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Symrise Reviews

Updated April 19, 2018
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  • "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. "Chemist"

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

    I worked at Symrise full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great work-life balance, friendly colleagues, great benefits including tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    do not expect growth at all

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work

  3. "Good environment in this office, not sure about others"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  4. "Flavor Development"

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

    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.


  5. "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,


  6. "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,


  7. "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.

  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. "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


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