Odwalla Reviews

Updated August 3, 2014
Updated August 3, 2014
8 Reviews
4.0
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    A company that middle management has authority to make decisions.

    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    The flexible schedule offers a lot of convenience to the employees.

    Cons

    They have to work on some major holidays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Performance appraisal process can be simplified.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It was a great company.

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

    I worked at Odwalla full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with and the benefits were nice.

    Cons

    Not much to say here, I enjoyed my time working here.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company but moving jobs to Florida

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant  in  Half Moon Bay, CA
    Former Employee - Accountant in Half Moon Bay, CA

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

    Pros

    People, product to believe in and customers are great.

    Cons

    Coca-Cola decided to shut down the corporate office located in Half Moon Bay, CA and move all jobs to one of their offices in Florida. Sad, many people are losing their jobs and the identity of the brand has changed quite a bit since the move was announced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Wonderful exoerience, great team and environment.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager  in  Half Moon Bay, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Half Moon Bay, CA

    I worked at Odwalla

    Pros

    Autonomyn to perform my job, not icro-managed. Good feedback from supervisor.
    High respoect for all employees.

    Cons

    Parent company values not the same.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work, have had good supervisors, no room for growth, low raises

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Odwalla

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits, work with little or no supervision, pleasant work environments, health food stores, hotels, universities, army bases, etc.

    Cons

    10 cent raises...yes, 10 cent raises! Rare to find any opportunity for promotion or growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward those who produce and have high sales. Add bigger bonuses and not only for once a year.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to work, relaxed yet professional environment, the best of both worlds!

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    Former Employee - Accounting Associate  in  Half Moon Bay, CA
    Former Employee - Accounting Associate in Half Moon Bay, CA

    I worked at Odwalla

    Pros

    Casual friendly, collaborative environment, the culture is corporate yet somewhat bohemian at the same time. Nobody works long hours except for some execs and sales people.

    Cons

    None noticed firsthand, although since Coke is their parent company some large company bureaucracy is going to be around in some of their processes, but that's expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going with the great culture and friendly environment!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great people in the field and streets, leadership needs some work

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager  in  Half Moon Bay, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Half Moon Bay, CA

    I worked at Odwalla

    Pros

    Working for a company that promotes a healthy lifestyle is great and Odwalla fits that bill. The brand has some consumer recognition and its fun hearing people say "I love your juice". There are some great people who work for Odwalla, most of which have for many years.

    Cons

    The company lacks vision and the leadership seems to be falling apart over the past year. The company has been unstable since the re-org in 2008 and especially after their President left. The leadership isn't in touch with the company or its people. Working for Odwalla is also difficult during the economic downturn as the product is a luxery item and the price is not attractive to shoppers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the major problems with supply chain and operations. Marketing needs a lot of work. The brand was a great one, look back to its roots and understand where it needs to go. Don't continue down the path of making this just another Coke brand as it will fail.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good To Great, but How Good ?

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Too Detailed  in  Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Too Detailed in Portland, ME

    I have been working at Odwalla

    Pros

    Good People, good benefits good direction sometimes

    Cons

    job opportunities limited, drive time to work, remote from corp hq, direction sometimes is questionable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Refocus on the employees

    Approves of CEO

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