Blue Diamond Growers Reviews

Updated 5 Sep 2020

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3.7
79%
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84%
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Blue Diamond Growers President & CEO Mark D. Jansen
Mark D. Jansen
32 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay, clear communication, emphasis on safety, casual fridays(in 5 reviews)

  • "Great Pay and occasional company shirts(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Sacramento can be hard to attract talent(in 3 reviews)

  • "Company's management running the Turlock facility is nothing but trash(in 3 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "good"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Housekeeper 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Diamond Growers full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    long working hours and hard wrk

    Cons

    management good and treat pple nicely

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  2. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Customer Assistant 

    I worked at Blue Diamond Growers part-time

    Pros

    Discount, good atmosphere, nice employees

    Cons

    Old fashioned tills, not much promotion


  3. COVID-19

    "COVID-19"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Medical Screener in Salida, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blue Diamond Growers part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Other employees seemed to create a relaxing and enjoyable working environment .

    Cons

    I had nothing bad to say about my experience here. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and always fid my best to provide an ambassador-like display of the company itself, as I was hired under a temp agency.

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  4. "Some teams are better than others"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Control Technician 
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blue Diamond Growers full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    if you like to work hard and like a ton of OT this is the place. some intelligent interesting people.

    Cons

    Some teams are lazier than others (swing shift), meaning you would have to pick up a lot of their slack, by doing this you then cause jealousy, then some rather unhealthy relationships are formed. You have to work with mostly (not all) dumb people. HR is a nightmare.

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  5. "great people"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant in Salida, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Blue Diamond Growers full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    nice people, nice site, nice environment

    Cons

    no cons great overall i liked it

    Blue Diamond Growers Response

    Director, Human Resources and Talent

    Thank you for sharing your positive experience at Blue Diamond. Our people, our great products and our pride in the co-op make it a great place to work!

  6. "Good Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Grower in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Diamond Growers full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good and Stable and flexible

    Cons

    No Upside, takes time to get promoted

    Blue Diamond Growers Response

    Director, Human Resources and Talent

    Thank you for the positive feedback. We're thankful it was a positive experience for you.

  7. "Great company and culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Diamond Growers full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The coworkers and management teams are great, it really feels like a family. The growth and innovation while being a part of a cooperative are what makes it unique. I'm proud of being part of a team that treats each other with respect and demonstrates our values.

    Cons

    Campus facilities could use improvement although recent changes have been good

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  8. "best job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Packaging Machine Operator in Modesto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Diamond Growers full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    monthly schedules great pay good insurance super good atmosphere

    Cons

    always on your feet long hours

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Abusive"

    1.0
     

    I have been working at Blue Diamond Growers

    Pros

    Co workers are wonderful Work load fulfilling

    Cons

    Site Director is a bully and a tyrant.

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  10. Helpful (3)

    "Core Values"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operator in Turlock, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Diamond Growers full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great pay, Great team, Semi good benefits. What I meant by great team is the every day to day team you work with. Not management.

    Cons

    Company's management running the Turlock facility is nothing but trash. They supposedly live and breath by their values but that's just a whole bunch of BS. Do not go to management with any issues if you are not on good terms with them, they will use that opportunity to get rid of you. Management is also a bit racist I've seen and heard it first hand. Open door policy is strongly encouraged but do not fall for that BS. Company gets rid of good employees if management doesn't like you. Also management claims to be there for the employees but once it is 1630 they are walking out those doors. They claim to be on the production floor but honestly they are only in there when an important audit might be going on or the higher ups from Sacramento are coming in to tour the facility. Most workers stay quiet because they need the job but there is a lot of things that they wish they would be able to speak up about. There was well qualified workers by experience that had applied internally for a lead position. They where denied because others had a degree, or they knew management.

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    Blue Diamond Growers Response

    Senior Manager Talent Acquision Strategy

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your experience. We strive to have an environment that demonstrates our values of partnership, integrity, and quality (as well as innovate and play to win). We also encourage our team members to provide feedback in various forums such as team meetings, committees, focus groups, surveys and regular one on one check ins with their manager. We ask employees to work with their HR partner if they are not successfully able to communicate their concerns or issues with their management chain. We take any types of claims regarding discrimination seriously and have a Code of Ethics hotline (number located in the employee handbook) for reporting these issues anonymously. You may also contact me directly at mriddle@bdgrowers.com as I would like to ensure your feedback is addressed. Thank you again for taking the time to raise your concerns as we continue to strive on Blue Diamond Growers being a great place to work for all. Michele Riddle, Vice President Human Resources

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