Initially, I was attracted to Welch's because of its status as a Family Farmer Owned company. As a Product Developer, I knew Family Farmer Owned meant that I would receive the highest quality ingredients grown with the passion and care of North American farmers. Coming into work each day, I pass a floor to ceiling picture of one of our family farms. This is a powerful reminder of the impact of my daily work – our family farmers can go on another year doing what they love and keeping agriculture alive in North America.
After years with the company, the attributes that originally attracted me to Welch's still ring true, but there are many more aspects to the company keeping me here. First, we believe in being leaders in product quality. It makes me proud to know our adherence to strict quality guidelines ensures the products I create arrive at consumer's homes in the best possible condition. Second, we keep our consumers front of mind. As we come up with new ideas and create new products, we seek consumer feedback and continue to listen to their comments as the product moves through its lifecycle. Last, we are a family. We all know each other by name, even the CEO, and we cross paths regularly, which creates a collaborative and supportive family-like environment.