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Blue Diamond Growers Overview

Sacramento, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1910
Other Organization
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.

 

         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.Photo of Blue Diamond scientist in lab.

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.

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Blue Diamond Charitable Contribution Program at Christmas

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 bottom 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. 

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 world leader in almond processing and marketing, Blue Diamond® Growers is trusted by thousands of growers with their family’s livelihood. This trust begins with our relationships as Blue Diamond team members and is rooted in those same values that brought California almond growers together in 1910 to work collectively for the benefit of all. Blue Diamond® led the development of California's almond industry from a minor domestic specialty crop to its position at the top of the global almond market. Now, we’re continuing to push the boundaries of what’s possible in our quest to share the benefits of almonds across the globe.


We strive to be great at what we do and we know that we can depend on each other for our shared success. To further enhance and build our team, we’re looking for people who are hungry for fresh opportunities and want to have a meaningful impact. Collaborators who are fueled by success and will contribute to finding new ways to strengthen our business through innovations in products, marketing, and improvements across the spectrum of operations. Leaders who bring unique insights to see over the next horizon.


After 100 years of success in the almond market, the cooperative is owned by half of the state's almond growers who produce over 80 percent of the world almond supply. Headquartered in Sacramento, CA, we market the California almond crop to all 50 states and more than 90 foreign countries, making almonds California's largest food export, the sixth largest U.S. food export and the #1 specialty crop in America. And we have no intention of standing still. So bring your passion, your talents, and your desire to grow and get results. We’ll supply what you need for a satisfying career: support for your goals, a collaborative team culture, and the challenges—and rewards—of transforming our business.

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    Decent pay. Decent benefits. Good work associates, at least most of them. Most leads good to work with and understanding and helpful.

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    Last minute OT requests. Higher ups not in touch with how work is actually done. Unrealistic goals. An or else attitude.

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    Learn the procedures better. Don't make promises to your employees and then drag them on and not give them the promotion you promised.

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