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Joy Cone Employer Overview

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Joy Cone Company is the largest ice cream cone company in the world, owing their success to their attention to detail, old fashioned quality, and family. You can become part of the Joy Cone family by working at their western facility which is located right in Flagstaff.


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Joy Cone

Joy Cone Company was created by Albert George, a Lebanese immigrant, in 1918 with the help of his family members. Even though there has been a name change and almost a century has passed, Joy Cone remains a family-owned and operated business. They now ship their cones across the world and bake over 1.5 billion cones a year. Their focus on making their products – ice cream cones – perfect is what makes Joy Cone so successful. Employees are part of the Joy Cone family and their happiness is very important to the company. If you do decide to work for Joy Cone, you’ll likely be in good hands.

Jobs and their Qualifications

Jobs at Joy Cone Company include production positions, office positions, and technical positions. You can also find internships, casual, and temporary work if you are a current high school or college student.

For example, you could be hired as a packer. As a packer for Joy Cone, you would pack the ice cream cones in the facility. To be a packer, you must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, be able to stand from five to eight hours a day, and be able to withstand heat up to 85 degrees in the summertime. You can work either as a full-time, part-time, casual (best for students and people who have other part-time jobs), or temporary (work from May through August) employee. Packers are required to work rotating shifts throughout the week (including weekends), so be sure you are applying for the appropriate type of work. For example, high school students can only work as casual or temporary.

Additionally, you could be hired as an accountant. Your responsibility would be to provide financial information to management and preparing reports. An accounting degree is required for this position, and having certification as a Certified Public Accountant is preferred. Two years of relevant accounting experience is also required.

Pay and Benefits

Joy Cone is not a minimum wage company – employee salaries are always higher than minimum wage. For example, the salary for packers is about $14 an hour.

Full time and part time employees receive the following benefits:

  • Medical, eye, and dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Profit sharing
  • Bonus program
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Vacation pay
  • Holiday pay
  • 401(k) plan
  • Sick pay

Temporary and casual employees receive limited holiday pay and bonuses.

How to Apply

You can view current job opportunities here on the Joy Cone website. The application for different jobs at Joy Cone can be found on their website or you can follow this link to view the PDF directly. To apply for work at Joy Cone, fill out this application and mail it to 2843 West Shamrell Blvd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001.

For more information on finding jobs in Flagstaff, check out this post.

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