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Review averages

  • 22 employees say

    Excellent (9)
    40.909090909091%
    Good (4)
    18.181818181818%
    Satisfactory (5)
    22.727272727273%
    Subpar (4)
    18.181818181818%
    3.37
  • 20 applicants say

    Excellent (10)
    50%
    Good (3)
    15%
    Satisfactory (1)
    5%
    Subpar (6)
    30%
    3.44

Company summary

Ocean Spray is a vibrant agricultural cooperative owned by more than 700 cranberry farmers in the United States, Canada and Chile who have helped preserve the family farming way of life for generations. Formed in 1930, Ocean Spray is now the world’s leading producer of cranberry juices, juice drinks and dried cranberries and is the best-selling brand in the bottled juice category. The cooperative’s cranberries are currently featured in more than a thousand great-tasting, good-for-you products in over 100 countries worldwide. With more than 2,000 employees and nearly 20 cranberry receiving and processing facilities, Ocean Spray is committed to managing our business in a way that respects our communities, colleagues and the environment.

Headquartered about 45 minutes South of Boston in Lakeville-Middleboro, Massachusetts, our corporate office employs over 450 people in Marketing, Finance, IT, Operations, International, Supply Chain, Agricultural Supply, Research & Development, Human Resources, and Communications. Ocean Spray also operates food and beverage manufacturing facilities, which employ more than 1,500 associates, in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Washington, Wisconsin, Nevada, Texas, and Florida.



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Numbers

Employees

1001-5000

Company info

Who we are

Products, services

We are proud to be the world’s leading producer of cranberry beverages in North America. Ocean Spray® is also the best-selling overall brand in the North American bottled juice category.

Your customers already know Ocean Spray® as the global leader in cranberry products, but it really goes well beyond cranberry when it comes to our Foodservice offerings. We apply the same innovative spirit that makes us a retail leader in the food service business. For Ocean Spray, innovation is not just creating flavors and blends and bringing new products to market, but also making sure the products we create are simple to use, convenient to store and help make your life easier, and your customers happier.

The folks at Ocean Spray aren't just spending their time tending to bogs and harvesting the best cranberries to bring quality products to you - though, that sure is a big part of what we do. We're also doing a lot of thinking about you. And how to bring diverse and innovative ideas to help improve your business. Like our No-Thaw™ Juice Cups for the healthcare industry, or our BarPacs™ Mixers, juices and juice drinks designed with ease of use and functionality for bar operators in mind, or our Craisins® Sweetened Dried Cranberries that are great as a snack or an ingredient in a variety of recipes. At Ocean Spray, we take quality and health seriously, whether it's in our products, or in how those products will benefit you.


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Company outlook

We at Ocean Spray continue to pride ourselves on the tradition of innovation and resourcefulness established by our three founders over 80 years ago.  And now, standing over 700 farmer families strong, we’re ready to carry on that tradition of success for generations to come.

Benefits

Ocean Spray has adopted a Total Rewards approach which integrates our compensation and benefits plan under one cohesive strategy.  Total rewards include: base salary, incentives, pay for time not worked, health and welfare benefits, retirement benefits, and other work/life benefits. Our benefits are designed to take care of all aspects of your life; physical health, emotional health, financial health and social health. Our colleagues are our greatest assets and our benefits and perks are there to show it.

  • Medical & Dental Insurance Plans
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Benefits
  • Vacations and Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Wellness Programs

Ocean Spray recognizes the importance of balance in its colleagues’ professional and personal lives.

Although eligibility for specific programs and facilities vary by location and scheduled hours, Ocean Spray offers other benefits including:
  • Adoption assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Disability coverage
  • Volunteer programs
  • Professional memberships
  • Group insurance (auto, home, and pet)
  • Group legal services
  • Health and wellness events
  • Scholarship assistance for family members


Ocean Spray offers a wide variety of clubs, activities and employee resource groups for all to take part in. Play basketball at lunch and finish your day with golf! Not a sports fan? We have employee resource groups for all flavors & blends, from WAVE (Women Adding Value Everyday) to the Latin Club. 


