At Cacique Inc., 79 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 228 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.55. It was published on Feb 23, 2018. 1877 Visitors

What Employees Say

I'm proud to tell others I work here.
My work has special meaning: this is not "just a job".
I feel I make a difference here.
People celebrate special events around here.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.

What They Do

We asked Cacique Inc. to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Founded in 1973, Cacique® has established itself as America’s leader in fresh and authentic Hispanic products. Cacique’s products include fresh, aged and shredded cheeses, cremas, yogurts and chorizos.   Family-owned and founded on the principles of Family, Quality, Integrity and Authenticity, Cacique combines the values of a family business with professionalism.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Manufacturing & Production
US Headquarters: Monrovia, California, 91017 US Sites: 7
Major Locations: City of Industry, California, 91476; Cedar City, Utah, 84721; Irwindale, California, 91706 US Employees: 405
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1973

Cacique team members in the Halloween spirit.

Perks and Programs

We asked Cacique Inc. to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Service Award Program: Every year, Cacique’s Service Award program recognizes its teammates for their years of service and dedication to the company. Team members are thanked and rewarded with gifts, including paid vacations and monetary compensation.
  • Bonus Program: All Cacique teammates are all eligible for a yearly bonus based on performance and company profitability.
  • Champion Award: Cacique’s Champion Award is bestowed to teammates who go above and beyond their expected roles and responsibilities. They are nominated by their peers and are recognized companywide for their contributions in supporting their team members and the Cacique business as a whole. A monetary award is gifted as part of the recognition.
  • Wellness Program: Cacique is committed to supporting a healthy lifestyle for its entire staff. All of our team members are encouraged to participate in company-sponsored events, such as health fairs, biometric health screenings, blood drives, team walks and nutritional education classes.
  • Family Summer Picnic: One of Cacique's four foundational pillars is Family. Every year, Cacique organizes a special Summer Picnic for all of our teammates and their families. It is a time when the company comes together to celebrate and show its gratitude to its hard-working teammates, as well as to extend thanks to their families.
  • Training and Development: Cacique supports its team by enrolling them in leadership development courses at major universities in the United States. The company encourages its team members to hone their leadership skills and implement their learnings at Cacique.
  • Annual Holiday Party: Every year, Cacique hosts a holiday party for all of its team members and their significant others. Prizes, awards and recognitions are given to teammates during the event. It is an event that celebrates the hard work that everyone contributes in making the company successful.
  • Birthday and Anniversary Celebration: Every month, Cacique recognizes and celebrates its team members' birthdays and work anniversaries with special luncheons and certificates acknowledging their commitment. Milestone anniversaries are awarded with gifts, including paid vacations and monetary compensation. 
  • Holiday Gifts: Every holiday season, Cacique gifts its teammates with turkeys for Thanksgiving and a special Cacique Family Reserve Manchego cheese during Christmas time.
  • Cacique Foundation Philanthropy: As another way of honoring its teammates, the Cacique Foundation strives to support causes that excite and resonate with its internal community members. Further evoking the four pillars that guide Cacique, the Foundation’s long history of charitable efforts have included disaster relief, contributions to City of Hope and local product donations.


$42,972 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Production Operator $53,295 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Key Account Representative
5% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 5% of salary75% Company-paid health coverage for employees
75% Company-paid health coverage for dependents
Quality Lab Technicians ensure that we are making quality products for our consumers.


16 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 12 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
6 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 6 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment
12 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment 12 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment


  • Telecommute option (20% use it)
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (15% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (Gym and Chiropractic Care)


140 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 12 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
10 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)


  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

$560,000 Philanthropic donations in last year Health and Safety Environmantal Manager Leads environmental impact team
Third-Party Conducted Environmental impact audit Yes Recycling program


  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Our Marketing team working on innovative ways to promote our Cheese, Creams, Yogurts and Meat products.


Our Sales team works with customers in delivering solutions that will grow their business.

How to Get Hired

We asked Cacique Inc. for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

We look for future teammates who embody Cacique’s Four Pillars: Family, Quality, Integrity and Authenticity. These four Pillars are the values that have been the foundation of Cacique’s success since its inception in 1973. We look for future teammates who exemplify these values in both their personal and professional lives. Our work culture embraces people who are innovative, resourceful, determined, catalysts of change and champions of our values. Those characteristics, combined with relevant work experience, define the type of individuals that Cacique welcomes to be part of its family.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

A prospective teammate can get our attention by not only having the right skill set, but by also demonstrating their determination and commitment to their role and Cacique. We look for candidates that have a passion for food and are team players, agents of change and believe in our Company’s vision of being the most highly-respected Hispanic perishable food company in the country. 

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

Cacique continues to grow every year. In order to support this growth, we look for future teammates with Dairy, Food Manufacturing and CPG experience for roles including Production Operators, Production Management, Planners, Pasteurizers, Business Development Managers, Analyst, PLC Automation Engineers and Maintenance Mechanics. These are the key roles within our organization that we depend on for the success and growth of our company.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Prospective teammate should visit our site at and click careers. On our website, candidates can learn about all of our current job openings, benefits information as well as the training and development opportunities that we offer. Prospective candidates can also email us directly at for more information.

hiring Outlook

40 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 5% Job Growth
49 Average applicants per opening 5,699 Total job applicants
5% New hires by employee referrals 57% Openings filled by current employees
20 Recent graduates hired 17% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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