Welch's
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www.welchs.com Concord, MA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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From lean to bone

Drone (Former Employee)
Concord, MA

I worked at Welch's

ProsGreat, dedicated people who really believe in what the brand name means to their family and community, more so than the management does it seems. We have (had) some really solid performers in front-line supervisors on the plant level and a mixture of die-hards and new people to the organization to keep fresh ideas and experience blended.

ConsThere's only so much "lean" you can take before you start to cut to the bone. Top level management changed so often it was a revolving door and those who weren't cut were fearful for their jobs. Since they were nice people, they didn't fingerpoint, but the lack of decisionmaking was just as harmful. The ability to make decisions on a lower level, even so much as to mail a package, required authorization and signatures. And since no one wanted to make a decision, they brought in the analysts from Bain and followed their instructions blindly. The job cuts in the plants and the corporate facilities were too much, too fast to allow for the right turnover process.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop listening to third parties and lead the company, that is what the leadership team is supposed to do. Pay more attention to the impact your decisions have on the safety of your employees and what the exhaustion is doing to them. Lead for the long term and stop thinking in terms of two year paybacks as if you think the company is going to be gone in 24 months. If you keep this up, it will be.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Boston, MA

I worked at Welch's


Pros: Friendships, great brand, outstanding mid level managers Cons: Poorly executed project planning! Needs improvement More

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Weak CEO and Senior Leaders

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Concord, MA

I have been working at Welch's


Pros: CPG company just outside Boston, MA. Half-day Fridays in the summer and winter hours. Well-known consumer brand with a… Cons: Welch's is a small company (<200 HQs employees and <$800M) that has NONE of the positive traits of a small company (nimble, innovative, collaborative, decisive)… Advice to Senior Management: Develop a vision for the company and corporate strategies that can cascade throughout the company. You appear to be expecting the strategies to come from… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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