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Calavo Growers Overview

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Santa Paula, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1924
Company - Public (CVGW)
Food Production
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Dole Fresh Fruit Company, Chiquita Brands, Fresh Del Monte Produce
Calavo Growers, Inc. is a global avocado-industry leader. The company also procures and markets diversified fresh produce items, ranging from tomatoes to tropical produce. An expanding provider of value-added fresh food, the company's Calavo Foods business ... Read more

Mission: Eat! Live! Grow!

Calavo Growers Reviews

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Calavo Growers Chairman, President, and CEO Lee Cole
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    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Santa Ana, CA
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    I worked at Calavo Growers full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lee Cole-an amazing person to head this fantastic company. It was a pleasure to have worked for him all those years ago. This company was such a wonderful place to work. Mr. Cole really cares about the well being of every single employee and genuinely wants to see the best return for every single gower. We had an awesome team of employees in Santa Ana, like family we all were. Some of the best employment years of my life were spent with Calavo. Oh and the free avocados every week were pretty sweet too.

    Cons

    Relocation of our office to Santa Paula. It was too far for me & thus ended my time with Calavo.

    Advice to Management

    Come back to Santa Ana!

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Calavo Growers Interviews

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    Transportation Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Swedesboro, NJ
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    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a week. I interviewed at Calavo Growers (Swedesboro, NJ) in July 2015.

    Interview

    I had a phone interview with Transportation Manager and I was offered the position by the end of the call. Manager asked me a few question to gauge my knowledge on dispatching and transportation. Very casual conversation, no pressure type of interview. I could tell he was just trying to get a feel for what experience I did have without making me feel uncomfortable.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your daily work day like at your current position.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation phase.

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Calavo Growers Awards & Accolades

  • America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2009

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