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Good Balance

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL

I worked at The J. M. Smucker Company full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Recommends
Positive Outlook

Pros

Work / Life Balance Great Brands Good Rep with Customers

Cons

Most growth opportunity requires HDQ move Departments can tend to be silo'd

Advice to Management

Keep looking for growth opportunities. Encourage more interaction between different areas of the business

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  1. Fun place to begin your career

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - IT Plant Systems Intern in Orrville, OH
    Former Intern - IT Plant Systems Intern in Orrville, OH

    I worked at The J. M. Smucker Company as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, fun business, and lots of free food! Orrville is a nice quiet small town.

    Cons

    The company is located in the middle of nowhere. Too much structure and up-tight people can be a drag.

    Advice to Management

    Make the company more casual (attire)!


  2. Big Company with Small Town Feel

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orrville, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orrville, OH

    I have been working at The J. M. Smucker Company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I loved being a part of a huge company where the CEOs would pass you in the hallway and address you by your name. I have nothing but the utmost respect for Tim and Richard. Employees were well taken care of - free coffee, bagels, toast, and English muffins, wonderful cafeteria (cost less to eat there than at a fast food establishment), beautiful offices, opportunities to attend sporting events, cookouts, and Cedar Point company picnic. The list goes on and on. Extensive training was provided to immerse you in the corporate culture. The people at Smucker are quality. Everyone is very intelligent and driven to succeed. The businesses were run thoughtfully and in a socially responsible manner.

    Cons

    There was a lack of work/life balance in many parts of the Marketing department. Though flex time was offered (had to be in the offices between the hours of 9 and 4), it was really up to your manager as to what time you started the day. Though Smucker is a very successful company and shouldn't fix what's not broken, the environment is very conservitive and those who think too far outside the box may feel a little supressed.

    Advice to Management

    Explore more part-time opportunities, flex schedules that are accepted accross all departments, and work from home situations.


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