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Ocean Spray Lakeville Reviews

Updated December 5, 2017
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Lakeville, MA

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Randy C. Papadellis
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Pros
  • Work - life balance (flexible schedule, opportunity to work from home), opportunities to develop your career within the organization (in 13 reviews)

  • Farmer owned cooperative with good benefits and a good team environment (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management is not ready to step in to the future (in 6 reviews)

  • Current leadership, company business model, innovation pipeline and marketing strategy are outdated, ineffective, unsustainable, and not working (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent New Hire Process"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakeville, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakeville, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ocean Spray full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Efficient hiring process with great communication. HR is a great representation of the culture and team which is rare. Once you join there is a thorough onboarding to really get to know the cooperative. Relocation is helpful as well.

    Cons

    More than likely working at Ocean Spray may require a move for your family. Thankfully they have the resources to help.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Needs leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Lakeville, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Lakeville, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ocean Spray full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good products. Friendly and intelligent employees that care about the company. Farmer owned business that creates a different feel than working for anonymous shareholders.

    Cons

    Too many high level management positions have been created. There needs to be big changes at the top for faster decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Remove some high level positions and hire more people to do the work.

  3. "great place tow work"

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    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Lakeville, MA
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Lakeville, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ocean Spray full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    wonderful people, good environment. lots of interesting and challenging things to do

    Cons

    would be nice to work remotely sometimes


  4. "Great place to work!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Global Customer Operations Analyst in Lakeville, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Global Customer Operations Analyst in Lakeville, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ocean Spray full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work - life balance (flexible schedule, opportunity to work from home), opportunities to develop your career within the organization.
    Nice work perks : summers Fridays, on - site gym and other employee discounts (cell phone, gym equipment, fitness classes etc)
    Beautiful and modern headquarters.

    Cons

    No cons on my list.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support employee growth and career advancement in each department.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Fine"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Lakeville, MA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Lakeville, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ocean Spray full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits like half day Fridays and domestic partner insurance. They care about employee moral. Location has a bank, seamstress, cafe, and gym.

    Cons

    Management is antiquated for the type of talent they are looking for. Gap in treatment of salary vs non-salary employees.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Flexibility is a plus!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakeville, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakeville, MA

    I have been working at Ocean Spray full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours if needed. Company is very understanding of work/life balance and allows work from home opportunities.

    Cons

    Not enough opportunities available to use your talent to its fullest potential.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Lakeville, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Lakeville, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ocean Spray full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    People under top management are great and doing really business driven for growth and development. Products and solution have huge potential.

    Cons

    Very top management are very political without any strategy to the market but only focus on how to fulfill board. Only listen to the sweet words.

    Advice to Management

    Change CEO

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakeville, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakeville, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ocean Spray full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Farmer owned cooperative with good benefits and a good team environment

    Cons

    Really can't come up with much.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Best Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakeville, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakeville, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ocean Spray full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful location filled with friendly and awesome coworkers. This place makes you truly feel included in the overall success of the company. I love the monthly meetings updating the entire organization of the progress and direction of the company. I can't speak enough about the professionalism and kindness Oceanspray shows their employees. Best place I have ever worked!! Did I mention we have an indoor gym.

    Cons

    I have not had one negative experience here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. This place is wonderful. I love it here.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "You have no voice"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in Lakeville, MA
    Former Employee - Accountant in Lakeville, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ocean Spray full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you do everything exactly the way you're told to and do not have a differing opinion, then you are treated somewhat decently. Benefits are good, but offset with a lower salary than most companies.

    Cons

    If you are energetic and eager to learn, go somewhere else. You can't speak your mind, especially if it goes against what your supervisor thinks, even if it adds value to a discussion. People who perform poorly and are lazy are not punished if they are friendly with their supervisor or manager. You are treated worse than those who cause issues if you have an opinion and speak your mind.

    You are given work that is below your experience level and made to feel that you are lesser than you're worth. If you attempt to work on projects that fall even slightly outside of your job description, you are reprimanded. I was told directly by my manager that I was capable of work higher than my level, but that "it would be inappropriate" for me to do such work since it did not fall within my job description.

    Advice to Management

    Allow people to speak their mind and treat everyone fairly. Create opportunities instead of locking people down and making them feel lesser than they are.


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