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Updated January 27, 2015
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International Flavors & Fragrances CEO Andreas Fibig
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  1. manager

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

    I worked at International Flavors & Fragrances part-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Generally good. Good boss.nice staffs.free-meal

    Cons

    not really. just busy.
    bad air

    Advice to Management

    n/a

  2. Helpful (1)

    Back to the 1970's!

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

    I worked at International Flavors & Fragrances full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The US employees are extremely nice, benefits are good

    Cons

    Their practices and procedures are antiquated. No accountability, proper people are not placed in management positions

    Advice to Management

    You can make so much more money if you did a corporate audit to reduce redundancies and institute best practices.

  3. Helpful (3)

    Change after change after change - but still less productivity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at International Flavors & Fragrances full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are alot of good people that work here.

    Cons

    Operational employees are treated like liabilities not assets.

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN TO YOUR EMPLOYEES, TELLING PEOPLE IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT THEN GO SOMEWHERE ELSE IS NOT GOING TO HELP ANYONE!

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  5. A diverse company committed to sustainability

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Sustainability Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Sustainability Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at International Flavors & Fragrances as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    IFF is a global company with offices all around the world. The company attracts people of all nationalities and cultures and is very diverse. IFF also heavily invests into its research and development. The R&D is based on the foundation of sustainability and the company is embedding sustainability into all aspects of its business.

    Cons

    The Office of Sustainability is very small.

  6. Helpful (3)

    Senior research investigator

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Investigator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Research Investigator in New York, NY

    I have been working at International Flavors & Fragrances full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    flexible schedule, some work very interesting (only because I love the subject), some very smart, committed people, doing great work inspite of management.

    Cons

    no future, regardless of your accomplishments. everything is boiled down to a "metric" or number. How many X did you you do, not what did you do and what value came from it. Management has 2 or 3 favorites because they keep their mouth shut - comply don't think!! No critical thinking here. Again, very little advancement. I've seen outstanding workers, very productive committed people, at the same level for 30 years. Forget about any career development - althought it's spouted by senior executives, there are no chances to learn or further develop your craft. Everything I've learned here is beacuse I did it myself without going through managment. And did it on my own time.

    Advice to Management

    Please listen to the people below director levels. We know what is and is not working. Please be honest and look at the development opportunities for everyone, not just the select few. Spend some money to upgrade equipment (ours is > 14 years old) that is on it's last leg.

  7. Good experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at International Flavors & Fragrances as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Got to work with numbers on a large, corporate scale
    - Manager was very nice
    - Pay was decent
    - Worked when it was convenient for me
    - Always smelled great

    Cons

    - Easy to get lost (because there are so many people and because the building is quite confusing)
    - Instructions can be unclear
    - Didn't like the atmosphere (lots of swearing in the office)

    Advice to Management

    Make sure managers are more than just nice.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Very Poor Lines of Communication

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Finance in New York, NY

    I worked at International Flavors & Fragrances

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    interesting industry
    challenging work
    learning enviornment: must have the ability to educate yourself on issues; they do NOT show a new employee the ropes

    Cons

    senior management treats staff disrespectfully
    leadership has very poor interpersonal/communication skills
    lack of team spirit; everyone is out for themselves

    Advice to Management

    Focus on improving the treatment of the staff; new management does not seem to care or is oblivious on how to manage/lead people

  9. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at International Flavors & Fragrances

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Highly entrepreuneurial and innovative company

    Cons

    Too remote from its customers

    Advice to Management

    Lead as a team

  10. Helpful (1)

    Generally a nice place to work

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

    I worked at International Flavors & Fragrances

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Dedicated, hardworking people who care about the company

    Cons

    Improve senior managment, too many competing agendas

    Advice to Management

    No feedback

  11. Helpful (3)

    International Flavors & Fragrances

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

    I worked at International Flavors & Fragrances

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits package
    Great medical benefits
    Great 401k package
    Work/life balance
    Sharing information between departments
    International work force
    Great incentives including bonuses

    Cons

    There are often silos
    You may feel isolated in your department
    The workforce skews much older
    There aren't many opportunities for growth

    Advice to Management

    Senior management should walk the halls more often
    Senior management and department heads need to create true mentoring opportunities for more junior employees

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