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Givaudan Reviews

Updated April 10, 2018
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Management in Mount Olive, NJ
    Current Employee - Production Management in Mount Olive, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Positive environment to work in. Managers encourage opportunities to get involved in multiple initiatives with various people and departments. Vast career growth opportunities throughout the company, including global locations. Really a great place to make contributions and drive value in business operations. Recommend to anyone in the job market.

    Cons

    Nothing abnormal compared to previous experience.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    Givaudan Response

    Jun 6, 2017 – Digital Talent Brand & Attraction Specialist

    Thanks for the nice review! We truly appreciate your feedback. We wish you continued success in your role.


  2. "Great place to build a career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Givaudan full-time

    Pros

    People-most everyone is eager to work together, and pleasant

    Cons

    There are some people that are difficult

    Advice to Management

    Better communication across functional teams

  3. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Givaudan full-time

    Pros

    Great place to move up

    Cons

    can be overwhelming at times


  4. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Work\Life balance. good compensation. Room for some promotion

    Cons

    Unless you are French, German or Swiss there is a glass ceiling. Good starting compensation but after that very slow improvement unless you take a new position.

    Advice to Management

    The Swiss way is not always the right way for the rest of the world.

    Givaudan Response

    Apr 4, 2018 – Digital Talent Brand & Attraction Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback.
    Givaudan is an equal opportunity employer.
    At Givaudan, we embrace diversity throughout our organisation.
    We recruit, employ and promote employees on the basis of... More


  5. "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Givaudan full-time

    Pros

    Very structured company with many resources. Customer focused

    Cons

    To many systems and bureaucracy, too many KPIs

    Advice to Management

    don't focus on meaningless KPIs and keep focused on develpment projects


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Lousy management."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Givaudan full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get your salary on time. Annual leave more then average (but you can’t really use it, as the manager will rarely approve).

    Cons

    No clear vision and job assignment. Manager will change your task or work anytime as they like.

    Manager are practising favouritism, only see the work done by those people that they like, if they don’t like you, no matter how hard working or how good you are, they won’t appreciate it.

    No flexibility. Micro management. Not allow to talk cross department.

    Givaudan Response

    Apr 4, 2018 – Digital Talent Brand & Attraction Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you feel this way about Givaudan

    Givaudan as an industry leader is committed to adhere to high ethical standards in business conduct... More


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Mid management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hanover, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hanover, NJ

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

    Pros

    At Ridgedale site, it is a state of art building, experience people and hard working environment. Comparable benefits. Sr management put safety first of everything in the building.

    Cons

    No work life balance and not flexible. For example, there are so many companies nowadays allow employees to work from home at least once a week or when there is a need, but Givaudan is so uptight in that aspect. Even there is a snow storm, no exception. Another thing, Sr management concerns about people safety when walking up and down stairs, but don’t care when people have to drive in snow and dangerous conditions.

    Advice to Management

    There are so many competitors, especially in the NJ area, have a great deal of work/life balance. Study shows those companies tend to retain talents and experience employees. Perhaps Givaudan should consider that.

    Givaudan Response

    Apr 4, 2018 – Digital Talent Brand & Attraction Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you feel this way about Givaudan.
    It is part of Givaudan’s vision to ensure the ongoing company success by preserving our employee health, and... More

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Impossible to progress no future"

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    Current Employee - Quality in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Quality in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large 401k Match , sub-par benefits

    Cons

    Management and supervision at the plant very immature. Will do anything possible to prevent personal growth if they don't like you for any reason. It is a dictatorship, it is there way or the highway. No personal growth opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within. Make sure that your manager's and supervisors know how to perform the job they are supervising so they can understand. Hire quality managers who are interested in protecting customers and not just getting product out the door. Too many complaints you will lose business.

    Givaudan Response

    Feb 19, 2018 – Digital Talent Brand & Attraction Specialist

    Thank you for the review. We are sorry to hear that you feel this way about Givaudan. At Givaudan, we recruit, employ and promote people on the basis of the qualifications and abilities needed for... More


  9. "Top tier flavor house"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food Scientist-product Development
    Former Employee - Food Scientist-product Development
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Givaudan full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Places to move and grow

    Cons

    Can be challenging, location, focus on only big accounts

    Givaudan Response

    Feb 5, 2018 – Digital Talent Brand & Attraction Specialist

    Thanks for the review


  10. "Givaudan Flavour Operations"

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    Current Employee - Regional Project Manager, Quality in East Hanover, NJ
    Current Employee - Regional Project Manager, Quality in East Hanover, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Super Interesting Industry! Amazing cast of characters! Lots of great opportunities.

    Cons

    Politics can be difficult to navigate. Your growth may be capped at mid-level management if you are not a European native.

    Advice to Management

    Press on, build capability, and work toward collaboration with the commercial side of the business.

    Givaudan Response

    Feb 5, 2018 – Digital Talent Brand & Attraction Specialist

    Thanks for taking the time to post a review.


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