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Symrise Reviews

Updated Jun 17, 2019

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Found 132 reviews

3.7
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Symrise CEO Heinz-Jürgen Bertram
Heinz-Jürgen Bertram
36 Ratings
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  • "o dentro da empresa, falta de objetivo quanto(in 8 reviews)

  • "o entre alguns departamentos e falta de organiza(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Symrise full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    PTO package is outstanding, holidays off are remarkable, extensive training.

    Cons

    People who have worked for the company for a long time tend to get short tempered when a newer employee isnt sure of something.

    Symrise2019-01-17
  2. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Planner in Goose Creek, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Symrise full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Company is strong and gives great pay. Much management support.

    Cons

    Need more communication between Engineers and Maintenance.

    Symrise2019-06-17
  3. "its a hit or miss"

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Teterboro, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Symrise full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good benefits, some areas get summer hours

    Cons

    depending on bosses, you can have a tough time there

    Symrise2019-04-19
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good but flawed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Symrise full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits along with working with wonderful people that care about the work that they do.

    Cons

    Since most of the company is based out of Germany, there's a big difference on how things are done between there and here. Also the pay rates are on the lower side of the industry.

    Symrise2019-01-14
  5. Helpful (5)

    "Promised"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Symrise full-time

    Pros

    Worked in the warehouse. Getting paid 12.50 an hour but had a lot of over time.

    Cons

    They said I had unlimited sick days but that wasn't true

    Symrise2018-10-18
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Flavors Lab Technician"

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

    I worked at Symrise full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The company itself has a lot going for it right now and is very recognizable on the food industry. They’re growing a lot and making some smart business decisions. Symrise works with a lot of big companies so a lot of interesting projects are happening in each business unit. There are also several international training programs that are great experience if you are presented with the opportunity to participate.

    Cons

    Being a Lab Technician, you have the opportunity to go to Germany for Flavorist training. It sounds really great in the interview, but it is most definitely not a guarantee. You are a lab tech for 2 years minimum, but most likely longer. The lab techs don’t assist flavorists in creating formulas, do not attend any meetings, and attend minimal tastings (even if you made the flavor). Most of the time you are just making...

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees if they want a different career path, and give lab techs more exposure and more training so they get a better idea of what it’s like to actually be a flavorist. I feel that this would make the 2+ years as a tech a much better learning experience, as well as motivate more techs to want to wait to go to Germany.

    Symrise2018-08-14
  7. "Good environment in this office, not sure about others"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Symrise part-time

      Pros

      Great work environment. Small company feel with big company benefit. Company had a few troubles, politically but didn't affect smaller people like me, the intern. Laguna beach location is great, the people are super nice. Could have learned more but was a great place to start a career.

      Cons

      Could have paid more for a large global company like Symrise

      Symrise2018-03-27
    • Helpful (6)

      "Flavor Development"

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

      I worked at Symrise

      Pros

      Fun projects come from time to time. Pretty good benefits.

      Cons

      The North American headquarters in Terboro, New Jersey has an extremely toxic work environment. Especially in Flavor Development. The upper management mistreats people. Everyone seems to be out for themselves.

      Advice to Management

      Don't talk about people behind their backs. They hear about it eventually.

      Symrise2018-03-01
    • "Wonderful Company"

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

      I worked at Symrise full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Creative and dedicated workforce focused on delivering best in class results

      Cons

      Micromanagement from the global headquarters in Germany

      Symrise2018-02-18
    • "Vice President Sales"

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      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,

      Symrise2018-02-07
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