Blue Diamond Growers Reviews

Updated July 19, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Growth and Opportunity!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Diamond Growers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I have been at Blue Diamond now for over 2 years and have enjoyed every moment. Business success has been extraordinary, especially for a food & beverage company. We are experiencing double-digit growth, challenging old assumptions about who we are, and rapidly adapting our businesses and processes to sustain our success! There are great opportunities for talented people willing to work "in the white space" of the organization to have an impact!

    Cons

    Growth and change require agility, an open-mind, and a willingness to "roll up the sleeves"; these are prerequisites for success at Blue Diamond!


  2. Helpful (1)

    CEO Great, everyone else not so much

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    Current Employee - Finance in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Finance in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Diamond Growers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    CEO Mark Jensen is doing all the right things. They pay among the leaders for industry and location. Company has seen a lot of growth recently.

    Cons

    HR and Finance departments are led by incompetent managers. Politics are values over merit. If you have a different background than the CFO he ignores your ideas and input. They have positions that have been open for 7 months making life hell for us, but they seriously can't find a qualified candidate? Ridiculous how senior leaders talk to you, and try to put themselves above everyone else. Arrogance is the most common trait you find in Sacramento headquarters. There was a time I thought I would never leave and now I can't wait to find a better office environment where doing a good job is more important than how you play politics.

    Advice to Management

    Realize you represent the needs of the GROWERS. Hire more new blood. Sack the CFO.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Do you know how to play their game?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Diamond Growers (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay was consistent with similar jobs in the industry.

    Cons

    Management is a group of lumbering dinosaurs. If you don't like what they are preaching, you will be forced out. Office politics leaks out into the work floor, and affects bottom level employees at every turn. Want to compromise your work ethics? Then this is the place for you. Food safety takes a backseat to managerial egos. Bad decisions from management are the norm.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to upper management (CEO level) would be to clean house. Your management teams care more about their egos than they do the finished product. Someone, somewhere will end up getting sick.


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  5. Culture is changing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Diamond Growers full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and decent salary. Good work / life balance.

    Cons

    Becoming increasingly "corporate" - moving away from co-op values.


  6. The best place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Diamond Growers full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers, stability, growth, challenging, and being associated with so many wholesome products.

    Cons

    The only cons would be not having the opportunity to work for Blue Diamond Growers in other locations outside of California.

    Advice to Management

    Mark Jansen, President and CEO, is moving the company in the right direction.


  7. Good experience overall

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Diamond Growers full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are good. The company manufacturers a high-qualtiy food product that people enjoy.

    Cons

    Few opportunities for advancement. There is a moderate amount of office politics. The comany is going through lots of changes due to a new CFO and exeutive team.

    Advice to Management

    Management should ask for more feedback from employees.



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