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Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds Overview

Los Angeles, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1990
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Food & Beverage Manufacturing
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds is the world’s largest vertically integrated pistachio and almond grower and processor. Located in California’s fertile San Joaquin Valley, our operation delivers more than 450 million pounds of nuts globally ... Read more

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  • We are Number Wonderful! For the first time, our leading brands create a powerful synergy and unite as one in the new trade ad campaign featuring Wonderful Halos, Wonderful Pistachios & POM Wonderful. #wearenumberwonderful

    —26 days ago
  • Shake them off! We love this time of year! It's harvest season at Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds where millions of almonds will be picked. #harvestseason

    —30+ days ago
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Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds – Why Work For Us?


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California Grown

From our farm to you.

Here in the San Joaquin Valley, the warm days and cool nights work in harmony with the region’s naturally rich soils to create perfect growing conditions for the perfect snack — nuts that are heart-healthy and a good source of fiber, loved by consumers around the globe.

Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds is the world’s largest grower and processor of almonds and pistachios; in tandem with our Grower Partners, we farm 125,000 sunny acres (50,000 hectares) that deliver 450 million pounds (204 million kg) of nuts.

Our specialty crops are grown, processed and marketed under one entity, Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds, ensuring the finest quality every step of the way — from our trees to your hearts.

Our Missionundefined

We aspire to provide our customers with consistently superior quality, food safety and service by holding ourselves to standards far beyond our direct competition.

We strive for environmental sustainability in our processes, technologies and packages by conserving energy, water and other resources.

We are proud to grow and process healthy products for healthier lives. And every day, we try to make them better.

From our trees to your hearts.

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The $150 million multi-plant modernization that we are currently executing is the first part of a five-year, $300 million capital expenditure program that is designed to add capacity, capability and food safety measures for both almonds and pistachios.

Lost Hills is our main processing campus, home to our largest pistachio processing facility and our almond processing and manufacturing plants. The Lost Hills facilities are undergoing significant capital expenditures, including state-of-the-art enhancements to Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds' capacity, capability and food safety.

New Pistachio Processing Facility

  • 91,000 square feet
  • Increase finished production by 30%. Space for five roasters and 11 packaging lines
  • A step-change in enhanced food safety for pistachio processing. 100% Continuous flow processing from silo to packaging with intermediate stainless steel holding tanks
  • Space for a Buhler Barth pistachio pasteurizer

Pistachio Silo Expansion

  • 20 Additional silos

Pistachio Huller 1 Expansion

  • Additional capacity of 100 truckloads of harvested pistachios per day

New Almond Pre-Processing Facility

  • 40,000 square feet
  • 110 million pounds of capacity for pre-processing
  • Three pre-processing production lines

King Facility – All our flavored and specialty pistachio processing is done at our King Road Processing Facility, which is also undergoing a state-of-the-art modernization to enhance capacity, capability and food safety.

New Pistachio Processing Facility

  • 55,000 square feet
  • Two roasters and four packaging lines
  • A step-change in enhanced food safety for pistachio processing. 100% Continuous flow processing from silo to packaging with intermediate stainless steel holding tanks
    Buhler Barth pasteurizer installation complete

Silo Expansion

  • Seven additional silos

New Columbia – Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds is developing a new processing and packaging facility that will incorporate our knowledge and experience gained over the last 20 years to develop the most advanced and efficient pistachio plant in the industry. The facility will start out as a hulling operation, much like our El Dorado location, and will evolve over five to 10 years into a state-of-the-art processing and packaging facility with approximately 20 silos.

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Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds offers products packaged in a number of ways that suit specific needs — from “super sacks” to full-pallet triwalls to bag-in-box bulk cases. We also offer vertical form-fill-and-seal pillow and flat-bottom bags, stand-up pouches, zipper-seal packaging, tubs, jugs and folding cartons. Once packaged, our nuts are stored in our cold storage facilities that keep them in ideal condition until they are shipped to market. Scanner technology is used throughout our operation to pinpoint the location of each item in our inventory. Our custom-designed online portal allows our business customers to remotely access information about their order status and expected delivery.

undefinedProtecting the Food Chain

Food safety is more than a core competency at Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds. It’s a point of pride. The health and wellness of our consumers is a priority for everyone who comes into contact with our pistachios and almonds.

We process all our almonds and pistachios in separate facilities, eliminating the possibility of allergen cross-contamination. Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds mandates food safety awareness training at all levels of our organization, and our food safety outreach program invites academic and food safety experts to regularly review our internal systems and procedures.

Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds has also long employed Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), including:

  • Test hold and release program for all ready-to-eat products
  • Verified sanitation program featuring documented food safety practices
  • Environmental swabbing programs
  • State-of-the-art pasteurization techniques
  • Third-party testing of key product attributes
  • On-site quality testing
  • Validated control processes for microbiological intervention
  • Comprehensive internal audit program

As part of our processing facilities redevelopment program, we’ve taken several additional steps to ensure the safety of our nuts: Metal buildings have been replaced with concrete structures, HEPA filtration systems now eliminate airborne contaminants, and our wet-slurry aflatoxin lab was custom-built to meet stringent European Union regulations and uses high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) in testing.

Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds is an industry leader in Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), and we have integrated the GAP checklist process in all crops with an emphasis on field sanitation and product integrity.

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    good benefits to a certain point.....

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    Does not like to promote as they should. lost valuable team members because there is no way to promote

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Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds Photos

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    I applied through LinkedIn and was contacted for a phone screening. My face to face interview would have been scheduled pretty soon but I was out of town and they were fine with it waiting about a month. From there I had two in person interviews. Both interviews had two engineers (different both times). To be honest, the interviews actually felt the same in that I was asked pretty much the same questions. The only difference being that I was given a tour of the facility following my second interview.

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