Great co-workers, although turnover was very high. Work/life balance was non-existent. Opportunities to learn new business and software excellent
CONTROLLER - BRUNDAGE (Former Employee) – Bakersfield, CA – October 15, 2015
Hired in April for newly created position of Brundage Controller. Position was eliminated. Salary was excellent, but, is not a major consideration for me. Management style leaned toward extreme micro-,managing. With my extensive experience in accounting management and various software platforms, I felt this was not necessary in my case. Co-workers were excellent and helpful. Since I tend to "devour" new things, learning the Bolthouse systems was the most enjoyable aspect of the job.
Great Place to work but they go through temps because the job is very demanding
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) – Bakersfield, CA – August 31, 2015
My typical day started off as getting to work and immediately have a 100 tasks that need to be done now. I learned a lot about ingredients. Management was never really around because I worked nights. Co-workers where fun and majority of the time tried to tell my group how to do our job but would always ask us questions. The hardest part is how unrealistic they want things done there was a couple times I had to miss my lunch because everything needed to be done as soon as possible otherwise production shut down and you could possibly loose your job over it. The group they had me with was way understaffed and it took them 5 months to start hiring process. The most enjoyable is being recognized for your hard work when production breaks a record.
Health care coverage and then also you can buy the products at the company store for about $1
Miss lunch breaks or breaks in general with out any compensation.
Lift Truck Operator 2 (Current Employee) – Bakersfield, CA – May 21, 2016
Not too bad of a place to work for. There are plenty of hours to go around, especially during the busy season. However, you are required to work 6-7 days a week and are usually required to stay overtime. Don't get me wrong, I love to work, I just don't like the idea of knowing you only make so much per hour that you need to work those 60+ hours a week to get by. When it comes to management, it is a game of hit and miss. Some of them are great people that make you want to work, but there are also quite a few that make you want to look for work elsewhere. Opportunity for advancement is low. A lot of people tend to get stuck as a temp., management does not want to promote, and tends to hire from the outside. I think the best part of the job are your co-workers. They are a great group of people that love to laugh and joke around, but still like to ensure the job gets done quickly and safely.
quality control technicianq (Former Employee) – Bakersfield, CA – November 8, 2015
A typical day at work will be, that when my shift came in we right away start our job and go out to the plant and assist the people who need our permission to run their machines. I learned how to make sure materials and manufacturing machinery are in proper order. When ever we have a problem or we don't understand a cretin thing our management was their to help us at all time. They were always one call away. The co-workers there were responsible, hard workers, and always helpful as well. In this job i didn't find anything hard. i felt that i understood what was need to be done. I enjoyed this job because I was able to be part of a work environment were a lot of people need to be respectful, helpful, and on task at all times. This is a 24 hours company as well.
PLANNER/SCHEDULER (Former Employee) – Bakersfield, CA – May 7, 2015
There are two carrot producers that feed the entire world. If there was ten, Bolthouse's archaic way of doing business would've put them under. A 2% raise is not a raise, it's an insult. Don't expect to get ANYTHING done if you don't have a buddy to back you, and someone else does.
Free carrots, that's it.
The company started in 1915. Management still thinks it's 1915.
production worker/machine operator (Former Employee) – Bakersfield, CA – June 30, 2016
You need to be extremely punctual, and the temperatures take a toll on your body. The environment is really fast past, there is no room for small breathers until your lunch or break. The co-workers are very loyal and kind.
carrots (Former Employee) – Bakersfield, CA – March 18, 2016
working at boathouse you see a lot a people constantly moving , you have to move fast , you have to count right and be focused. your constantly stacking boxes carrying them and delivering them .you have to work through a certain time theres no time to waist your work is judged on your productivity.
Quality Technician (Former Employee) – Bakersfield, CA – January 7, 2013
A day of work consisted of testing product, doing hourly audits on machinary and equipment, and transporting finsished goods to be tested. I learned the propper process of production, packaging, testing, and shipping and handle of unfinished and finished product. My manager was very sweet and always made sure that our working environment was safe. It was a cultural experience to work with my co-workers they were from all over, and most of them made me laugh. Hardest part of my job was to get passed the language barrier with my co-workers. The most enjoyable part of the job was to learn and see how everything we eat and drink is processed.
Security guard (Former Employee) – security – February 5, 2015
Bolthouse Farms is a good company to work for its just the management people they have working for them that is the problem. There was discrimination displayed toward several people working there. The job itself was very productive and enjoyable. I enjoyed working with my co workers and all the other people at the company. The benefits were excellent.
A typical day at Bolthouse consisted of interviewing and sending out resumes to the supervisors for the review and their evaluation.Also scheduling in
Recruiter in Human Recource (Former Employee) – Bakersfeild, California – January 3, 2014
A typical day at Bolthouse consisted of interviewing and sending out resumes to the supervisors for the review and their evaluation.Also scheduling interviews with the interested candidate and Supervisor. I learned a very different way to recruit. My co-workers were helpful and helped me learn so many things in Human resources. The hardest part of this job was reading people the way the Supervisors were reading them and trying to hire people with background history, they needed to be clean in that aspect and very little were. The most enjoyable part of this job was that your work ended at 5pm.
Production Worker (Former Employee) – Bakersfield, CA – June 11, 2015
A typical day at work involves stacking 50 lb. bags of carrots onto a pallet . I learned how to stack and wrap pallets . Management is very strict and is concerned only about getting the job done , sometimes putting peoples lives or even being sick on the backburner . The hardest part of the job was working long hours with sometimes no or late breaks.
Late or no breaks, Bad Management, Dirty and unhappy enviornment
Machine operator (Former Employee) – Bakersfield, CA – September 2, 2015
Every day we step into the office to get a pass down. Create a ingredients staging form and write down the lot numbers. QC initials needed to proceed the run. Once the batch is approved by QC we can transfer to the ALsafe.