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Avery Dennison Reviews

Updated May 21, 2017
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  • You have to be disciplined to keep a good work life balance (in 25 reviews)

  • Cult-like over-zealous monthly calls with upper management about how the company is wonderful and perfect - fails to address common issues (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avery Dennison full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, friendly people. Driven but collaborative environment. Innovation is encouraged.

    Cons

    Sometimes it takes awhile to get changes made.

    Advice to Management

    Be able to delegate responsibility and allow people to move quickly to get things done.

    Avery Dennison Response

    Mar 2, 2017 – Director, Global Digital Corporate Communications

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us.


  2. "Continuous downsizing of the company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Avery Dennison full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Friendly atmosphere. Great 401k and health insurance.

    Cons

    Layoffs happening every 6 months since I started 4 years ago. Which is a part of the business but a lot of layoffs were handling with no care for employees and their families like getting rid of people right before Christmas. All of this produces a lot of doubt and angst throughout the company. Everyone is walking on eggshells because of lack of job security. Management changes always happening and no clear set path from top management on how to be successful.

    Advice to Management

    Don't look at your employees just as numbers. Actually train out employees when you say you will.


  3. "Senior HR Manager, MY, SG & PH"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Petaling Jaya (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Petaling Jaya (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avery Dennison full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Dynamic, sharing and collaborative environment

    Cons

    Work life imbalance, too much workload


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  5. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Avery Dennison full-time

    Pros

    Great culture that encourages you to communicate, to whatever job levels

    Cons

    too many changes which result into a lot of not well-planned layoffs


  6. "They don't care"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Department Lead in Lenoir, NC
    Former Employee - Department Lead in Lenoir, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avery Dennison full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay ,time off ,holidays . Home life

    Cons

    They only look to shut down American factories.

    Advice to Management

    Make American great again


  7. "Junior analysts"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice international culture and everyone is open-minded. Have a great training system with online course and offline workshops for different levels and functions. Young AveryDennison organized activities every month and provide a good chance to all employee to know each other.

    Cons

    Have not discover the disadvantage yet.


  8. "Avery Dennison"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avery Dennison full-time

    Pros

    Market Leader in its industry with high brand recognition

    Cons

    High stress with limited career opportunity


  9. "Like working in a racist office in the 50's or in Apartheid South Africa."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Oegstgeest (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Intern in Oegstgeest (Netherlands)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avery Dennison (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The office building is really nice and modern and located in a nice area surrounded by a surprising amount of nature.

    Cons

    Rampant blatant racism and anti-semitism. The most hostile office and corporate environment you can imagine. Virtually no minorities except in the lowest positions and exploited interns. If you're not a good looking athletic white person, employees will literally stare at you with a look of utter disgust as if you dared to use the wrong water fountain or sat in a seat at the front of the bus. Those unfortunate enough to be born in minorities are so paranoid, highly-strung and defensive you can't help but feel really sorry for them. Lunchtime is 30 minutes of watching colleagues suck up to the boss. Those most likely to succeed are pompous pretentious bullies who surround themselves with minions that flirt with them and worship every word that comes out of their mouths, no matter what. If you want to experience what it feels like to live under apartheid, try working here.

    Advice to Management

    Exploiting minorities doing internships for PR photos is NOT diversity.


  10. "Customer Services Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good people, best product quality in the industry

    Cons

    Systems and inventory management flows are outdated

    Advice to Management

    Invest in standardizing workflows, saves costs and increases businesses in the long term


  11. "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avery Dennison full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Good company with solid career growth and investment in their people.

    Cons

    Some of the divisions in the company (especially their retail and information division) lack clear strategic direction. They do things without thinking long term, including big changes like org restructures, that they eventually end up reversing.

    Advice to Management

    Think about strategies that make sense long term.


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