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Blue Diamond Growers Reviews

Updated July 17, 2018
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Blue Diamond Growers President & CEO Mark D. Jansen
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (8)

    "Great products, great company and culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Diamond Growers full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Employees have a lot of freedom to do what they feel is right for the business. This is not a culture bogged down by bureaucracy which is in part why we continue to grow. While internal alignment is necessary at times the focus is on impactful work to drive our business vs. creating presentations for internal stakeholders. There are many new faces at the organization, many of which came from large, well-known CPGs. They are coming here because they can utilize their skill sets to have a real impact.

    Cons

    A bit of apathy in pockets and teams. We need better technology and tools. More internal leadership and development programs. Sacramento can be hard to attract talent. Flat organization which can hamper upward mobility career-wise.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to our core values and culture even as we grow.


  2. "Good candidate for this position"

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    Former Employee - Sanitation Worker in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Sanitation Worker in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Blue Diamond Growers full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people at blue diamond were great people to work with, I've learned alot of new things working there as a temp. The environment was very professional

    Cons

    I really didn't have any issues or misunderstandings working there,

    Advice to Management

    I will give 100% to the job,

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Company wants to be a great place to work has A LONG WAY TOO GO"

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    Current Employee - Packaging Machine Operator in Salida, CA
    Current Employee - Packaging Machine Operator in Salida, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Diamond Growers full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits great team to work with in salida new manufacturing opportunity for over time for the people who need it good work schedule

    Cons

    The management is broken no one is on the same page the level of favoritism is ridiculous no chance for you to grow unless your one of the team leads favorites team leads allow people to influence their decisions way to much definitely needs new management every shift is the same team leads need to acknowledge the people who actually do a good job instead of their favorites

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of team leads and hire people who actually have good management backgrounds not just because they have a degree team leads need to care for their team not just themselves oh and round tables are of no use no point in waisting time paying employees to talk about there team leads when there favorites will tell team leads who said what about them


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Good Almonds"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blue Diamond Growers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are competitive. Location is convenient. People are really nice. Lots of employees with long tenure.

    Cons

    Management in specific areas is not open, is demanding and controlling. Communications within departments is extremely poor. Favorites are strong.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Review the communications between finance and HR departments. HR groups are not consistent in practices. New software was not implemented correctly and needs revamping in specific areas


  5. Helpful (3)

    "DONT WORK THERE AS A TEMP"

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    Former Employee - Temp in Salida, CA
    Former Employee - Temp in Salida, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Diamond Growers full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    not any from my experiences

    Cons

    Worked there for about 2 months and did nothing but build the boxes that almonds go in, while they rotated BDG employees in and out of the fiber department I was stuck there the entire 2 months and did not learn one new thing when promised I would be rotated out and trained in new departments. Also had to work every weekend even though they say "depends on rotation" not only that I would work 10-14 days straight with no days off and be asked 10 minutes before my shift is over that ill have to stay for 12hours. Thought this was going to be a great experience but it was far from it and I would never recommend someone else to work there. Not once did I have a positive experience in my 2 months

    Advice to Management

    Treat your temps like actual humans.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Accountability"

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    Current Employee - Witheld in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Witheld in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Diamond Growers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    National brand that is recognized globally.

    Cons

    HR at Headquarters is spinning their wheels. Quick to assign blame and issues elsewhere when needing to look within.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the employee survey


  7. Helpful (2)

    "High turnover among newer hires"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Diamond Growers full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stable industry, advanced processing machinery, innovative marketing, friendly day to day people, nice give away company t-shirt. We get know new product before going to market

    Cons

    Too many peopl leave after few months or 1-2 yrs makes hard training. Seasoned people cannot take time off due turnover. Some promotions do not make sense when, too many changes.

    Advice to Management

    See above?

  8. "Decent Company if you aren't a temp"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Diamond Growers full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good managers, nice people, pretty good pay for the type of work

    Cons

    Temps are generally treated as temps, not a lot of opprtunity for converting to fulltime work.


  9. "2018"

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    Former Employee - Raw/Finished Goods Operator in Turlock, CA
    Former Employee - Raw/Finished Goods Operator in Turlock, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Diamond Growers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Pay and occasional company shirts

    Cons

    Hard to get on Day Shift. Work schedule changes on a days notice.


  10. "Operations Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blue Diamond Growers full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, people, benefits, everyone is willing to help you and answer your questions. It is very welcoming

    Cons

    Location- Turlock is an adjustment. But is is peaceful and a nice change of pace compared to the city.


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