E. & J. Gallo
3.8 of 5 83 reviews
www.gallo.com Modesto, CA 5000+ Employees

E. & J. Gallo Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
E. & J. Gallo – Livingston – “Expansion”

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3.8 83 reviews

                             

91% Approve of the CEO

E. & J. Gallo Co-President and CEO Joe Gallo

Joe Gallo

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81% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Sales Representative (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsGreat company to work for. They really want you to be successful. If you work hard for them they will get you were you want to go.

    ConsIts hard work, early mornings, lifting cases

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing.

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

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    Great Company, High Pay, Family Oriented With Strong Growth Opportunities

    Analyst II (Current Employee)
    Modesto, CA

    ProsPays wells compared to other Central Valley Companies. Huge opportunities to grow within your career as well as huge support to continue your education and skills base.

    ConsHours can be long and job requirements demanding based upon how close you get to the production side of the organization.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCome in with an open mind and ready to learn, they have the very brightest and best talent in the valley and they pay the amount they do to retain these types of individuals in which it shows if you see they are the Number 1 winery in the world!

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

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    Great values, long term growth, some bureaucracy

    Analyst III (Current Employee)
    Modesto, CA

    ProsGreat company- care a lot about their employees

    ConsBureaucracy can sometimes slow things down a bit

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

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    A great place to work

    Confidential (Current Employee)
    Modesto, CA

    ProsAs a family-owned company, there are less layers and you can be recognized and rewarded for hard work and good results. They provide a good benefits package.

    ConsAs with all companies nowadays, the mantra is "do more with less". There are a lot of people working harder than ever, without the help they need.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook at whether your current business environment is sustainable long-term.

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

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    Great place to work, but you have to drink the "wine"

    Senior Manager Hoping for Director (Current Employee)
    Modesto, CA

    ProsFantastic opportunities to train cross-functionally, but don't expect to come from the outside and join the club. The dues to pay are high, the hours long and the fraternity is quite tight. They will value your outsider expertise but you will be trumped by dullwits who grew up with the family and have "do you remember when..." stories. Generally, people you work with are smart and passionate...

    ConsDrink the "wine" (kool-aide) in order to move up...you must live in Modesto, and you must have weekend things to do with the "work family" in order to be clued in for Monday. Lots of inside talk and chatty chatty, especially by those trying to impress VPs and GMs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPull apart the wool from your eyes every once in a while...recognize those who add value but aren't of the "clan", and beware of those who use loyalty to manipulate you...focus on performance, competencies, skills and output...not just home address.

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

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    Regret having left this company

    Programmer/Analyst Senior (Former Employee)
    Commerce, CA

    ProsFree two cases of wine every month. Very tight knit community of employees. Privately held company. Strong and effective management team. Union environment that works the way it is supposed to.

    ConsWe did 50% of our business 4th quarter. "Merry Christmas" takes on a whole new meaning. Strongly managed company means you hade better produce A++ results 100% of the time .. is that really such a bad thing ?

    Advice to Senior ManagementRest in Peace Ernest and Julio.

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

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    One of the last truly wonderful companies in America

    Analyst (Current Employee)

    ProsOf all of the largest alcohol producers, E&J Gallo is one of the last that is Family Owned. This is one of the things that the company takes pride in and in my experience they treat all of the employees like they are family.

    ConsI think one of the major cons is that if you want to move up in the company to the highest reaches, you have to spend some time working in Modesto, California. This is one of the worst places in the country to live or visit.

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

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    Best company I have ever worked

    Research Scientist (Current Employee)
    Modesto, CA

    ProsHigh growth potential and great stability. Challenges when you need them. A great deal of flexibility in work, except during harvest.

    ConsMust be a people person. You need to fit into conservative personality style. Can be a bit too relaxed at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe changes over the past five to six years has made a great improvement to the company.

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

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    Great industry, fantastic company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Modesto, CA

    ProsDrive to win
    In for the long run--high integrity
    Varied opportunities to rotate and develop within company

    ConsFast paced --if not your speed

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

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    Great all around Company.

    Sales Representative (Current Employee)

    ProsPay, Benefits, Work Life Balance

    ConsSome Upper Management hard to communicate with

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

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