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Updated February 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work life balance with flexible working possibilities (in 22 reviews)

  • Looks after the wellbeing of employees, pays a good salary and offers great benefits that others do not (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • 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. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "A great company that develops and cares its employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Marketing Coordinator in Argenteuil (France)
    Current Employee - Global Marketing Coordinator in Argenteuil (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance with flexible working possibilities
    Open internal opportunities across regions and functions

    Cons

    The office is outside central Paris so it can be inconvenient when the public transportation is disturbed by technical issues, bad weather or strikes ...

    Givaudan Response

    Aug 29, 2016 – Talent Acquisition Specialist

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


  2. Helpful (2)

    "A great company in technology development"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  3. "Director sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director of Sales in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid long term strategy, leader in the industry, global IT tools are staye of the art, stable teams

    Cons

    Matrix management structure leaves for few growth opportunities at middle management level, poor career path

    Advice to Management

    More individualized career path direction with focus on individuals' talents, more focus on the voice of perfumers within the company


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  5. "Sales Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There isn't many nice things I can say about this company

    Cons

    Takes way to long for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Managerial skills are not good in this company


  6. "Call center/customer services"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fargo, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    You would be eligible to Benefits after 1(one) month of working with company Benefits offered are Health Insurance / Vacations / Bonuses.

    Cons

    Must Have A background Check
    Must be at least 21.
    Must Have A valid Bank Account.

    Advice to Management

    Support all coworkers and treat them with dignity and respect.
    Handle sensitive issues with employees and/or customers with tact, respect, diplomacy, and confidentiality.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Laboratory Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company. Work life balance is great. Off holidays. You are able to buy an extra week vacation on top of the two you start out with. Great benefits and 401K. I love the managers and supervisors but things could go more smoothly.

    Cons

    Managers/Supervisors do not always handle issues in a timely manner or if at all. Turnover is horrible because the employees go unheard. Or you are told to resolve issues yourself between you and other coworkers which only creates a hostile environment not a productive one. Because you can work like the energizer bunny they expect it all of the time... it can be very exhausting and stressful...

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and make sound judgements based on facts.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Evaluator Administrator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Evaluator Administrator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great at helping you grow in the company. Understanding to working Mom's and are willing to work with you in terms of flexibility l

    Cons

    There can be discrimination based on education.. they would rather hire the one with the higher "big" degree than someone with much more experience and knowledgeable..

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate the person as a whole!


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Calling all cavemen...."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are decent; company is stable and profitable. Non-managerial employees are nice and receptive to new ideas, and very willing to learn if given an opportunity.

    Cons

    Bullying is an understatement. Management is unresponsive at best and disrespectful and extremely unprofessional at worst. If a manager doesn't want to do something critical to the success another's role or initiative, it doesn't get done. Zero teamwork. Bad behavior is not corrected or addressed, but instead defended. Boys' club all the way. When top management is yucking it up with the fellas at lunch about football and not showing up to your meetings, you know you pretty much have no shot. The business is very profitable so the behavior continues unaddressed; the only hope is that the fat, dumb and happy days are over and someone without an agenda walks into Budd Lake to straigten out the boys who think they can run the show all by themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Switzerland: get in there and do some ethics audits and anonymous surveys. The mistreatment borders on harrassment and if you don't get it in check soon, you'll be writing out checks. Settlement checks, that is.


  10. "Market share performance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  11. "solid company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great benefits, first class technology, good perks, and generally very nice people to work with.

    Cons

    some politics but to be expected in any company.

    Givaudan Response

    Dec 20, 2016 – Digital Talent Brand & Attraction Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoy working at Givaudan. We wish you continued success in your role.



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