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35 Years Strong

Growing Together Since 1982

We’ve been blessed to have good performance in business, but the true blessing is our people; Those who contribute and take ownership in what they do as if it was their own.
– Co-Founder Randy Shoup
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Every seed that is planted, fruit that is nurtured, and harvest that is realized, is done with love and for the sake of family – Yours, ours and families worldwide.

Who We Are

What started in 1982 as a simple family-owned business packing and distributing avocados out of a modest facility in Fallbrook, California has been cultivated into a highly respected world leader in the produce industry. Through strong relationships with local growers, West Pak founders Galen Newhouse and Randy Shoup purchased fruit from California farmers and supplied top quality product to regional customers. They built a solid reputation on a handshake and by delivering on their promise – every time.

Investing In Our People Since 1982

Choosing to become part of West Pak means you are eager and passionate about one of nature’s most delectable fruits – the avocado. But it doesn’t stop there. As one of the world’s largest suppliers of avocados, we not only invest in our business, but we invest in our people; from the ground up. We are rooted in creating quality experiences and new connections, where together our teams inspire to respect, support and root for each other, and watch each other grow!

Our Employee Promise

“Our founders started the company 35 years ago by buying produce from growers and selling top quality products to regional customers. They built West Pak into a successful operation on the foundation of trust, integrity, and delivering on their promises. Today, these strong values are the cornerstone of our business and how we treat others. They are also our motivation for giving back to the community, by sharing good for the sake of the greater good. As our company continues to grow and prosper, we will maintain and strengthen the core values of our organization to ensure the lasting legacy started by our founders. We are West Pak Avocado, a family company deeply rooted in our core values, culture & community!” – Mario Pacheco

Employees

Meet some of our (awesome) Avo Experts

At West Pak, our employees offer their own avocado passion & expertise.

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Core Values

As the company grows and our avocado family continues to expand, our promise to maintain and strengthen our core values will always remain true.

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HR Mission Statement

It is the mission of Human Resources to support the total operation in meeting its goals through its most valuable resource – its PEOPLE. We will provide services that promote a work environment that is characterized by fair treatment of staff, open communications, personal accountability, trust, and mutual respect. We are strategic partners in building West Pak’s business by maximizing the value of human capital and aligning it with company initiatives, values, strategies, and the needs of all stakeholders while maintaining a balance between professionalism and the ability to have fun!

Our People

Our People

Through the spirit, heart, and dedication of our people, our West Pak organization thrives.

Integrity

Integrity

Upholding our values, as well as being genuine and trustworthy are the key factors that we seek in the employees who stand with the West Pak brand.

Reputation

Our Reputation

We are a family company, deeply rooted in our innovation, education, culture, and community – this has been the stance of our reputation since 1982.

Dedication

Dedication & Commitment

Our legacy is built upon the foundation of trust, integrity, and delivering on our promise, which proves our dedication and commitment through & through.

Growth & Strength In Avocados

Our strong values and how we treat others are the cornerstones of our business. Through this, we can grow our brand and our knowledge, while being a driving force in the avocado industry.

Leadership & Development

The objective of our leadership trainings is to provide our teams with the skills needed to achieve their full leadership potential, which will in turn, help the company reach its goals.

Emerging Leaders Training

The Emerging Leaders Training program includes the following topics:

  • Communications Mastery
  • Goal Setting to Results
  • Teamwork and Team Building
  • Change Management
  • Workplace Culture and Mutual Respect
  • Stress Management and Self-Care

 

Leadership Exploration and Development Training

The Leadership Exploration and Development Training includes the following topics:

  • Teamwork and Team Building
  • Leadership Styles / Situational Leadership
  • Performance Reviews – Management and Appraisal
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Workplace Culture and Mutual Respect
  • Diversity Awareness and Management
  • Stress Management and Self-Care.
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At West Pak, we believe in making a difference with our employees through culture & supporting others throughout our local communities. Through our programs like West Pak Cares, our employees volunteer their time to help organize events and provide different ways to incorporate community outreach, health, and wellness into West Pak employees lives. Will you join our Avocado Family?

Culture & Events

At West Pak, we are dedicated to our employees, year-round! From Murrieta to Michoacán, there is much to be celebrated annually. Our human resources department hosts monthly events focused around holidays, seasons, birthdays, and so much more. At West Pak, there is always a reason to embrace the day.

West Pak Cares & the Community

At West Pak, part of our community efforts are organized by our thoughtful team! The West Pak Cares Committee is a group of employees volunteering their time to help organize events and provide different ways to integrate health & wellness into employees lives as well as incorporate community outreach. Here’s a look at all the ways West Pak gives back!

The West Pak Cares program offers onsite health & wellness events for employees. Some of the events include:

  • Mission Slim Possible
  • National Walk Day
  • AvoCardio Challenge
  • Too Fit to Quit

WPA has proudly stepped up with these civic duties/community services:

  • Pak-to-School Event: The Bridge Church 
  • Tie Blanket Event: YMCA 
  • American Heart Association Heart Walk

WPA also made the following donations to:

  • American Red Cross
  • Cafe Rio: Platinum Sponsorship
  • City of Hope
    • Striking Out Cancer
    • SCFIC Produce Floral Raffle
    • Rebate Donation – Stater Brothers
  • Dallas Children’s Medical Center
  • FreshPoint: Sysco Fresh Point Sponsor
  • Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital
  • Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation: Funding Visionary Partner
  • The Albertson’s Companies Foundation: Jacky Pierce Charity Classic

Employee Safety

Safety for employees, vendors and guests is paramount at West Pak. Our policy is to provide a safe work environment for all our employees and to continually strive to reduce work-related accidents and injuries. Through our safety programs, our goal is to enhance safety consciousness of all employees.

Some of our programs include:

  • Active Shooter Training
  • Emergency Plan and Fire Drills
  • HazCom Program
  • IIPP Program
  • Safety Bucks Rewards Program
  • Safety Trainings
  • Workplace Security Program

Occupational and Safety Hazard Association (OSHA) standards are applied at all facilities.

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If you are passionate about avocados, then you will love all the RIPE reasons for working at West Pak Avocado! Browse our benefits, incentives and perks, below:

West Pak will continue to be a family company, built on the foundation of strong ethics and a real sense of family, which is something that carries through from our team to our growers, distributors and customers alike.
– Galen Newhouse, Co-Founder
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  • Benefits

    • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
    • Company Paid Short and Long Term Disability & Life Insurance
    • Flexible Spending Accounts-Health Care and Dependent Care
    • Retirement Savings Plan 401(k)
    • Paid Time Off & Holiday Pay

  • Incentives

    • Profit Sharing & Bonus Potential
    • Employee Development Training & Growth & Opportunity Programs
    • Safety Rewards

  • Perks

    • Discounts to local theme parks, Farm Bureau Membership and events
    • Monthly Company Events (birthdays, anniversaries, & raffles)
    • Free Avocados & West Pak Pride Fridays
    • West Pak Cares – On-Site Wellness Events & Community Outreach

Find a West Pak position that is just ripe for you!

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