Avery Dennison

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Avery Dennison Reviews

Updated 12 December 2014
Updated 12 December 2014
257 Reviews
3.5
257 Reviews
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Avery Dennison Chairman, President, & CEO Dean A. Scarborough
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good careers oportunity ; good work/life balance specially in the European HQ (in 17 reviews)

  • The work environment is driven and leadership pushes for results (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is basically mostly work so expect to put in the extra hours if you are in the field (in 9 reviews)

  • Upper management do engage at the production level to relate to all employee group (in 12 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Decent place to work, but dying business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Pasadena, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Pasadena, CA (US)

    I have been working at Avery Dennison full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting projects, good people to work with. Hands off, non hierarchical style

    Cons

    Managers not leaders. Promotions not merit based, but more on how you are perceived

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come up with plan to run company so not always in crisis mode

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    ok company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avery Dennison

    Pros

    good company... ok managment but better then most jobs

    Cons

    hard to get a raise even with hard work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Development Manager in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Product Development Manager in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I worked at Avery Dennison full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, you can create something impactful, colleagues are helpful and collaborative, promote internal candidates

    Cons

    organisational structure changes too often that makes the R&R confusing, focus mainly on cost cutting,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    At Avery Dennison I watched them try so hard to lean out everything to death while keeping too many chiefs on staff.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanic
    Former Employee - Mechanic

    I worked at Avery Dennison full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    They offered good training and fair vacation. Good working conditions and decent pay. Workers were encouraged to offer ideas to make things better.

    Cons

    There were too many managers around while the workers were hounded to produce higher production numbers. People who were willing to work fast became expected to work hard all the time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A good place to start career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I worked at Avery Dennison full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Harmonious working relationship, leaders/managers are approachable.
    Moral model.
    Provide a lot of training.

    Cons

    Location issue...
    High workload, need OT a lot.
    Restructure all the time.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Not the worst place

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avery Dennison

    Pros

    Flexible work environment and casual attire

    Cons

    Old school company, very process driven and bureaucratic. Short term results driven at the cost of longer term strategic investments

  8.  

    Lots of turn over, Many come and Go

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Mentor, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Mentor, OH (US)

    I have been working at Avery Dennison full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very Good team members & Decent benefits

    Cons

    Heavy middle management, more managers than hands on working employers. Many senior personal leave or are laid off due to new VP's or directors working style

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote deserving managers within the organization and invest in employee training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    A good company, stressed workers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mentor, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mentor, OH (US)

    I have been working at Avery Dennison as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    This is a great place to start your career with plenty of room to grow and relocate (if you so wish). As a large company, there are decent benefits and compensation. The work environment is driven and leadership pushes for results.

    Cons

    The higher up-the-ladder you look, the more stressed and overworked the employees become. Everyone is very busy with their own schedule (lots of meetings), that the culture feels anxious.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent company to work for with a few challenges

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at Avery Dennison full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for and invest in as a career with opportunities for advancement. Professional and supportive managers and co-workers with a can do attitude that creates an environment to get the job done. Collaborative and team based work environment. Some of the best people you can ask for to work with. Very ethical company. Great healthcare and 401K benefits.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is basically mostly work so expect to put in the extra hours if you are in the field. This is not always bad thing especially if you enjoy what you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since the Avery Graphics division was merged with Avery LPM there has been some "teething issues" meaning that the LPM group still needs to fully understand how the Graphics division functions, it's challenges and opportunities, and be open to constructive input from it's employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Decent Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Services
    Former Employee - IT Services

    I worked at Avery Dennison full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    not a lot of high pressure, good people to work with

    Cons

    they fall behind with technology, lack of feasibility in project management (biting off more than they can chew), disregard for process improvement over pet projects, lack of research before making big business decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make less use of consultants that know less about your business and structure than inside personnel. Learn the benefits of cost effective process improvement regardless of long term uncertainty structure changes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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