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Bakersfield, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Unknown
Company - Private
Food Production
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
Eh, what's up, Doc? What's up is the crop at Bolthouse Farms. The company is one of the country's largest producers of fresh-cut carrots. Bolthouse offers all things carrot, including fresh and frozen whole carrots, carrot ... Read more

Bolthouse Farms Reviews

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Bolthouse Farms CEO Jeff Dunn
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  • "Fast paced, agile company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bakersfield, CA
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    I worked at Bolthouse Farms full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is very fast-paced, has a solid innovation pipeline and a can-do culture. The production line is always running, and there are exciting product launches every year. The company is employee friendly, and if you are in the early phases of your career, working here is a great opportunity to learn. If you decide to stick around and play your cards well, there are strong career growth opportunities. There is entrepreneurial mindset in several teams within the company, which is applaudable given that the company is 100+ years old.

    Cons

    The company has substandard functional leaders. Project management and implementation is poor. The plant operational excellence is lacking because of a extremely poor and top heavy plant engineering team, the lesser said about which is better. Several innovative product launches have a tough time in the market because of package opening issues - the package design (or the lack of it) needs a lot to be desired. R&D has always been in a state of leadership flux - a couple of poor leaders from outside were hired, and were let go within 2-3 years of hiring, but several good employees left because of them. Things haven’t changed much even after Bolthouse became part of C-Fresh, perhaps because the parent company is equally in-adept in navigating market challenges. Finally, there is a huge lack of functional experience and a focus on grandstanding in the Marketing team.

    Advice to Management

    Hire good functional leaders. Ensure executional excellence.

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Bolthouse Farms Interviews

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    Anonymous Employee in Bakersfield, CA
    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Bolthouse Farms (Bakersfield, CA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    I got hired on through a job temp agency. It was really easy and brief. I wad hired on the week after submitting my paperwork online. The agency did not drug test me until the day I accepted the job. That alone only takes 15 mins.

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