Odwalla - Great people in the field and streets, leadership needs some work | Glassdoor
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"Great people in the field and streets, leadership needs some work"

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Former Employee - Operations Manager in Half Moon Bay, CA
Former Employee - Operations Manager in Half Moon Bay, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

Working for a company that promotes a healthy lifestyle is great and Odwalla fits that bill. The brand has some consumer recognition and its fun hearing people say "I love your juice". There are some great people who work for Odwalla, most of which have for many years.

Cons

The company lacks vision and the leadership seems to be falling apart over the past year. The company has been unstable since the re-org in 2008 and especially after their President left. The leadership isn't in touch with the company or its people. Working for Odwalla is also difficult during the economic downturn as the product is a luxery item and the price is not attractive to shoppers.

Advice to Management

Fix the major problems with supply chain and operations. Marketing needs a lot of work. The brand was a great one, look back to its roots and understand where it needs to go. Don't continue down the path of making this just another Coke brand as it will fail.

Other Employee Reviews for Odwalla

  1. "Good To Great, but How Good ?"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Too Detailed in Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Too Detailed in Portland, ME
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good People, good benefits good direction sometimes

    Cons

    job opportunities limited, drive time to work, remote from corp hq, direction sometimes is questionable

    Advice to Management

    Refocus on the employees


  2. "Great Co"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Half Moon Bay, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Half Moon Bay, CA

    Pros

    Culture was amazing. Non union, ability for feedback.

    Cons

    Coca Cola ownership is harming culture.

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