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"Know what you are getting into."

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - IT Manager
Former Employee - IT Manager
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Lots of opportunity to move between divisions, if the desire is there. Career ladder was pretty well laid out and a good work/life balance was evident and respected.

Cons

It seemed that in IT, if you did not want to end up in Corporate HQ, you could get 'stuck' at a divisional IT Manager level. Also, each division seemed like it's own company - one division could be cutting headcount to make quarterly numbers, but the guys across the street were popping champagne corks.

Advice to Management

Making quarterly numbers at a division level dictated many important decisions, especially for smaller divisions.

Other Employee Reviews for Avery Dennison

  1. "Great company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    relaxed culture....but hard working. Majority of people are good people who care about business and co-workers.

    Cons

    Pay and promotions not clear or consistent

    Advice to Management

    Promote managers who understand that leading is a privilege and their role is to teach those around them to be better employees not to yell at them if they do not get what want.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Visit, but No One Stays Long"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service
    Current Employee - Customer Service
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits and flexibility for time off. Fellow employees are hardworking and personable. Multiple divisions without much overlap. Easy to move among the divisions. Many opportunities within the U.S. Opportunities to work with a very diverse customer base. Not many quality issues with the products. Supportive managers (generally).

    Cons

    15 years behind in IT technology. Frequent mid level management changes. Generally, good company and division strategies are put in place, but never anything truly innovative. Always a follower of bigger and better Fortune 500 companies. Execution is usually extremely poor. Truly disorganized. "Right sizing" has left morale low. One year the answer is RFID tags, the next year Paxar.

    Advice to Management

    The "right sizing" was done without any streamlining or technology improvements. None of your initiatives, Six Sigma, ELS or Horizon Projects, will go far with everyone focusing on work that should be automated or outsourced. Start focusing on your core markets and sell the peripheral divisions. Smaller, faster and more profitable. Move beyond sticky paper. We honestly like you, but we need a more radical vision.


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