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Company used to value employees that made them a success, but no more!

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Bolthouse Farms full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

There are good, caring people that work here, the products are good, and company is innovative.

Cons

Upper management does not show that they value employees. They seem to only care about the bottom line and do not consistently invest in employees. Case in point, the company met the convoluted bonus requirements in 2012 but days before the payout, employees were told that a mistake was made and a huge percentage of the bonus was not paid.

There is limited opportunity for advancement. It seems advancement is only offered to those that know the right people and have the same "values" as upper management. If you are a "Yes Man" or "Yes Woman" you will fit right in.

From a work prospective, they do very little or poor planning and are very re-active, so employees end up having an unbalanced, unpredictable work/home life.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get out before you destroy the company by running all the talent away or discover that without people the company will eventually fail and make appropriate changes.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Would not recommend.

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    Current Employee - Merchandising
    Current Employee - Merchandising

    I have been working at Bolthouse Farms full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers are fun and young. Benefits were ok.

    Cons

    Lack of communication and community within the organization. One of the values of the company is "Everything matters." In my experience, it really came down to money. If a project was more lucrative than another, then we would be asked to leave a customer hanging as it is not a "priority." Management is too young. I am ok with constructive criticism but there is a lack of any mentorship. Managers tell you what you do wrong but don't really give you any encouraging words or advice. There direction was very "robotic" like and lacked any emotional connectedness managers should have with their employees.
       When hired on, you are basically left on your own. Sounds great, but make a mostake and youll be sure hear it. The company thinks that someone who does a great job regardless of their personality makes a good leader. Not the case.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to walk before you run. Work on building a positive company culture. There is a reason there is a very high turnover rate in merchandising. Something is not working. It takes much more to run a successful business than just telling people what to do. You need to inspire your employees and you currently do not.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Stay Away!!

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Bakersfield, CA

    I worked at Bolthouse Farms full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Salary, Salary, Salary. No work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize you're in Bakersfield and actually make them motivated to want to stay there. Quit being greedy. You work too many hours for no $.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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