A solid company with a long history and leading brands.
Pros: stable employee base and commitment to the company.
Cons: the "cons" are what one would typically expect to find at a company of this size.
Del Monte manufactures and sells leading brands of consumer food products (e.g. Del Monte, S&W and Contadina) and pet food products (Milk Bone, Kibbles N' Bits and Meow Mix). Many employees have been with the company >20 years, which creates a strong sense of ownership and collegiality. The company was acquired by private equity in 2011.