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Blue Diamond Growers Overview

Sacramento, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
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Food & Beverage Manufacturing
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Blue Diamond Growers, The Almond People

Headquartered in Sacramento, CA, Blue Diamond Growers is the world's largest almond processing and marketing company. We were founded in 1910, and we have grown from a minor domestic specialty crop to ... Read more

Mission: Delivering the benefits of almonds to the world, maximizing the returns of each grower who entrusts Blue Diamond with their almonds.

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Blue Diamond Growers – Why Work For Us?

Blue Diamond Growers is at a time where change and growth are every day realities. The trust that Growers place in our team is a result of the success of our businesses, building our brands, improvements in our processes, investments in our future and our expanding global reach.  There is opportunity for all of us; from the most recent team members who bring new perspectives and energy to those of us who have been here for decades building our reputation and enabling us to become the undisputed leader in our industry.

This is an exciting time at Blue Diamond where every team member can showcase their talents and contribute in new and innovative ways to drive accomplishments.  The opportunity is here for each of us to step up, take our futures in hand and find new ways to achieve at Blue Diamond.  In every one of our business teams, we’re reaching for the next level.  We’re building on our strengths, learning as we go, trusting one another and realizing unprecedented levels of success.



Collaborative. Fun. Rewarding. Dynamic. This is how many of our team members describe working at Blue Diamond.

A Trusted Team

Thousands of Growers have entrusted us with their family’s livelihoods.  Millions of Consumers place their trust in the quality and safety of our products and the healthful benefits they provide. As employees, we strive to be great at what we do. 

Being great – and staying great -- means that change and growth make an appearance every day. We believe that everyone -- whether in the state-of-the-art processing facility or in the board room -- can make a difference and help us shape our future into one of continued success and market leadership.

“At Blue Diamond, we’re always looking for new, talented passionate people to join our team. We believe that healthy organizations continue to change and grow. And our values of integrity, partnership, innovation and quality make Blue Diamond a great place to grow your career.”

— Mark Jansen, President & CEO

Blue Diamond Growers, where you can grow, win, and make a difference that endures.

The Industry’s Most Advanced Technology & Processing Methods

What began with a small receiving and packaging plant in 1914 is now the largest nut processing plant in the world, covering 33 city blocks on 90 acres. In addition to the Sacramento facility, Blue Diamond Growers operate a processing plant in Salida, CA, and several receiving stations that gather growers’ nuts for shipping to the Sacramento and Salida processing plants.

While people were growing and hand shelling almonds for hundreds of years before Blue Diamond, little technology existed for commercially processing almonds when the cooperative formed in 1910. The savvy growers understood that their future was tied closely to finding the best, most efficient systems to create the quality, flavor and cleanliness they demanded of products bearing the Blue Diamond Almonds logo. From its earliest days, the cooperative invested in developing the processing equipment it needed and could not find elsewhere.

Today millions of pounds pass through the plant each year, going through a series of processes, including several that use equipment invented and patented by the cooperative. In fact, in its debut year Food Engineering magazine named the Turlock facility its Plant of the Year.

Blue Diamond's Charitable Contribution Program and Good Neighbor Policy reflects our four core values: Partnership, Quality, Innovation and Integrity. It is our policy to build meaningful relationships with neighboring organizations in the communities in which we do business - Sacramento, Salida and Turlock, California. Of primary importance to Blue Diamond is the development and investment in these regions by supporting those community organizations that most benefit the quality of life of youth in each of these communities.

 To request funding, please download and complete the form at the botom of this page and return it to Blue Diamond any time between April and June. All requests are reviewed in July and notifications are emailed out in late August. Please note that funding is distributed during the following fiscal year from when applications are received (fiscal years run from September 1 through August 31). We fully allocate all funds, so mid-year requests are considered the following fiscal year.

To maximize our impact on our target audience, Blue Diamond no longer provides free product or gift baskets to organizations for raffles, door prizes or other purposes. 

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    The people at blue diamond were great people to work with, I've learned alot of new things working there as a temp. The environment was very professional


    I really didn't have any issues or misunderstandings working there,

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    I will give 100% to the job,

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    The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at Blue Diamond Growers in March 2019.


    Recruiter call, then was supposed to have a call with the hiring manager. Originally my call was scheduled for Monday at noon then Monday morning HR reached out to me saying they had to reschedule since the hiring manager was traveling. Then at 12:03 I receive an unexpected call from the hiring manager for my phone interview. When I had told him that their hr department wanted to reschedule he said ok he could do the following Friday at 4:30 then he never called. Overall seem very disorganized.

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