Ghirardelli Chocolate

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Ghirardelli Chocolate – Why Work For Us?

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Ghirardelli At A Glance

So what sets us apart?

Since 1852, Ghirardelli has created a legacy of creativity that sets our company apart from our competitors. Today, our innovative heritage continues to thrive, as Ghirardelli team members of different backgrounds work together, joined by a common passion: bringing new, delicious ideas to life.

We’ve made it our priority to offer a supportive, engaging culture where our people feel valued, not simply for the skills they bring to our company, but for who they are as individuals. That’s why we make sure that all of our team members, even if you are new to the company, have the opportunity to work on exciting, challenging projects and are given everything they need to do their best work.

So we invite you to explore our opportunities and discover a place where your ideas come to life, as part of our delicious legacy.

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Our Employment Value Proposition is formulated by our five key strengths that permeate our corporate culture, they are:

  • Challenging and Interesting Work — Ghirardelli’s agile size and streamlined structure gives team members early and regular exposure to exciting projects where their ideas can be heard, valued and realized.
  • Appreciated and Valued by Management — Ghirardelli has created a supportive culture in which all team members are recognized, valued and appreciated by management – both professionally and personally. Bottom line: People Matter Here.
  • Training and Development — Ghirardelli is dedicated to investing in team members and giving them everything they need to do their best work. We believe that any individual success lays the foundation for our corporate success.
  • High Quality Products and Services — Ghirardelli team members are responsible for creating and stewarding premium products and services that are nationally-recognized, resulting in exciting new projects and career-enhancing experience.
  • Diverse Work Force — Ghirardelli team members represent an eclectic mix of backgrounds, ethnicities and work styles – these differences enable us to develop inspired products and services and allow us better serve our customers.

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Benefits

Share in the excitement of belonging to a growing organization by working for the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company.

We aim to provide a work environment that is conducive to both personal and professional growth. We believe that each employee contributes directly to Ghirardelli's growth and success.

We offer broad range of benefits to our exempt and non-exempt employees. These may include the following:

Medical/dental/vision plans
Flexible time off
Paid holidays
Life insurance
401(k) retirement and savings plan
Short-term disability
Flexible benefits accounts
Product purchase discounts
Educational assistance program
Employee assistance program

Note: This is not intended to be a complete description of all our benefits but a brief summary for your review. The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to change, modify, or eliminate benefits at any time.

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Ghirardelli Chocolate Reviews

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Leandro, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Leandro, CA

    I worked at Ghirardelli Chocolate full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company is growing and moving forward in the right direction (but that comes with growing pains). Management is open to new ideas and changes that will benefit the company and the people.
    Pros-
    1. The people. You get to work with AMAZING people not just in your department but in others.
    2. Benefits. The package is really good for the size of the company. Management thinks about the employee's well-being and not what is 'cheap' to the company
    3. Security. I felt safe working at Ghirardelli because of the security measures put in place. I'm never worried when I leave late at night or start early in the morning when its still dark
    4. Free chocolate!

    Cons

    There is a separation between the employees in production and in the corporate office. Both departments need to come together as ONE.
    Cons-
    1. Salary. Great if you're a new hire, not so good if you've been there for years and no adjustment with additional responsibilities
    2. Room for growth/ promotions in certain departments
    3. Some departments are favored more than others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing but take more time to listen and observe the hard-workers in Production and Retail not just Corporate employees.

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Ghirardelli Chocolate Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at Ghirardelli Chocolate.

    Interview Details

    Had a friend who worked at Ghiradelli, and I really needed a job a few years ago to get through a semester of college. The woman essentially hired me on the spot. It was a great place for a college student to work for a few months. Everybody was extremely friendly

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Additional Info

Website www.ghirardelli.com
Headquarters San Leandro, CA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1852
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year

Since 1852, Ghirardelli has created a legacy of creativity that sets our company apart from our competitors. Today, our innovative heritage continues to thrive, as Ghirardelli team members of different backgrounds work together, joined by a common passion: bringing new, delicious ideas to life.

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