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Ghirardelli Chocolate Overview

San Leandro, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1852
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Manufacturing
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Working at Ghirardelli Chocolate

Since 1852, Ghirardelli has created a legacy of creativity that sets our company apart from our competitors. Today, our innovative heritage continues to thrive, as Ghirardelli team members of different backgrounds work together, joined by a common passion: bringing new ... Read more

Mission: We’ve made it our priority to offer a supportive, engaging culture where our people feel valued, not simply for the skills they bring to our company, but for who they are as individuals. That’s why we make sure that all of our team members, even if you are ... Read more

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Ghirardelli Chocolate – Why Work For Us?


Ghirardelli At A Glance

So what sets us apart?

Since 1852, Ghirardelli has created a legacy of creativity that sets our company apart from our competitors. Today, our innovative heritage continues to thrive, as Ghirardelli team members of different backgrounds work together, joined by a common passion: bringing new, delicious ideas to life.

We’ve made it our priority to offer a supportive, engaging culture where our people feel valued, not simply for the skills they bring to our company, but for who they are as individuals. That’s why we make sure that all of our team members, even if you are new to the company, have the opportunity to work on exciting, challenging projects and are given everything they need to do their best work.

So we invite you to explore our opportunities and discover a place where your ideas come to life, as part of our delicious legacy.

Ghirardelli is a culture where people matter! Year round we have lots of great initiatives that cater toward getting to know each other better. Employees have started a fitness program, a hiking club, a running club, an epicurean club and of course every year we host a big Chocolate Festival in San Francisco. The festival brings friends and family together and all proceeds of the event are donated to a local non-profit called Project Open Hand. We pride ourselves in the richness of the culture we’ve built and we hope you join us to make it even better!

We always ensure employees know what's going on, so 2 times a year we have informal meetings with our CEO and 2 formal All hands meetings a year. Annually we also ensure employees are recognized for showcasing our Ghirardelli values! Ghirardelli recognizes it's employees!

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Our Employment Value Proposition is formulated by our five key strengths that permeate our corporate culture, they are:

  • Challenging and Interesting Work — Ghirardelli’s agile size and streamlined structure gives team members early and regular exposure to exciting projects where their ideas can be heard, valued and realized.
  • Appreciated and Valued by Management — Ghirardelli has created a supportive culture in which all team members are recognized, valued and appreciated by management – both professionally and personally. Bottom line: People Matter Here.
  • Training and Development — Ghirardelli is dedicated to investing in team members and giving them everything they need to do their best work. We believe that any individual success lays the foundation for our corporate success.
  • High Quality Products and Services — Ghirardelli team members are responsible for creating and stewarding premium products and services that are nationally-recognized, resulting in exciting new projects and career-enhancing experience.
  • Diverse Work Force — Ghirardelli team members represent an eclectic mix of backgrounds, ethnicities and work styles – these differences enable us to develop inspired products and services and allow us better serve our customers.

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Benefits

Share in the excitement of belonging to a growing organization by working for the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company.

We aim to provide a work environment that is conducive to both personal and professional growth. We believe that each employee contributes directly to Ghirardelli's growth and success.

We offer broad range of benefits to our exempt and non-exempt employees. These may include the following:

Medical/dental/vision plans
Flexible time off
Paid holidays
Life insurance
401(k) retirement and savings plan
Short-term disability
Flexible benefits accounts
Product purchase discounts
Educational assistance program
Employee assistance program

Note: This is not intended to be a complete description of all our benefits but a brief summary for your review. The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to change, modify, or eliminate benefits at any time.

Ghirardelli Chocolate Reviews

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    I have been working at Ghirardelli Chocolate full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, one of the best on-boarding programs I have ever experienced, friendly office, chocolate everywhere, great employee discount, love the employee/manager relationships. I feel like management wants to make sure you are happy being here and really give you the opportunity for growth. The newly added fitness classes are a good bonus as well.

    Cons

    There is chocolate everywhere, I really wish they offered Kaiser for Medical.

    Advice to Management

    Only thing I would ask is to look into providing a Kaiser medical plan for employees.

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Ghirardelli Chocolate Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Ghirardelli Chocolate (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    brief orientation with general ice breaker questions. i believe the managers will go around asking everyone's background a bit like; "where are you from, where you doing now, and whats your favorite food/sport."

    Interview Questions

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