- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
Employees rate Leiden 16.4% lower than the overall average
Good salary, nice new, ergonomic building in the Netherlands
Diversity in cultures
Open office culture and low hierarchical structure
Good work/home balance with some degree to influence your personal life
Non-stop reorganisation and "realignment" - people are assigned new jobs for which they do not have the experience; too often, fresh graduates are tasked with leading major projects - again, limited experience and understanding of the technology makes it challenging.
Typical American culture - the "noisy ones" get noticed and rise quicker through the ranks because they always have something to say
Advice to Management
Watch out for the quieter employees - just because they say little does not mean they are less talented than the more talkative ones. There is a reasonably high turnover of people at director level roles which does not bring stability to the organisation.
The process took a week. I interviewed at Avery Dennison (Leiden (Netherlands)).
I sent my CV and cover letter. About 2 weeks later I've been contacted by them for a brief administrative call interview. They day after I received an email asking for a face to face interview in Leiden with the department managers.