Ghirardelli Chocolate - Established company, going through growing pains | Glassdoor
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"Established company, going through growing pains"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Leandro, CA
Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Leandro, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Ghirardelli Chocolate full-time

Pros

The company hires very dedicated and passionate people. There is a very strong belief in the brand and an energy to make the company's mission statement come to life. Overall, the people who work at the company are friendly and inviting. The benefit plan is excellent and the employee contribution rates are relatively low. Flexible Time Off policy is generous; 401k plan with company match is very generous. Some departments have created a great team atmosphere. More processes are being put into place that should make the work flow better.

Cons

The growth of the company is strong, which means that there is a lot of pressure on departments and individuals to always be delivering. Work-life balance is encouraged in word but not necessarily by action; expect to receive emails and voice mails on days off, weekends, nights with an implied response expected. Being a smaller company, there is not much room for upward growth.

Advice to Management

Growth opportunities are important at any level, career pathing is important to people - what is next? Encourage more open door communication in all departments as some are still road blocked from expressing their opinions.

Other Employee Reviews for Ghirardelli Chocolate

  1. "Not a bad place for a college job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chocolateer in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Chocolateer in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Ghirardelli Chocolate part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great starting pay. the recipes are simple to learn. free ice cream and/or chocolate

    Cons

    can get very, very low hours. favoritism may come into place. on- calls

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees more


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Ghirardelli inspires Passion"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Trade Marketing Manager in San Leandro, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Trade Marketing Manager in San Leandro, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ghirardelli is a small company that works to play about it's weight. It attracts passionate, intelligent people who enjoy working in a collaborative atmosphere. Since the company is growing, there are opportunities to grow within the job or into a new job. Unlike a traditional CPG company, you're not asked to move to different locations to further your career. Time-off is flexible FTO, combining work and sick time, so it adds up to be more than the traditional vacation time off.

    Cons

    Challenges with Ghirardelli is that it is very fast-paced and does not yet have great process in place. It's not a training company so if you come in, expect to learn by doing and pick up things quickly.

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