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Bolthouse Farms Reviews

Updated March 30, 2018
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Pros
  • Medical, dental, and vision are very good benefits we receive (in 6 reviews)

  • It used to be a great company to work for before the transition into Campbell (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • In the HR department, work life balance was ridiculous (in 5 reviews)

  • There are really no cons to this company (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Shipping Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shipping Manager in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Shipping Manager in Bakersfield, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bolthouse Farms full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay and the job security.

    Cons

    Inone do not have any, yet.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  2. "not everyone sees quality as true quality"

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Bakersfield, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Bolthouse Farms full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    you get enough hours to pay for bills. Medical, dental, and vision are very good benefits we receive.

    Cons

    Hourly Pay rate is a joke for the responsibilties we take up and a mistake or two can cost the company thousands if not more in loss.
    The rate you gain vacation and sick time is terrible. Other jobs have you make double in their respective tiers on how long you've been there.
    The turnovers are neverending and since there isn't proper coverage, you end up working 12hrs multiple times over.
    Working in Freezer temperature environment causes aches and pains through out your body.

    Advice to Management

    Employees need
    1. Higher pay rate per hour
    2. Better training
    3. More employees for coverage
    4. Respect for their employees

  3. "Forklift driver"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bolthouse Farms full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced , a lot of hours.

    Cons

    Management is very bad with scheduling


  4. "Good company, warehouse managers unprofessional"

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    Former Employee - Lift Truck Operator in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Lift Truck Operator in Bakersfield, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bolthouse Farms full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced, easy work,

    Cons

    Managers don't give new employees equal chance to work overtime only chosen few.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees equal, don't just hook up your friends with extra overtime hours.


  5. "Customer Service Rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of room and encouragement to learn and take on new challenges

    Cons

    Long hours expected with weekends and holidays

    Advice to Management

    better coverage thus more reasonable hours


  6. "Fast paced, agile company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bakersfield, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bolthouse Farms full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is very fast-paced, has a solid innovation pipeline and a can-do culture. The production line is always running, and there are exciting product launches every year. The company is employee friendly, and if you are in the early phases of your career, working here is a great opportunity to learn. If you decide to stick around and play your cards well, there are strong career growth opportunities. There is entrepreneurial mindset in several teams within the company, which is applaudable given that the company is 100+ years old.

    Cons

    The company has substandard functional leaders. Project management and implementation is poor. The plant operational excellence is lacking because of a extremely poor and top heavy plant engineering team, the lesser said about which is better. Several innovative product launches have a tough time in the market because of package opening issues - the package design (or the lack of it) needs a lot to be desired. R&D has always been in a state of leadership flux - a couple of poor leaders from outside were hired, and were let go within 2-3 years of hiring, but several good employees left because of them. Things haven’t changed much even after Bolthouse became part of C-Fresh, perhaps because the parent company is equally in-adept in navigating market challenges. Finally, there is a huge lack of functional experience and a focus on grandstanding in the Marketing team.

    Advice to Management

    Hire good functional leaders. Ensure executional excellence.


  7. "quality control"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bolthouse Farms part-time

    Pros

    Easy work and set schedules

    Cons

    Getting paid weekly was a bit of a stretch

    Advice to Management

    Do not take the word of people that have been there longer. I saw several employees bully temps and have them fired just becasue they didnt like them.

  8. "production worker"

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    Current Employee - Production Worker in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Bakersfield, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bolthouse Farms full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    its a secure job where if you start through the company you get a lot of benefits

    Cons

    the supervisors there are meanp


  9. "Safety"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bolthouse Farms full-time

    Pros

    Ability to make decisions and be autonomous

    Cons

    No Cons at the moment


  10. "Stagnant"

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

    I have been working at Bolthouse Farms (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company's beverage side is constantly growing.

    Cons

    Since Campbell Soup took over, supervisors are recruited externally, perks for workers are gone and minimum wage is catching up.

    Advice to Management

    Start caring.


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