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Bolthouse Farms Reviews

Updated November 11, 2018
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Pros
  • "Competitive pay, upward mobility and a lot of great people to work with" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Medical, dental, and vision are very good benefits we receive" (in 6 reviews)

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

  • "And the long hours are also a con as well as pro" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Surpervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bolthouse Farms full-time

    Pros

    Fast pace environment always changing never boring.

    Cons

    Keeping up with CA laws that change yearly

    Advice to Management

    keep pushing


  2. "Warehouse clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bakersfield, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bolthouse Farms full-time

    Pros

    Free juice good hours good experience

    Cons

    Racist no outside life only one day off if that I worked 14 days straight with one day off

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Leadership Needs to Back Away"

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

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

    Pros

    Better income than before the acquisition with Campbell.

    Cons

    Good thing Campbell's is selling Bolthouse. It was the worst thing that has happened. All of the management changed and not for the better. They have no respect for the employees. There is no new innovation. SO much red tape. If you have an idea just keep it to yourself, no one listens to the little guys.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to trust their employees. Campbell managers don't know how to grow carrots or make juice. Let the ones who have been doing this continue.


  4. "Decent Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bolthouse Farms full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits, consistent work

    Cons

    Very fast work pace and focus on performance metrics led to a somewhat reckless culture, resulting in a much higher workplace accident rate than industry standard.


  5. "Hot mess"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bolthouse Farms full-time

    Pros

    Provided a salary. Free juices/carrots.

    Cons

    Micromanaged. Not able to take feedback.


  6. "good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bolthouse Farms full-time

    Pros

    Good Experience and coworkers

    Cons

    Bad Management. All the managers ever care about is themselves and won’t allow anyone to move up in the chain


  7. "Senior fab shop lead person"

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    Former Employee - Fab Shop Senior Lead Person in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Fab Shop Senior Lead Person in Bakersfield, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bolthouse Farms full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of great people work here.

    Cons

    Absolutely ruined by Campbell’s Soup.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management in corporate operations are so far out of touch and very distanced from the people their poor decisions affect most. The corporate culture of mid level management being afraid to be frank with top brass creates a toxic environment.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Complete and total Senior Leadership Team failure"

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    Current Employee - Director of Finance and Accounting in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Finance and Accounting in Bakersfield, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A terrific brand, 100 year old company which was growing and profitable until Campbell's Soup came to town.

    Cons

    Zero focus. Zero management performance. CEO, CFO, COO have/had zero focus on plant assets, people, or customers. They think we'll just magically perform in the market while they talk to themselves about what's going on, rather than executing. They don't understand how to create an AOP. They don't understand how to forecast, or how to action against a forecast. They don't understand how to execute with discipline. Worst of all, they sit on their hands while the business is on fire. They don't show up to the main facility and roll up their sleeves with their teams. Finance / Accounting / Manufacturing / Engineering / Sales and HR exist in Bakersfield, but they would rather literally phone it in from Santa Monica.

    They themselves create silos of inequality across the sites. They invest ZERO, or nearly ZERO dollars in their employees skills, training, or even quality of office environment.

    They recently went through an exercise of mandating a quota of rating 45% of employees as "modest" performers which is the lowest possible rank. I received much higher, but in my view they are scapegoating employees for leadership lack of focus, lack of connection, and overall incompetence in terms of running this company.

    This company could turn around, it shouldn't be in the condition that is in. It is self inflicted at a leadership level, but we'll be fortunate if we'll ever be able to hire or retain meaningful talent after the complete and total disaster of the executive leadership dating from 2013 - 2018. Yes YOU!

    Advice to Management

    Grow up. Go to work. Stop robbing the company with exorbitant salaries and crazy coastal expenses while the business is on fire and you lay off talent. Somebody will write a book about this someday and it will be simply unbelievable that you let this happen to a 100 year old company.


  9. "Place could be so much more rewarding...."

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    Current Employee - Quality Control Technician in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Control Technician in Bakersfield, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Full time. Some overtime every week unless you ask for more, which may be given.

    Cons

    Plenty of work and dedication for little pay. No incentive for advancement, or better way to put it no other advancement than supervisor and that’s it. Can’t jump to different field of QC unless you have a degree, which the company won’t help you in.


  10. "Heating and Air conditioner helper"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bakersfield, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best part in working at boathouse is that all workers there are friendly and it gives me good hours

    Cons

    There's nothing bad I could say about this job


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