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Canndescent Overview

Santa Barbara, CA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Consumer Products Manufacturing
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Canndescent is a leading cultivator and distributor of ultra-premium cannabis. We strive for excellence by hiring exceptional performers that can contribute to a fun and inspiring work culture.

Mission: To create transformative products that will help tune and enrich the human experience.

Canndescent – Why Work For Us?

Our Story

CANNDESCENT opened its doors as the first municipally approved cultivation operations in Southern California in September 2016. We are a leading cultivator, distributor, and manufacturer of ultra-premium cannabis in California. 

Growth and change are inevitable here. To have a successful business, you need amazing people. By encouraging the growth of our phenomenal people we have been able to scale quickly and empower our employees to cultivate their careers.

We are motivated to disrupt how people work in Cannabis. From offering equity in the company at all levels of the organization, having benefits to promote your best self, and opportunities for growth, we are looking to elevate the status quo within the industry. 

If you're interested in enjoying what you do every day, working with amazing people, and bringing your passion for cannabis to life, Canndescent is the right place for you. 

Our Mission:

To cultivate transformative products and services that tune and enrich the human experience. Our products are intended to turn down the noise of the crazy chaotic world, unlock the moment, and empower consumers to transform your life. 

Our Culture

Culture is the collective personality of any company, and what makes Canndescent uniquely "us". We aspire to cultivate a healthy and unique culture that is defined and shaped by...

Great People

 High Performance

Growth and Opportunity

Adapting Quickly & Welcoming Change

Canndescent Moments

Life Mastery 

No Jerks Policy 


Our Core Values

Core Values define what we value in each other, how we define our culture, and how we do business.


Bold- We live fearlessly and make bold calculated decisions

Character- We treat others with courtesy, kindness, and respect.  

Excellence- We always seek our best self and demand the best of ourselves.

Fun- We work hard, have fun, and make history

Gratitude- We value each other deeply and unlock happiness by appreciating life and each other.

Ownership- We own our successes, and own up to our failures.

Canndescent Moments

A Canndescent Moment is when you have an experience that makes you appreciate that you’re part of something special. It’s anchored in our value of Gratitude. We encourage our employees to share their Canndescent moments with each other! 


“Connect; don’t direct”.  This is a quote from our COO, Rick Fisher.  This quote embodies so much of what Canndescent stands for.  As with any Company, there are levels of employment ranging from entry-level all the way up to CEO.  Since I began working at Canndescent I have felt like an equal. When on site, our executives connect with all employees – asking what they can do to help, what the Company can do as a whole to perfect each department and role.  We are a team, we are a family.  Connect is not just our 4th pillar;it is who we are."

- Janice G. (HR Specialist)


“The one thing I love about working for Canndescent is the people and the environment. Everyone’s just happy all the time.”

     - Nancy P. (Cultivation Technician II)


Canndescent Reviews

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Canndescent CEO Adrian Z. Sedlin
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    "Great Place to Grow a Career"

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    I have been working at Canndescent full-time


    The people, hands down. I love my coworkers. We're all very different and from different walks of life, but everyone is a professional.

    Besides the amazing people, we have great benefits:

    Paid every other Friday via direct deposit.
    Medical / Dental / Vision / Life insurance
    Paid time off and holidays
    Company laptop and phone (depends on position)
    We get equity/stock
    Casual dress
    Discounts on product


    Locations are spread out a bit (LA, Santa Barbara, Desert Hot Springs), so it's hard to see all your coworkers often.

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Canndescent Photos

Canndescent photo of: Our CEO and COO enjoying and sharing gratitude with the team!
Canndescent photo of: At the Employee appreciation event!
Canndescent photo of: Enjoying the Employee appreciation event!
Canndescent photo of: A little inside look into our facilities!
Canndescent photo of: Plaque commemorating Canndescent opening its doors as the first municipally licensed cultivator in Desert Hot Springs, CA.
Canndescent photo of: Facility sign, welcoming visitors to Canndescent!
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Canndescent Interviews



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    Talent Acquisition Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA
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    Difficult Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Canndescent (Santa Barbara, CA) in October 2018.


    I was contacted by a recruiter who I had interviewed with before, at a previous company. After an initial phone conversation to explain the role and the company, I was invited for an onsite interview in the Santa Barbara headquarters.

    I interviewed with the HR Generalist, the Director of Talent, and CPO.

    The interview day included a lunch meeting to make me feel more relaxed.

    The day ended with a meeting with the Director again to let me ask any questions I had.

    They were very transparent with the entire process and timeline. After another phone conversation, I received an offer which I gladly accepted.

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Canndescent Awards & Accolades

  • Red Herring's Top 100 North America, Red Herring, 2018
  • 50 Best Companies to Work for in Cannabis,, 2018

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