E. & J. Gallo Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
96 Reviews
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E. & J. Gallo Co-President and CEO Joe Gallo
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good creative environment, encouragement of work-life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Everyone is hard working and willing to help each other out, great people to work with (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Very hard to have work life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Heavy lifting and long hours and weekends (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fine

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    Former Employee - Quality Technician  in  Merced, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Technician in Merced, CA

    I worked at E. & J. Gallo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    professional, initiative, happy, leadership, growth

    Cons

    too many hours worked and little pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    interact with lower-line employees more often and incentivize them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    good place

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    Current Employee - Investor  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Investor in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at E. & J. Gallo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    the bosses were the best ever

    Cons

    the hours were a bit too long on some days

  3.  

    Great people at a great company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at E. & J. Gallo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The wine industry as a whole is rather unique

    Cons

    Being headquartered in Modesto is unfortunate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know when to cut your losses. Some individuals should not stick around as long as they have.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great experience you can't get anywhere else

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at E. & J. Gallo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Hires young college graduates, Sales Training, Management Training, work-life balance

    Cons

    Pay (sales company where you don't get paid based on your sales), Immature Management,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Greatest People to work with.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at E. & J. Gallo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The office atmosphere is energetic and upbeat. A profitable company brings good compensation and the motto is work hard play hard.

    Cons

    Because of understaffing due to restricted growth of organization and the constant movement of employees in and out of distributers, the employees seem to work 80 plus hours and not taking all of their vacation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend the money and create additional positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid experience, but nothing glamorous about this winery.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at E. & J. Gallo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, values employees, lots of access to wine

    Cons

    Slow at times, Management very resistant to change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You will receive the best talent if you can figure out a great way to allow people to live in the Bay Area and still work in Modesto.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I had a great experience

    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at E. & J. Gallo full-time

    Pros

    Great people who are like-minded, fun and motivated. Promotion is from within, so work hard and you will go places!

    Cons

    Long hours but worth it in the long run. Some parts of the job are not ideal but it is entry level, which is expected in most entry level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are going

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company that will pay MBA recruits very well

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager  in  Modesto, CA
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Modesto, CA

    I have been working at E. & J. Gallo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Our products, wine shop, walking trails on main campus, food during lunch meetings, summer hours

    Cons

    Location is horrible. Modesto, CA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold people accountable and quit playing favorites. Promote the people that deserve it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    mostly positive

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    Former Employee - Senior Brand Manager  in  Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Brand Manager in Modesto, CA

    I worked at E. & J. Gallo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great atmosphere overall, great people and resouces; hard to beat benifits (salary, company store!)

    Cons

    Finances are tightly guarded, not sure what the true margins are so hard to make P&L decisions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    My experience at E. & J. Gallo Winery was positive mostly. I felt very fortunate to find employment.

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    Former Employee - General Winery Worker  in  Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - General Winery Worker in Modesto, CA

    I worked at E. & J. Gallo part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The pay, if you can strike a chord with employment panel, you can some pretty good money for work that isn't terrible.

    Cons

    Big rift between the 600 Yosemite bottling plant and the 200 Yosemite bottling plant. Job culture I guess, but it was hindering in some aspects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your employees. The buddy system is a bit too prevalent in the Gallo culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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