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Ocean Spray CEO Bobby Chacko
Bobby Chacko
18 Ratings
Pros
  • "In most departments, employees are encouraged to maintain a healthy work-life balance(in 22 reviews)

  • "Farmer owned cooperative with good benefits and a good team environment(in 15 reviews)

Cons
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  1. Featured Review

    Fabulous place to work

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

    I have been working at Ocean Spray full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great leadership. Amazing benefits (dental cleanings on site! dry cleaning on site! manicures on site! gym! masseuse! yoga classes! bog walking paths! so much more). Upward mobility. Clear communication. Creative, entrepreneurial outlook. Mission driven company that cares about people and the planet. Competitive salaries and maternity leave.

    Cons

    None that I can strongly say.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Love the ownership given to all employees and the mission for our growers and communities.

    Ocean Spray Response

    January 25, 2019Talent Acquisition Coordinator

    Thanks for the great review! We are so happy to hear you are enjoying the benefits we provide and even happier to hear that you believe in our mission. If you have any other ideas for improving our culture here at Ocean Spray, we’d love to hear from you in person.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great Culture, Benefits & People

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

    I have been working at Ocean Spray full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great culture rooted in family ownership... I love the idea of working for a "big" company that feels like a small company. Being able to see the CEO pass by on the way to a meeting and say hello isn't something you'll get everywhere. The people here are dedicated, passionate, collaborative and mostly optimistic with really strong work ethic. As the workplace and industry become more fast-paced, we are adapting and will...

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    Cons

    There has been a lot of change, many organizational shifts and pockets of good news and bad news, but I am hopeful that the best of Ocean Spray is on the horizon.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to the concerns of the people in this organization who are enacting positive change.

    Ocean Spray Response

    February 12, 2019Talent Acquisition Coordinator

    Thanks for leaving a review! We’re glad to hear you appreciate working at a farmer-owned cooperative as much as we do. We know that periods of change can be challenging, and are happy to hear you are embracing these changes as an opportunity for success. We are growing more nimble, ...

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  3. Great Place to Work!

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

    I have been working at Ocean Spray full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits (onsite gym, car repair service, manicures, masseuse, yoga, fitness classes) great work life balance, opportunities to develop and learn new skills!

    Cons

    None that I can think of. I enjoy working at Ocean Spray and all of the opportunities provided to me.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. The recent changed are starting to make positive impacts.

    Ocean Spray Response

    February 12, 2019Talent Acquisition Coordinator

    Thanks for your feedback. We’re happy to hear you are enjoying Ocean Spray life. Employees like you are our secret weapon. If you think of any more advice you’d like to give us, please don’t hesitate to come chat in person!

  4. Helpful (1)

    Great work-life balance

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Ocean Spray

      Pros

      Ocean Spray values the importance of having a good work life balance. Most departments are flexible and allow colleagues to work from home. Great perks like group exercise classes during lunch, onsite manicures, a full walking trail, and a generous benefits package.

      Cons

      Somewhat of a flat organization

      Advice to Management

      Continue to develop colleagues and help them grow in their career.

      Ocean Spray Response

      February 12, 2019Talent Acquisition Coordinator

      Thanks for your feedback! We are so glad to hear you enjoy your work-life balance—we believe a healthy work-life balance is key to productivity. We’re also glad you enjoy the benefits we offer. We appreciate your feedback on professional development. We take your opinion seriously ...

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    • Helpful (1)

      Changing Tides

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

      I have been working at Ocean Spray full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      good benefits great teams technology is advancing beautiful campus

      Cons

      It is a culture of constant change

      Ocean Spray Response

      February 12, 2019Talent Acquisition Coordinator

      Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate that you took the time to write a review. We’re glad to hear you enjoy the benefits we offer and working with your Ocean Spray Family. We also recognize that change is challenging. To keep pace in an evolving business world, we need to ...

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    • Helpful (3)

      Change for the better?

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Ocean Spray full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Great co-workers that care about the success of the company. Beautiful campus that is unparalleled in the area. Good benefits.

