Driscoll’s Reviews

Updated May 22, 2020

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Driscoll’s CEO Miles Reiter
Miles Reiter
37 Ratings
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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (4)

    "Opportunities"

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

    I have been working at Driscoll’s full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The cross-functionality of almost every role, leads to an environment rich in career path opportunities. Opinions aside, Driscoll's is one of very few companies that is family owned, values driven,100+ years old AND is globally recognizable, industry leading, financial secure... and so on.

    Cons

    It's not easy. People must be willing to accept change when a company grows at the rate Driscoll's has. Agriculture faces challenges beyond Driscoll's too. In short, those who don't want change or consistent opportunity to be challenged might not like it here.

    Driscoll’s2019-07-03
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    "The Driscoll's team was wonderful to work with"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - R&D Technician III 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Driscoll’s full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone is happy to teach you new things and there is immense room for growth in the company.

    Cons

    Some locations can feel a bit isolating, but you always have support from the team which is amazing.

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    Driscoll’s2020-04-14
  3. "Great company with just a few poor managers"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Watsonville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Driscoll’s full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and salaries (health, 401K, bonuses- NOT vacation time), facilities are great, laid back atmosphere (in R&D), opportunities for promotions, great workshops, a lot of free delicious berries

    Cons

    HR is pretty useless, vacation time is pretty awful (10 days until you hit 5 years), some managers are more concerned with climbing the ladder than supporting their teams, high up management is only concerned with cutting costs rather than producing quality research and product

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    Driscoll’s2020-05-22
  4. Helpful (1)

    "The best in the business"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Driscoll’s full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Outstanding employer with strong values and mission driven leadership.

    Cons

    fast growth, many new employees still learning

    Driscoll’s2020-03-10
  5. "A great place to develop your leadership skills"

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

    I have been working at Driscoll’s full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Super engaged and passionate teams. A lot of cross functional projects that will expose you to many elements of the business. Its not about your title, its about the value you bring to the organization that generates respect and collaboration.

    Cons

    People stay a really long time so opportunities to move up are rare.

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    Driscoll’s2020-02-07
  6. "Work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Coordinator 

    I have been working at Driscoll’s full-time

    Pros

    good place to grow and learn

    Cons

    work a lot of hours every week

    Driscoll’s2020-02-17
  7. "Great company to be a part of"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Transportation Export Specialist in Watsonville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Driscoll’s full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Driscoll’s supported my education goal. Provides great culture, values, and people to work with. Good travel opportunity to gain diverse knowledge of agriculture practices.

    Cons

    The nature of the business is demanding, yet it was rewarding as it stretched my abilities to excel an accomplish great accomplishment.

    Driscoll’s2019-11-22
  8. "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant III in Watsonville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Driscoll’s full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Driscoll's looks out for their employees and provides wonderful benefits, as well as offering free daily berries (all you can eat), monthly catered meals in the main office, free drinks (besides the standard coffee or tea), free snacks, they allow for working offsite, and the employees are very friendly.

    Cons

    In the time I was there, there was resistance from some of the upper management to the changes (all positive) that were happening in the company. These changes were not usual to a retail/agriculture company in that they were geared to take the company into the future and keep them at the forefront of the industry.

    Driscoll’s2019-10-30
  9. "Great but changing"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Researcher 

    I have been working at Driscoll’s full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with

    Cons

    Slow in innovation and some level of favoritism

    Driscoll’s2019-10-22
  10. "Good compensation for the region and job security but no job growth and lots of office politics"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Watsonville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Driscoll’s full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - They provide a lot of amenities to their employees such as free drinks (juice), snacks, kitchen, and etc. Very comparable to many of the corporations found in the Bay Area. - Your team will make you feel welcome and support you for projects that are limited to just your team - High compensation for the Agriculture industry and Watsonville - Fairly good job security but must keep both eyes and ears open as the company culture is quickly changing.

    Cons

    - Terrible work-life balance - New unspoken company mission is to operate leaner. This means that they hire the bare minimum, cut costs, and expect you to work more than what was advertised during the interview stage - Mission and Values are used as weapons to force you to conform and justify any extra work they demand of you. - Compensation rate will not change unless you change your job title. The ability to get new roles is difficult and only increasing in difficulty.

    Driscoll’s2019-10-18
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