Diamond Foods Reviews

Updated May 16, 2015
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  1. Good

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Crew in Queensland, GA
    Former Employee - Service Crew in Queensland, GA

    I worked at Diamond Foods

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There services are great and some staff workers are really amazing. Heart-in-diamond

    Cons

    All i can say to this company all are Great!

    Advice to Management

    Keep thinking for positive


  2. Helpful (1)

    Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Stockton, CA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Stockton, CA

    I worked at Diamond Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1.The pay was okay.
    2.This job will make you tougher and will prepare you for your future. So it is a good training ground. if you do this job you can do anything else.

    Cons

    1. Supervisors get no training whatsoever. So be prepared to figure it all out on your own.
    2. There is friction between the production workers and management and as a supervisor you will feel the heat from both sides. Supervisors sometimes feel alienated.
    3. Work 6 days a week and 11 hours a day. No work-life balance.
    4. Some of the people who work in QC are unfriendly and a bit rude, but you have to learn to get along with them since you have no choice.
    5. Employees feel like numbers and are not intrinsically motivated to work here.
    6. Be prepared to work swing shift or graveyard.
    7. Employee safety is a big part of the work responsibility. You do not get much support from health and safety if there is an employee injury during the second and third shifts. Again be prepared to wear multiple hats and do everything yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Make life easier for your supervisors. 6 days a week and 11 hours a day was the norm in the 1970's. If you wish to hire fresh new talent and want them to work for you, then invest in their training and make sure they have a proper work-life balance. That will drastically cut down the employee turnover when it comes to supervisors.
    Cut down on the bureaucracy and make sure your supervisors are actually being heard.


  3. Great people, long hours, young/new management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Stockton, CA

    I have been working at Diamond Foods full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay
    Great coworkers
    Great job coming right out of college

    Cons

    Young management with limited background ( not very diverse in experience as this was most of their first jobs)

    Advice to Management

    Hire diverse background at management level as they can bring new and bright ideas on ways to creat efficiency.


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  5. Best experience I've had to date

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Diamond Foods full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I realize it's all about who you work for, but I couldn't be happier with the team I work with. And the company has come out of hard times and is honestly trying to redirect its vision with heavy input from employees in developing the organizatinon's mission and values.

    Cons

    Breaking free from the past leadership style and the different cultures across locations can be challenging at times, but senior leadership is working hard to right the ship.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees and make them feel as if they have an opportunity to advance and have their ideas see action.


  6. Helpful (3)

    I think there is a reason former employees are trying to warn future employees from working here.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Diamond Foods

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - The brands have a lot of potential!
    - The office location is great

    Cons

    - Lack of good leadership
    - No employee value
    - Very political work environment

    Advice to Management

    Consider valuing the employees that work there they are not just resources. There is a reason the employee turnover rate is this high and everybody good has left or trying to leave.


  7. Lots of potential!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Diamond Foods full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company is changing, its re inventing itself and while painful, going in the right direction.

    Cons

    Some tenured employees still can't let go of the past. Some key roles need different leaders

    Advice to Management

    Be courageous, listen to people and make the right changes at top levels


  8. Culture

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Diamond Foods full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Their current brands are great....but be advised none of them make money except for POP SECRET

    Cons

    with out a doubt one of the worst company cultures I have experienced. They will sell you on all the changes they have made but once you get in...be prepared for a whole different experience. IK was warned by current employee's not to work there for a multiple of reason, unfortunately I did not heed their advice. Skip this company and move on!!

    Advice to Management

    stop leading your team through a spreadsheet....Be passionate about each other. You will not will by managing your business through a system!!


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great Brands, Lack of Leadership

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Diamond Foods full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great Brands
    - Great Office location
    But that's about it

    Cons

    The company hires people with great experience but senior leadership does not appreciate their input or even engage team in the process. And when you provide feedback based on many years of experience, your inputs are challenged and dismissed. There is even a condescending tone in which many managers talk to their team. The senior leadership team (VP and above) make decisions in a vacuum and do not bring along the rest of team, missing key valuable input along the way. The overall treatment of employees, lack of engagement and empowerment is the worst I have ever seen. There are some politics and favoritism but more importantly it is about the environment. As you look around, no one wants to be there, the turn over is unreal, everyone is looking and Diamond is doing nothing about it. The culture is toxic. A remodel and thirsty Thursdays are not going to change that.

    Advice to Management

    First, figure out the strategic vision for the company. Start empowering your employees to make decisions and support them in those decisions. Stop playing favorites and making others feel like outcasts. This is not a high school popularity contest.


  10. Horrible Company to Work For, Bad Office Politics

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Diamond Foods

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing, I don't even see anything that an employee will benefit from this company, Bad Sales too. If you look at the reviews here, it is mostly consistent, like what my Marketing Professor told us, A large number of people cannot be wrong! Get a clue people, change your ways!

    Cons

    From the Interview process, to Poor reviews here, everything is such a s mess!!! Can you believe people have been asked on the First Interview process how they deal with Office Politics? Seriously? Can You save it for the second or Third interview, in my 10 years of working, etc, most interviews now are so STANDARD and all questions are like exams, and most questions are Technical and Pertaining to the day to day work! Really You are asking about office politics on the first interview? Maybe all your HR People should go back to school!

    Advice to Management

    Do not ask about office politics as a Main question in the interview process, it even makes your reputation bad, gross, etc.


  11. It was okay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA, Line Leader in Albertville, AL
    Former Employee - QA, Line Leader in Albertville, AL

    I worked at Diamond Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I needed a job and got hired. I did learn quite a few things about the industry and my job.

    Cons

    Very stressful, no positive feedback to the employees, very little concern for employees well being.



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