Mission: Eat! Live! Grow!
I worked at Calavo Growers full-time (More than 5 years)
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.
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!
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a week. I interviewed at Calavo Growers (Swedesboro, NJ) in July 2015.
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.
No negotiation phase.