Avery Dennison - A company on the decline with little opportunity for career advancement, unfavorable work/life balance and low salaries. | Glassdoor
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"A company on the decline with little opportunity for career advancement, unfavorable work/life balance and low salaries."

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Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Mentor, OH
Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Mentor, OH
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Avery will provide a job but not much in the area of career. If one is looking for work and desires to reside in the greater Cleveland area, it is an "ok" place to seek employment.

Cons

They are typically not a good paying company. They are struggling to stay affloat due to excess capacity in the pressure sensitive market. One of the ways they are offsetting losses is by annually off-loading salaries that are at or above $80K annually and hiring younger, local talent from the nearby schools and universities. If you are not a senior level manager and your salary is at or above $80K, you will be targeted in their "right-sizing/restructuring" efforts.Work life balance is a challenge as well as they are doing more with less people. A declining market along with cost out efforts over the past decade have led to this approach which has resulted in many Process Engineers, Team Leaders and Managers in Operations experiencing "burnout" after 2-3 yrs in their respective roles. Diversity is also lacking at senior level management positions. It only exists at lower level/subordinate positions. They have recently undergone lawsuits for age, gender and racial discrimination (2001, 2003, and 2005) in which they were found liable and/or payed an undisclosed sum in settlements. I would not reccommned this company, particulary the Northeast Ohio Operations, to anyone seeking employment with a company that will value work/life balance or that is looking for a "career home" with whoch they could retire.

Advice to Management

Work life balance must be improved, more competitive salaries offered and diversity improved at "Senior" level managment positions.

Other Employee Reviews for Avery Dennison

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Not good for career growth only for people looking for a stable , so get out as fast as you can if you want to grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Avery Dennison full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The job is stable , good benefits in terms of healthcare and compensation for a starting role.

    Cons

    This is by far the worst company I have worked for. Management is pathetic- they have no clue what their subordinates are doing though they are paid more than 10 times of a fresh graduate employee.Employee evaluation is not based on job performance or workload but purely on impression, people who do no work get promoted and the others work their ass off for years with no reward or recognition or career growth. There is no focus on team work or projects because everyone is interested in impressing the boss by putting the blame on someone else rather than resolving the real issues or understanding the problems. Meetings are merely debate contests with no action items so it is all talk and no action.
    Too much buraeucracy and different levels for escalations especially with the IT, it takes way too much time to get things done so it is very frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Please get out of your office and interact more with employees from all levels in your organization to know what are the real issues affecting the company. Fancy powerpoint slides and closed loop discussions are completely useless if you have no clue what your subordinates are doing. Please ensure to take your team members's feedback before making crucial decisions affecting them.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Changing environment. Gradual cultural change since company founder Stan Avery passed away."

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    Former Employee - Various in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Various in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Some very talented, creative, hard working employee's

    Cons

    Sr. management focus seemed to change over the years I had been at Avery. Focus went from employee and customer to short term bottom line.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employee's and they will take care of your customers.

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