Avery Dennison Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2020

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3.8
72%
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Avery Dennison President & CEO Mitchell Butier
Mitchell Butier
231 Ratings
Pros
  • "Allows decent work-life balance if you are good at understanding expectations and never miss deadlines(in 64 reviews)

  • "Very Good benefits, good work environment, pay it's better than anywhere else(in 60 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Awesome Place to Work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Miamisburg, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avery Dennison full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    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

    Cons

    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

  2. "Great"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shipping and Receiving in Niles, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avery Dennison full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay is good, great benefits

    Cons

    Disarray between departments, the usual problem with most companies.

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  3. "Great place to work!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - FP&A Analyst in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avery Dennison full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Small business feel, great environment

    Cons

    not many opportunities for advancement

  4. "Generally nice people, awful company"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avery Dennison full-time

    Pros

    A lot of great coworkers who genuinely care about each other.

    Cons

    Management at the director level and above is typically the worst combination of cocky, amoral, and incompetent. Ideas or projects are often initiated with little to no supporting data and the work/stress needed to make up for management's poor decisions rolls downhill. Compensation doesn't come close to making up for the poor work-life balance and layoffs are a constant fear.

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  5. "Classic Corporate Culture"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mentor, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avery Dennison full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Associates and Mid-Level employees friendly and most are willing to help - Great benefits

    Cons

    - Lack of communication from upper management - Leadership is not engaging, some won't even reply when you say "hi" in the hallways - Constant "looking over your shoulder" mentality - Lots of employees, especially the customer facing ones, burnt out from a "do more with less" mindset

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Avery Dennison Corporation"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Digital Marketing Specialist in Mentor, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avery Dennison full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Avery Dennison provided me a chance out of college. They provided me the ability to grow with the corporation and learn new systems.

    Cons

    Like any other corporation, you are just a worker for them. When times get tough (or the market turns), there is nothing holding you to your position.

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  7. "Technical Lead GSuite / GCP Environment"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Technical Lead GSuite/GCP Environment (Ops Manager) 

    I worked at Avery Dennison full-time

    Pros

    Flexible environment to develop end to end solutions - keeping in mind customer needs

    Cons

    Difficult to penetrate Executive Leadership

  8. "Great company"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avery Dennison full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Excellent pay. Global and fast paced. Lot of opportunities.

    Cons

    Commodity business. Margins are tight which creates more pressure on an ongoing basis.

  9. Helpful (3)

    "3.5 stars actually"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avery Dennison

    Pros

    -Benefits are above average -Can be a great place to grow a career for some, but not for others -Certain departments have generous budgets, but not others -Frequent catered food -Glendale corporate office: new, clean facilities, great technology for meetings etc. -Company performance is stable -People are generally nice and open, at least to your face -Relaxed dress code (jeans ok)

    Cons

    It's a corporate office, so you have your typical politics and narcissists, but you can expect that everywhere. The main areas of complaints are: -Instances of nepotism. Ex: multiple interns have been hired without undergoing an EOE interview process and they happened to be employees' children of children of friends. That was one problem. The second problem was that feedback about this practice was not well received by management. -There was one man who was widely known to make comments directly to women about their appearance, combined with performance issues. Multiple members of upper management and HR were involved, but the outcome was that women who were on the receiving end of the unwanted attention were vilified and blamed by everyone in the office, and that man was terminated and rewarded with a VERY generous severance package. Again- the women received nothing but blame. Other employees would justify his actions with comments as follows: "he's a great dad", "he didn't physically touch you", "he's just having a hard time with his divorce," "he feels ganged up on by the women," "well he didn't deserve to be let go" (yes that's real). AND "witnesses" would suddenly change their story and would not corroborate on the record because they wanted to be on the side of Sr. Management. HR will probably respond to this message about their zero tolerance policies on nepotism and harassment, but clearly the policies are a long way from being effective based on how these type of incidents were dealt with during my tenure.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Be cautious"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Procurement Manager in Mentor, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avery Dennison full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    nice location, good pay, excellent benefits

    Cons

    Always looking to downsize, many changes

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