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Ocean Spray Reviews

Updated October 25, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good work/life balance, great people" (in 18 reviews)

  • "Farmer owned cooperative with good benefits and a good team environment" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Business Potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ocean Spray full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to grow business

    Cons

    Self created reasons to not go after the opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Drive faster change


  2. "Good place to work, needs some help."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ocean Spray full-time

    Pros

    Good people, good vision, and good place to work overall.

    Cons

    Salary is below average, very little room for vertical movement.

  3. "R&D Product Development at Ocean Spray"

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    Current Employee - Principal Scientist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Scientist in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is working on Innovation and changing the company appearance and culture. Located in a scenic area.

    Cons

    Outdated software, procedures/ protocols. Stuck somewhere between a small company filled with "lifers" that have no idea how to grow and those who want to function like a massive CPG company. Many people who would seem friendly and "down to earth" initially, but they are entirely out for their own gain- regardless of the cost to others. Play the politics, watch your back. There is only so much that can be done with cranberries.


  4. "Support Tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ocean Spray full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, great employees. Union protection.

    Cons

    Poor communication between management and supervisors.


  5. "Response to controls engineer post below"

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    Former Employee - Controls Engineer in Markham, WA
    Former Employee - Controls Engineer in Markham, WA

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

    Pros

    I am the former controls engineer and I was not the person that posted that review I left due to personal and family reasons.

    Cons

    Please remove that post below. Again I am the former controls engineer and I am not the person that wrote that review it was written with unclear motive!

    Advice to Management

    I gave advice to management confidentially.


  6. "Wowsers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ocean Spray full-time

    Pros

    Money is all it's worth

    Cons

    Everything except the people on the floor

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are what make the company act like it


  7. "Maintenance Mechanic Lead"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Breinigsville, PA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Breinigsville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people I work with are great.

    Cons

    The company is starting to cut overtime and spending less money.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Lots of things lacking at Ocean Spray"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakeville, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakeville, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues, nice facility, half day fridays in the summer and free coffee

    Cons

    Lack of inspiring products, lack of inspiring leaders, lack of salary increases, lack of bonuses, high turnover, lack of direction and lack of resources. Latest product launch is half water half cranberry juice called Pink. Need I say more?

    Advice to Management

    NA. They wouldn't listen anyways since they are the smartest people in the room.


  9. "Great Experience and a Stable Co."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ocean Spray full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, and was not micromanaged.

    Cons

    Inconsistent directions from Sr. Management was a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Impower employees to take more business risks.


  10. "Quietly Oppressive Mismanagement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Aberdeen, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Aberdeen, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good hourly employees to work with.

    Cons

    Difficult upper management and management philosophies. Management is constantly looking for ways to cut employees and transfer job duties to existing employees or to salaried non union mangement employees. Work is also constantly contracted out.


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