Dole Food Reviews

21 Reviews
3.8
21 Reviews
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Dole Food President, CEO, and Director David A. DeLorenzo
David A. DeLorenzo
7 Ratings
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    You get out what you put in

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Westlake Village, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake Village, CA

    I worked at Dole Food full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great company, great people, competitive salary and benefits. Opportunities for those willing to work hard to earn it. The WLV HQ office is 5-star and it's cafe offers some of the healthiest, best tasting fare in town.

    Cons

    Not always in agreement with Sr Mgmt but always aligned and committed to supporting their initiatives and vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to those in your reporting chain.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Dole Food Interviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
Updated Apr 16, 2014

Interview Experience

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    Customer Service Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Westlake Village, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Westlake Village, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Dole Food in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    I was already a contracted employee at Dole in the Customer Service Center. I heard about the opening through the Director of the group. She was an extremely intelligent, nice and fair minded woman. Our interview was the standard fare. Basically, she wanted to know if I was interested in the position as I had already proven I fit in and could handle it. She was very easy to work with and talk to so we had a lengthy conversation regarding ideas and the future of the CS Center. It was more like old friends than an interview, as I felt completely at ease.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult questions came when asked about some of my co-workers. I had become great friends with most all of them. With the exception of a new hire.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    I had other options available at the time and I pursued them. Also, there was a very strict dress code enforced no matter the weather outside. You are not really able to completely show your own sense of style. While I appreciate any company that wishes its employees to dress for work, Dole's policy (for men) could be unbearable. It was difficult to turn down as it is a wonderful environment on all other aspects.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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Website www.dole.com
Headquarters Westlake Village, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Agriculture & Forestry
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

Fans of bananas and other fruits find Dole Food to be a-peel-ing. The company is the world's largest producer of fresh fruit and vegetables, known best for bananas, pineapples, and tropical produce. Some 200 food products are sourced, grown, processed, marketed, and distributed in 90-plus countries. The lineup is produced by the company or through associated producers, and marketed under DOLE and non-DOLE name brands to supermarkets, mass merchandisers, wholesalers, and foodservice operators. Dole also produces a growing line of packaged cut fruit, salads, canned and... More

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