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Updated February 17, 2018
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Symrise CEO Heinz-Jürgen Bertram
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Pros
  • Values work-life balance, great values at work (in 4 reviews)

  • Provided me opportunities to learn and grow professionally (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • High employees turnover and impatient senior management (in 3 reviews)

  • Isolated location, hard to travel, strong smell, rather hierarchical culture, contract staff may not get as much perks as permanent staff (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Wonderful Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Teterboro, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Teterboro, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Creative and dedicated workforce focused on delivering best in class results

    Cons

    Micromanagement from the global headquarters in Germany


  2. "Vice President Sales"

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

    I worked at Symrise full-time

    Pros

    Financially Solid, Excellent Benefits, Strong Support and systems

    Cons

    Rigid in its approach to managing the business

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to consider more flexible management systems in pricing,

  3. "Nice Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Symrise full-time

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, great employee benefits, long time employees

    Cons

    Leaders single minded, not much room for growth,


  4. "A really nice place to work!"

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

    I worked at Symrise full-time

    Pros

    Managers were great to work with. Provided full support and guidance. HR team were great along with the company nurse. Made my transition to and from maternity leave very easy. Flexible with scheduling. Pay is fair, 401K is awesome.

    Cons

    Have to go thru alot of people and other departments to get things completed.


  5. "Nice place to work :-)!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Teterboro, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Teterboro, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong management, good HR practices.

    Cons

    Opportunity to further integrate a diverse culture

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees. Hold regular, informal meetings to solicit employee's input.


  6. "Good company for people starting out"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Symrise full-time

    Pros

    very fun group of people to work with, new projects every day, everyone is willing to help each other out.

    Cons

    can be slow at times depending on how many projects we have


  7. "Decent first job"

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

    I have been working at Symrise full-time

    Pros

    Reasonable manager, flexible hours, fun projects, creative freedom, learning much about flavor industry

    Cons

    Many employees contracted through recruiter, pay is lower than average, not quick to hire on full time

  8. "Challenging"

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    Current Employee - Blender Operator in Elyria, OH
    Current Employee - Blender Operator in Elyria, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    401k match up to 6% ,unlimited sick days paid.you'll get vacation days as soon as you get hire. You can buy an extra week of vacations and they'll deduct it for that year out of you're paycheck .they give u uniform and safety boots

    Cons

    Strong smell e.g. Garlic,habanero, red pepper. Takes a long time to get hire . A lot of Lifting up to 50 lb. A lot of bending. no much over time or none at all.

    Advice to Management

    Should paid more for that position


  9. "Dream Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Teterboro, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Teterboro, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent resources at your disposal. Top notch people.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, multi-layered management. Took forever to get things done.


  10. "Lab tech"

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Teterboro, NJ
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Teterboro, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good genuine people. Good benefits. New and comfortable workspace. Good opportunities for career advancement

    Cons

    Pay is below average. A lot of disorganization.


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