Location


  • One Ocean Spray Drive
    Lakeville, MA, 02349
    USA
Domestic locations

Cooperative Headquarters:

One Ocean Spray Drive

Lakeville, MA 02349


WeWork Office:

77 Sleeper Street

Boston, MA 02210 


Manufacturing Locations:

Middleboro

152 Bridge Street

Middleboro, MA 02346​

 

Lehigh Valley

151 Boulder Drive

Breinigsville PA 18031

 

Wisconsin Rapids

3130 Industrial Street

Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495


Tomah

28171 Essex Avenue

Tomah, WI 54660

 

Markham

1480 State Rte. 105

Aberdeen, WA 98520-9505

 

Sulphur Springs

419 Industrial Drive E

Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482​​

 

Henderson

1301 American Pacific Drive

Henderson, NV  89074

 

Kenosha

7800 60th Avenue

Kenosha, WI  53142

 

Locations (international)

Chile

Ruta 5 Sur Km 771

Lanco, Chile

5160000


Satellite Offices:

Australia

276 Flinders Street

Suite 1, Level 10

Melbourne, Victoria 3000

 

Canada

55 City Centre Drive

Suite 405

Mississauga, ON L5B 1M3.

 

United Kingdom

Lily Hill House, Lily Hill Road

Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 2SJ

 

Taiwan

Branch9F-12, No.188, Sec.5, Nanjing E. Rd.

Taipei City 105, Taiwan, ROC

 

Mexico

Avenida Santa Fe. Número 94.Torre A. Piso 8

Santa Fe. Mexico City 01210

 

France

121 Avenue des Champs Elysees

75008 Paris, FRANCE

For applicants

Videos

Welcome To Ocean Spray
Life at Ocean Spray: A Diversified Experience
Life at Ocean Spray: The Collaborative Cooperative

What we offer

What is special about working for us?

Ocean Spray provides its corporate employees with a fun and dynamic working environment and lots of opportunity to grow as an employee.  We are always looking for people with different backgrounds, experiences and abilities to build upon Ocean Spray’s success as one of the leading food and beverage brands in the world. 

With close to 20 processing and receiving facilities and global offices, we employ 2,000 employees worldwide who work throughout our value chain to bring our famous products from our Grower-Owners’ family farms to consumers around the globe. While our jobs range from agribusiness to manufacturing and everything in between, we all share the vision: to be the best branded cooperative in the world and come to work with a mission: to increase the value of our Grower-Owners family farms. We do this by producing the best fruit products in the world and growing the Ocean Spray® Brand. At the end of the day, none of this can be accomplished without our world class employees.

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How would we describe the company culture?

Ocean Spray believes that our colleagues are our best assets. Each colleague brings with them unique insights, experience, and perspectives. We define diversity as all of the ways that we are different from and similar to each other. Inclusion is about seeking and valuing the perspectives and points of view of those differences and similarities. At Ocean Spray, diversity and inclusion together are about having an environment where colleagues feel that their unique and individual backgrounds and experiences add value to the organization, and their way of seeing the world is woven into the work that they do. Ocean Spray is purposefully nurturing a diverse and inclusive culture so our colleagues not only have the know-how, but also understand the why as a frame of reference to continue to build this brand.

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Wellness Program

Our colleagues enjoy access to a robust wellness program encompassing physical, emotional, financial, and work/life wellness.

Wellness is part of the Ocean Spray culture, as you will find many colleagues with stand-up work stations, enjoying the outdoors at lunch, and participating in Ocean Spray’s company-wide wellness events.

Ocean Spray is proud to be named an American Heart Association Fit Friendly employer for four consecutive years with the last three receiving Platinum recognition. 

What else should applicants know about us?

Our Commitment to Diversity

At Ocean Spray our employees are our greatest asset. Each employee brings with them unique insights, experience, and perspectives. We define diversity as all of the ways that we are different from and similar to each other. Inclusion is about seeking and valuing the perspectives and points of view of those differences and similarities. At Ocean Spray, diversity and inclusion together are about having an environment where employees feel that their unique and individual backgrounds and experiences add value to the organization, and their way of seeing the world is woven into the work that they do.
 
