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Updated February 21, 2018
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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 16 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Work life balance only exists in certain departments (in 6 reviews)

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

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  1. "More Than Just a Job..."

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    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Lehigh Valley, PA
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Lehigh Valley, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ample opportunity to advance within the company; Highly engaged leadership team; Abundance of feedback for new hires; Fair compensation; Wonderful team culture.

    Cons

    Climate on production floor is warm, but changes have been made to help during Summer months; Training program could use some help - especially with standardized documentation for job expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the basics - improvement to standardized work, visual aid, 5S, and general cleanliness can go a long way; Continue to communicate openly - transparency is one of the most important things to the hourly work force


  2. "Wonderful company, setting up for growth and future success!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakeville, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakeville, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ocean Spray full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial environment, awesome Corporate office set up, family culture and values, work life balance, recent leadership changes and commitment to training and development

    Cons

    Month to month numbers focus (which is in process of changing, but may take a while), Benefits are great but costly for the employee, limited upward mobility (however plenty of opportunity to stretch, move laterally and build your skill set)

    Advice to Management

    Continue to make changes for the better, listen to all of your employees (not just management levels) and continue fostering open communication (good or bad)

  3. "Good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ocean Spray full-time

    Pros

    Decent work environment and great co-workers.

    Cons

    Company appears to be longing for direction.


  4. "Maintenanc"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ocean Spray full-time

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Heath insurance is too high


  5. "Great place to work amidst some changes; eager to see the next iteration of a great company"

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing people culture, great benefits, competitive salaries with work/life balance and perks that are unmatched in the food & beverage industry. A large company that feels small; opportunities to interact with grower-owners and feel included in the heritage of a great American company and legacy.

    Cons

    Lots of organizational change happening; many challenges ahead. Not sure if there's a lot of room to grow and advance in such a small company.

    Advice to Management

    Be sure to analyze your entry-level and mid-level employees, they are the future of the business if you want them to be. Do not lose sight of where you came from and what this cooperative stands for.


  6. "Mixed"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Lakeville, MA
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Lakeville, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ocean Spray full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Overall Ocean Spray is a nice place to work, friendly co-workers, good work life balance.

    Cons

    There are several departments that are very tough to work. Demanding, and long hours. Poor work life balance


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Needs leadership"

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    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.

  8. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ocean Spray full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and work/life balance

    Cons

    Poor upper management and too much politics

    Advice to Management

    Management needs better long-term strategy


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not a lot of mobility. I wish I had left sooner. If I had, my career would have progressed faster."

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

    I worked at Ocean Spray full-time

    Pros

    Great products. Grower-owned and they are awesome. Beautiful offoce. Family feel. CEO is a great guy.

    Cons

    Somewhat a "boys network". Not a lot of female vps. No career pathing.

    Advice to Management

    The CEO should not believe what he hears from his staff. And, they will attractact more talent if they provide si cere career pathing.


  10. "Business Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ocean Spray full-time

    Pros

    A good company with many dedicated people

    Cons

    A flawed business model and poor strategy

    Advice to Management

    Hire new management


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