Ghirardelli Chocolate

  www.ghirardelli.com
  www.ghirardelli.com
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Established company, going through growing pains

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Leandro, CA
Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Leandro, CA

I have been working at Ghirardelli Chocolate full-time

Pros

The company hires very dedicated and passionate people. There is a very strong belief in the brand and an energy to make the company's mission statement come to life. Overall, the people who work at the company are friendly and inviting. The benefit plan is excellent and the employee contribution rates are relatively low. Flexible Time Off policy is generous; 401k plan with company match is very generous. Some departments have created a great team atmosphere. More processes are being put into place that should make the work flow better.

Cons

The growth of the company is strong, which means that there is a lot of pressure on departments and individuals to always be delivering. Work-life balance is encouraged in word but not necessarily by action; expect to receive emails and voice mails on days off, weekends, nights with an implied response expected. Being a smaller company, there is not much room for upward growth.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Growth opportunities are important at any level, career pathing is important to people - what is next? Encourage more open door communication in all departments as some are still road blocked from expressing their opinions.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

36 Other Employee Reviews for Ghirardelli Chocolate (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Not a bad place for a college job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chocolateer in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Chocolateer in Anaheim, CA

    I have been working at Ghirardelli Chocolate part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great starting pay. the recipes are simple to learn. free ice cream and/or chocolate

    Cons

    can get very, very low hours. favoritism may come into place. on- calls

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your employees more

    Recommends
  2.  

    Great People. Great Product. A company that values people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Leandro, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Leandro, CA

    I have been working at Ghirardelli Chocolate full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Ghirardelli is a socially responsible company that while not perfect, puts great emphasis on the well being of it's people. In short, Ghirardelli culture values a work-life balance.

    Cons

    Ghirardelli is a mid-sized company going through some growing pains which may hinder those who cannot perform without a perfect roadmap. I say it is this variability that allows someone to shine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to place importance in the growth of your employees, this will attract and more importantly keep top talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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