Wonderful Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
The Wonderful Company LLC, formerly known as Roll Global, is a private corporation based in Los Angeles, California. With revenues of over $4 billion, it functions as a holding company for Stewart and Lynda Resnick and as such is a vehicle for their personal investments in a number of businesses. The company currently counts as business divisions the following brands: juice company POM Wonderful, bottled water company FIJI Water, Wonderful Pistachios and Wonderful Almonds, Wonderful Halos, JUSTIN Vineyards and Winery, Landmark Vineyards and Winery, JNSQ Wines, pest control company Suterra, flower delivery service Teleflora, sea freight company Neptune Pacific Line and in-house marketing agency Wonderful Agency.
An angry former employee said “The Wonderful Company is the worst company I've ever worked at. I'm not going to get into the messy details but I will say this.
Turnover is constant. They hire truly terrible upper managers. Everyone worries about losing their job and the owners who give great health care, are brutal to the rank and file. People get promoted and then fired within 6 months. It's insane. Human resources is garbage. Even they have had 3 people who were in charge of the agency in 2 years.
Unless you have to work there, HARD PASS! I learned the hard way".
Former Employee - Executive says"I worked at The Wonderful Company full-time for more than a year Cons: Do your homework. Read articles from Forbes, The Atlantic, etc. Read about the lawsuits for FIJI, POM, Roll Global and JUSTIN. Watch the NatGeo documentary. Also - pay attention to the single-star reviews here. Look at the trends (and formulaic responses from HR). Also - pay is below average."
Former Employee - Director says"I worked at The Wonderful Company full-time for more than a year Cons: Management. Ownership. Unprofessional/unqualified staff. Poor work-life balance. Backstabing very common."
Former Employee - Marketing says"I worked at The Wonderful Company full-time for more than a year Cons: There are a lot of cons with this company. The office politics are like no other company I have worked at before. They thrive off of scare tactics, popularity contest and fear. If you don’t play the game, you won’t win. If you know your tactic and best practices but upper management doesn’t agree, they won’t follow your guidance, fail, and then blame it on you. Are you doing your manager or directors job for them? Do you and your colleagues all agree you should be promoted? Think again. They’ll only offer you what you deserve when you’ve got another offer in hand. This company turn and burns and doesn’t look back. Truly just another number. Finally, the pay is not competitive, especially for the LA market. Quick notes: Strict no wfh policy. Poor communication. Poor leadership. Low talent as the quality people always leave. This place is a stepping stone, that’s about it."
Former Employee - Wine Guide says"I worked at The Wonderful Company part-time for less than a year Cons: No regard for employees they fire people all the time for no real reason. I know of many that this has happened to. They honestly do not care about anyone that works there."
Current Employee - Spray Manager says"I have been working at The Wonderful Company full-time Cons: Hard place to work, poor culture"
Former Employee - Corporate Communications says"I worked at The Wonderful Company full-time for less than a year Cons: Culture of abuse and bullying"
Current Employee - Production Leadership says"I have been working at The Wonderful Company full-time for more than 5 years Cons: You don't have a future in the pistachio plant unless you're white"
Current Employee - Administrative Assistant says"I have been working at The Wonderful Company full-time for more than 3 years Cons: The lack of transparency during the layoffs was shocking to the employees that were left. The company would do the layoffs, put people on paid leave, furlough and then tell everyone what they did. The VPs would not tell anyone what was happening and then after they furloughed (or whatever other action), they would then communicate it with the rest of the company. The lack of transparency is honestly so disappointing. The company prides itself in not laying people off during recessions and during a time when they are making tons of money - that is exactly what they did - even though they are making a lot of money. The owners say that they don't care about the bottom line, but they do. The Wonderful Company is making a lot of money right now and they chose to let 100+ go and furloughed many others. They weren't honest with their employees about what was coming and this was disappointing. This has lowered morale among my coworkers. The Wonderful Company is one that is very demanding on their employees, but they don't offer security."
Current Employee - Assistant says"I have been working at The Wonderful Company full-time for more than a year Cons: There is a major lack of transparency between upper management and normal workers. The workload is very heavy. A director even once said ever person does 1.5 jobs. They don’t take care of their people when it comes down to it, even though they advertise themselves like they do."
says"I worked at The Wonderful Company Cons: The leadership guidance and overall endorsement of the way work is done is really conservative and narrow minded. People stay at the company because they are comfortable and don’t get laid off to do the bare minimum work. Executives and the owners don’t know nor do they care about realistic deliverables that improve employee morale."
Agency worker (Former Employee) says"This is the worst company I've ever worked at. I'm not going to get into the messy details but I will say this..."
No thanks (Former Employee) says"Senior leadership was exceptionally political and fast to throw team members under the bus in order to save face for themselves at the expense of others. Gave lip service to applying leadership best practices. Poor role models as leaders."
IT (Current Employee) says"Toxic work environment."
Manager of Philanthropy (Former Employee) says"Management and work culture is poor, at best. The company offers incredible benefits, but it doesn't make up for the destructive leadership that exists. I would not recommend the company, unless you really want your whole life to revolve around work."