Ocean Spray® branded products are sold across the United States and in more than ninety countries around the world, to a wide variety of people of different ages, personalities, and perspectives. Our consumers are diverse so our program and product portfolio must be, too. Ocean Spray is purposefully nurturing a diverse and inclusive culture so our colleagues not only have the know-how, but also understand the why as a frame of reference to continue to build this brand.

Diversity Vision: Create an inclusive culture in which individual perspectives are valued and differences leveraged for greater opportunities in today's multicultural society. 

Diversity Mission: To build a culture that values, respects and leverages diversity for greater individual and organizational advantage. 

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Reviews for Ocean Spray

Reviews - What employees say

3.37 Employees say
3.44 Applicants say

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better career pathing to make sure opportunities are transparent.

What I like about the company

I really enjoy working for a company that is owned by farmers.

What I dislike about the company

Nothing specifically to note, there is some uncertainty in change but it feels like the best is yet to come.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.
  • City
    Lakeville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered

Company Culture

I love the people at Ocean Spray, they are what makes me happy to go to work every day

Internal Communication

Has improved recently

Work-Life Balance

Some departments don’t but mine does

Suggestions for improvement

  • A career pathing tool and/or some customization of work tools (i.e. choice to use Mac or Windows, choice of cubicle or open space, etc.).

What I like about the company

I love going to work every day and also love interacting with our brand. I introduce friends and family to our new products whenever possible.

What I dislike about the company

I would like to see more career opportunities available and to be able to envision a career path rather than wondering if the organization is too lean or flat for my development.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Ocean Spray Cranberries
  • City
    North Lakeville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Less sexual harassment due to hiring people that haven’t been properly vetted.

What I like about the company

A lot of overtime. You get to be involved in the local farming of cranberries. It’s very interesting work. Most of the employees are of the same socio economic background. They look out and take care of each other. It’s a nice area surrounded by woods. They make sure every employee is safe at all times. There is usually a one dollar raise for returning employees. You get a bonus for referring other people. You meet great people. It’s nice extra money for the Christmas season. Everyone around here is involved somehow in the cranberry business. It is owned by individuals not a company. We love coming back every fall to see each other. There are opportunities to earn overtime pay which is hard to find. They hire entire families. You do not need experience. They train you and none of the tasks are too difficult. There are other companies that hire for the same kind of work so you always have a job in the fall. If you earn enough you can collect unemployment when the season ends and take the winters off. The bosses are reasonable but the focus is on water picking and processing the berries to be put in bins, placed on trucks and sent to different freezers to eventually be used as craisins. Cranberries are one of the healthiest fruits you can eat. The bogs are flooded and loaded into big trucks that come to the plant in Carver, Massachusetts. There are different areas in the plant you may be assigned to work; if you do not feel comfortable in a certain position you can request to be moved. There is the office, the tower, the scale house, the incoming lab and the outgoing lab, there’s a binning station and rain forest areas where the water falls and you have to continually sweep the excess water into drains. The bad berries get put into bigger bins and hauled out. They become bad when the temperatures are too high in September or when it’s too cold and a frost covers them. Farmers have to be on call all night during the season to turn on their sprinklers and ke

What I dislike about the company

We did not receive raises for returning employees. There’s too much gossiping.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered
  • Company
    Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.
  • City
    Carver
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Not specified

Review averages

  • 22 employees say

    Excellent (9)
    40.909090909091%
    Good (4)
    18.181818181818%
    Satisfactory (5)
    22.727272727273%
    Subpar (4)
    18.181818181818%
    3.37
  • 20 applicants say

    Excellent (10)
    50%
    Good (3)
    15%
    Satisfactory (1)
    5%
    Subpar (6)
    30%
    3.44

kununu score comparisons

Ocean Spray
3.40
42 reviews

Industry average (Consumer Goods/Grocery/Retail)
3.25
180,675 reviews

kununu average
3.38
3,497,000 reviews