Givaudan Reviews

Updated 29 Jul 2020

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3.8
77%
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95%
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Givaudan CEO Gilles Andrier
Gilles Andrier
181 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work/life balance program, 401k matching, good benefits, tuition reimbursement(in 32 reviews)

  • "Great Team Work, Sophisticated Systems, Healthy Working environment(in 22 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Overall a great company to work for"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Mumbai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Givaudan full-time

    Pros

    Fair compensation policy Leader in the industry

    Cons

    Weak on employee engagement Lack of empowerment

  2. "Engineer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Givaudan full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    very structured and experienced people and leaders. Company offers good benefits in terms of physical and mental health

    Cons

    Difficult place to rise in level

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  3. "Great Places to Work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Jakarta
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Givaudan full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great Team Work, Sophisticated Systems, Healthy Working environment

    Cons

    rigid workflow and expensive products

  4. "Ok"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Givaudan full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Well structured for efficiency, constantly growing, overall friendly atmosphere, enormous capabilities, state-of-the art flavor technologies

    Cons

    Projects move super fast creating a stressful load of tasks, difficult to build career because of overwhelming load of immediate execution responsibilities for each individual

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  5. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "Disjointed Organization and Operationally Incompetent - Stay Away"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Givaudan full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    ~Most enjoyable part of the job is being around good people

    Cons

    ~Typical day at work consists of mostly fire fighting and/or reacting ~Don't learn anything new, except for how management should NOT run a manufacturing operation ~Workplace culture is really negative and morale is LOW (Pre-COVID even). Employees that are mostly frustrated due to out of touch management ~Hardest part of the job is watching incompetence run rampant at certain key positions, accountability is non-existent for most critical operational positions, and watching good employees leave as soon as they have a chance and/or see what's really going on around them

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  6. "Good company"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician 

    I worked at Givaudan full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    low pay for the area

  7. Helpful (1)

    "I have been working with Givaudan since 8.5 years under controlling and pricing department"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Pricing Analyst in Dubai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Givaudan full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good working atmosphere, best place to reach the career goal, easy to approach the top management for any concerns, good benefits.

    Cons

    no cons as the management is always concerned about its employees irrespective of job level.

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  8. "Terrible"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Compounder in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Givaudan full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay an holidays that’s it

    Cons

    Have to be buddies to move up

  9. "great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Business Partner in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Givaudan full-time

    Pros

    - stable & sustainable - profitable - attractive products - career opportunities

    Cons

    - sometimes too siloed - a bit slow on decision/governance - too structured/too many processes

  10. Helpful (3)

    "Its who you know"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Givaudan full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    there is good pay and benefits

    Cons

    instead of streamlining, the company continues to add layers and complicate processes. also, if you are someone they realy, it doesn't matter how badly you do, you will get promoted. No matter how well you do, if you aren't liked, you will be dumped on with tons of extra work, and never be promoted. You will be stuck right where you are, no matter you apply for. 16 hour days just to get the work done and nobody listening when you tell them you have too much work.

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