Purpose-driven companies have been a popular topic as of late, especially as the pandemic prompted many workers to consider their roles and their value within an organization. The idea of purpose-led businesses though is hardly new. In fact, many mission-orientated companies (think Patagonia) have existed for decades. The Wonderful Company is no exception.
Its story has humble beginnings that can be traced back to 1979. Founded by entrepreneurs and philanthropists Stewart and Lynda Resnick, The Wonderful Company is the largest agricultural company in the world and one of the largest privately held companies in the United States. Dedicated to harvesting health through their portfolio of iconic good-for-you brands, Wonderful was built with a strong commitment to place-based giving. They focus on the places where their employees live and work to ensure these communities thrive alongside their business.
With health at its heart and giving back at its core, The Wonderful Company believes they must be a responsible steward of the environment, and lead by example to create a sustainable future. That’s why Stewart and Lynda Resnick have invested more than $1.3 billion in environmental sustainability, in addition to the more than $1 billion pledged in education, community development, and health and wellness initiatives across the Central Valley region in California, Fiji, and the world.
At Wonderful, their calling is clear: to leave people and the planet better than they found it, which starts in their own backyard. The company knows that their people are their greatest asset and empowers them to be a guiding force for good. Together, they hope to make an even larger impact on the world.
Read on to discover what makes The Wonderful Company quite literally a wonderful place to work.
1. A sustainable, mission-driven culture
The Wonderful Company makes the world a better and healthier place through the company’s iconic brands, their commitment to the well-being of their team members, and by the work that they do in the communities they serve. According to the team, “We play to win; we are innovative, entrepreneurial, bold, and nimble. We do what’s right through truth, integrity, and accountability. We focus on sustainable long-term growth. We succeed through vertical integration and collaboration. We nourish and develop healthy bodies, growing only delicious, nutritious foods.”
2. A collaborative team spirit
A competitive, collaborative spirit is in the DNA of The Wonderful Company’s team. They work on innovative projects for iconic, category-leading brands that include FIJI® Water, POM Wonderful®, Wonderful® Pistachios®, Wonderful® Halos®, Wonderful® Seedless Lemons, Teleflora®, JUSTIN® Wine, JNSQ™ Wines, Landmark® Wines, and Lewis Cellars. The Wonderful Company empowers its team members to raise their voice to make a change. In return, the company invests in its employees to help develop and grow their skills. In addition to various company-wide philanthropic efforts, The Wonderful Company encourages a culture of giving by providing each employee with up to $1,000 per year to donate to nonprofits and partnering with local organizations to host volunteer events through its Wonderful Neighbor program.
3. A reinvestment in the environment
The Wonderful Company supports cutting-edge environmental research and development, from environmentally friendly farming practices and sustainable packaging to creative ways to harness renewable energy. Through the years, The Wonderful Company has invested millions of dollars in research, technology, and talent dedicated to environmentally-sound practices to help combat climate change and preserve the planet for future generations.
It’s no surprise that when people feel like they’re part of something larger and are passionate about their work, they’re more likely to go above and beyond. The Wonderful Company takes pride in creating a positive, values-driven culture where its employees are active contributors to the success of the business.
Interested in learning more and being part of The Wonderful Company? Explore the open roles here.