Smucker

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Smucker Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
71 Reviews
3.8
71 Reviews
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Richard K. Smucker
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Very Good Company!!

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

    I have been working at Smucker full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I work at a ex P&G facility purchased by Smucker's in 2008 and Smucker's has been great!! Pay, benefits, work life balance, environment, management, are all very good! There are very few jobs where you can enjoy work, laugh, and make the type of wage available here employees are very fortunate.

    As someone who has been in multiple plants this site truly is a great place to be!!

    Cons

    Pay structure is very good, but some of the truly exceptional are under compensated and over utilized while many others are over compensated and have little in the way of skills to utilize!! Which means the ones who "Do" well they do more and the ones who "Don't" just keep relying on the ones that do. The pay system doesn't differentiate this very well at all, unfortunately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The few who are under compensated need to have a path to get paid what they deserve over and above the current 5 tier system. Anyone who works at the NOLA campuses knows exactly who this person is! Why pay contract engineers over $105/hr when you can get a technician to do the work for 25% of that?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Bigger is not always better

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

    I have been working at Smucker

    Pros

    The Company has genuine core values that have guided the direction for the last 100+ years. I think Smucker has a great strategy and hasn't deviated much from it, even in challenging times. The Company is also making significant investments in leadership development which is heavily focused on emotional intelligence, which is great.

    Cons

    I recently came across a great quote: "When the incentives offered prioritize growth over stability, we successfully build large, unstable organizations." Growth is a huge focus for Smucker, unfortunately making the right investments to support that growth is not as much of a focus.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    The company that respects hard work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Production Supervisor in Oxnard, CA
    Former Employee - Lead Production Supervisor in Oxnard, CA

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

    Pros

    If you work hard, and believe me you will, Smucker's will 100% acknowledge your dedication and treat you as a highly valuable employee and contributor to their success. Whether it is providing housing, lunches, dinners, or taking you for a round of golf, the J. M. Smucker company will make you feel like part of the family no matter how long you stay.

    Cons

    Sitting at my computer for five minutes trying to think of a con can give you an idea of my experience here... If I had to say a con, I would say that it is having to lay off someone you really enjoyed working with, because of seniority issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep giving and your employers will keep working. When I think about my time at Smucker's, I think about the connections I made and the fun times I had. That is what really stands out to me.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Company / People Work / Life Balance

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

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

    Pros

    Family run company - CEO Great person

    Cons

    need to energize the old brands to keep number 1 positions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Neutral

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operator in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Operator in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    Employee benefits from day one and the wages for unskilled labor is higher than average. The company has been around for over a century.

    Cons

    Employee benefits are not top notch. The skilled laborers are paid under the average area wages. Bad personnel management. Too many managers leave it up to seasoned employees to manage important tasks rather than utilizing personnel with management experience. This is obvious when reviewing important plant documents and procedures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise wagers for skilled labor and hire based on experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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