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Avery Dennison Overview

Glendale, CA
10000+ employees
Company - Public (AVY)
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and manufacturing company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry ... Read more

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Avery Dennison – Why Work With Us?

Avery Dennison About Us

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and manufacturing company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio-frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company employs approximately 30,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2018 were $7.2 billion.

Where does change begin? Change begins on the inside—inside companies, products and communities. By virtue of our business, we’re well positioned to make change happen from inside. We’re a force for good embedded in industries and communities worldwide, challenging ourselves and others to reach higher and think bigger to improve the quality of all life.  See our process by downloading our full sustainability report 2014–2016.
Our Vision
For more than eight decades, Avery Dennison’s commitment to innovation has enabled us to forge a global impact across virtually every industry. We encourage our employees to think boldly and sustainably, collaborating daily, to serve as a force for good in the communities in which we operate.

Materials science is in our DNA.

The pursuit of our vision has compelled us to align our businesses into a focused, customer-driven company that specializes in materials science. Our in-depth pool of expertise and global scale enable us to deliver insights, innovative products and intelligent solutions to customers all over the world.



The Avery Dennison story begins in 1935, with just a few spare parts, one very bright idea and a $100 loan. Ray Stanton (“Stan”) Avery, a struggling clerk in Los Angeles, invented a smarter way for stores to price their products, then went on to pioneer the labeling industry. With a few simple materials—primarily used machine parts and a saber saw—Stan created and patented the first self-adhesive, die-cut labeling machine. His practical genius would ultimately yield eighteen patents and establish Avery Adhesives as the company that transformed how brands and businesses deliver information. In 1990, Avery International merged with Dennison Manufacturing to become Avery Dennison. Today, we manufacture and distribute labeling and packaging materials in over 50 countries and employ more than 30,000 people. The flexibility and responsiveness afforded by our company's global footprint enables us to service our customers at key points throughout their supply chain. In just over 80 years we have grown from one bright idea into a global corporation that continues to set new standards for quality and innovation in materials science.


What We Do

Avery Dennison manufactures and distributes display graphics, labeling and packaging materials, retail graphic embellishments and RFID tags that companies around the world use to engage customers and efficiently manage their inventories. Our products are virtually everywhere you look, providing a crucial thread in the fabric of global commerce.

We sustain Stan Avery's spirit of curiosity through research, invention and development of new materials science products and processes. Our expertise in high-speed manufacturing, information display and management, logistics, branding, graphics and packaging enables us to impact a wide array of markets—from consumer packaged goods and apparel to transportation, architecture and healthcare.

Eight Values. One Team.

Our culture is the foundation of everything we do at Avery Dennison, and our company values are the basis of that culture. These core values shape our behavior and support our business and people as we continue to grow.



We are driven by doing the right thing. Always.


We are brave in the face of adversity and the unknown.


We get out to get better.


We gain strength from diverse ideas and teams.


We are focused on the long-term health of our business, planet and communities.


We use imagination and intellect to create new possibilities.


We are better when we work together and put others ahead of ourselves.


We expect the best from ourselves and each other.

Build your future with us.

Are you looking for an opportunity where you can bring your unique skills and talents to work every day? Do you thrive on ideas and making a visible impact? Do you want to work with colleagues who are as excited about what they do as you are, and who are building meaningful careers? Consider Avery Dennison.

Working for Avery Dennison can make a meaningful difference to your future. Here, you can grow your career with a company that has innovation in its DNA and is helping create a more sustainable world. You’ll have the strength of a global market leader behind you as you make an impact in an open, 

You make the difference.

Helping communities where Avery Dennison employees live and work.

Avery Dennison has a strong corporate social responsibility (CSR) ethos that is demonstrated through our long history of financial support and employee volunteerism.  Our spirit of giving started with our founder Stan Avery over eight decades ago and continues to be led by our corporate values.  With over 30,000 employees, operations in over 54 counties, and a drive to serve as a force for good, Avery Dennison’s CSR efforts extend around the globe.

Through the Avery Dennison Foundation we  advance the causes of educationsustainability, and women’s empowerment in communities where Avery Dennison employees live and work.  We encourage employee engagement with a spirit of invention and innovation, improving the quality of life for people in our communities.



Grantmaking in education provides funding for educational improvements to elementary, secondary, post-secondary and/or vocational schools; and focuses on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) or graphic and visual arts educational efforts. These grants direct services to populations who are traditionally underserved because of gender, socioeconomic status or geography.



Grantmaking in sustainability provides direct support for projects that conserve the natural environment and contribute to the social, environmental and economic well-being of communities.


Women's Empowerment

Grantmaking in women’s empowerment provides direct support for projects that address gender equality, equity and opportunities in Avery Dennison communities.

Avery Dennison Reviews

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    I have been here 30 years in the engineering department. I have found Avery Dennison at the forefront of technology introductions. We have implemented multiple first in the market products. I have also had the opportunity to travel the globe to interact with other thought leaders


    A place where everyone is expected to share the work load. I have sat in meetings with GM's where they wrote the minutes of the meeting. There are no ivory towers at Avery Dennison

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    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Avery Dennison (Glendale, CA).


    Applied online, contacted by HR two weeks after for a brief phone interview, pretty basic introduction. Then another 30mins phone interview came along with the manager, this one was more technical, went thru the resume in detail. Few days later got invited to the on-site interview, paneled with prospective team members from various levels. Very friendly and interactive process. The process for final decision was a little lengthy but you could feel the organization does care about you by having been so responsive all the time. Overall, it’s been good and positive experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Behavioral + technical, you gotta really know what you are doing and what’s on your resume   Answer Question
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Avery Dennison Awards & Accolades

  • America's Best Employers for Diversity 2019, Forbes, 2019
  • Sustainability Award, Labelexpo/Label awards, 2018
  • #89 Wall Street Journal Management Top 250, The Wall Street Journal, 2018
  • Newsweek's U.S. 500 "Green Ranking 2017", Newsweek, 2018
  • #71 Barron's 100 Most Sustainable Companies, Barron's, 2019
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Pledges & Certifications

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

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