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Givaudan Cincinnati Reviews

Updated March 13, 2017
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  • no work life balance for family time (in 6 reviews)

  • Difficult to move past entry level positions (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Givaudan Process Engineering Co-op Review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Process Engineering Co-Op in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Intern - Process Engineering Co-Op in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Givaudan as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Great hands on project work, co-ops play a big role
    -Ability to work closely with production, working on the floor with operators, maintenance, other engineers, and management regularly
    -Excellent mentor-ship from senior engineers and project manager to guide interns in the right direction

    Cons

    -The overall culture at the site was not the best, but was improving as time went on

    Advice to Management

    -It felt like their was a certain disconnection from North American Regional Management and the production sites. More engagement from regional managers with the sites would be a plus in my opinion.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "A great company in technology development"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Fellow in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Research Fellow in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Givaudan (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good opportunities in technical career

    Cons

    a lot of changes, research environment depends very much on the research head

    Advice to Management

    keep up with technology advancement, it's the key for Givaudan to grow

    Givaudan Response

    Mar 13, 2017 – Digital Talent Brand & Attraction Specialist

    Many thanks for the review. We wish you a continued success in your new job.


  3. "Market share performance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Business Development in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Industry leading resources with great benefits and competitive wages based on a legacy of culture from Tastemaker , Fries & Fries, Givaudan-Roure with continued ambition to outgrow the market.

    Cons

    Large enough that focus can be on the process over people . Largess contributes to a lack of training adequately.

    Advice to Management

    Offer of greater incentive to teams which collaborate and by weighting across industry categories by ease of growth , size of respective markets , and present share.


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  5. Helpful (10)

    "Ok but don't expect to grow"

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Givaudan full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, interesting work

    Cons

    Takes forever to get promoted, bureaucratic, leadership that doesn't listen

    Advice to Management

    Promote your employees instead of hiring externally


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Excellent Outfit"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Global and low-tech. This company will grow steadily forever.

    Cons

    Senior positions usually require temporary relocation overseas

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Industry leader working on getting better"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commercial Manager In Flavors in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Commercial Manager In Flavors in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People genuinely care about the customer
    People are helpful
    Increased focus on training (Learning and Development).

    Cons

    Complex Processes
    Compensation is very fair but not industry leading
    Collaboration is improving but still some silo behaviors

    Advice to Management

    You are on the right track. Keep focusing on improving collaboration, the customer experience and making Givaudan even better. Demand that middle managers up their game and improve communication throughout the organization.


  8. "over worked under paid but they will train you"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Filter/Filler in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Filter/Filler in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    plenty of overtime for you if your willing to have no life

    Cons

    no work life balance for family time

    Advice to Management

    be more in touch with your employees


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great stable company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Givaudan is the world's largest Flavors and Fragrances company. They are very profitable and will be in business for decades to come. The Company compensates its employees fairly and provide a comprehensive benefits package including vacation and 13 holidays.

    Cons

    Decisions from Switzerland are made without proper input from the regions. Givaudan needs to better research the long-term implications of their excutive decisions.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Unstable work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This was a good place to work back in the day...no longer the case. Upper Mgmnt (Dept Mgrs as well as HR) does not demonstrate leadership, and comes across as demeaning 80% of time. They are nice 20% of time only when they want something from you.

    Cons

    Demeaning leadership, favortism, HR is not receptive and not approachable (corporate and plant). Lack of interdepartment communication.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees, as they work very long hours and are not acknowledged for their dedication.


  11. "This is a great place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Givaudan full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Specific industry of Flavors.

    Cons

    Some opinions show that there are too many organizational changes.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more to staff before changes are made. Slower change management when there is push back.


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