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Reviews for Ocean Spray

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.70
Support from management
3.32
Teamwork
3.36
Freedom to work independently
3.68
Internal Communication
3.30
Office / Work Environment
3.53
Environmental Friendliness
3.79
Work-Life Balance
3.48
Challenging Work
3.24
Inclusive / Diverse
3.06

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.11
Career Development
2.89
Overall compensation for your work
3.76
Company Image
3.84
Job Security
2.89
Handicapped Accessibility
3.74
Workplace Safety
4.11
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 10 of 22 reviews Parking in 17 of 22 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 2 of 22 reviews Stock or equity options in 2 of 22 reviews 401(k) in 17 of 22 reviews Onsite daycare facility in 1 of 22 reviews No reimbursed daycare Ability to work remotely in 8 of 22 reviews Desirable office location in 5 of 22 reviews Tuition assistance in 11 of 22 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 11 of 22 reviews 401(k) Match in 13 of 22 reviews Flexible spending account in 11 of 22 reviews Paid time off in 11 of 22 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 13 of 22 reviews Relocation allowance in 1 of 22 reviews Life insurance in 12 of 22 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 12 of 22 reviews No meal or transportation allowance Health and wellness programs in 11 of 22 reviews Employee discounts in 14 of 22 reviews Vehicle allowance in 1 of 22 reviews Employee events in 9 of 22 reviews No dogs allowed Fitness center on site in 7 of 22 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 4 of 22 reviews
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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
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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
  • 15.Sep 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Hire more Information Technology personnel. Hire more personnel for child care center

What I like about the company

The benefits and work environment are excellent. I am very happy with my salary.

What I dislike about the company

The information technology is some what slow in response sometimes

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
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match 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 Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Definitely need to have incentives built around performance vs forecast/budget. That way when we enter down markets for cranberries, we haven't conditioned each and every department to ignore their budget/forecast and just spend constantly.

What I like about the company

Like the people I work with. Really like experiencing harvest time and culture at OS. It's always a new and exciting time of year.

What I dislike about the company

OS has a tendency to spend money as if it was Pepsi, without the internal structure or revenue of that of Pepsi.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

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 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 Vehicle allowance is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Less incentives, and more opportunities for career growth. Better pay and a way better vacation policy! Vacation time so limited and so stringent on using it all in the same year. Just create a carry over policy!

What I like about the company

Good people with great history at the company. Really values work life balance but some departments are better than others.

What I dislike about the company

The company operates on multiple calendars. Makes summer vacations difficult. Always a big push at year end (which is June/July) to make the number.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely 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 Fitness center on site is offered
  • 13.Feb 2018
  • Employee

Attitude towards older colleagues

They treat you like ur worthless

Company Image

One of the worst places I ever worked

Challenging Work

It’s a cake walk

Suggestions for improvement

  • Get new management

What I like about the company

I liked working there

What I dislike about the company

The management

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered
  • Company
    Ocean Spray Cranberries
  • City
    North Lakeville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
  • 02.Aug 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

AMAZING! I never could figure out how they got so many caring, hard working people in one plant.

Support from management

100% Management takes every opportunity to let you no that you are important and that your opinions matter. (If it matters to you, then it matters to them)

Teamwork

YES, At first I could not figure out how one place could have so many caring people. Everyone comes there to work. Not 1 person pushes their job onto someone else. If u need a hand, people are happy to help. If u have a question, coworkers go out of their way to help u understand.

Freedom to work independently

Yes, As long as the job gets done correctly.

Internal Communication

Very much so... Every employee has a Town hall meetings every month. They let you know how the company did as a whole. That determines your bonus. Anyone can ask anything. Management realizes that you are the one running the process, so they ask if u need anything to make your job safer or better. AND IT'S MAGIC, U GET IT !!!

Gender Equality

Yes, 100%

Attitude towards older colleagues

Yes, They don't discriminate. Everyone is one big team.

Career Development

They want everyone to move up and be the best person they can be. All the EMPLOYEES I worked with helped each other. The atmosphere makes u want to work hard because if u dont then u look silly because your the only one not.

Overall compensation for your work

When I was there the Manager changed the bonus policy to make it more fair, so we could hit the target and get payed more. Not to mention they pay employees more then all the other jobs around. It's Truly a Win, Win, Win.

Office / Work Environment

Yes. They do all they can to get you what u need. The Plant Manager would do anything to get you what you need. Money is not a concern when it comes to employees needs or safety. I have seen them shut the whole place down and loose LOTS OF $$$ for employee safety.

Environmental Friendliness

Yes, They do all they can to keep our world clean.

Work-Life Balance

Yes, They consider your family as their own. They have lots of benefits/ programs to help employees. They close down the plant and spend big bucks for family/ employee day. They also put a float in the parade.

Company Image

I was fired and I'm still proud. I'm thankful for the experience and memories they allowed me to have. I'm super disappointed in myself. At least I can say that I work at the best job in the world.

Job Security

I don't think its good to talk about the security. I will say that their employees are their number one priority and anyone is perfectly safe to work there.

Handicapped Accessibility

There could be ways if it was needed.

Workplace Safety

Money is no option when it comes to safety. They have went way over and beyond to keep us safe. They count a little scratch as a incident report. It gets handled like a big accident. Even tho it's just a scratch, they want to prevent it from happening. (If possible)

Challenging Work

They have a good competency program. When I was there, they changed the program, to help employees get raises faster. (How nice) When you move up, you can choose the path u want to take. It's different opportunities but within the same great company.

Inclusive / Diverse

Yes, If you are an employee, then you matter.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Give me another chance. :)

What I like about the company

EVERYTHING, I don't have one complaint. It really is the best job.

What I dislike about the company

I can only be greatful. They did nothing wrong to anyone.

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
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options 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 Processing Plant
  • City
    Tomah
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Production

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 Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 14.Feb 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • type of workload. be open to ideas

What I like about the company

exciting work

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Ocean Spray
  • City
    Loveland
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Not specified

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
  • 20.Jan 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

Devils in Prada

Support from management

Plantation environment - speak out against the masters and you will be fired.

Teamwork

They speak you follow no questions

Freedom to work independently

Every word and action is logged

Internal Communication

Company way to the tee.

Gender Equality

Male managers - female HR

Attitude towards older colleagues

They get rid of them. If your near 50 look out.

Career Development

They train for the job functions only

Overall compensation for your work

Truthfully that is one of the good things and what keeps my force smile. no pension though.

Office / Work Environment

Management laughs and play but cracks the whip and voices anger if you are not moving.

Work-Life Balance

Company first, family second.

Company Image

Word has it the company is sinking and fighting price fixing and anti-trust lawsuits.

Job Security

No security, just prays.

Handicapped Accessibility

If you are handicapped you will not work at this place.

Workplace Safety

One death in the past three years and many near misses that do not get report unless caught on the internal plant camera system.

Challenging Work

Keeping a smile is the challenge

Inclusive / Diverse

they keep the tokens in place but is heavily white at the top.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Stop firing people that challenge or provide feedback

What I like about the company

I helps pay the bill and the 12 hour shifts have benefits

What I dislike about the company

Management is false and smile when stabbing you in the back

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) 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
    Henderson
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Production