Chiquita Brands Reviews

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Chiquita Brands President & CEO Edward F. Lonergan
Edward F. Lonergan
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    Rewarding, great company to work for prior to the takeover by the Cutrale Cartel.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chiquita, No Longer the Top Banana in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Chiquita, No Longer the Top Banana in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Chiquita Brands


    Great Company, takes care of its employees. Great Benefits including a solid 401-k program. Several employee wellness programs, and they really take employee development seriously.


    All of the pros mentioned above were prior to the take over by the Cutrale Cartel, so none of these exist anymore. The new owners are interested in "MONEY" and making as much of it as they can at the expense of the employees, some who have been with the company their entire careers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your most important resource is your employees! If you understand that, and let them run the business, you will get your millions, and billions. If not, good luck!

    Doesn't Recommend
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Chiquita Brands Interviews

Updated Nov 27, 2014
Updated Nov 27, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Recruiter, phone screen, hiring Manager phone screen, in facility interview with 5 to 6 Managers. After the interview, a plant tour was given by the hiring Manager. Then back to talk to HR Manager for next steps.

    Interview Questions
    • Talked about my qualifications. Situational questions.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer

Chiquita Brands Awards & Accolades

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Impact Packaging Award, Produce Marketing Association, 2010
Food and Beverage Innovation Award, National Restaurant Association, 2014
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Headquarters Charlotte, NC
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1899
Type Company - Public (CQB)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

As one of the world's top banana producers, Chiquita Brands deals in big bunches. The company grows, procures, markets, and sells bananas and other fresh fruits and vegetables under the Chiquita brand name and several others. Bananas account for 60% of Chiquita's total sales. Its other offerings include whole citrus fruits, melons, grapes, apples, and tomatoes, as well as... More

Mission: Improving Lives. Loving our Planet. Leading our industry.

We improve lives by producing healthy and convenient foods that taste great while creating opportunities for... More

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