Life at Darigold
Here at Darigold, we are committed to building a rich culture of engagement and excellence, where inclusion, diversity and equality are both appreciated and respected. Every step of the Darigold journey is designed to be purposeful, starting with applications. We strive to create an environment that encourages all individuals to share their talents in a way that also elevates organizational goals and objectives.
Darigold offers employees full coverage healthcare with multiple coverage levels for medical, dental and vision plans, as well as Flexible Spending, Health Savings Accounts for the whole family, life insurance, critical illness, disability and accident coverage.
All employees are eligible for paid vacation and family sick time. Benefit-eligible mothers receive paid maternity leave.
Offering a competitive 401(k) retirement plan, we include a generous company match as well as Safe Harbor and Profit-Sharing non-matching contributions. All savings are managed through a trusted provider, who offers above standard service and resources to support all areas of financial concentration.
We offer numerous employee perks, including free public transit Orca cards, free parking, orca tele-commute circumstances, onsite fitness center (HQ), free and discounted Darigold products and more.
Our employees represented by unions might have different benefits specific to their contract.
Stewardship is foundational to how we do business. We care about what is entrusted to us and pay as much attention to “how we do it” as to “what we do.” This calls for putting the interests and safety of our colleagues, ourselves and our communities above all — with a steadfast commitment to improving our safety record.
Darigold producers, management and employees care about supporting our communities and demonstrating our commitment to being good corporate – and cooperative – citizens. Through a flourishing Giving Program, Darigold not only encourages employee stewardship, but also supports those efforts in various ways.
- In-Kind Product Donations
- Charitable Monetary Contributions and Sponsorships
- Employee Matching Gift Donations
- Volunteer Program of Acknowledgement & Paid Time Off Work
Darigold does more than just produce dairy products. We’re a provider of everyday food that people enjoy and depend upon. Not only that, we’ve been around for 100 years and our Northwest communities have grown up knowing and trusting Darigold, in some cases their entire life. It goes beyond branding and beyond being a local company.
Darigold strives to be a good neighbor, which takes face-to-face engagement with actual people and partners to show we care on a more intimate level.
We’re passionate about building a diverse and inclusive work environment, which includes encouraging all our employees to acknowledge, respect and support our differences. We also believe personal development leads to enhanced career development and fosters interest in employee-driven resource groups.
Devoted to representing an equal and shared voice for our talented women, WE2 (Women Empowered & Engaged) provides valuable resources that empower women to succeed and grow in their careers and engage community partners committed to female leadership.
Darigold recognizes employee contributions at all levels of achievement through formal and informal programs such as employee spotlight, performance, milestone anniversaries and retirement.
At Darigold, we’re dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing employee talents that reflect the communities in which we live. We endeavor to grow a culture of high performance with each employee empowered to create their own legacy. In support of programs like iLead, leaders and employees share knowledge of leadership skills, engagement practices and productive communication efforts. Darigold also partners with local colleges and universities to provide internship or apprenticeship opportunities and invests in the development of our employees through educational assistance and on-the-job training.