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Welcome to the big boys club.

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Former Employee - Customer Service  in  Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Customer Service in Seattle, WA

I worked at Darigold full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Corporate office: Tuition reimbursement program, excellent company contributed & matched 401k, great healthcare benefits, decent pay, fantastic dairy products.

Cons

Corporate office: Super top heavy company, majority are male. If you are a woman, you rarely make it to management and if you do, you are treated unfairly. Too many interpersonal secret relationships among managers which is no fun to work under.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Human Resources should work for the little people as well as the management.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experiences at Darigold's Lynden facility were, overall, very positive.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lynden, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynden, WA

    I worked at Darigold full-time

    Pros

    Strong, progressive management staff and - generally - a high quality, committed workforce. While there are always a few bad apples in every barrel, for the most part the Lynden staff gave 110%. An excellent group to work with.

    Cons

    There is a major disconnect in values between most corporate staffers and the local staff at the facility itself. While most corporate people live in the immediate Seattle area, the facility staff is very rural, which on more than one occasion lead to clashes in the importance and priorities of various issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate should give local management more autonomy in terms of hiring, promotions, and local restructuring, or at least try to gain a better understanding of field operations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    This place needs a reality TV show following everyone around. It would be a hit show!!! Rainier Ave Plant and Corp.

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    Former Employee - N/A  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - N/A in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Darigold full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    If you need to support a family with competitive wages and benefits this is a good place. The positive "buck" stops there. No more positives I can really think of and I gave it some thought........ :(

    Cons

    There are too many to list but I will try a few in short manner. (PLANT LEVEL)There is no balance on workload day shift vs night shift. There is harasment from supervisors, managers, drivers, mechanics, machinist, and co-workers running rampant. Favortism plus other factors create a hostile enviroment. You spend all your time here and if you can't handle a harsh fast paced enviroment......well it will break you in one way or another. (CORP LEVEL) They spend company money and waiste company time. Just like Pappy O'Daniel in "O Brother Where Art Thou?" There is some major poloticin' going on. If you are white this place is right. If you are a minority, go join another majority. I could go on and on but who wants to read a novel? :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to management is to stand what what you believe in without money and bigotry playing the major factor. There is need for an overhaul from top to bottom. Biggest private company in Washington state making massive money but claims there is no profit. Hire more people who have not been to the penitentiary. Bachelors degree required for anyone above plant worker level. That way undereducated leaders don't need the staff below them to do their job for them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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