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Givaudan Reviews

Updated October 2, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    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 benefits but ok pay"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good work life balance, not very stressful environment

    Cons

    Pay for research is not great,

    Givaudan Response

    Sep 27, 2017 – Digital Talent Brand & Attraction Specialist

    Thanks for your review.

  3. "Great Benefits (Health Incentives)"

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Carol Stream, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Carol Stream, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can earn extra cash by going to the gym regularly. On site health assessments and ways to earn rewards for remaining healthy.

    Cons

    No employee stock options. A paper check stub is given every week (vs electronic). Internal processes are very complicated (submitting a health desk ticket) and notifying customer service. Company did not adjust to the new State Tax Rate (July 2017) on time . All Illinois Givaudan employees had to take a 1 time paycheck hit due to their negligence.


  4. "waste water operator"

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    Current Employee - Waste Water Operator in East Hanover, NJ
    Current Employee - Waste Water Operator in East Hanover, NJ

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

    Pros

    good work environment, good people

    Cons

    no communication between employees and management

    Givaudan Response

    Aug 22, 2017 – Digital Talent Brand & Attraction Specialist

    Thanks for your review. We wish you continued success in your role.


  5. "Fast Paced Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Givaudan full-time

    Pros

    Great place to learn the industry.

    Cons

    Poor management. Lack of growth opportunities. Clear favoritism with management.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    Givaudan Response

    Aug 22, 2017 – Digital Talent Brand & Attraction Specialist

    Thanks for the review. We’re dissatisfied to hear that you feel that way about Givaudan because we are committed to providing a work environment where every Givaudan employee feels empowered to... More


  6. "Givaudan"

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    Former Employee - Technical Specialist
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work where you feel home

    Cons

    Growth opportunities not as high as it looks like.

    Givaudan Response

    Aug 2, 2017 – Digital Talent Brand & Attraction Specialist

    Thank you for the review.


  7. "Food Technologist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Givaudan full-time

    Pros

    Excellent compensation package, holidays and fair personal reviews

    Cons

    Little to no room for personal grow in specific areas.

    Advice to Management

    Internal reviews and more cross training

    Givaudan Response

    Aug 2, 2017 – Digital Talent Brand & Attraction Specialist

    Thank you for your review.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Disappointing to say the least"

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    Current Employee - Production in Budd Lake, NJ
    Current Employee - Production in Budd Lake, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, decent benefits, and unfortunately that's about it.

    Cons

    Terrible work/life balance. Unable to grow a career/your career in the right direction. Stressful work environment. Major communication problems with management.

    Advice to Management

    Resign immediately, for the sake of the people who make you look good and you re-pay them with intimidation because it's not enough.

    Givaudan Response

    Jul 3, 2017 – 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


  9. "Great company who strives for "Best in Class""

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Global company that seeks to be the leader in the Flavor and Fragrance Industry. Pushes for innovation and "Best in Class" services for both Consumers and Customers.

    Cons

    Sometimes it seems the needs for shareholder profits take away from allowing departments to grow and develop as a team.

    Advice to Management

    Keep building on your greatest assets - the employees.

    Givaudan Response

    Jun 6, 2017 – Digital Talent Brand & Attraction Specialist

    Thank you for the review. We appreciate that you share your experience. We wish you best of success in your new job.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Interesting review pattern here..."

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Newark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beautiful buildings, great physical environment (climate controlled and very well maintained), good cafeterias. Well respected by customers.

    Cons

    Challenges include going to work every day and feeling as if you are valued and that your work and contributions mean something. As the headline states, very interesting review pattern here. Looks like once a week people are logging into glass door and singing the praises of Givaudan; can't help but wonder why around once a week people decide to review and seem so happy about working here, when the past few years have not shown any such pattern. All of us should be very grateful to Glassdoor for posting reviews, positive or negative. I tend to believe the negative reviews of all Glassdoor companies much more than the positive ones. Even if they are written in a moment of passion, it helps to speak to the conditions one may face when in a stressful situation.
    I completely agree with the other Givaudan reviewers about the bullying, the cliques, and then the inability to be heard or get ahead. The staff working the hardest are the non-managers who keep the very demanding customers happy every day. But what they go through to make things look easy to the outside eye is very, very difficult. Everything is overbooked, over capacity, and everyone is completely stressed out trying to keep it all together. It's a shame that the management won't allow anyone outside their buildings to know about the difficulties so that real change and help can be applied. I don't know if it's pride or bonuses that drive the secrecy. Whatever it is, it's a total disservice to the dedicated employees, and borders on abuse.

    Advice to Management

    At least for the US conduct a completely anonymous survey if you really want to get to the bottom of things. If you don't, please extend your current and future employees the courtesy of refraining from posting positive hype and good press. Anyone who works here knows it's not true. It just makes the whole company look like desperate yes men to the Swiss.

    Givaudan Response

    Jun 8, 2017 – Digital Talent Brand & Attraction Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you feel this way about Givaudan.
    Givaudan is committed to providing a working environment that is based on mutual respect among employees and... More


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