      Cons

      New leadership is saying all the right things, but actions are leaving employees confused and anxious. Every time it seems like we’re turning a corner there are more negative, culture-shocking surprises: lay offs, turn over, forced changes of location, and parades of consultants.

      Advice to Management

      Develop better communication plans and be clear in your vision. This originally seemed like a refreshing change of direction, but the new boss is starting to feel a lot like the old boss.

      Ocean Spray Response

      February 12, 2019Talent Acquisition Coordinator

      Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We’re glad to hear you enjoy Ocean Spray’s benefits as well as working alongside our Ocean Spray family. We’re also thankful for your advice. We recognize that change is challenging, and we are prioritizing clear and consistent communication ...

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    • Exciting time to be part of the company

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

      I have been working at Ocean Spray full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      OSC has proven to be an amazing company to work for. The best part are the people you work with and knowing that the work you do helps support the coop of family growers. Change isn’t easy for everyone, but if you embrace it, you will be able to see the excitement it brings. -Coop -new leadership team -exciting change -benefits -compensation -people -work/life balance

      Cons

      Employees having mixed feelings around the changes

      Advice to Management

      Continue to share news and be as transparent as possible.

      Ocean Spray Response

      January 25, 2019Talent Acquisition Coordinator

      Thanks for taking the time to provide your thoughts. We are proud of our Ocean Spray family and how as a whole we support our family growers, too! We also thank you wholeheartedly for embracing the recent changes. We know change can be difficult and appreciate your positive attitude. ...

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    • Great Company

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      Former Employee - Manager 
      Recommends

      I worked at Ocean Spray full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      I loved the culture and the committed employees of this company. It was a pleasure going to work every morning.

      Cons

      Limited opportunities for career advancement at corporate.

      Ocean Spray Response

      February 1, 2019Talent Acquisition Coordinator

      Thanks for your feedback. We love coming to Ocean Spray every morning, too! We agree that our Ocean Spray family is truly special. We’re proud to say we promoted 67 employees just this past year and professional development is a key priority for our company. We appreciate your ...

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    • Great people and potential but serious blind spots

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      Former Employee - R&D in Lakeville, MA
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Ocean Spray full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Working for a cooperative makes you feel close to the purpose of the company. You really believe in the power of the cranberry and the possibilities for great products. Good pay and benefits. Beautiful campus with renovated office that makes you want to come to work every day. Plenty of opportunities to make your mark on the company and impress Senior Leaders. Great people who are always willing to help out and teach...

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      Cons

      Strong headwinds against sugar make the future concerning, despite numerous attempts at improving the image of the cranberry. An "old boys club" mentality pervades, especially from upper management and Ocean Spray lifers, with very few women among senior leadership. The company culture is too old school and lacks transparency, and things like flexible work policies and work-life balance are far behind similar CPG companies...

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      Advice to Management

      Continue to execute the plan to turn the company around but focus on the well being of employees to bring them along with you. Bring the company culture into the 21st century by improving employee work-life balance and diversity amongst leadership. Make sure that your managers represent the company policies (flex hours, work from home) evenly across the business. Root out bad employees and make sure how things are done...

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      Ocean Spray Response

      January 25, 2019Talent Acquisition Coordinator

      Ocean Spray values honesty and transparency as integral parts of our culture: thank you for taking the time to voice your opinion. We’re glad to hear you learned how mighty the cranberry is and that you enjoyed your Ocean Spray family during your time with us. We also thank you ...

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    • The truth about Ocean Spray in 2019

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Ocean Spray full-time

      Pros

      Some great people have survived the numerous rounds of layoffs

      Cons

      Top levels of management are extremely egomaniacal. Their attempts to speak in front of employees often come off as threats and cause more anxiety and lower morale company wide.

      Advice to Management

      Please be honest with these new hires. When you read through many of these reviews they are not describing Ocean Spray in 2019. Ocean Spray in 2019 has been a fairly terrifying place with many rounds of layoffs, lack of communication and threatening tones from upper management. Many of these employees greatly care about this company so please treat them with respect. If they have a question please don’t threaten that...

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