Sanitation Worker (Former Employee) – Sacramento, CA – December 23, 2015
Typical day at work: Working as a team member has been very beneficial. Learning different tasks from management on the importance of sanitary conditions. What I learned: Learn to sanitize properly. The hardest part of the job is: There is none The most enjoyable part of the job is learning different chemicals for sanitation. Working with my co-workers has been fun. Getting to know who they are and they things they did in their life. Management has been a lot of fun to work with because of their personalities.
Sanitation (Former Employee) – Sacramento, CA – January 6, 2015
Learned a lot got certified as a forklift driver and transporter. Worked graveyard which was hard on our family. enjoyed the work and pay. The hardest part was the shift. I enjoyed my coworkers. Management was not that great they totally overlooked good employees who always showed up on time for any type of advancement. Me being one I tried to move up and they would shoot me down
great health insurance
overlooked good employees and wouldnt give a chance to advance
Let me get my homework done and payed really really well
Recieving Associate (Current Employee) – Sanger, CA – October 29, 2014
Aside from the fact this was seasonal work and we started working sundays, it was probably the best job I have had yet. However, being a college student planning on getting married in the near future, I need something a little more solid.
Employee (Current Employee) – Turlock, CA – August 28, 2014
Blue Diamond Growers continues to experience double digit growth because it provides a high quality product. The Company has a values-rich environment; integrity, partnership, quality, and innovation are a way of life and they are attributed to our success. Sure, there are times when you work long days, but it is production and the increasing volumes and customer orders have to be completed. The Company is growing and it's great to be associated with a name-brand product.
personal and professional growth for those who work for it.
production (Current Employee) – Modesto – July 25, 2014
Work hours subject to change at a moments notice. Forget a home life, unscheduled overtime & stress are the norm. Get used to it. Management is possibly the worst aspect of the job. Harassment, retaliation, lies. None of those are Blue Diamond core values, though they are practiced on a daily basis. The one and only enjoyable part of the job is your co-workers. Everything else just blows. Too bad we all need a paycheck.
Production (Former Employee) – salida – May 1, 2014
For a person with minimal experience and education this is a great company to start with. There are lots of chances for small promotions from sweepers to machine operators. Once you've reached the top of the lower tier jobs then it just becomes a dead end place to work without many chances to move up or learn more then the basics of a job and without any pay raises (minus occasionally cost of living increase which everyone gets regardless of performance). They only seem to promote to management/supervisor positions if you have an in with a higher up manager. This tends to lead to supervisors and managers that know a lot about almonds but know almost nothing about managing people. There is not much camaraderie and often fingers are pointed often since everything seems to be a competition for production. Focus seems to have moved to running as much as possible and making the most money regardless of anything else compared to when it seemed more about teamwork and quality. In summary it's a good starting career, but can turn dead end fast. However pay and benefits are great and seem the only driving force for motivation.
Maint. Mech (Former Employee) – Sisk Rd. Modesto, Ca. – April 7, 2014
This place has the worst management I have ever encountered in my career of 45 yrs. as a maintenance mechanic. Favoritism is rampant. Harassment happens daily to those not in good with the boss.If you want to save your job here you have to curry serious favor.You will be fired at the smallest instigation, without prior knowledge of the problem, for the most trivial things. People are to be used and abused here, so dont think about working here.
Fork Lift Operator (Former Employee) – Sacramento, CA – March 12, 2014
tpyical day is clock in and have brief outline on what going for that day and proceed. I learned is not to be in one area long because other ares need attention for moving the fright smoothly and not to damage the if possible but some of the fright comes already slightly damage then i have it to quality control.I work alone most of the time so i get to talk noone until lunch time or after work. the hardset part is getting the fright off the loading track when come around to me. the enjoyable is set down and relaxing.
Talent Acquisition Manager/Internal Recruiter (Former Employee) – Sacramento, CA – August 16, 2013
• Leads hiring managers and hiring teams through the recruiting/talent acquisition process; works to identify personnel needs, workforce planning strategies, and search assignments. • Formulates recruiting strategies and goals. • Analyzes and tracks staffing and business unit trends; makes appropriate recommendations that will positively impact the organization. • Advises hiring managers and HR representatives on recruiting policies and regulations; works to clarify and resolve recruiting questions or problems. • Functions as a member of the candidate interview team; uses of face-to-face behavioral-based interviewing methodologies. • Oversees the post-interview debrief/feedback with the interview team and candidates
blue diamond is number one favoritism company lots of family members working in same department.they always do whatever they want if they say something its complaint if u try to say something office people never ever listen you.
Operations (Former Employee) – Modesto – July 1, 2013
BD Growers overall has poor management. From Corporate Sacramento to newest facility in Turlock. Management operates in "silos' and uses old school managerial techniques to bully employees. Operating moto is: "The only two departments that matter are operation and sales. Sales because they sell the product and operations because they make the product...the rest of you are jock straps...here for support!!!!"
receiving (Former Employee) – Sacramento, CA – October 13, 2012
The pay and the co workers were the best part of this job. Work hours we're long with mandatory overtime being told at the last minute. Not really a good place for balance of family life and work life.