Shearer's Foods – Why Work For Us?


About Shearer's

Shearer’s Foods was founded in 1974 by brothers Bob and Tom Shearer when they purchased a snack food distributorship. Unable to find products that met their high standards for taste and quality, the Shearers began their own snack food manufacturing operation and Shearer Perfection was born. The company rapidly expanded beyond its namesake Shearer’s brand of potato chips into an award-winning snack food industry. Today, Shearer’s is regarded as the premier commercial, contract, and private label snack food manufacturer in the nation.

Shearer’s® brand products include Potato Chips, Tortilla Chips, Pretzels, Cookies, Crackers, Pork Rinds, Puffs and Curls, as well as riceworks® whole grain rice crisps. We also produce contract and private label products for snack companies and retailers worldwide.


Our Commitment to Our Employees

Shearer’s Snacks commits to high standards in the way we treat our employees. We have a responsibility to create an environment where people take pride in their work and leave work each day better than when they arrived.

Driven by Shearer family values, we strive for a corporate culture that supports, develops and rewards our associates. We are committed to a culture of:

  •          Credibility to do what we say
  •          Capability to develop and improve
  •          Communication to share ideas openly
  •          Compliments to recognize contributions and achievements
  •          Community involvement to support our neighborhood
  •          Conservation to minimize environmental impact

From a handful of employees and a single kettle, we have grown into a national company with more than 3,000 associates across six plants. Our expansion fosters career development, as we promote from within. We also invest in our associates through appropriate training opportunities wherever possible.

undefinedConsistently named a great place to work, Shearer’s Snacks is one of only three companies to win the Employer’s Resource Council NorthCoast 99 Award all 10 years of its existence; becoming the first to win multiple category awards in one year, and the first Legacy Award winner.

Benefits of Working at Shearer's

Consistently named a great place to work in Northeast Ohio, Shearer’s Snacks offers rewarding career development opportunities for associates at every level. Recognized for recruitment and training programs as well as safety and community service initiatives, Shearer’s is the only company to win the NorthCoast 99 Award from the Employers Resource Council all 13 years of its existence.

We believe it’s our responsibility to provide a work environment where associates can take pride in their work and enjoy what they do while contributing directly to our success. We often promote from within, and continually invest in associates with training opportunities like our Emerging Leaders program.

Shearer’s offers benefits to associates in the form of medical, dental and prescription coverage plans, 401(k) savings plans with match as well as wellness benefits with incentives.

Although each teammate is unique, we look for associates who embody a culture of family values. We believe we’re all in it together, sharing attributes such as:

  •   Teamwork: getting along by being helpful, courteous and caring
  •   Keen eye: paying close attention to details with a focus on quality
  •   Good global citizens: giving back to the community and taking care of the planet
  •   Self-growth: commitment to wellness and self-improvement
  •   Optimism: a can-do attitude and approach to challenges

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    Steady work. A lot of overtime. Good benefits. Ability to make a lot of money. All shifts are available to work.


    Work a lot. If not interested in over time, don't apply. A lot of expectations without much feed back and direction.

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Shearer's Foods.


    Straightforward interview, interviewers all seemed fairly unprepared and unengaged. The only competent interviewer was the representative from HR. No really challenging questions, again, the questions were easy and no curveballs.

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Northeast Ohio's Best Places to Work , North Coast 99, 2008

Additional Info

Headquarters Massillon, OH
Size 1001 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1974
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing

Shearers Foods is a privately held producer and marketer of quality snack foods sold in the US and international markets under the following brands: Shearers, Rice Works, Granny Goose, Thin & Crispy, Brent & Sam’s, Delicious, Vista as well as other private label brands. We utilize our unique manufacturing expertise to serve as a strategic supplier to several ... More

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