Welch's - I never felt valued by upper management as an employee for my knowledge and contributions to the company. | Glassdoor
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"I never felt valued by upper management as an employee for my knowledge and contributions to the company."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawton, MI
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawton, MI
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Welch's full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

The pay and benefits were great for the area. A lot of the employees were close friends and after awhile they became extended family.

Cons

Too much overtime and a seemingly lack of concern for family and quality of life outside of work by management. Always felt as if we weren't valued as people but rather only as bodies to run machines.

Advice to Management

Put yourself in the shoes of your employees. Do their job for a week, forced and last minute overtime included. Talk to them and treat them as if they are family. After all, you spend as much daily time with them as you do with your family. Listen to them, don't just hear them talk. They have a lot of pride and have a lot to contribute to the success of the company.

Other Employee Reviews for Welch's

  1. "From lean to bone"

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    Former Employee - Drone in Concord, MA
    Former Employee - Drone in Concord, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great, dedicated people who really believe in what the brand name means to their family and community, more so than the management does it seems. We have (had) some really solid performers in front-line supervisors on the plant level and a mixture of die-hards and new people to the organization to keep fresh ideas and experience blended.

    Cons

    There's only so much "lean" you can take before you start to cut to the bone. Top level management changed so often it was a revolving door and those who weren't cut were fearful for their jobs. Since they were nice people, they didn't fingerpoint, but the lack of decisionmaking was just as harmful. The ability to make decisions on a lower level, even so much as to mail a package, required authorization and signatures. And since no one wanted to make a decision, they brought in the analysts from Bain and followed their instructions blindly. The job cuts in the plants and the corporate facilities were too much, too fast to allow for the right turnover process.

    Advice to Management

    Stop listening to third parties and lead the company, that is what the leadership team is supposed to do. Pay more attention to the impact your decisions have on the safety of your employees and what the exhaustion is doing to them. Lead for the long term and stop thinking in terms of two year paybacks as if you think the company is going to be gone in 24 months. If you keep this up, it will be.


  2. "And"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendships, great brand, outstanding mid level managers

    Cons

    Poorly executed project planning! Needs improvement

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