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Updated January 16, 2018
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Givaudan CEO Gilles Andrier
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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. "Research scientist"

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

    I worked at Givaudan full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment. The company value and care about its employee. Good work and life balance

    Cons

    The industry is relatively stable.

    Givaudan Response

    Jan 3, 2018 – Digital Talent Brand & Attraction Specialist

    Thanks for taking the time to post a review!

  3. "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.


  4. "One of the best"

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    Current Employee - Production in Carthage, MO
    Current Employee - Production in Carthage, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits and compensation. Very positive improvements in recent years. Great people to work with in Carthage. Come see for yourself!

    Cons

    Fast paced - if that can be a con. It isn't for everyone but it you are smart and have a good work ethic goods things can and will happen.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to engage employees

    Givaudan Response

    Jan 3, 2018 – Digital Talent Brand & Attraction Specialist

    Many thanks for the nice review!


  5. "Company Review - CP Fragrances"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Givaudan full-time

    Pros

    Very creative and fun environment with fair salaries.

    Cons

    Employees stay in Jr. Roles too long, there is a "boys club" within the sales side of the business.

    Givaudan Response

    Dec 11, 2017 – Digital Talent Brand & Attraction Specialist

    Thanks for taking the time to post a review.
    Givaudan is committed to providing a working environment that is based on mutual respect among employees.
    In terms of career advancement, we put a lot... More


  6. "Lousy"

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    Former Employee - Executive Director in Rockaway, NJ
    Former Employee - Executive Director in Rockaway, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Givaudan full-time

    Pros

    The management pretends to be employees posting positive reviews here

    Cons

    Long hours low pay inconsiderate managers overnight shifts working from home overnight which are mandatory

    Advice to Management

    Change upper management offer more promotions to non managers

    Givaudan Response

    Jan 3, 2018 – Digital Talent Brand & Attraction Specialist

    Thank you for the feedback. We are sorry to hear about your experience. We wish you best of success in your new job.


  7. "Production"

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    Current Employee - Production Planner in Carol Stream, IL
    Current Employee - Production Planner in Carol Stream, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great pay; friendly and helpful co-workers; great boss; and plenty of time off

    Cons

    tasks are sometimes unnecessarily complicated

    Advice to Management

    simplify

    Givaudan Response

    Nov 27, 2017 – Digital Talent Brand & Attraction Specialist

    Thanks a lot for your review.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "avoid avoid avoid"

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    Former Employee - IT Professional in East Hanover, NJ
    Former Employee - IT Professional in East Hanover, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    none whatsoever, you face exposure to toxic chemicals and toxic management there

    Cons

    despotic evil uncaring management that will work you to death 24x7 for unfair pay while they reap huge pensions, benefits, 401k and paid vacations

    Advice to Management

    realize your employees are people just like you

    Givaudan Response

    Jan 3, 2018 – Digital Talent Brand & Attraction Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback. We’re dissatisfied to hear about your experience.


  9. "Fragrance Chemist"

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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

    Amazing team of perfumers and evaluators

    Cons

    Largest fragrance house equals high speed

    Givaudan Response

    Oct 30, 2017 – Digital Talent Brand & Attraction Specialist

    Many thanks for the nice review!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Quality Control Lab Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QC Lab Technician in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - QC Lab Technician in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay. Lots of time off, which you will need because you work a lot of overtime.

    Cons

    Very negative work environment and poor management. Too many rules to follow and keep up with and not consistent for all employees.

    Advice to Management

    Make less rules and make consistent for all employees.

    Givaudan Response

    Nov 9, 2017 – Digital Talent Brand & Attraction Specialist

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


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