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Perfetti Van Melle Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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Augusto Perfetti
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  1. "PVM USA Review: Not the worst, not the best"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Erlanger, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Erlanger, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Perfetti Van Melle full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Pay (for managers) and benefits. Company provides needed tools to complete tasks.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional Upper Management. Lack of accountability for VP's. Constant turnover of critical VP's and key positions due to poor management.

    Advice to Management

    That's just it, they really don't take any advice.


  2. "Production Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Management in Erlanger, KY
    Former Employee - Management in Erlanger, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Perfetti Van Melle full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Spend extra money on "team building" for management. Willingness to spend money for improvements and also supports improvement ideas. Good base pay.

    Cons

    Upper management does come to fact based conclusions. There is a "clique" lead by upper management

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Small department, lots of work; great international company; sets one up to learn about the many aspects of the confectionery business

    Cons

    Not busy always; because department small may not have opportunity for employment after co-op


  4. "great people, great environment"

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    Former Employee - Inter in Indi, Karnataka (India)
    Former Employee - Inter in Indi, Karnataka (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    lot to learn, many areas to work in

    Cons

    location is far off from city

    Advice to Management

    great staff


  5. "Where is the vision?"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Lainate (Italy)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Lainate (Italy)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Global, positive collegues, market leader

    Cons

    Management's trasparency, culture, vision, and establishement

    Advice to Management

    Please control reliability of KPIs: Management's clarity is not fair. Lack of communication We are going to loose flexibility in innovation and marketplace instead chasing real targets.


  6. "Non Competitive paymaster"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Perfetti Van Melle full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Risk taking is supported . Fast pace of work and supports new ideas. Ethically sound .Puts consumer first.

    Cons

    All decisions need Owner approval. India org is a poor paymaster . Driven by top management dated notions . decisions taken on gut and not data. Home grown talent is at leadership roles so what was right 10 years ago is still gospel truth

    Advice to Management

    Identify mid level talent and show them career path


  7. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Perfetti Van Melle full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great brands and products, high collaboration culture, easy going management

    Cons

    Lack of communication, below average compensation

    Advice to Management

    Could create more challenges for employees to bosst performance

  8. "Terrible Internship Experience"

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh (India)
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1. Big brand name in the CV
    2. Heard marketing internships are good but not the sales

    Cons

    1. Guide almost has no time to mentor
    2. ASMs are jealous of MBA students (who reached ASM level by starting from ground level) and treat them terribly - Xenophobes

    Advice to Management

    Manage the interns in a better manner


  9. "Not the best place to work."

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

    Pros

    Good name in your CV. Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Horrible management style, it was more of a dictatorship. Abusive, mysogynist management and complete lack of support from HR.

    Advice to Management

    A complete review of their manager's behaviours should be done. Use what's in the employee surveys!!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to be creative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens (Greece)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens (Greece)
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Perfetti Van Melle full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun brands, marketing focused, lots to do, relaxed environment (no formalities)

    Cons

    Lack of clear orientation and strategy, lots of concealed politics and some toxic behaviours, average compensation (lower end of market average)

    Advice to Management

    Find your direction, stick to it and find the right people to get there.
     Get rid of toxicity and make brave descision


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