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"Working at Ghirardelli Chocolate"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Always able to have some chocolate if you want to. If you work in the marketing department, you likely will be promoted.

Cons

Upper management does not follow through with promises made. Many individuals do not take responsibility for their actions and try to place blame on someone/something else.

Advice to Management

Leadership should be just that, be more informative and follow through with what you say. Talk to your employees and and lead them in the direction you expect them to go.

Other Employee Reviews for Ghirardelli Chocolate

  1. "Contract worker"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Leandro, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Leandro, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ghirardelli Chocolate as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -People are friendly
    -Company seems to care about family time
    -Offer in house incentives
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    Cons

    -Fast pace
    -Never enough time to do everything
    -Not very many entry level jobs


  2. "Problems begin with poor management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ghirardelli Chocolate full-time

    Pros

    ...Chocolate.
    There are *some* friendly, passionate, good people to work with.
    It's an ok company to quickly join and leave if using it as a stepping stone to a better place.
    Brand recognition.

    Cons

    Upper management and even the CEO care only about short-term profits leading to poor decisions and unrealistic targets. Yet upper management gets to spend $$$$ on high-end, luxury cars with company $.
    Promotions are NOT based on performance and metrics but are instead awarded by favoritism.
    Certain groups, e.g. Finance have very high turnover and low morale partly due to inexperienced middle-management. Also leads to no opportunity or effort given to employee career development (focus is on short-term objectives only).
    Average to low pay.
    Cramped office, promise to expand to new building for several years but no action.

    Advice to Management

    Culture needs serious change. Good employees are hard to come by and to keep.


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