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Reorganization

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Concord, MA

ProsGreat Location, USED to have passionate people, Tremendous Brand with storied history, strong marketing presence, ability to work in almost every area of the business, now has plenty of elbow room.

ConsVery poor execution of recent reorganization
3rd rate senior management team
Terrible communication program
Computer systems support from senior management non existent (just MAKE it work attitude)
Senior management with no industry/business organization experience with no intent to learn.

Advice to Senior ManagementSometimes the best course of action is to admit a mistake or poor judgment, then work to correct it. The attitude has been that once they make a decision, they're going forward with it regardless of the outcome. The reorganization was the most poorly executed I've ever seen. The business process re-engineering that was promised never occurred, so the work load on those left increased exponentially.
Decisions were made with no input from the existing employees that understood the complex operating structure of the company, so many critical success factors for continued operations were missed.
The ERP system DOES NOT WORK!!! And telling people to make it work will not fix the problem. Roll up your sleeves, sit with your employees at lowest level of the business and understand the business, the institutional environment, the cooperative system, and your business model before making changes. Your history of making change and promising to deal with the problems then falling down on that are going to kill the company!!
Board of Directors - Challenge your senior management team!!! Find out what they're doing and verify that it will work in your line of business, with your business paradigms. Remember, although it's still a business that needs to compete against other businesses in the same industry, your company was set up as a cooperative for a reason. There are benefits and costs that come with that structure and you can't ignore them when your senior management (who has no idea what those benefits and costs are) act with blinders on against the mandates of a cooperative!!!!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Turning around?

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Concord, MA

    I worked at Welch's


    Pros: It is a really, really great brand with a storied… Cons: Talent is all over the place. Some people wouldn't make… Advice to Senior Management: Keep listening and really pushing the culture to get better.… More
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    Troubled culture where politics trump performance

    (Former Employee) Concord, MA

    I worked at Welch's


    Pros: The location is convenient and it is one of the… Cons: Employee morale is very low and people are very open about their dissatisfaction and lost motivation. Welch's is extremely political it often feels as though… Advice to Senior Management: Welch's would be a better organization if you could find a way to minimize the politics. One way to start… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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