Avery Dennison

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Avery Dennison Reviews

Updated 16 September 2014
Updated 16 September 2014
225 Reviews
3.4
225 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 15 reviews)

  • Fun work environment with a good work life balance (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Used to have work-life balance, now it's just talk (in 7 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.  

    Good people are around

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avery Dennison full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Low turnover rates and good people around, many people have been working there for many years, and most people are willing to answer work related questions even though you don't know them that well.

    Cons

    Low pay, bad office locations.

  2.  

    Great Work / Life Balance. Family Values.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Brea, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Brea, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Company provides great benefits, good work life balance, stability, getting to tell people you worked for a fortune 500 company. Great values, clean respectful work environment, very large cubicles / personal space, etc.

    Cons

    Company is a paper company. Competition with cheap chinese paper is brutal. Company a dying breed in america. Company took a beating in the 2008 market crash and still haven't fully recovered. Company is desperately trying not to shed jobs, but unfortunately, the great benefits, stability, etc. are what make the company noncompetitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unfortunately, if you want your company to be re-energized, you'll have to accelerate he rate of letting go of the aging workforce, and renew with a younger more energetic workforce. Additionally, don't be shy about rewarding performance and making an example of it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Generally a good place to work, but seeming to find their identity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pasadena, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Very nice culture, training available to help you develop, international company with many opportunities. Avery Dennison created the label and has several divisions. They have an interesting interviewing process that involves Select for Success. Each interviewer has a specific Role. They offer yearly development plans and reviews.

    Cons

    Lean culture is not fully implemented - sometimes feels like saluting the flag. Company has changed directions several times, recently sold corporate office and moved to new open plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on your people. Many of the people feel neglected or confused on the corporate direction.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Avery Dennison is a diverse corporation with many different divisions.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Excellent training modules that you must take advantage of

    Cons

    Navigation and logistics of the company. Great if you can work your way through the layers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just keep the flow of information to the teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Don't reward service to the company

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    Former Employee - Senior Team LEader  in  Adelaide (Australia)
    Former Employee - Senior Team LEader in Adelaide (Australia)

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

    Pros

    The opportunity to design a new coating line, the people you work with.

    Cons

    After 27 years service had to leave due to family circumstances, then they announce redundancy packages 2 months after. And they said nothing. Gave my all not impressed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should reward loyal and hard working employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Just a job... not great but not terrible

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I worked at Avery Dennison for more than a year

    Pros

    I hardly ever worked late, which is a very rare thing in Hong Kong. They do spend the time to make sure you're trained for the job. Company places high value on ethics.

    Cons

    I think whether you'll end up enjoying it or not all comes down to your manager and your team. I myself didn't have a good experience, but that's not to say that others will have a similar experience with a different team. I also found myself without enough work to do extremely often, which felt like a huge waste of time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Not a bad place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern

    I have been working at Avery Dennison as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    great people and work life community

    Cons

    merger really put a damper on the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Too hard to figure out what you don't know, but are still responsible for

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    Former Employee - Procurement Analyst  in  Brea, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Procurement Analyst in Brea, CA (US)

    I worked at Avery Dennison full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great employee morale program which provided employees with food, opportunities to socialize, and product. A good working schedule which didn't require excessive amounts of overtime or commitment to projects which suck the free time out of your life. The folks in the office were typically pleasant to work with.

    Cons

    Silo culture without a solid orientation program for new folks coming in. Not enough information about the daily details and a work breakdown structure of where to find vital information. People are held responsible for information without being told how to find that information. Management focuses more on how people are seen on a superficial level, and don't take the time to find out more about the skillset of the people they've hired so too many people stagnate in jobs where they could shine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of focusing on the superficial look and demeanor of your employees, find out how they can help you make your company a stronger place to work. Create a mentoring program for new employees with a "daily tips" program which will help employees get a strong base of how everything is done on a daily basis and who to go to in order to get information.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Afraid of change.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avery Dennison as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people are friendly, nice locations in North Carolina and Georgia.

    Cons

    No one can make a decision and even when they do it changes several times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in new senior leadership that is forward thinking and action oriented to drive change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great i lived the pople

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avery Dennison

    Pros

    people were great plant was very clean

    Cons

    The hours were long and early mornings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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