Driscoll’s Reviews

Updated August 12, 2015
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Pros
  • They have good compensation and benefits, and the work environment is comfortable (in 4 reviews)

  • Going global is not easy, and company is behind the growing curve by a bit, business model is close to maturity (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • The company is growing, and with that comes a lot of change which can be overwhelming at times (in 5 reviews)

  • years with little to no vertical career growth (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Driscoll's Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone is so friendly. They truly make you feel like family. I learn something new every single day. I am a person who asks a ton of questions and I never feel like a bother when I do that here. Everyone is always happy to help.

    Cons

    I have no cons to report on

    Advice to Management

    Happy employees make for hard workers.


  2. Driscoll's Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Driscoll’s full-time

    Pros

    Growing company with lots of opportunities. Good pay at the Director level and above.

    Cons

    Racist, sexist company that relies heavily on favoritism and nepotism.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your workforce, promote from within, create a talent pipeline for women and Latinos. Work diligently, from the top down, to prevent favoritism and nepotism

    Driscoll’s Response

    Aug 18, 2015 – Interim Global HR Lead & VP Social & Environmental Impact

    Thank you for the candid input. We value all employee perspectives and want to hear employees’ feedback on where we can improve. We have a history of longevity and strong passion and commitment from ... More


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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun place ..lots to learn

    Cons

    I have no cons to report


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  5. Dricoll's Review

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice people, challenging work environment

    Cons

    Too many managers, not enough workers


  6. Helpful (5)

    Not trying hard enough to be a real company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Driscoll’s full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Berries everywhere! Small close knit team. Family feel. Decent international exposure if you want it. A lot of events. Profit sharing for all.

    Cons

    Small close knit team leads to outsiders and insiders. The outsiders generally do not last because the insiders push them away. Even the incentive plan is set up to pit tenured employees against new employees. No real orientation - figure it out ourself which contributes to the newer employees having a tough time fitting in.

    Advice to Management

    Culturally, try to blend the old and the new better. Change in leadership at the top weakened the company - too American centric at the top.


  7. Extremely demanding, good benefits, life-work balance is very unbalanced

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    Former Employee - Customs Compliance Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Customs Compliance Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Driscoll’s full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, salary, growing company, hq has a great office, snacks/drinks are free, global company, distribution centers all over the world

    Cons

    Demanding, work-life balance is uneven, you are expected to work 24/7 with no real time trade off, everyone is talking behind each others back and pointless meetings are the norm. Even directors are in to gossip and most of the people working there have been there for too long, they are used to do things their way and anything new is not even tried. Most have been moving up the ladder because of the time and "passion" they have demonstrated, meaning mostly they will say yes to anything at any time. No real preparation or education and people who have are coming from outside are seen as slackers because they will not say yes. Most employees are either divorced or headed towards that because of the amount of time you are expected to put in.

    Advice to Management

    Start by looking in to the workload for the employees, give enough personal time and trade off being exempt does not mean you are tied to your email and phone.


  8. Helpful (2)

    average employment experience not best place to work but not bad either -only game in town so think twice before moving

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

    I have been working at Driscoll’s full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Global company , growth potential is amazing slow and steady. deep rooted values that come from the family home and exist in all employees. low turnover which is bad also. love consuming fruit in all the fields and all the offices daily. real friendly people. family values. passion trust humility. soren bjorn rules. miles rieter inspiring. gives you goosebumps every time you talk to the guy. he is brilliant. they don't make people like that anymore. not around that often has memory and strength like an elephant. - fruit volume is exponential - you cannot grow enough to keep up with demand. that is a double edged sword because no matter what (other than water and weather) the berries are like gold and sell like hot cakes.

    Cons

    Employees don't follow all the values specially Trust. A lot of passive aggressive behavior in many areas and regions. management is not watching carefully. High turnover in many departments like HR and Finance. stay away. too many clicks. favoritism runs a muck. hire who you know. people talk secretly constantly and these insiders thrive while the newer people are eaten alive. company and pace is not as fast as many other companies in this day and age. very slow decision making. people are passionate but only about working there and having a stable job that pays a good wage yet nobody is passionate about changing things. many most don't know any better. this is their first and last job. lot of average skill level with bigger lip service than results.

    Advice to Management

    challenge everyone who has worked there more than five years. change their jobs. tenured employees too comfortable in their roles. invest more in employees - career development learning opportunities. broaden equity participation. communicate more. upgrade leadership. only offer organic fruit to employees - treat them well they are your biggest asset.


  9. Helpful (2)

    /Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Driscoll’s full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits, work environment, management communication

    Cons

    Dont know where I stand in the future

    Advice to Management

    We need more infrastructure and structure


  10. Helpful (3)

    Mixed experience - really good and really bad all at once.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Watsonville, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Watsonville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Driscoll’s full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation and profit share, given the region HQ is in. Great CEO, great profitable business model, great results. Idea of mission and values is good. Could be a great place again. Ag/food industry is constant and stable, company has doubled every 5 years for past 15+ years. 90% of people are extremely great to work with and share common goals.

    Cons

    Middle management is disconnected from CEO vision. A lot of incompetence slips through the cracks and the burden gets put on the competent workers to do more than their fair share. This has also led to diminishing importance of mission and values in day to day operation as good people grt stepped on all the time. Growing pains is an understatement. Growth opportunities are somehow fewer despite rapid growth of the company. Some depts such as IT have outsourced jobs overseas and others have a revolving door of temps or contractors.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget what Driscoll's was and get it back to that. Ensure new employees/managers share the same values that all employees used to posess, otherwise that great culture we once had will be lost. New blood and ideas are good, but what was once a big family is no more since we have hired many people who don't follow the values.


  11. Good place to work at

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work-life balance Good values and culture Successful global company

    Cons

    Great experience: no cons



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