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International Flavors & Fragrances New York Reviews

Updated August 13, 2017
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International Flavors & Fragrances Chairman and CEO Andreas Fibig
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Pros
  • Good focus on work/life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Conducive work environment that have produced colleagues who have been here a long time and whom are very willing to share work knowledge (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Up to employee to make the most of IFF experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at International Flavors & Fragrances full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Freedom to explore areas of the business, opportunities for creativity, willingness to work with people's strengths, employees are passionate and truly enjoyable to work with

    Cons

    Morale could be better right now - some people are spread too thin - there could be better organization when it comes to processes and protocols.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage all employees to be engaged and involved


  2. "Perfumer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Perfumer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Perfumer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at International Flavors & Fragrances full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I have never seen a company more passionate about what they do. The people are amazing. The products are life changing. Incredible place.

    Cons

    None at the moment. I truly believe that the company is transforming and key will be to ensure the core is not impacted, core being the beyond incredible people that work here

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to employees. I have been in many competitors and this is by far the best.

  3. Helpful (9)

    "Culturally difficult"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at International Flavors & Fragrances full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, generally good benefits

    Cons

    Very toxic culture, bad communication all around


  4. Helpful (4)

    "This check is nice... But what else?"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at International Flavors & Fragrances full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Outstanding salary and benefits, free fragrance samples, pretty good catered food, summer hours, generous vacation time/PTO, tons of informational meetings to learn more about the company, looks great on your resume.

    Cons

    Terrible holier than thou management culture, no clear opportunities for growth, pass the buck attitude, horrible communication amongst the different departments.

    Advice to Management

    Not sure if it's the stereotype about French people walking around with their noses up or not, but management indeed walks around on invisible pedestals as though anyone below them isn't worthy of conversation. There should be more positive exchanges between the higher ups and lower level employees. That might aid in fostering a more enjoyable work environment and help boost the retention rate.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Leaders Need Not Apply"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Board Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Board Coordinator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at International Flavors & Fragrances full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Board of Directors are a fantastic group of individuals to support. Executive Officers respect intelligent and proactive professionals.

    Cons

    The Legal Department does not respect intelligent and proactive professionals who are NOT attorneys.

    Advice to Management

    Members of the Legal Department do not possess the professional tact that is required to maintain a healthy work environment. The practice of keeping administrative professionals locked in a vice is devastatingly offensive.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Seems like a good company to work for... once you're permanent"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at International Flavors & Fragrances (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Temping is a great way to get into the company, and once you're in they have a good work/life balance, and benefits.

    Cons

    They will allow you to temp for forever. I personally have been temping for almost a year, and know that most people who work here started as temps. Hearing that people were temps for a year, 18 months, even two years is not uncommon.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Marketing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Fragrances Marketing Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Regional Fragrances Marketing Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at International Flavors & Fragrances (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Full of autonomy and entrepreneurial space at IFF. Tremendous team working company

    Cons

    To improve career path along the years.

    Advice to Management

    improve development plan for career path

  8. "Working at IFF"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at International Flavors & Fragrances (More than a year)

    Pros

    was a good company to work for

    Cons

    nothing negative to say about the company

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Not recommended"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at International Flavors & Fragrances (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great people who care about what they do

    Cons

    manipulative executives who don't care about their staff

    Advice to Management

    stop being so sneaky, set good examples


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Back to the 1970's!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 International Flavors & Fragrances full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The US employees are extremely nice, benefits are good

    Cons

    Their practices and procedures are antiquated. No accountability, proper people are not placed in management positions

    Advice to Management

    You can make so much more money if you did a corporate audit to reduce redundancies and institute best practices.


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