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Best Companies to Work for in Bakersfield California

Last Updated on: 26th August 2021, 11:22 am

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Below is a list of some of the great companies to work for in Bakersfield, California


Grimmway Farms

Grimmway Farms was established in the mid-1960s when brothers Rodney Grimm and Robert Grimm started farming five acres of sweet corn on their grandfather’s chicken farm in Anaheim, California.[3] Through the years, they added other crops, which they sold alongside the corn in small family-run roadside produce stands. In the early 1980s, after the concept of baby carrots was successfully test-marketed by another company in Los Angeles, the Grimm brother relocated to Kern County and began processing baby carrots. By 2002, the company was able to process millions of pounds of baby carrots a day.[4]

In 1991, Grimmway Farms began expanding into different areas of agriculture with the acquisition of Belridge Farms (citrus).[5] The expansion continued with the acquisition of Mike Yurosek & Sons, another carrot processing company, in the early 1990s.[6]

In 1998, company president Rodney Grimm died of cancer at the age of 51. Robert Grimm then took over as company president. During his tenure, Grimmway Farms began buying other companies. By 2000, it had reportedly grown into a $350-million operation with five plants in the United States, and products shipping to more than 20 countries.[3] In 2001, Grimmway Farms purchased King Pak Farms, a potato growing, packing, and shipping operation in Edison, California.[7]

On March 17, 2006, Robert Grimm died of a heart attack.[3] He had served on the association’s board since 1988. Following Robert Grimm’s death, Jeff Meger, the Grimm’s nephew and company vice president, took over as president of Grimmway Farms. In 2016, he was replaced by Jeff Huckaby.[8]

The sons of founders Rod and Bob Grimm work for the company as well. Brandon Grimm, son of Bob Grimm, started at Grimmway in 2006 and is currently the General Manager of Organic Operations. His younger brother Brett Grimm works in Organic Sales and his cousin Bryan Grimm also works for the company.[9]

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Chevron Corperation

Chevron Corporation is an American multinational energy corporation. One of the successor companies of Standard Oil, it is headquartered in San Ramon, California, and active in more than 180 countries. Chevron is engaged in every aspect of the oilnatural gas, and geothermal energy industries, including hydrocarbon exploration and productionrefining, marketing and transport; chemicals manufacturing and sales; and power generation. Chevron is one of the world’s largest oil companies; as of 2017, it ranked nineteenth in the Fortune 500 list of the top US closely held and public corporations and sixteenth on the Fortune Global 500 list of the top 500 corporations worldwide.[5][6] It was also one of the Seven Sisters that dominated the global petroleum industry from the mid-1940s to the 1970s.

Chevron’s downstream operations manufacture and sell products such as fuels, lubricants, additives and petrochemicals. The company’s most significant areas of operations are the west coast of North America, the U.S. Gulf Coast, Southeast Asia, South Korea, Australia and South Africa. In 2010, Chevron sold an average 3.1 million barrels per day (490×103 m3/d) of refined products like gasoline, diesel and jet fuel.

Chevron’s alternative energy operations include geothermal, solarwind powerbiofuelfuel cells, and hydrogen. In 2011–2013, the company planned to spend at least $2 billion on research and acquisition of renewable power ventures. Chevron has claimed to be the world’s largest producer of geothermal energy. In October 2011, Chevron launched a 29-MW thermal solar-to-steam facility in the Coalinga Field to produce the steam for enhanced oil recovery. The project is the largest of its kind in the world.

Dignity Health

Dignity Health is a California-based not-for-profit public-benefit corporation that operates hospitals and ancillary care facilities in 3 states. As such, it is exempt from federal and state income taxes. Dignity Health is the fifth largest hospital system in the nation and the largest not-for-profit hospital provider in California.[1] Dignity Health was founded in 1986 by the Sisters of Mercy under the name Catholic Healthcare West.

From the time of its founding, and until 2012, the company was an official ministry of the Roman Catholic Church. In 2012, the company’s corporate governance structure changed, moving it out of the Catholic Church and resulting in a name change to Dignity Health.[2]

In 2018 Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) received approval from the Catholic Church through the Vaticanto merge.[1] The new name will be CommonSpirit Health.

Dignity Health is the official health care provider of the San Francisco Giants. It provides services to minor and major league players and has a clinic at AT&T Park that offers urgent care and physical therapy services to fans and the surrounding community.

Its headquarters are located in Suite 300 in the China Basin Landing building in San Francisco.[3]

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Wonderful Company

The Wonderful Company LLC, formerly known as Roll Global, is a private corporation based in Los Angeles, California. With revenues of over $4 billion,[1] 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: flower delivery service Teleflora, juice company POM Wonderful, bottled water company FIJI Water, Wonderful Pistachios and Wonderful Almonds, Wonderful Halos, sea freight company Neptune Pacific Line, JUSTIN Vineyards and Winery, JNSQ Wines, pest control company Suterra, and in-house marketing agency Wonderful Agency.

C&J Energy Services

C&J Energy Services is a leading provider of onshore well construction and intervention, well completion, well support and other complementary oilfield services and technologies. Operating across all major, active basins in the continental U.S., we offer a complete suite of services to enhance production and profitability throughout the life of the well.

Services include fracturing, wireline, coiled tubing, cementing, rig services, fluids management services and other special wellsite services. Across the U.S., operators large and small trust C&J to handle everything from conventional operations to the most technically demanding reservoir challenges.


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