Smucker

  www.smuckers.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

Smucker Reviews

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
58 Reviews

3.9
58 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Richard K. Smucker
11 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. 1 person 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

    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
  2.  

    "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

    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
  3.  

    Open door policy did not exist.

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and perks for employees.

    Cons

    Long term employees lacked skills to lead new employees from acquired organizations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

    Wonderful company surrounded with truly caring and honest coworkers.

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

    Pros

    The culture is incredible - never worked in an environment with such hard working, yet friendly and helpful coworkers. Summer hours, 401K plan, opportunities for growth or lateral moves...

    Cons

    Salaries are not competitive with market. Orrville, OH.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great place to work, values their employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Coordinator  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Denver, CO

    Pros

    Their benefits are very good. They are flexible. Their values align with my own. Everyone is very nice. Their corporate offices are state of the art and very nice. They give you a xmas bonus. Their technical equipment is up to date. They offer free technical training so if you want to improve you can at any time.

    Cons

    Compensation could be better, they should do more research into each job to determine compensation. Their employee benefit for education should be re-evaluated. They do not cover the full cost of tuition for online education stating it is inferior to standard classes because of lack of teamwork which is not correct. The online classes have much more team evolvement than traditional classes do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know each business segment more before making decisions that will affect many employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    I learned a lot about modern cannery processing of fresh fruits.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Representative ( Seasonal)  in  Oxnard, CA
    Former Employee - Field Representative ( Seasonal) in Oxnard, CA

    Pros

    Management was great, A lot of Independence. If you are hard working you will go far in the company. You are very well compensated for your work

    Cons

    Confusion and a little disorder when I began but It is a great company! Overall this is a great company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I liked how you look for solutions from the group. Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    Pros

    Integrated training. No high pressure or manager constantly looking over shoulder.

    Cons

    I cant say anything negative about this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    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

    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
  10.  

    Good company with well known brands.

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

    Pros

    Smucker offers a nice work/life balance and good benefits.

    Cons

    Communication between departments needs improvement. The company should also research brands more thoroughly before acquiring to avoid "after the fact" issues. There are internal advancement opportunities available, but it's more about who you know than your experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let up on micro-managing your employees. It would also be nice if the departmental budgets weren't squandered on superfluous items like "nice work" cards and repeat training sessions but instead used to better compensate your employees. Lower level employees should be able to contribute to their manager's performance review so that upper management can get better picture of their performance.

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company with healthy culture

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

    Pros

    Consistent, transparent leadership. Culture of nice people who take pride in their work. Fair compensation.

    Cons

    Lagging behind peers on workplace flexibility, as company has grown the organization has become more political

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With ever changing markeplace in the consumer foods marketplace need to make sure company's strategy and tactics are moving fast enough to counter trends such as increase in private label products and quality, consumers much more focused on value as well as significant change in demographics from Baby Boomers to Millenials.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Worked for Smucker? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.