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Darigold Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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  • The number of things that got swept under the rug because no one wanted to deal with them was ridiculous (in 8 reviews)

  • Constant change in upper management positions (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (6)

    "Three years and going strong"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Darigold full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I'm approaching my three year anniversary with Darigold and have really enjoyed my time with the company thus far. In my experience I have had great co-workers and I feel like everyone is helpful and friendly. I enjoy the business casual environment and really like the mid-size of the company. I've worked at large companies before, and feel like here you can really make an impact and have a lot of ownership over your work. It's also nice to work for a company that makes good wholesome products. Everyone seems to talking about "change" at the moment but I feel like the changes are good and am very interested to see what comes next.

    Cons

    Darigold is very fast paced and the company runs lean. This can be a positive if you like diversity in your work and really want to feel a part of the process; or a challenge if you want to have a narrow focus of work and just clock in and out.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course- the increased open communication, accountability, asking "why not", and empowering employees to step up is great.

    Darigold Response

    Nov 28, 2016 – feedback@darigold.com

    Thank you for your feedback, and for your three years of service at Darigold. We're glad to hear that you have enjoyed your experience with the company so far, and that you are looking forward to ... More


  2. "Great momentum!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Management in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Darigold full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    After working for over 10 years at the hq, with the new office and leadership, things are moving in a positive direction. People are excited to come to work and good things are happening.

    Cons

    The work is demanding. When working with cooperative owners vs. shareholders, the expectations are higher. You get to meet the lives affected directly rather faceless owners of stock.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing. People want to do the right thing and see their progress. Find a way to get the town hall meetings back going. It was a great way to build culture.

    Darigold Response

    Jun 5, 2017 – feedback@darigold.com

    We appreciate your review, and your many years of service at Darigold! We have had many changes over the past year that have brought fresh ideas & put us on the track for success. The co-op business ... More

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Genuine"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hard working and passionate staff, open about strengths and opportunities. Management aspires to maintain a positive and inspired environment for employees.

    Cons

    The company has gone through some staff changes this past year to set the organization up for future success. Not necessary a con, in fact, it is a plus, however as with any change, there is always a period of adjustment.

    Darigold Response

    May 17, 2017 – feedback@darigold.com

    Thanks for your kind words. Our hard-working employees are one of the greatest perks of working at Darigold, and we're glad you think so too! We are optimistic the changes our company has undergone ... More


  4. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    large portfolio of items to sell. Main competitors were limited

    Cons

    limited upward mobility. company had bad reputation with customers. many trust issues

    Darigold Response

    Jun 5, 2017 – feedback@darigold.com

    Thank you for sharing your feedback, and I apologize that Darigold did not meet your expectations as an employer. For nearly 100 years we have taken great pride in our portfolio of fresh ... More


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Opportunity abounds in a culture worth your talent"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Office in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Corporate Office in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits well above market
    Farmer ownership feels good and is long term focused
    Great mix of new leaders and experienced darigold team members creating a great place to work
    Opportunity to make a difference
    Casual and fun work environment
    CEO is excellent

    Cons

    Lots of change... if you aren't comfortable in a changing work environment might not fit for you
    Weak capabilities and processes... need to be invested in
    High leadership turnover.. necessary but disruptive in the short term

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the progress. Engage the workforce constantly.

    Darigold Response

    Apr 5, 2017 – feedback@darigold.com

    Thank you for your review. We agree that we offer a robust benefits package, a fun work environment, and many opportunities to make a difference in the company and community! As we near a century in ... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Overall a good place to work but too many supervisors and poor communication"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Darigold full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Excellent benefits
    Generous paid time off
    Often promotes from within

    Cons

    Too many generals, not enough grunts
    Very, very poor communication
    Lower level employees are unappreciated and undervalued

    Advice to Management

    Darigold would benefit greatly from less supervisors on the production floor and more hands on deck. The company does not have much appreciation for their production and warehouse employees. While the pay is good, you feel and are treated as expendable.

    Darigold Response

    Apr 7, 2017 – feedback@darigold.com

    We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review, and for your 3+ years of service! We're glad you feel the benefits package is comprehensive and fair, and that you have opportunities to advance ... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Nice Place to Work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Darigold full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Not sure what others see-Darigold is privately owned which is a plus, in my case a responsive management that encourages employee development. If you do your job well in my case it's hands off and do what you need to do, when you need to do it-great manager I work with and the top level has been very inclusive in asking for my input on strategy moving forward. The work environment is open and communicative.

    Cons

    Up to this point, divisions haven't worked well together and there's always the ops versus sales issues-seeing some real integration there to address however.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Last year has seen very positive changes.

    Darigold Response

    Mar 23, 2017 – feedback@darigold.com

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, and for over 8 years of service to the company. It is great to hear that you have a good relationship with your manager and enjoy your work ... More

  8. Helpful (2)

    "I love my job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Sales in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people in leadership, competitive salary, 401 match is amazing, great work and life balance.

    Cons

    no training available, some people in positions with very negative personalities, too many silos within the organization creating barriers to getting things done.

    Advice to Management

    keep on doing what you are doing! I think the changes made have been positive thus far.

    Darigold Response

    Mar 6, 2017 – feedback@darigold.com

    Thank you for taking the time to share some feedback! It is great to hear that you love your job and the benefits that go along with working at Darigold. We are working hard to increase communication ... More


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Hard Place To Work With No Long Term Future"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Factory in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Factory in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay in valley, lots and lots of overtime, superior benefits, matched 401K, professional upper management

    Cons

    Worked very hard, fluctuating shift, practically on call on your days off, possible terminated at any time, mandatory meetings on days off, majority workers hate their job so moral is low and not friendly place to work, high turnover except the tight niche group that has been there forever. No older 50+ years worker. If you work here please just understand that your fate could be like mine...I was a superior employee for Darigold for 3+ years but let go for one 15 minute mistake; but I think it was also to save company money, politics to give my position as a favor to friend, etc.. but I am not sure...

    Advice to Management

    Boise, Idaho location is **NOT a safe factory place to work... You may save money in short run but overall it's dangerous to work in a warehouse and factory where employees are rushing to meet workloads and daily stats so management can get their additional bonuses etc... We are told each daily meeting to rush but don't run each day? Thank you for employment but I would not of stayed anyways.

    Darigold Response

    Feb 24, 2017 – feedback@darigold.com

    Thank you for taking the time to voice your concerns and for your 3+ years of service. We agree that we offer a comprehensive benefits package, and are committed to offering our employees benefits ... More


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Enjoy working for IT department"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Darigold full-time

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere
    Can-do IT department
    Training - especially Online Training
    Smart, caring employees
    Great place to have a career if your willing to move around
    Concerted effort to use latest COTS software as well as build internal software
    Corporate and IT Mgmt recognizes change is a constant

    Cons

    Really, there's supposed to be a downside?

    Advice to Management

    Utilize employee strengths more.

    Darigold Response

    Jan 13, 2017 – feedback@darigold.com

    Thank you for your review! It is great to hear that you enjoy the people and environment you work in. We agree and think our employees are our greatest asset! We are committed to creating a ... More


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