Driscoll’s Reviews

Updated September 26, 2014
Updated September 26, 2014
41 Reviews
3.8
41 Reviews
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  1.  

    Mixed Bag of Nuts

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Watsonville, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Watsonville, CA

    I worked at Driscoll’s full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Front line employees are top-notch, and many of the mid-and upper level managers as well. They have good compensation and benefits, and the work environment is comfortable. The product (berries) is wonderful, and there's a sense of satisfaction in working for a company that prides itself in such great products.

    Cons

    The company is trying to grow too fast, and to embrace too much. It was a great company when it started, focused on family and product. Now, it's all about numbers and doing more with less. The executive team is out of touch with the stress being placed on employees.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall good experience

    Current Employee - Salesman  in  Watsonville, CA
    Current Employee - Salesman in Watsonville, CA

    I have been working at Driscoll’s full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good work environment and great people

    Cons

    No room for personal advancement

  3.  

    My experience at Driscoll's has been full of learning and overall has been a great experience.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Watsonville, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Watsonville, CA

    I have been working at Driscoll’s full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Stocked Kitchen, great coworkers, great berries constantly around to be enjoyed and lots of fun activities constantly going on.

    Cons

    It does not seem like there is much upward job movement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company values and a really great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Watsonville, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Watsonville, CA

    I worked at Driscoll’s full-time

    Pros

    Driscoll's has an amazing company culture. Everyone is very nice and willing to help each other out. Because it is growing so rapidly, there are lots of opportunities to excel.

    Cons

    This is a rapidly growing company, so there is a lot to get done. It can get stressful here, but the great company culture helps a lot.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Solid company, solid values

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  Watsonville, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Watsonville, CA

    I have been working at Driscoll’s full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Driscoll's is dedicated to their interviewing process and ensuring only top notch talent with strong values come through the doors. This is very apparent after interacting with members of the team. The work-life balance is strong as it is a privately owned, family oriented company which is very refreshing. They provide strong training programs with professional development opportunities.

    Cons

    The company is growing at a rapid pace, and so long as they continue to work as hard as they have been and focus on values, sky will be the limit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cross-train and know what your team members are doing on a daily basis. Catch your employees doing something right, and just keep doing what you are doing because it works.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Driscoll’s Response

    Aug 4, 2014Administrative Assistant

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate the feedback!

  7.  

    Company culture is changing...for the worse...

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    Current Employee - Manager Level
    Current Employee - Manager Level

    I have been working at Driscoll’s full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Still some great employees working here but starting to see some movement as talented employees see the lack of focus on values and leave to seek less dis-functional work environments and opportunities for upward mobility. Company generally profitable.

    Cons

    There's been changes in strategy that are disruptive to work groups and there are limited opportunities for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leaders in all departments should be better screened for cultural fit or we will continue to lose what has made Driscoll's a great place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Seems great, but..

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

    I have been working at Driscoll’s full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits. Lots of training opportunities. Travel.

    Cons

    Favoritism, slow moving, "old boy's club"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire leaders, not managers. Follow Strat plans. Increase communication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I'm proud to work for Driscoll's!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Watsonville, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Watsonville, CA

    I have been working at Driscoll’s full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Growing company with lots of opportunity and great people/culture/environment. Very involved and does a lot to supoport the community. Plenty of company events or programs to get the employees from all departments to interact and get to know each other. Promotes wellness with on-site exercise classes, beautifully remodelled ladies' locker room, free fresh fruit, healthy snacks and drinks.

    Cons

    Some processes and procedures could be streamlined.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be open to and implement process improvement ideas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good culture and leadership.

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

    I have been working at Driscoll’s full-time

    Pros

    Good people and comraderie in the office.

    Cons

    Significant growth and increased workload.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company, easy to come to work every day.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Watsonville, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Watsonville, CA

    I have been working at Driscoll’s full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Caring, honest team of people. Driscoll's takes very good care of its employees and their families. They put forth a lot of effort to inspire their employees to do more than the minimum, both in terms of their work and what they do for the community.

    Cons

    Can be challenging to navigate, the company has gotten big and seperation between those that do the day to day work and know what it takes to execute and leadership is getting wider.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay connected to people. Fight the urge to get hierarchical and realize the value in staying flat.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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