other great things.

    Cons

    No comments at this moment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To create a career path program.

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

    treated like dirt, no promotion, can't make mistake or they fire you.

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

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

    Pros

    they pay above market and plenty of overtime if you want it

    Cons

    lack communications with employees, expose you to chemicals that can cause you health issues. Management is inconsiderate. Discrimination is rampant. no promotion process. Horrible raises. lack any training program. Unsafe work place. Don't play by the rules. Cheat on audits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start over fire them all and get a real management staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    No respect for employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Givaudan

    Pros

    The company is profitable year after year. This is beneficial to those at the top. Otherwise there is no incentive to working hard.

    Cons

    Employees had to work off the clock and not get paid in the summer.
    Headcount is too low while employees are overworked.
    No work/life balance.
    Poor communication within the company.
    Impotent HR controlled by upper management that allows people with power to wield it unchecked.
    No formal training of new employees or uniform protocols. Leads to everyone doing everything differently.
    Employees were required to come to work right after Hurricane Sandy on Oct 31 even though most live outside the city, public transportation was not operating and many did not have power at home.
    There is a total lack of humanity and respect for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have HR professionals that focus on the employees' best interests and learn what employees' actual work loads are instead of eating and smoking all day.
    Treat employees like human beings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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