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Givaudan Reviews

Updated June 30, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Corrupt organization- stemming from HR department"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Administrative in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    I do not have any pros.

    Cons

    Favortism, work/ life balance only presented to those individuals in management roles, favors such as weight loss reimbursement covered for favored individuals. Joke!

    Givaudan Response

    May 11, 2017 – Digital Talent Brand & Attraction Specialist

    Thank you for sharing your point of view. We are sorry to hear you feel this way about Givaudan.
    Favouritism is not tolerated at Givaudan. We recruit, employ and promote employees on the sole basis... More


  2. "Sales Coordinator"

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    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

    Givaudan Response

    Mar 14, 2017 – Digital Talent Brand & Attraction Specialist

    Thank you for sharing your experience. We are sorry that you felt that way. We put a lot of effort into making career opportunities visible to our employees and helping people find opportunities... More

  3. Helpful (1)

    "They treat anyone less than a manager poorly"

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    Former Contractor - Customer Care Representative in East Hanover, NJ
    Former Contractor - Customer Care Representative in East Hanover, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Givaudan as a contractor

    Pros

    If you're a manager or above you have power and are treated fairly until you retire or quit

    Cons

    Cliquey managers boys club except for hr which is a girls club never hired spent 6 years there as a temp. Abused by managers forced to work overtime without pay. Management arrogant disrespectful uncaring selfish and at times overbearing.

    Advice to Management

    Why bother they only pretend to listen and do as they please. They just want to use the advice here to protect the company from lawsuits. The management only treats you fairly 10% of the time the other 90% they overwork underpay you and berate you. HR dept is clueless nightmarish and only cares about how they can avoid lawsuits while scrimping every penny they can from employees. It only would be worse if I was a 3rd shift factory employee who they treat like slaves in their unsafe failure prone accident plagued factory. Nothing seemed to be enough for the managers there. In short if you enjoy being treated poorly while doing all the work getting zero recognition at the same time being disrespected head exposed to dangerous chemicals this is the place for you


  4. Helpful (5)

    "An internal mess full of bullies"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hanover, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hanover, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Givaudan full-time

    Pros

    Closed last week of year

    Cons

    Not enough headcount - people forced out in suspicious ways at NJ locations, others retire and quit, no one hired to fill these positions, those remaining expected to absorb the workload. People in both NY and NJ offices overworked, miserable, little room for growth and rare promoting from within, no raises or bonuses unless you're "important" (perfumers, upper mgmt, sales) everyone else expected to work like dogs to pad the important people's bank accounts.

    Clunky systems that slow down work, terrible customer service to clients, clients complain that business is more difficult with Givaudan compared to competitors. NY office very cliquey, old ladies that behave like mean girls, higher ups allowed to bully others and get promotions for it, different rules for different teams, certain teams given perks that Others are not and upper mgmt allows. Surprising that this company isn't sued more often for all the unethical and illegal practices they allow to occur openly.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being too cheap to hire enough people and buy the right software. Many good people have left and will continue to, and they talk openly in the industry about how miserable it is to work at Givaudan.


  5. Helpful (8)

    "Run as fast as you can!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hanover, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hanover, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The only pros are the cafeteria, decent coffee and good benefits. These pros, however, do not even begin to outweigh the cons.

    Cons

    Where can I start? The management (and HR) is extremely corrupt and the building consists of the worst office politics I have seen anywhere. The training is nonexistent and most of the people within the company are there to bring you down, not build you up (Asking for help is a sign of weakness). Run as fast as you can from this company!

    Advice to Management

    Invest in proper training and take some courses on how to be a proper manager.


  6. 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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Compounder"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    pay is competitive to market

    Cons

    very unsafe place to work

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Run far away from here"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in East Hanover, NJ
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in East Hanover, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Givaudan as a contractor

    Pros

    Coffee some are nice ppl most no

    Cons

    No training ppl treated like morons. No respect. Most start as temps. A nasty women who think they are btr than all

    Advice to Management

    Nasty mgr


  9. Helpful (9)

    "Run dont walk...away from this place."

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    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The cons make any pro non-existent.

    Cons

    Management is abusive & smokes in their offices. There is no growth here, at any level. HR is corrupt. I have worked in many industries and companies over the past 15 years and this is by far the most unethical and emotionally draining place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of NAFF management and invest in your staff!


  10. Helpful (4)

    "treated like dirt, no promotion, can't make mistake or they fire you."

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    Former Employee - Compounder in East Hanover, NJ
    Former Employee - Compounder in East Hanover, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    they pay above market and plenty of overtime if you want it

    Cons

    lack communications with employees, expose you to chemicals that can cause you health issues. Management is inconsiderate. Discrimination is rampant. no promotion process. Horrible raises. lack any training program. Unsafe work place. Don't play by the rules. Cheat on audits.

    Advice to Management

    start over fire them all and get a real management staff


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