Dole Food Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
23 Reviews
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23 Reviews
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Dole Food President, CEO, and Director David A. DeLorenzo
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  1.  

    Good training,professional working environment,

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager - Warehouse Manager in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
    Current Employee - Project Manager - Warehouse Manager in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

    I have been working at Dole Food full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good training,improve personal skill,kind boss,aboard business trip and training,improve your creative

    Cons

    Spend great challenges and learn how to overcome them

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Tough job, but good for summer work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Summer Associate in Wahiawä, HI
    Current Employee - Summer Associate in Wahiawä, HI

    I have been working at Dole Food full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very organized, pretty understanding about requesting time off, all management staff are nice. No mean people. You have a set schedule and never work more than a half hour past closing. I enjoyed the customer interaction too.

    Cons

    Very physical work, constantly lifting boxes, restocking the retail store, serving long lines of food and beverage customers. Very little room for promotion. From the position of summer associate you basically have the option of becoming full time in the same position or moving to cashier, which pays the same but less physical work. The only upward promotion I saw when working there was moving up to being a cook.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    You get out what you put in

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    • 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 (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
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  5.  

    Great Company to work for

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

    I have been working at Dole Food full-time

    Pros

    Major player in its business, great products

    Cons

    There are still looking for the North, as there are no clear path for future plans

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they need to layout more Standards, as every unit does whatever they think is best on their own

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Excellent international company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dole Food full-time

    Pros

    International business exposure; good career opportunites; generally excellent professional staff; strong teamwork ethic.

    Cons

    Medium term strategy is unclear after company went private in 2013 for second time. Sense of uncertainty increased after significant restructuring. Few in corporate staff seem to fully understand the global business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strengthen the succession plan. Restore employee motivation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Base wage, hard work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Support in Wahiawä, HI
    Former Employee - Summer Support in Wahiawä, HI

    I worked at Dole Food full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Gain experience in food service and retail at the same time, a lot of exposure in the tourism industry. You'll become an expert at making a perfect ice cream cone. The company is fairly well run.

    Cons

    Work is very physical. A lot of restocking and dishwashing. Constantly moving and standing, which can be difficult if not used to it. Very little opportunity for promotion. There is a large stagger between management and workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great way to boost your marketability in the work force

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Polomolok (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Polomolok (Philippines)

    I worked at Dole Food full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy jobs, CSR programs and employees' benefits... There were lots of programs for the employees to enjoy like family day and foundation day. The company will issue free transportation from your home to the work place, and vice versa. They provide lots of training for the employees and opportunity to travel as well to those who belong in the upper management.

    Cons

    Most managers (technical ones) in this company are not qualified for a position. They get hired because the HR division has poor recruitment skills. They tend to show-off their good organizational development skills, but taking for granted their recruitment processes.

    People working in this company are already very old. Consequence is that they tend to work not in their best because of repetition of procedures, and resistance to developmental changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace the old employees (particularly the managers) with fresh and enthusiastic people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent work atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dole Food

    Pros

    Excellent work atmosphere, friendly staff

    Cons

    Can't think of anything really

  10.  

    Not a competitive company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, San Jose (Costa Rica)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, San Jose (Costa Rica)

    I worked at Dole Food full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good work environment with peers

    Cons

    Not being valued, no growing opportunities, not competitive salaries and benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change management's operating style and philosophy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    for me dole company is good,all that we have now is from with it.so im very much thankful of that.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Utility in Polomolok (Philippines)
    Current Employee - General Utility in Polomolok (Philippines)

    I have been working at Dole Food full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    dole is for me all benifits we gather,costs and salary on time,employee sides first.healthy and hospitalization is free if you are an employee.

    Cons

    dole is good comparing in other company..we love dole.we grab all our opportunities,lifestyle,benifits,insurances..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more business more quality for d good of costumer..it is d good provider.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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