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Dole Packaged Foods Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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  1. "VP of IT"

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    Current Employee - Vice President of IT in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President of IT in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Dole Packaged Foods full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very good company. Great products. Leading edge technologies

    Cons

    Los Angeles cost of living.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. "Great place, lack of inter-department communication"

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

    I have been working at Dole Packaged Foods full-time

    Pros

    Employees are cared for, family focus environment. Company enables employees to pursue goals for self betterment

    Cons

    There is little to no communications between departments and others seem quick to either point blame or 'pass the buck'

    Advice to Management

    Encourage accountability so work done is appropriately credited to the worker while make sure the departments have a cohesive workflow instead of working against the others.

  3. "Poor out of date leadership"

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    Former Employee - Management in Atwater, CA
    Former Employee - Management in Atwater, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Dole Packaged Foods (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    some very good long term supervisors and managers

    Cons

    Leadership is out of touch with the people and business.

    Advice to Management

    modernize


  4. "Accounting Manager"

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    Former Employee - Accounting Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Accounting Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dole Packaged Foods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The Benefits package is pretty good.

    Cons

    The focus is not on developing employees. The work/life balance is way off.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees.


  5. "Production Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Stockton, CA
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Stockton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dole Packaged Foods (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, great people to work with, NOT micromanagers

    Cons

    Production was demanding, weekends, long hours, problems with new equipment

    Advice to Management

    All in all, it's a well ran company. I would recommend this company to anyone


  6. "Dole Reward"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dole Packaged Foods full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work due to the people that work here in the environment that has been established.

    Cons

    I work too many hours.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Not a team players"

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    Former Employee - Vice President of Sales in Porter Ranch, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President of Sales in Porter Ranch, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dole Packaged Foods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great office and cafeteria. Nice benefit package, no one helps to grow, all too busy to lookout for themselves

    Cons

    Many employees have no loyalty to the company. Too much office politics, not a pleasant culture.
    No advancement opportunity because they don't help you to grow. No one is held responsible for their action. Many incompetent employees

    Advice to Management

    The management really needs to see who is sitting at their office for year without really contributing anything, just holding on to their job title.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Left job to have surgery and never went back"

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    Former Employee - Product Handler in Atwater, CA
    Former Employee - Product Handler in Atwater, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dole Packaged Foods full-time

    Pros

    My wife still is employed by Dole and many people in the front office are very nice and professional.

    Cons

    Sometimes work can be seasonal due to weather extremes. You never work in the same place every day . They move you around .very cold in C-pack well under 30 degrees without the proper shoes and gear you could get hurt and cause damage to your feet since the floor is constantly wet.

    Advice to Management

    Hire out of house. More smarter people . Seemed to me that there were a monopoly of senior management supervisors all related and if they wanted you out , you're were out . They run their own rules separate from company rules. They have been doing this for years. Everyone is scared to loose their jobs if the talk or speak out loud about it . Once I got injured, which was an off the job injury , I used my time to try and find a much better healthier job with more professional people who,spoke English and who weren't from jail or x convicts. To me they just needed labor hands and would accept anything at anytime going through temp agencies that did not do a good job of screens of screening their employees. That's my advice to all of the senior management teams and the corporate CEOs back in Westlake with all due respect that was just my experience and to all the directors in the Atwater plant.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Manager? Look away..."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Westlake Village, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Westlake Village, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice physical accomodations with good parking and quick freeway access to 101. Excellent 401k and bonus up to 10% of salary. Health coverage very good.

    Cons

    Culture is old school and management doesn't seem to want to progress in it. Working from home and flexible scheduling aren't allowed ("if you're not here you're not working"). not an encouraging, affirming, collaborative environment... feels more like you are encouraged to just keep your head down and not contribute to the advancement of thinking or processes.

    Company is wholly owned by Itochu international but operates in 3 distinct global business units that aren't unified. Even in north america departments can be contentious.

    Advice to Management

    Worry more about your culture... if you're gonna want quality people ongoing it'll need to change rapidly. Show your people you are concerned about their inputs and take them seriously. Be leaders instead of bullies.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Sale taking toll... now..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Dole Packaged Foods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Get coupons if Sales people like you and remember to bring them when in town. If you are liked you can do no wrong. Changes since split years ago, haven't hurt sales yet. Do things the same so you don't need to adapt to change. You know when the pressure will hit since it is driven by the month.

    Cons

    Everyone is afraid of the new owners in management. No one above you makes mistakes. managements plans are "perfect" then the bills come in and they look for who messed up. If Sales guy doesn't care about your dept. then you get killed for not doing your job if things aren't cleared in time.


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