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Updated August 14, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Concord, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Concord, MA

    I worked at Welch's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - People
    - Casual culture and environment in the office.
    - Challenging business environment that keeps you on your toes
    - excellent pay, benefits and office / building

    Cons

    - Tough category right now
    - A bit antiquated in regards to moving things forward
    - Innovation is slow to market
    - processes can bog folks down

    Advice to Management

    Bring some folks from the outside in; there are a lot of long tenured employees there that do not have a lot of practical business experience. It is invaluable to see things through another set of eyes and the hard working people can benefit from that.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Development Engineer in Concord, MA
    Current Employee - Process Development Engineer in Concord, MA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Welch's full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great people
    - Summer/Winter hours
    - Competitive pay
    - Strong brand with great values, working for family farmers
    - Big company name with entrepreneurial spirit
    - Management trusts its people

    Cons

    - Currently tough market conditions for the core business

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest behind new innovations

  3. "Mechanic"

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    Current Employee - Mechanic in North East, PA
    Current Employee - Mechanic in North East, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Welch's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay benefits are descent

    Cons

    Poor structure to allow for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Learn the skills of the people you have and you will be able to retain more qualified personnel


  4. "Lack of true leadership, struggling company in many ways."

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

    I worked at Welch's full-time

    Pros

    Some people were great, pay was competitive, summer hours (if you are able to leave due to workload/deadlines), vacation time, working remotely at times, working for small farmers and their families.

    Cons

    Very HIGH TURNOVER!!! People were leaving left and right. Very difficult categories (juice and jelly), Lack of real leadership, effective processes, innovation, and lack of integrity in some people. Managers do not know how to say no and will proceed with a project even though its not right. They make way too quick decisions without thinking about impact to other departments, project timelines or workloads. Your opinion is not valued. There are no best practices here. Very frugal. Poor morale! Don’t expect much team engagement with your team unless you are in Sales. (they actually seem to enjoy each other and take steps to improve morale). Ridiculous deadlines and expectations. People here are working all hours of the day/night to meet deadlines.

    Advice to Management

    There is a turnover issue for a reason. Take the time to truly listen to employees and understand what is going on. Invest in management to become better leaders. Stop rushing everything and take time to diagnose issues.


  5. "Big name - Small Company"

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

    I worked at Welch's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people you deal with on a day to day basis are some of the best that I have worked with.

    Cons

    Management is struggling to keep Welch's relevant against the emergence of competition from major conglomerates and the development of new juice categories such as Vitamin Water.

    Advice to Management

    The company needs strong Leadership not just a set of unattainable objectives.


  6. "Good People..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people that work at Welch's are good, solid people that get along well together and take pride in doing a good job. The company properly allows for a good work/life balance. Depending on the department working from home sometimes during the month can be an option.

    Cons

    The company sometimes has a hard time staying focused on their core values with strategies changing often


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Welch's"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Welch's full-time

    Pros

    Company rich in history and brand. Grower owned cooperative. Steadfast in delivering results. High quality products. Very cost and growth focused against steep challenges.

    Cons

    Not as open to brutal truths as claimed.

  8. "Good working enviornment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    the people i worked with were very close w/ each other.

    Cons

    can not think of anything at the moment


  9. "Good Pay"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in North East, PA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in North East, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Pay, Good Benefits, Good Workers.

    Cons

    Inconsistent schedules for the workers, they are not able to plan their life around work.

    Advice to Management

    Need more attention on fixing machines


  10. "Great Company with true values"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North East, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North East, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Welch's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    large enough to get resources to accomplish the mission; small enough that the highest level executives know and care about you.

    Cons

    A true leader in a tough market

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the current focus on innovation.


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