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Smucker Reviews in Orrville, OH

Updated November 5, 2014
Updated November 5, 2014
71 Reviews
3.8
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Richard K. Smucker
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Pros
  • Smucker offers a nice work/life balance and good benefits (in 5 reviews)

  • Great benefits and perks for employees (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Orrville is in the middle of no where (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Highly Recommend Smucker as an Employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orrville, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orrville, OH

    I have been working at Smucker full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance including 1/2 day Fridays in the Summer, Office Culture, Employment/Growth Opportunities, Total Compensation package including an on-site Wellness Center that has a fully staffed medical team, and the excitement of what is yet to come with the completion near on a brand new Child Care Center and Gym.

    Cons

    Some inconsistencies in Work/Life Balance and Office Culture across all the different departments, which is expected with different management for each. However, it is an improvement opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would recommend more 360° feedback for people managers from direct reports in an anonymous manner if possible and a better process for employee-submitted ideas for improvement on people, products, and processes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great People, Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Intern in Orrville, OH
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Intern in Orrville, OH

    I worked at Smucker as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company overall is an amazing place to work. I worked with some of the most fun and inspiring individuals who helped me really grow into my position. I was really interested in many different areas and management allowed me to really test the waters to see what I wanted to do. Also the company has such a growth potential that they are ready to go through the roof.

    Cons

    The company doesn't necessarily have their priorities straight in every movement and their attraction to young professionals is declining with their salary range.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Orrville, OH
    Current Employee - Intern in Orrville, OH

    I have been working at Smucker as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Pay, Flexible Schedule, tons of free meals

    Cons

    Need to trust interns with more important tasks and not just give busy work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes too nice. Would rather be up front and truthful if I'm doing something wrong then hear about it from someone else weeks after the damage is done

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Orrville, OH
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Orrville, OH

    I have been working at Smucker full-time

    Pros

    Good to their people. Lots of perks.

    Cons

    Bad HR dept.
    Orrville is in the middle of no where.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the HR problem

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fine company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consumer Communications in Orrville, OH
    Former Employee - Consumer Communications in Orrville, OH

    I worked at Smucker full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Training programs are excellent; Most people are nice

    Cons

    Very corporate; overly focused on core values,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company, great people!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Orrville, OH
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Orrville, OH

    I have been working at Smucker as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company is absolutely phenomenal to their employees. The company spends significant efforts to ensure great quality products hit the shelves of America and countries abroad. Additionally, I work with some great and talented individuals, that look after the company's products and other employees.

    Cons

    I have only just started working here and have not yet some across any strongly negative qualities or situations. The company is perhaps a little conservative but I believe this is to keep a professional and respectful environment in the workplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I definitely think management is doing well, in terms of allowing employees an adequate work-like balance and allowing perks and incentives to different departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Be prepared to keep your expectations low

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orrville, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orrville, OH

    I have been working at Smucker full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The benefits at this company are what separates it from others. The starting salary is nothing to write home about, but the health and dental benefits are very good. Everyone receives a holiday bonus at the end of the year. The company encourages people to use their vacation time plus the 11 company paid holidays. The company has a great culture and works hard to preserve it.

    Cons

    Because many people do not want to be held accountable, it takes too long for a decision to be made regarding a project. This is a marketing-driven company that focuses too much on "me-too" products and product extensions (e.g. new flavors for coffee, baking mixes, and frostings).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For future company growth, look for opportunities besides those in the "center of the aisle".

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Once was a great company. Lost its core values when it got to big

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing in Orrville, OH
    Former Employee - Marketing in Orrville, OH

    I worked at Smucker full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Campus
    Hire from within
    Benefits

    Cons

    Poor management
    Grew to big to quick
    Lost focus on employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember where you came from and quit preaching fake nonsense

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Positive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Logistics Temp in Orrville, OH
    Current Employee - Logistics Temp in Orrville, OH

    I have been working at Smucker full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good People. Good Products. Growing Company. Good Location.

    Cons

    I would not consider current pay to be competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider higher pay for quality employees. Too many moving parts to complete simple tasks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Wonderful start to a career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Coordinator in Orrville, OH
    Former Employee - Customer Service Coordinator in Orrville, OH

    I worked at Smucker full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Wonderful culture, very engaging environment.

    Cons

    Not the most competitive salary wise.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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