Bolthouse Farms - Company used to value employees that made them a success, but no more! | Glassdoor
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"Company used to value employees that made them a success, but no more!"

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

I worked at Bolthouse Farms full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

There are good, caring people that work here, the products are good, and company is innovative.

Cons

Upper management does not show that they value employees. They seem to only care about the bottom line and do not consistently invest in employees. Case in point, the company met the convoluted bonus requirements in 2012 but days before the payout, employees were told that a mistake was made and a huge percentage of the bonus was not paid.

There is limited opportunity for advancement. It seems advancement is only offered to those that know the right people and have the same "values" as upper management. If you are a "Yes Man" or "Yes Woman" you will fit right in.

From a work prospective, they do very little or poor planning and are very re-active, so employees end up having an unbalanced, unpredictable work/home life.

Advice to Management

Get out before you destroy the company by running all the talent away or discover that without people the company will eventually fail and make appropriate changes.

Other Employee Reviews for Bolthouse Farms

  1. "Would not recommend."

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    Current Employee - Merchandising
    Current Employee - Merchandising
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bolthouse Farms full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers are fun and young. Benefits were ok.

    Cons

    Lack of communication and community within the organization. One of the values of the company is "Everything matters." In my experience, it really came down to money. If a project was more lucrative than another, then we would be asked to leave a customer hanging as it is not a "priority." Management is too young. I am ok with constructive criticism but there is a lack of any mentorship. Managers tell you what you do wrong but don't really give you any encouraging words or advice. There direction was very "robotic" like and lacked any emotional connectedness managers should have with their employees.
       When hired on, you are basically left on your own. Sounds great, but make a mostake and youll be sure hear it. The company thinks that someone who does a great job regardless of their personality makes a good leader. Not the case.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to walk before you run. Work on building a positive company culture. There is a reason there is a very high turnover rate in merchandising. Something is not working. It takes much more to run a successful business than just telling people what to do. You need to inspire your employees and you currently do not.


  2. "Good experience out of university."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bolthouse Farms (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Young company culture
    - Fun and innovative products
    - Opportunity to travel

    Cons

    - Uncompetitive pay
    - Unfair partiality within organization
    - Lack of growth opportunities
    - Incompetent management w/ high turnover levels
    - Micromanagement

    Advice to Management

    Encouraging an environment where employees can grow and empower themselves, instead of stifling them.
    Rewarding those who merit it, instead of those merely coasting along.
    Implementing a company structure conducive to lateral communication.

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