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Updated September 21, 2018
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  • "Constantly harping on company values, but few in the company actually live those values any more" (in 4 reviews)

  • "It can get stressful here, but the great company culture helps a lot" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Nursery Supervisor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Driscoll’s full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Gives you all resources to keep growing and invest in you for you to do a better job. Great team across the company. Driscolls has a good mission and with great employees keeps being the best at berries.

    Cons

    Not many cons. lots of hours and work involved through periods of time, with plans changing continuously.


  2. "Good environment bad pay raises"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Wayne, NJ
    Former Employee - Manager in Wayne, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Driscoll’s full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice people good atmosphere schedule

    Cons

    Whatever pay you come in with you'll stay at

    Advice to Management

    Spread the wealth top of company makes a lot the bottom is starving

  3. "Driscolls nursery"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Nursery Coordinator in Watsonville, CA
    Former Employee - Nursery Coordinator in Watsonville, CA

    I worked at Driscoll’s full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    lots of hours, fast paced and friendly

    Cons

    not much, they give enough hours and the pace is fast so time goes by fast


  4. "Business Analyst"

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

    I worked at Driscoll’s full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment, great culture, great leadership team.

    Cons

    lack of clear structure of promotion and career development


  5. "Crop Forecast Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Crop Forecast Specialist in Watsonville, CA
    Former Employee - Crop Forecast Specialist in Watsonville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Driscoll’s full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    One of or if not the largest berry company in the world. They do look within to promote.

    Cons

    The company has tripled in size in the last 8 years and has not been able to properly balance out wages or job titles due to it. Some Management rolls have leaders that are not equipt with the tools to help one more up the ranks.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure all department are giving a wage increase to their teams on a regular basis and throughout the company. Do something about employees who've had several complaints against them.


  6. "Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Pocatello, ID
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Pocatello, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Driscoll’s part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great management and awesome work environment. Everyone is friendly and wants to see you succeed. Very family friendly and lots of opportunity for growth

    Cons

    They pay low and at times work can be boring or repetitive. Would be more fun if it was a faster pace environment to work in. Otherwise great company.


  7. "Regret ever leaving"

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

    I worked at Driscoll’s full-time

    Pros

    Large advocate for the local community, leader in the industry and willing to take a chance on me when I had no experience. When I graduated from college I decided to travel the world instead of returning to Driscolls. Once I did return, I was told that there weren't any openings at the time but that I should follow up later in the year as the department was expanding. I decided to seek a job elsewhere and have learned to appreciate the job I had at Driscolls. I know of several co-workers who have left to join Driscolls but I have never met someone who left Driscolls to work at one of my employers. Once they are in, they are happy enough to stay.

    Cons

    I have been trying to get in for 5 years! I am a diligent and hard worker with leadership skills willing to put in the extra effort but I haven't had much luck in landing a job offer.

    Advice to Management

    Please take into consideration the dedication and passion of your candidates. I know that if given the chance, you will not be disappointed.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Lost Company Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Watsonville, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Watsonville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Driscoll’s full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Ample free berries all the time in corporate offices. Decent benefits. Some friendly helpful employees. Leader in fresh berry industry around the world so the name and brand are well known.

    Cons

    Explosive growth has disconnected management from the employees doing the work. Always hiring more managers instead of folks to do the actual work. Mixed messages a lot. Old guard vs new guard, some entrenched folks who play by old boys club rules. Constantly harping on company values, but few in the company actually live those values any more. Lots of backstabbing and game playing, wasting money on superficial stuff.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up!


  9. "Manager"

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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 Driscoll’s full-time

    Pros

    Culture, People, growing industry and opportunities

    Cons

    Challenges to traditional business models


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Great Company Growing Fast and Hard"

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

    I have been working at Driscoll’s full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong commitment to building community and giving back. Gives back to the communities it operates in. Employee Matching for donations. Matching of 401K.

    Cons

    Culture is changing fast as new hires begin to out number those who have been there for 10+ years. Losing attachment to core values that were once so central to everyday decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Hang on tight to the culture, it is slipping. Embrace and encourage the family and friends sentiment.


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