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Current Employee - Manager  in  Kenosha, WI
Current Employee - Manager in Kenosha, WI

I have been working at Ocean Spray full-time

Pros

Good Benefits and work life balance. They are very flexible with employees adapt to each persons situation.

Cons

Very bureaucratic and sometimes hard to get things done due to all the red tape involved. They are open to new ideas, but it takes a long time to get them to come around.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Develop the bench strength of the company. There are major gaps if key people leave. They look to promote within first, but sometimes that is not the best way as new people have new ideas.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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    In a bad place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ocean Spray full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - There are a some really great people at Ocean Spray. They are people that you feel oddly indebted to and that you learn a lot from. They are positive and they truly believe in the company.
    - It is an good opportunity to work for a co-op.
    - If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. The workforce is small, if you are one of the employees who does their job and does it well you will learn a ton and you will be prepared to succeed anywhere.

    Cons

    - Salary is low with virtually no way to get promoted. Many people make below the salary range. Many old employees make above the salary range because they have been on the job forever.
    - Career growth opportunities are few and far between. It is a very flat organization.
    - Senior Leadership makes all of the decisions and you must follow.
    - Morale is incredibly low. Workload continues to increase. Employees play the blame game - you hear - "that is not my job" often. The culture is toxic.
    - No work-life balance. You will work nights, weekends, and during your vacation, it is expected.
    - The IT systems/technology is from the 80's. Employees do not have the right tools to do their jobs.
    - The bonus structure is so broken I'm not sure it can be fixed. Senior Leadership is on a program that is completely disconnected from the "little people". They have no skin in the game and they will do whatever it takes to make their bonus with no concern about who else makes bonus.
    - The company is oddly committed to its older employees, many of whom should no longer be in the workforce due to not being able to keep up with changes and technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Henderson plant needs change in management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain  in  Henderson, NV
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Henderson, NV

    I worked at Ocean Spray full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Product is the highest quality. Peers are wonderful to work with excellent team skills

    Cons

    Management is lacking in skill sets. Have limit knowledge on how to manage a professional work force. Treat employees in very poor fashion. Basically every day yelling events with no help with solution solving. Will fire their entire work force if employees do not agree with everything they order.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to get an eduction in people skills. Being bullies and thugs will not help the company come up to compete with current competitors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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