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Ghirardelli Chocolate Reviews

Updated October 3, 2017
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Ghirardelli Chocolate President & CEO Martin Thompson
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Pros
  • I have the best work/life balance I've ever had in my career (in 11 reviews)

  • Fun fast paced environment and everyone is happy because we sell chocolate and ice cream (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • The work life balance can sometimes be a bit skewed towards work (in 9 reviews)

  • Office space is too tight right now - not enough meeting rooms or casual spaces for doing work together (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ghirardelli Chocolate full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fun company, great product, flexible hours

    Cons

    Too much work and unrealistic expectations for goals


  2. "Pleasant experience but hours can shift"

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    Former Employee - Chocolatier in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Chocolatier in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ghirardelli Chocolate part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -CHOCOLATE
    - Work environment isn't too stressful
    -Good opportunity to build experience if you have very little

    Cons

    -Some weeks you might not get hours or be scheduled on-call days

  3. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Greeter in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Greeter in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ghirardelli Chocolate part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Good management
    - possibilities to grow
    - good stuff

    Cons

    Not found a lot of cons

    Advice to Management

    Not found


  4. "Company culture"

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    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in San Leandro, CA
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in San Leandro, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ghirardelli Chocolate full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people we work with are phenomenal. The company is really flexible on the hours you work as long as you get your work completed.. The parent company Lindt backs us when we want to do something - good support there. We have summer hours, and casual dress during summer months - it is a pleasurable place to work!

    Cons

    Sometimes the work is not balanced within departments. We could definitely use more office space, and conference rooms! :)

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your team!


  5. "Pretty good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Management in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good atmosphere and culture. Benefits are ok.

    Cons

    Pay is lacking and parking / transit can be tough

    Advice to Management

    Put your money where your mouth is


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sweet place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Controls Engineer in San Leandro, CA
    Current Employee - Controls Engineer in San Leandro, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ghirardelli Chocolate full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company atmosphere, all people strive to make a great product, very high on teamwork, the people are awesome from the top to the bottom

    Cons

    I'm making high end chocolate, what's there to be negative about!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  7. "IT Analyst"

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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 Ghirardelli Chocolate full-time

    Pros

    Everyone here treats you as family and welcomes you every day from day one. No one passes without saying hello or good morning/afternoon. Most important everyone is willing to help you when in need if available at the time.

    Cons

    Space issues, smaller cafeteria is an issue

    Advice to Management

    Continue the transparency path even as we grow

  8. "Good Job"

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    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Ghirardelli Chocolate full-time

    Pros

    Very strict due to the brands reputation, also very demanding of time,

    Cons

    pays well , has great benefits


  9. "Maintenance Inventory coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Coordinator in San Leandro, CA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Coordinator in San Leandro, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ghirardelli Chocolate full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Ghirardelli really cares about their employees, it is a very well known company, cares about the community, and the people are great to work with

    Cons

    it would be great to have more space.

    Advice to Management

    try to let your employees know they are valued


  10. "IT Director"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Director in San Leandro, CA
    Current Employee - IT Director in San Leandro, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great leadership, great team and culture. Companies vision, strategies and goals are well articulated for the team to execute.

    Cons

    Lindt group process are not integrated.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in technology to improve business process


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