Bolthouse Farms Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 2020

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2.9
36%
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Bolthouse Farms CEO Jeff Dunn
Jeff Dunn
44 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work environment with great people(in 13 reviews)

  • "They offer good benefits and decent compensation(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "There are really no cons to this company(in 9 reviews)

  • "Long hours -- If they need you to stay overtime, especially during busy season and you refuse, you will get written up(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to start. Learn most likely from coworkers."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting Specialist in Bakersfield, CA

    I have been working at Bolthouse Farms full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment with great people

    Cons

    Low pay, high insurance and no incentive

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  2. Helpful (2)

    "Company Policies"

    1.0
     

    I worked at Bolthouse Farms

    Pros

    Good work environment when you have an outstanding team

    Cons

    Too much gossip and very little work

    Bolthouse Farms Response

    June 30, 2020Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition

    Your feedback is greatly appreciated. The aim is to continue to provide an excellent working environment where our associates can thrive.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good company / Management can use some help but overall great organization"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Bakersfield, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bolthouse Farms full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Overtime often on the table and needed for those needing extra hours can often pick them up. High emphasis on safety , vouchers to get boots available to hired on employees to stay safe

    Cons

    Management can be disconnected at time, ware house managers make strange adjustments to scheduling and often try to expand the scope of your job without justifying it with pay or even as a path to better opportunities within the occupancy. Extra work with extra benefits.

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    Bolthouse Farms Response

    July 7, 2020Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition

    We have an incredibly high standards bar, but there could always be room for improvement. Thank you so much for trusting us with your feedback and making Bolthouse Farms an employer of choice.

  4. Helpful (2)

    "Machine Operator"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bagger Operator in Bakersfield, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bolthouse Farms full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A lot of learning and easy procedures

    Cons

    Too much hard work and to many responsibilities

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Mass chaos, challenging work environment"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Department Head 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Bolthouse Farms full-time

    Pros

    Passionate coworkers and decent benefits

    Cons

    Long hours, cold and wet environment, inconsistent leadership

  6. "Rejuvenated Bolthouse Farms, post Acquisition!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Planner in Bakersfield, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bolthouse Farms full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    flexible work environment, generous compensation and benefits, community ties, discounts in many places in Bakersfield, professional work environment, motivating leadership

    Cons

    not really a con but more like an opportunity, some of the technology needs update, after acquisition it is like a startup where everything have to be created from scratch.

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  7. "Outstanding Company!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bolthouse Farms full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It is a company that you love to work with. Passionate leadership that offers incredible learning; they truly care about each individual, welcomes creativity, and leads by example. You are surrounded by great mentors to guide you to grow your professional skill set.

    Cons

    No Cons during my tenure.

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  8. Helpful (4)

    "Most incompetent "leaders" I have ever worked with."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bolthouse Farms full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    * Good benefits. * Turnover is so high, you have a real chance of getting promoted once you learn the ropes. That said, don't expect management to set you up for success. It's sink or swim.

    Cons

    * They could NOT care less about employee welfare, only their productivity. I once heard a supervisor tell a supervisor in training that "sometimes, you have to look at employees as just a number." * Long hours -- If they need you to stay overtime, especially during busy season and you refuse, you will get written up. Sometimes, you won't be told until just before the end of your shift. You have kids to pick up? Babysitter has to leave? It DOES NOT MATTER. You're going to get written up. * Pay sucks! There are people who have worked there for over 20 years and make little more than minimum wage. That should tell you how they value employees and loyalty. * If you are in an incident or make a mistake, it's your fault, even if you've never been trained to do it differently. To make matters worse, their idea of "correcting" issues is to write you up, rather than make sure you're trained properly. Then again, the training program is mostly non-existent. * If you're there during the busy season, expect to work 12 hours a day, 6 days a week. As a matter of fact, you can expect to go more than a week without a day off. I once had to call out because I was sick. That day was considered my day off. In other words, you're not allowed to get sick AND have a day off during busy season. * Management loves to talk big about safety being "priority one," but the truth is, you are expected only to be as safe as needed in order to meet "expectations" rather than be as productive as safety allows. Of course, they won't say that. This way, if you're in an incident, they can hold you accountable. * In the 4+ years that I worked there, nothing ever changed. Management keeps doing the same things, yet, they expect things to change. They're definitely not perfect, but they sure expect you to be. Otherwise, once again, you're written up. * So, if you want to be a part of a culture where you're always wondering if today is the day you get fired, by all means, apply for a job. You'll probably get hired since this company has gone through several temp agencies out there and depleted all their personnel. To give you an idea of the turnover rate, one-third of new hires don't make it past two weeks and another third burnout before their 90-day probationary period. I estimate that only 1 in 10 make it a year. * If I could give this company half a star, I would. And that would be generous.

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  9. Helpful (4)

    "unstructured gossip mill"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Hodgkins, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bolthouse Farms full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good pay good benefits hours are ok unlimited sick time that people blatantly abuse

    Cons

    management no structure no advancement management shows favoritism no team meetings

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  10. "I don't have a job a bolthouse yet."

    5.0
     

    I worked at Bolthouse Farms

    Pros

    Good job good hours and pay

    Cons

    It's kinda cold working conditions .

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