Avery Dennison Reviews

Updated 30 October, 2014
Updated 30 October, 2014
242 Reviews
3.4
242 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 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Used to have work-life balance, now it's just talk (in 8 reviews)

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Avery Dennison is a company that cares and impacts the world in a positive way

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

    I have been working at Avery Dennison full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Innovation, sustainability, culture and community investment are at the core of the company...loving every minute of it! I feel like I'm part of a team that wants to make a difference. I work with smart people that span the globe, literally. When I look at our product, we truly are "Everywhere You Look". When I look at the opportunities across the globe, we are "Careers - A World To With".

    Cons

    Complexity of business units/products are both a challenge and asset to navigate. I don't have much to say that is negative. Like any large company, there are complexities to deal with, all part of life I guess. Go with a small company if you can't handle it. Me? I love it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. The communication department is the best of its kind.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Avery Dennison Response

    Aug 07, 2014Director, Global Digital Corporate Communications

    Thanks for the input, we're always looking for ways to improve.

  2.  

    Good progressive company.

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

    I worked at Avery Dennison full-time

    Pros

    Very innovative company. Very excellent at employee development and mobility. Very customer focused.

    Cons

    Divisional leadership and philosophy at a division level can change frequently along with a change in direction. Need to remain flexible.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Avery Dennison Response

    Aug 07, 2014Director, Global Digital Corporate Communications

    We appreciate the transparency in your feedback, and thank you for the recommendation.

  3.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Product Development Specialist in Beaverton, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Product Development Specialist in Beaverton, OR (US)

    I have been working at Avery Dennison full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Work Life balance and office culture

    Cons

    Leadership and lack of training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Avery Dennison Response

    Aug 07, 2014Director, Global Digital Corporate Communications

    We will evaluate improvements in relation to your comment on more training. Thanks for the insight.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall, a good place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Brea, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Brea, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great company culture - employees care about the business and manage it like it is their own, but more importantly also care about each other.

    Cons

    The office products industry as a whole is in structural decline. There is significant consolidation among manufacturers as well as retailers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow the trend of work moving from physical paper based products into more digital solutions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company with excellent Benefits

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

    I worked at Avery Dennison full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits package
    Nice working conditions

    Cons

    Company make alot of unexpected decisions-some good some bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ALways focus om better communication

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Avery Dennison Response

    Aug 07, 2014Director, Global Digital Corporate Communications

    We'll look into better ways to communicate at the senior management level, thanks for the input.

  7.  

    Excellent Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Brea, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Brea, CA (US)

    I worked at Avery Dennison full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great People and training for Marketing.

    Cons

    Lots of meetings and maybe too much consensus-building.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great wor.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    IT

    • 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

    Open communication, global foot print, good collaboration

    Cons

    Not good planning of projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ten years with the company, never one day the same as the next!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Associate in Westborough, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Finance Associate in Westborough, MA (US)

    I have been working at Avery Dennison full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Solid structure, competitive, strategic in the markets that they serve. Appear to be forward thinking but the sale of some core competencies makes you wonder what would Stan think.....

    Cons

    lack of investment in people, systems, and leaders. Too much nepotism and "old boy" network at play. Regions and plant locations are pitted against each other creating negative tension that is not positive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't build for the future on a foundation of sand.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Avery Dennison Response

    Aug 12, 2014Digital Communications Specialist

    Thank you for the feedback. We will look into improving upon the points you bring up in your comments.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Product manager

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avery Dennison full-time

    Pros

    Flexible environment, possibility to work from home, easy interaction with senior management.

    Cons

    This company does not develop employees. Managers do not coach and mentor their teams. No opportunities to grow. Promotions happen at the top and not at the bottom.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Coach their employees. Do not let employees learn by themselves. Listen to employees, motivate them and believe on their capabilities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Great Continuous Improvement environment with a the fun element

    Cons

    Not a good balance between work and personal life

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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