Givaudan Employee Reviews

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It's truly an individual's call...
Manager (Former Employee) –  New JerseyJanuary 1, 2017
Want to be challenged? No, like really challenged? Like, every day you go to work, and no one agrees with you, shows up at meetings, answers your emails, questions? Do you like working in a vacuum, where the production group rules the roost and disrespects, ignores and discards all who oppose, and gets rewarded for bad behavior? Do you miss boys' clubs?

You're home.
Pros
General staff are friendly and helpful, and keep things going despite impossible deadlines.
Cons
Adversarial, exclusionary, entitled management staff who don't listen and don't care as long as the numbers are there
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Go in with a plan
Process Operator I (Former Employee) –  Carthage, OHFebruary 9, 2017
The culture of Spray Dry and Blending facility shows no transparency towards development and promotion. You can move up in the company as long as you are connected or favored with management. (Tenure is not much of a factor if you're not.) Experience within the company is not as valued providing opportunities of growth. New supervision has come in with little to no background in manufacturing, no clue on how to run equipment, telling you how to do your job. The leads keep them in the loop because, they actually have the criteria to do the job, which makes supervision useless actually. The inability to resignate solutions to contribute to enriching culture in the department has deemed spineless in objectivity. Heavy workload, reluctant compensation.
Pros
Can gain good experience with operations.
Cons
Matrix criteria doesn't coincide with promotions.
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Productive and Fun
Senior Technology Engineer (Former Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHJanuary 1, 2017
Great Mentoring Program
Great Career Advancement
Tickets and SLA
Networking Support
Great Learning environment
I was hired as a PC Maintenance Technician and work my way to Server admin and then Network Enigineer
Pros
Free Lunches, Paid Cell, Great MGMT
Cons
The only con is I left the company
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No transperancy
Experimental Applications Chemist- Fine Fragrance (Current Employee) –  New York, NYApril 28, 2016
Very wasteful environment. The most enjoyable part of the job is when you are allowed to come up with ideas independently and be a part of the driving success for the future of the firm. The hardest part of the job is just seeing the waste of product, talent(s) are not being put to good use and waste of resources.
Pros
Occasional free food
Cons
one (1) daily break
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Great atmosphere, inability to move-up
PID Assistant (Current Employee) –  Cincinnati, OhioJune 22, 2015
I had taken this job, with the expectation of advancing within the company. Within 9 months, it became clear that this was not going to happen. Daily responsibilities include responding to customer emails and requesting standard FDA documents for flavor production. The atmosphere within my department is pleasant, however I would like to advance.
Pros
Co-workers/work enviornment
Cons
Benefits, lack of work and inconsistent training/expectations.
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very productive food flavorings company.
Material Handler (Former Employee) –  Florence, KYJune 3, 2015
Put raw materials in racks to be picked for orders, took garbage out. learned about the operating system called SAP. learned difference between flammable and combustible. management was very production oriented. co workers were friendly and helpful. the hardest part of the job was lifting alot of weight frequently. the most enjoyable part of the job was cleaning up.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Job advancement
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cincinnati and florence
Blending operator (Former Employee) –  florence kentuckySeptember 18, 2012
In cincnnati they backstab and fight to get to the top only there is no top and florence the management makes so much money they can be on there cell phones texting all of the time and asking their rats hows everything going their safety is terrible and they pay you 14.75 an hour and expects you to do more work than people getting 26.00 an hour yes slavery is not dead its working at givaudan.
Cons
everything you could think of
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Temp Position/ overall very nice
Aerotek Temp Service (Former Employee) –  Erlanger, KYMay 10, 2012
Prepared orders for shipments , followed purchased orders and pick list , Followed regulations to ship orders by air, ocean and truck freight.Coordinated freight pick up, Inspected all deliveries for completeness ,quality and accuracy. Sampled and inspected goods entering warehouse by logging and scanning into system .
Pros
friendly atmospere
Cons
permanent position not available
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fun and friendly place to work
Filter/Filler (Current Employee) –  Carthage, OHDecember 6, 2015
highly recommend it as a place to work for. friendly people great benefits, work day works flow very fast. great management team in place for the employees.
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Hardest working job I've had.
Experimental Laboratory Technician (Current Employee) –  East Hanover, NJJune 24, 2015
It was wonderful working with the residents and getting to spend time with them. Sad to see some residents had no family or friends as visitors. Sometimes the staff wasn't the kindest to the patients.
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Great Benefits and Job Security
R&D Lab Tech and Junior RAPS Specialist (Former Employee) –  East Hanover, NJJanuary 17, 2014
Givaudan is a great company to work for. It offers great benefits, job security and stability.
Management is friendly and competent and the industry is very fascinating.
Pros
Great benefits, job security
Cons
Minimum chances of advancement
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Excelent company if your career is in fragrance.
Creative Fragrance Manager (Fragrance Evaluator) (Former Employee) –  Teaneck, NJJanuary 6, 2014
Great strong firm with a great reputation in the industry. Room for creativity, ideas and growth. Long hours, hard work but, if you are committed to the field, you will love it.
Pros
Creativity
Cons
Deadlines.
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over worked and under paid for the type of work im doing
Chemical Operator (Current Employee) –  Carthage, OHMay 3, 2014
not bad enjoy what i do just looking for more pay and better opportunity for growth
forklift operation/chemical experience
Pros
plenty of overtime
Cons
some times to much overtime not a good work life balance
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Seeking a challenging position
Production manager (Current Employee) –  Egypt, AROctober 3, 2013
Seeking a challenging position in the field of Production in a multinational company with a challenging environment where I can apply my training, studies, interpersonal and communication skills.
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productive, and fun place to work
Fragrance Application Technician (Current Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 17, 2012
Givaudan, is my first permanent job as a lab tech.. I enjoyed it and learned alot about the products we work with, and the company.
Pros
provide lunch and learns, meet celebrities
Cons
no cons
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Great company to work for, atmosphere was very friendly.
Human Resources Specialist (Former Employee) –  East HanoverMay 18, 2015
Company is very employee and customer focused. I learned a lot about the fragrance industry as well as learning development.
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Good workplace with spotty and irregular management
Marketing Specialist (Former Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHJune 23, 2012
A very matrixed organization with wonderful benefits. In terms of pace, the organization moved very slowly. However, every day could be spent doing productive work.
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The people you work with are great; however ther are a lot of changes within the manager structure.
Senior Technician (Former Employee) –  Cincinnati, OhioAugust 29, 2012
I created life long friendships with some I worked with. It is a fast pace environment that required hours of overtime.
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Lab Supervisors play favorites
Lab (Former Employee) –  East Hanover, NJMarch 7, 2015
Be careful, East Hanover has lab Supervisors and Managers that play favorites. And the Manager keeps nothing confidential.
Pros
Good health Insurance
Cons
Management is clueless
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Stable company.
Material Handler (Current Employee) –  Florence, KYSeptember 12, 2014
Stable company. Certified on forklift, turret truck, pallet jack, and reach truck. A former member of the Emergency Response Team. I am certified in CPR and Basic First Aid.
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