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2 people found this helpful  

One of the best jobs i ever had!

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Designer  in  San Leandro, CA
Former Employee - Senior Designer in San Leandro, CA

I worked at Ghirardelli Chocolate full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Work/Life Balance, Respect, Friendliness, Pride of Work, Annual Bonus

Cons

Not a lot career advancements, work can be tedious, inner office politics

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Inspire those that you manage

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Ghirardelli Chocolate

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    too MANY LANGUAGES

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

    I have been working at Ghirardelli Chocolate full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    some of the people are nice

    Cons

    if new frowned on by high senority

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LISTEN

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Would not encourage others to work here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ghirardelli Chocolate

    Pros

    Delicious chocolate products, 3 weeks PTO, 401k match, central location in the bay area, good for commuting.

    Cons

    Extreme favor-tism of some employees, weak management, no communication within the company.

    Many employees leave the company after a few years -- repeated stress with little recognition. Employees that deliver no results are often promoted because they are politically strong. Results mean nothing - your political abilities are most important here. Other employees just check out and do the minimum. Every task is difficult to get done.

    Management will not communicate directly with employees with any meaningful information. In fact, they are visibly uncomfortable or try to hide information if asked. The management team is somewhat of a black hole - and they are very unfamiliar with their own business. They rely very heavily on junior employees to pull the weight of the company and justify every decision. Long term planning is not possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest and forward with communication. Get involved int he work - don't just stand by and criticize.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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