Constellation Brands

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3.3 30 reviews

57% Approve of the CEO

Constellation Brands CEO and Director Rob Sands

Rob Sands

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59% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Fast growing company with fast changing roles

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSolid pay and growth from within

    ConsGrowth leads to constant restructuring

    Advice to Senior ManagementHang on to solid performers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great if your one of the beautiful people...

    Fusion (Current Employee) Victor, NY

    ProsAbove average pay, bonus...sinful! Lots of money thrown at problems....because they can

    ConsCutthroat atmosphere, rude and often foul mouth management, not friendly to new blood. If a given area had pressure....higher paid folks get tossed aside. Poor HR practices - though documented processes are progressive and look good - behaviors by mgt (as inpsired by the top dogs) is anything but moral and ethical

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention - many great people have left because you had no checks and balances on your second level of mgt. Your loss

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Warehouse Supervisor (Former Employee) Canandaigua, NY

    ProsAdvancement & Opportunity compensation and people you work with.

    ConsUpper management , no checks and balance from human resources

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore proactive and think out of the box

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits including stock options, profit sharing, and good bonus program. Fantastic portfolio of brands.

    ConsBig egos of upper management can make you feel like your opinion is not important. A little bit of an "old boys club" can make it hard to fit in, especially with sales management team.
    They reorg constantly and have taken pricing and program decisions away from Field Sales Managers. Can be hard to get promoted. Sales has become very process driven and structured.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind a way to give more responsibility to Field Sales Managers. They can't get promoted to Sales Directors because they don't have pricing/programming experience but can't get that experience at Constellation. Listen to employees at lower levels more. Zone GMs are not always right, regardless of what they believe.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great products, smart people

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPeople work really hard here to create and promote the best wine and spirits products possible.

    ConsVery unorganized. Company not focused on employee growth.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Meh

    Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee) Victor, NY

    ProsThere is a great group of people (middle-management and below) that you work with on a daily basis. It was these people that made it a friendly atmosphere and made it feel like a second home. The people are truly willing to help you out in any way possible. The work requires you to critically think and you have the opportunity to make many of your own decisions and do things how you want to do them. They also have an on-site gym, partial cafeteria for lunches and host events for employees (albeit, the events decreased over the past few years)!

    ConsThere is a lack of promotional opportunities. The salary was on the low end in comparison to the "market value" for similar positions with other companies and within industry segments; In addition, you are not valued or compensated for your loyalty and dedication for the years of service you put into the company. The average employee must work 50+ hours a week to keep up with the ever increasing job demands. The company has downsized departments and headcount so people are forced to do more with less. It is a public company and there is a constant push to please Wall Street.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat everyone as if they are as important as the person in upper-management that sits in the office next to you. You should watch Undercover Boss and see that things are never as peachy as you may think at the lower levels and divisions within the company. Reward hard work with more and better opportunities for current employees!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    good place to learn but opportunities are minimal and there is a lot of politics involved

    Field Sales Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat training programs and opportunities to grow your skill set. If this is your first supplier job you will be able to transfer to any company in the industry after spending a few years with Constellation.

    ConsThe politics involved in moving advancing through this organization are unbelievable. THere are meny talented people workignhere but they are not always the ones that get promoted.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook at your teams and how they are working together. This is a group of individuals not a cohesive unit.

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    Corporate culture

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFair benefits packages, friendly coworkers, interesting industry. Most areas have a lot of autonomy and there is always plenty of work to do.

    ConsThere appears to be little guidance from upper management. Projects and initiatives are started by divisions or departments without overall integration with the rest of the company, usually to pad someone's resume before they leave the company. This leads to a lot of cleanup work and integration after their departure.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease spend less time on retreats creating corporate values and policies and more time leading by example. Constellation Brands has some great employees and brands that deserve better leadership.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Constellation Wines

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsConstellation seems to have salary and benefit levels at least competitive if not better than industry average. From a corporate perspective acquisitions and sales of pieces of the business make sense giving employees a degree of security. The portfolio of owned companies is impressive. The company works to assure employees of acquisitions that it will not immediately revamp the status quo.

    ConsTop level executive compensation according to annual report seems high in view of the company's recent performance. There is a strong feeling that complaints and suggestions by low to mid level employees can not be heard by top management. Marketing decisions such as packaging and market research seem to be made without reference to local production units resulting in avoidable mistakes. Distribution networks have seen evidence of recent disarray resulting in some loss of sales volume. Working for a company with good compensation but truncated communications with decision makers is better than not having a job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind ways for any employee to ask questions, make suggestions or even complain without fear of retribution and with some indication that the communication was received. Lincoln Electric seems to have a way of doing this.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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