Smucker Reviews

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
67 Reviews
3.9
67 Reviews
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Richard K. Smucker
19 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Smucker offers a nice work/life balance and good benefits (in 4 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. 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
  2.  

    Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  3.  

    The company that respects hard work.

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    • 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
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    Good Company / People Work / Life Balance

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    • 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Neutral

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    • 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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Good culture, but doesn't always apply throughout

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Analyst
    Current Employee - Sales Analyst

    I have been working at Smucker full-time

    Pros

    Great overarching culture...good benefits, insurance, and 401K match. Gives opportunities to work compressed work weeks in the summer to take 1/2 days on Friday.

    Cons

    Culture differs by department- not always so family oriented. Difficult to find a balance with home life. Coworkers can be judgemental depending on team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, great people!

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    • 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
  11.  

    "Love the company, but not a good work environment"

    • 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

    Great training opportunities, very well diversified, great benefits, and promotional opportunities.

    Cons

    New managers micromanage to death the employees, moral is at an all time low. Management kept away from employees and there is no longer a sense of family in the work place. turn over is at an all time high- lots of political games and backstabbing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you continue down the road of black and white by the book termination of employees, well then you will continue to lose out on the organic and sustainability sector of America. When Richard Smucker told a group of Employees how the company "WOULD like them to vote against NON- GMO labeling in Cailfornia" I lost all respect for him and the local management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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