Wine Host (Former Employee) says"Mgmt likes to continually fire people so they can consistently blame employees for their own poor numbers. Maybe someday it will catch up to them... until then, please don't move or leave another position for this company."
Director (Former Employee) says"Cut-throat and backstabbing culture. No work-life balance whatsoever and treats their employees horribly. It's a culture of fear. From day one it felt as though everyone thought they were about to lose their job and for minor reasons. Your expected to arrive, not speak to anyone and just keep your head down. Just waiting for your "turn in the barrel". Lesson learned: don't trust anyone."
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) says"This company may have all the good benefits and wages but it comes at a huge price! This place is so toxic and they treat employees like garbage! Working here was so horrible. Management yells and treats you so abusive it is like being in an abusive relationship! Shame on this company for allowing such toxicity. Cons: horrible environment"
Bottle line operator (Former Employee) says"Thought this would be a good company to work for considering the different company branches it has but boy was I wrong. First off I never seen employees so scared of management . They show you how easy you can be replaced. I only worked there 3 months and seen 1 person quit because of stress at work and 2 others get fired. On my last days there I got a write up for not showing effort and I told them they hired me to operate the machines not stack boxes so I wasn’t happy with my position. Sure enough a few days later they give me my last check and tell me it’s my last day. When I asked if we get 3 warnings before termination ,they told me it’s an at will state( they can fire you for no reason). Shows me how much they care about their employees Cons: Poor pay and trash management"
Communications Director (Former Employee) says"I wished I'd listened to the advice of others before taking the position. The owners and senior leaders create a climate of fear and seem to enjoy belittling and demeaning people. The worst company culture I've ever experienced."
Communications (Former Employee) says"Priorities change with the whims of company's owner. Some departments operate in constant fear of company's owner yelling at them for minutes on end if they make a mistake or do not have an immediate answer for her. Management pushes for results no matter what it takes -- little concern for helping employees do their best work. Management says they value efficiency, and yet employees spend much effort and stress producing often-useless reports and plans for company's owners. Turnover rate around 50% on some communications teams. Many smart and friendly people to work with, despite high stress. Company's owner heavily involved in philanthropy, positive impact in central valley communities - points of pride. Cons: frantic, fear-based culture"
Ag Mechanic/Welder (Former Employee) says"Overall the company has good benefits,but thats about the only pro. Management has their employees working with worn out/broken tools and rarely replaces them in order to stay under budget for thei own personal bonuses during quarters. Extremely underpaid employees settle for what they offer because they dont think they can get more. I pushed for a waived 2nd lunch under 12 hours because they convinced their employees any hours over 10 was a mandantory lunch . Cons: Pay, management, Hr, Payroll, Safety"
Proofreader/Copy Editor (Current Employee) says"There is a culture of fear here that drives everybody. It starts at the top with the owners and filters all the way to the mail room. The job itself is okay but the people who work here seem to be constantly afraid of losing their job. Cons: Management has no idea how to treat employees; culture of fear is omnipresent."
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) says"Very quirky company. HR is poorly run. Cannot figure out how to actually get a job there. They do not include you if you are a temp nor do they try to hire you even if you are the best qualified for the position."
Senior Director of National Accounts (Current Employee) says"Overall provides opportunity for expedited skill set enhancement due to lack of organizational leadership to add required support positions. Company provides very little training on high profile positions leaving the individuals to figure it out themselves yet they are immediately held responsible for all goals set for account base with little input Cons: poor leadership- unrealistic goals- unwilling to add head count for needed positions"
Chef (Former Employee) says"Benefits awesome. But management is a joke . Don't do it not worth all the drama and stress in that kitchen ........................................."
Corporate Communications Associate (Former Employee) says"Can be fun if you are on a god time but overall not great. Some nice perks like a cafeteria and company parties but not much advancement and senior management is super difficult. Incredibly high turnover."
Director of Operations (Former Employee) says"Don’t expect much, it’s just another company with only business value in everyone’s mind. Every business groups within the company different so your experience or benefits may be quite different than someone else with similar job roles or title in another BU."
Corporate EHS Manager (Former Employee) says"First and foremost, Titles mean nothing, I had a room full of directors from the same department. The only way people there get a raise is through promotion. So it would not be odd to see a department of 5 all directors. However, the department heads promote without justification so its more of, who is your buddy rather than performance. Extroverts are promoted quickly while introverts pretty much don't promote at all. The business is built around extroverts personality. If your lucky enough to get into a department that supports both as a team, and there are a couple within the corporation the job is awesome. If not, you will be pushed aside until you quit. Cons: Management is allowed to run unchecked and permitted to do as they please."
Manager (Current Employee) says"A typical day is very stressful due to the changing opinions of the owners. The C-Suite is very stressed due to close proximity to the owners and it trickles down to lower level employees."
Communications (Former Employee) says"This place is horrible. They basically set you up to fail. Upper management is made up of rude bullies. Employee moral is low and it's pretty sad. Everyone operates out of fear. Cons: Everything else"
Stephanie says"The shipping prices are way too high!!!!"
John. A. Madden says"Great service_Thank you."
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Terry Montgomery says"Shipping charges are unnecessarily expensive. Simply another pricing gouge."
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