Delmonte Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Del Monte Foods, Inc (trading as Del Monte Foods) is a North American food production and distribution company headquartered at 3003 Oak Road, Walnut Creek, California, USA. Del Monte Foods is one of the country's largest producers, distributors, and marketers of branded processed food for the U.S. retail market, generating approximately $1.8 billion of annual sales. Its portfolio of brands includes Del Monte, S&W, Contadina, College Inn, Fruit Burst, Fruit Naturals, Orchard Select, and Suresh. Gregory Longstreet is the current Chief Executive Officer of Del Monte Foods. Several Del Monte products hold the number one or two market share position. The company also produces, distributes, and markets private-label food. In 2014, Del Monte Foods, Inc. was acquired by the Filipino multinational food and beverage company Del Monte Pacific Limited in an acquisition deal that cost US$1.67 billion. Assets that were under Del Monte Foods, Inc. but were not part of the deal, continued to operate as a separate company under the name Big Heart Pet Brands, Inc.
A piece published by THE MORNING STAR STAFF that talks about how Del Monte was accused of violence against indigenous people in Philippines:
GLOBAL fruit producers Del Monte have been accused of links to the perpetrators of violence against indigenous activists in the Philippines as attacks against land and environmental defenders escalate. A scathing report from Global Witness released on Wednesday uncovered connections between Del Monte Philippines and the local rancher and current Mayor Pablo Lorenzo III of Quezon, Bukidnon, who activists suspect of ordering attacks on them. The group warned that Del Monte failed to identify historic land conflicts and maintained an agreement with Mr. Lorenzo despite violent attacks against indigenous people on his ranch, including the 2017 murder of Renato Anglo. Mr. Anglao was the general secretary of the Tribal Indigenous Oppressed Group Association (TINDOGA). He was shot in the head in front of his wife and five-year-old son after demanding Mr. Lorenzo return the community’s land, which his company, the Montalvan Ranch, was using for agribusiness plantations. Nobody has been charged with the killing. The new Global Witness investigation revealed how Del Monte Philippines had a business agreement with Mr. Lorenzo to grow pineapples for them. They employed him as a consultant and renewed contracts with him even after evidence of violence associated with his ranches came to light and a government commission backed community claims. Del Monte Philippines is a major exporter of pineapples to Del Monte Foods Inc in the United States. It claimed that it had taken steps to end the relationship with Mr. Lorenzo over his role as a public official, but said it was not aware of the community land claims and the allegations of violence. Global Witness spokesman Ben Leather said: “It shows that corporate greed is not being held to account in the Philippines, with those standing up and speaking out being silenced without consequence.”
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"HDQ. Corp located out of state. Only cares about $$ bottom line;, not staff , hourly or Managers, that’s why they have High turnover. They stress and Use ppl up , then toss them away like trash...not worth it, choose another company and job..."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"Gm at hotel played favorites, all you had to do was find out what she was into, pretend you like it too and you were her favorite. Corporate played dumb because she had been with the company for a long time."
Former Employee - Line Cook says"Menu only got bigger, poor staff quality. Management mostly apathetic and would work 9-5"
Former Employee - Host says"bad management, high expectations for low pay"
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"Pay at 10.50 an hour"
Former Employee - Restaurant Manager says"Long hours, wasn't allowed to use vacation time, not open to changes, whole company are 'yes-men'"
Former Employee - Housekeeper says"Cooperate. There is a pay cap as well and it happens after only a few years of working for these people and its not much more than when you started. Oh and keep in mind that the motto we use is cooperate won't do anything for you. Also they decided not to send me my W2 so now i have to battle them to receive it. If your a housekeeper you are dirt to them. And you have to pretty much work yourself to the bone because if your times are even a little off being to quick or being to slow they will come after the hotel for it. And they don't care that you had to take extra time to help a guest you still have to stick to the time table."
Front Desk Agent says"there was no room for advancement"
Former Employee - Corporate Employee says"Extremely underpaid and no opportunity for growth"
Former Employee - Sales Administrator says"Pay isn’t very good at all"
Production Worker (Former Employee) says"I got hired here at Del Monte about a week ago, and I quit today. Let's start with how they get you. Of course, if you're desperately seeking employment, especially during the loose ends of a pandemic (like I was), their work ad sounds appealing. Full-time, permanent employment, and you get paid every week?! Heck ya, sign me up. They get back to you right away, and basically you're hired if you are able to work the following day. The orientation/interview is none of that. Instead, the recruiter presents a cheap little slide show, while you fill out paper work, which is then followed by a test, that has no merit. After that, you are taken to the PPE Room (personal protective equipment), where you're instructed how to dress for the production floor. As soon as you're dressed, you're sent on the floor. No training. They expect you to learn everything on the floor from other workers, who look just as sore and annoyed to be there. They expect you to work 7 DAYS a work week. As a new hire, I was expected to work from the day I started, to the next week's Friday (11 days in a row). The work is repetitive, and you are definitely going to be sore. Your feet, back, hands, and patience will be tested. Please do not apply here. It is horrible! They only pay you minimum wage ($14/HR), and expect you to devote your loyalty to them. I wish I had known what a terrible place this was before I applied.long hours, low pay, terrible scheduling"
Production Worker (Former Employee) says"Never Do this Job. I was working as temporary but you will find he** if you work here because it's place is cold and they don't care about employee health."
