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The J. M. Smucker Company Orrville Reviews

Updated January 12, 2018
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Orrville, OH

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Mark T. Smucker
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Pros
  • Excellent work-life balance and they treat their employees very well (in 37 reviews)

  • Great people, great facilities in Orrville and other offsite locations (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • Aside from that the office itself is located in Orrvile, which is in the middle of nowhere (in 7 reviews)

  • In my department there were no openings to be hired back full time (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company to gain first experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technologist in Orrville, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Technologist in Orrville, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The J. M. Smucker Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company culture, great benefits, great company campus.

    Cons

    Location, not much room for development for young professionals, change is slow.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Maintenance Tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orrville, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orrville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The J. M. Smucker Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very positive thinking there. Most people are willing to give advice to exceed.

    Cons

    A few bad apples in the management level. Will only do whatever it takes to shine in there bosses eyes.

    Advice to Management

    They Don't believe in Co. Ethical beliefs. They lie,cheat and have no dignity..

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    "Great Place to Start Your Career"

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    Current Employee - Lead Business Analyst in Orrville, OH
    Current Employee - Lead Business Analyst in Orrville, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The J. M. Smucker Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, benefits and brands. Easy to get behind Company mission/purpose. Great facilities. Lots of opportunity.

    Cons

    Corporate office location is not ideal unless you're settled down with a family. In general, it's not an easy place to have tough and honest conversations which can be frustrating.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Forbes Global 2000: One of World's Best Employers"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orrville, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orrville, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The J. M. Smucker Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Half Day Fridays as part of Holiday (December) Hours, Summer (Memorial to Labor Day) Hours, Flex Hours, On Campus Fitness Center, Wellness Center, and Child Development Center, and Company Culture

    Cons

    More Work from Home opportunities


  5. "Corporate Security Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orrville, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orrville, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The J. M. Smucker Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked 3.5 days. Easy job great benefits

    Cons

    Worked 12 hour shifts and holidays.


  6. "Wonderful place to work"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Orrville, OH
    Current Employee - Analyst in Orrville, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The J. M. Smucker Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits-401k, on-site gym and health center, and vacation packages.
    Work life balance is amazing
    People you work with are wonderful.

    Cons

    Sometimes slow to act on emerging trends but it getting better every day. I am very excited for the future


  7. "Packaging Engineering Intern - Consumer Goods"

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    Former Intern - Packaging Engineer Co-Op in Orrville, OH
    Former Intern - Packaging Engineer Co-Op in Orrville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The J. M. Smucker Company as an intern

    Pros

    Nice people and you could sign up for taste tests. Bonus of being in Consumer Goods meant that we got first pick for products coming off of plant trials.

    Cons

    Engineering building was separate from the main building (had an extra eight to ten minute walk to all meetings), there are more engineers then they have work for and there was no clear idea on what work I needed to do.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that the people you put in charge of interns know how to utilize their interns in at least some way and also have some skill at giving feedback.

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    "Growth Mindset"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orrville, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orrville, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The J. M. Smucker Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great facilities in Orrville and other offsite locations. Resources for employees are great when compared to other companies I have personally worked for - workstations, break areas, coffee, etc.

    Cons

    With rapid growth comes changes that require a growth mindset and at times managers and peers feeling the pressures to deliver differently and at time get stuck and slow down progress.

    Advice to Management

    Consistency in modeling the behaviors of leadership expected at all levels. Communicate a clear vision. Hold each other accountable; be open to feedback and demonstrate change that will create momentum.


  9. "Wonderful Internship Experience"

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    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Orrville, OH
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Orrville, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The J. M. Smucker Company as an intern

    Pros

    Interns are treated as part of the team just as full-time employees and receive many of the great benefits as a full-time hire. Projects given to interns are meaningful and challenging. The Smucker internship program does not mirror other typical "intern" roles found in many other companies. Many fun and rewarding events and opportunities are made available for interns. The overall culture of the company is relaxed compared to other corporate atmospheres, collaborative and encouraging.

    Cons

    Location isn't ideal, but the many perks of the Smucker campus make up for it. Very easy commute from cities like Akron, Fairlawn, Wooster, and even Cleveland. The salary isn't as high as comparable positions, but the overall benefits package and total rewards is very competitive.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orrville, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orrville, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The J. M. Smucker Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Driven by strong set of values including the importance of the people. Great brands in great categories.

    Cons

    Our processes are elaborated and slow down the decision making in a fast forward environment.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the level of transparency with employees and protect the culture.


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