Our culture

The well being of our employees and their families is an invaluable part of our company’s success. Woodland Foods is a place where our employees flourish in their careers, while feeling like part of a family. If you ask any employee what they like best about working at Woodland Foods, they’ll say: “The people.”

Woodland Foods takes pride in its team-driven, productive, fulfilling work environment. Our building offers a comfortable atmosphere, where all doors are open, and each employee is respected and valued equally. We also provide services and events to encourage growth, both personally and professionally.

OVER 25 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE

Ask our employees what they like best about working at Woodland Foods—they’ll say, “The people!”  This is the result of having cultivated the values of our family-owned business for over twenty-five years.  The foundation of this business has been built upon a core set of values, embracing passion for what we do, knowledge and innovation, just to name a few.  It's these values, supporting the goal of successful customer partnerships, that has led to Woodland Foods' success.

Underlying this success is an employee philosophy that encourages collaboration and challenges employees to come up with new ideas and innovative solutions to problems.  We empower our employees to try new solutions and not be afraid of failure—it's through trial and error that we learn what will effectively contribute to Woodland's continued success.

At Woodland Foods, we recognize that a quality team is vital to support our superior products and services.  With this in mind, we are continually striving to find the most qualified and committed candidates to join our teamthose with a talent and passion for what they do!

Woodland Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

In a work environment that is unparalleled in the industry, employees enjoy opportunities for individual career growth.  Employees are encouraged to pursue professional development and internal opportunities—there is great satisfaction when an employee has been successfully promoted into a new role within the company.  This has led to low turnover and long tenures, including 20+ years!


COMMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

In addition to our commitment to the company and its employees, Woodland Foods extends that commitment to the community through local involvement:

  • Cristo Rey St. Martin Corporate Work Study Program—Woodland Foods partners with this Waukegan College Prep school to provide high school students a chance to learn about the professional world.
  • Local Women and Children’s Shelter—Donations are made to a local shelter providing safe housing and counseling to survivors of domestic violence.
  • Toy Drives—partnering with a local charitable organization, Woodland Foods holds a toy collection drive to benefit area children during the holidays.

LIFE AT WOODLAND FOODS

While there is a company-wide focus on being an industry leader, we know how to have fun while doing it!  In addition to special events like our Employee Appreciation Day and Summer Family Picnic, employees enjoy other activities that bring them together—from participating in Woodland-sponsored sports leagues or "Biggest Loser" competitions to kicking off opening day of baseball or sharing a cup of coffee with a co-worker at our monthly birthday breakfast.

Woodland Foods also encourages a healthy work-life balance, offering corporate fitness membership discounts, an Employee Assistance Program and on-site flu immunizations, blood drives and biometric testing (see Our Benefits for more details).

Join Woodlands team of hard-working professionals who share a passion for what they do!

Benefits

Woodland Foods provides a comprehensive array of employee benefits including:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life / AD&D
  • Disability (employer paid short-term & long-term)
  • 401(k) Plan with generous company match and 100% vesting
  • Career Development
  • Time Off – paid Holidays and paid time off
  • Corporate Fitness Membership Discounts
  • Company-Sponsored Sports Teams