Food Production Worker (Former Employee) says"only get this job as part time. full timepeopleare treatedjustlikeparttime. theyexploteemmegntworkerstheporters aka janitors of the work floor. all leaveatsametime.leaveingthefloor inutter mess and danger. awomamslipedandsmashedyourheadoffametalbencothemango linenoactionswheretakentopervenanotheraccident this is due to all the porters leaveing and doing there own thing if your not a terbi head or or what ever you wont be hired by delmote them selves you also have a line thats a all FEML line that discriminates m3n and abuses them. indeeds not letting me freely say anything bad about delmonte beacuse there cry baby pices are horse shizer housen i .holiday seasons major moneylots of sexisum, discrimination. and lack of pay and hours"
Maintenance Mechanic (Former Employee) says"Favor to family employees, management no experience, lazy, lies, dirty filthy, product all over sanitation shovel fruit of floor back to fruit belts, bad sanitation dirty nasty smells"
Line Leader/Supervisor (Former Employee) says"Worst place to ever work I hate it there and they lie and have a lotta people working there who shouldn't even be there but you are not Mexican you are not trated fair at all"
Technical Support Representative (Former Employee) says"Job was very high stress. Management all worked in cliques. Horrible work life environment. Employee moral was at an all-time low. I would not recommend."
MAINTENANCE/PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR (Former Employee) says"Don't work for Del Monte. Upper management is so out of touch with daily production and they barely understand that. Recently "asset light" strategy changes have doomed the company"
Line Leader/Label Operative (Former Employee) says"This was a terrible place to work. Poor communication, poor inadequate training, inexperienced management, no clear instructions or guidelines to work towards,"
Tomato sauce operator (Former Employee) says"Horrible place to work They are not good to work for They are not nice to there employees They walk all over you They are not Understand when you are sick , they give 5 days a year to be sick"
Cardboard bailer (Former Employee) says"Worse quality for a good plant shouldn't be open and they treat you horrible, they pay you so cheap and expect you to work late without overtime don't waste your time applying"
Line Leader (Former Employee) says"This place is the epitome of an awful work environment. From the breaking of workplace safety laws to treating their employees like trash. Dirty place to work. Rude employees. For example, I was finally given a higher position after working 80 hr weeks and there was supposed to be a raise that came with it. They lied to me saying I had my raise to get me to stay with them, I walked out when I found out the raise was never given to me"
Line worker (Former Employee) says"Cold envirment. Fast paced. They expect you to work weekends. Schedule changes week to week. They expect you to work weekends with days off during week.Can put in overtime.Cold envirment"
packer job dry line (Former Employee) says"I worked there is was Big Hearth .A lot of 12 hours good money pay checks . I liked the dry line the best .small baggers .I could run them great .liked moven around to not in one place all the time . Days went fast .the management was not the best .it was who they liked they took care of them. people well help you .the hardest part was to watch what you sad in there it goes to the office ."
Warehouse (Former Employee) says"Co workers where nice to get along with some not all , management had there own problems which was numbers like usual, pack was fast paced 6 to 7 days a week 12 hour shifts non pack 5 days a week 8 hours or 4 10 hour nights depending on customer demands .WorkNo summers ever again"
Filling/net inspection (Former Employee) says"The office staff is corrupt if they don’t like you they won’t hire you. If they hold childish & immature grudges over something so foolish they won’t hire you. If you want to work where they are fair with you don’t work here!!!!Overtime but just seasonal no advancementIf you get hired you might not get hired ever again"
Outside Receiver (Former Employee) says"Hours were long, pay was little, and the bottom line was the only worry. Within the first week my pay was reduced from what I was hired upon. They assigned me a different position than I was originally hired for and it was a pay decrease. Had to work outside in heavy rain and lightning around large metal structures. The experience was awful and I would not recommend it."
Sorter (Former Employee) says"Great for a seasonal job but not for any longer than 6 weeks. It is hard, gross work but worth the money. Dealing with 6 supervisors that don't know what they're supervising is the hardest part."
Fruit Sorter (Former Employee) says"Have to work at a fast paces. Have to be back at work at the same time as everyone. Lunch and breaks are required for everyone and bathroom breaks. If someone does not feel well take them to the nurse office.If you dont feel good you can go home earlyHour schedule are not flexible"
Associate General Counsel (Former Employee) says"The executive management for this company is incompetent. It consists of old, white men who've been brought back from retirement. Don't join this company if you want a stable, interesting job.No working remotely, office locations are not convenient to shops or restaurants, company does not have a clear mission and is circling the drain, no future."
Distribution Supervisor (Former Employee) says"The management team here has no spine when dealing with the local corrupt union. Just BS all around the place, and they do not anyone to change the dynamic"
Alex Le Grice says"What's happened to your tinned fruit ( which is not cheap ) ? Your fruit cocktail : * very bland syrup juice - tasteless * the pear's, brick hard * counted 2 small bit's of cherry * hardly any fruit Very disappointed with the standard now of your tinned fruit cocktail. Zero star's if l could. A famous company, like many others, cutting corners for bigger margins, yet still charge high costs to the consumer. Sad !!!"
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In The News
Daily Nation reports"Locals threaten lawsuit as Del Monte land row rages"
AllAfrica.com reports"Kenya: Locals Threaten Lawsuit as Del Monte Land Row Rages"
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports"Drag racer at Keystone Raceway in Westmoreland County killed"
Manila Bulletin reports"Del Monte plans P7.5-B bond offer to refinance debt"