Symrise
3.4 of 5 12 reviews
www.symrise.com Holzminden, Germany 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jun 4, 2014

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Heinz-Jürgen Bertram

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70% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Teterboro, NJ

    ProsCommitted employees and strong management

    ConsCompensation is OK, but not great.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to genuinely listen to employees and challenge everyone to work together to transition our really good company to a great one.

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

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    awful culture

    Lab Technician (Former Employee)
    Jersey City, NJ

    Prosshort term job, No one bothers you, Hours M-F 8:30AM-5PM

    ConsWorking only as a temp and replaced the woman only during the maternity leave. Requesting samples and shipping to customers. Easy job and very isolated.Great thing no one bothers you. Not an aspirational career.
    I left before the nasty woman showed up the 1st dayof job.Unfortunately, I met her, she trained me on the job before her maternity excursion. Her husband works on manufacture, far worse!!!.
    The atmosphere is very unfriendly, stress some people and no oral communication.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosthe company offers good benefits

    Consno movement, no respect for employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent, but not challenging enough

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGot along with people well. Good group of people working around me.

    ConsThere was not enough guidance on what needed to be done. People who were suppose to give guidance were spread to thin

    Advice to Senior ManagementSetup a better management structure

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    Symrise is a major producer of flavors and fragrances.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Teterboro, NJ

    Pros- Symrise had sales of € 1,572 billion in 2010.
    - The US branch of the company is located in Teterboro, NJ (not far from the airport), just off route 80.

    ConsMajor competitors include Firmenich, Givaudan, International Flavors and Fragrances and Takasago International.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe distribution channel is need of a new system.
    Flavors and fragrances act as two different companies, but the distribution is united.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Flexible, entrepreneurial company with room for personal growth, but very specialized in job functions.

    Director (Current Employee)
    Teterboro, NJ

    ProsPerfect for creative specialists, rel. young team in senior management, many highly qualified and well paid positions. Interesting and unique industry.

    ConsRel. young senior management team can limit personal growth opportunities for some time. Highly specialized jobs which make can make it difficult to switch to other industries later in the career.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue nurturing the culture you started to implement and look out for peoples careers and their growth to keep them in the company. Great spirit and professionalism within the senior team which motivates the employees.

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    Entrepreneurial and sharp management

    Vice President Sales (Current Employee)
    Teterboro, NJ

    ProsGreat blend of large company resources and small company entrepreneurial spirit. People are by far the best part of working here, lots of engagement and personal accountability. People are smart, and willing to pull together. Very little politics. Uncomplicated management structure.
    Good support for employees and their work life balance.

    ConsWe are lean, a few more hands would help.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Close-knitted environment

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsClose knitted and friendly environment with a mostly flat working environment (at least for the corporate side).

    ConsSlightly inconvenient location since its in a manufacturing area. Pay is not very competitive.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Chemical Company

    Intern EMEA Sales (Current Employee)
    Holzminden (Germany)

    ProsCOmpany with many international opportunities

    ConsInternship salary was very low

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

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    Marketing Assistant (Former Employee)
    Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    ProsEnvironment is great, with comfortavle perfume

    ConsNot that aggressive,lose some passion to be inspiration

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore activities

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

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