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 ...
Ghirardelli named 2015 Harris Poll EquiTrend “Brand of the Year” – Again! See what consumers think about Ghirardelli Chocolate here:
To give you a great picture of our global company, take a look at the recent financials released by our parent Lindt & Sprüngli Group. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIfVF
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!
Our Employment Value Proposition is formulated by our five key strengths that permeate our corporate culture, they are:
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:
Flexible time off
401(k) retirement and savings plan
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.
I have been working at Ghirardelli Chocolate full-time
The company is filled with passionate, talented people who take pride in their work. Everyone I have encountered with has great work experience and is well-qualified for their job. I have the best work/life balance I've ever had in my career.
While the company is headquartered in the Bay Area, the culture and benefits are not at all in line with a state of the art tech company that you typically find in the Bay Area. Personally, I don't find this to be discouraging, but I think it can catch new employees of guard at first.
Advice to Management
At times the day-to-day operations can feel a bit too formal. We are essentially selling happiness to consumers worldwide. Let's not take ourselves too serious and celebrate the fun that comes with manufacturing and selling great tasting chocolate!
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Ghirardelli Chocolate.
It was well organized. Applied online. Got an email for phone interview with HR. She was nice and to the point. Next phone interview was with hiring manager - more technical and work related questions. Lastly, met a team of 4 people in an onsite interview. The process was well structured.
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