Constellation Brands Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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Constellation Brands CEO and Director Rob Sands
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  1. Constellation Brands, Inc.

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Canandaigua, NY
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Canandaigua, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Constellation Brands full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    emphasis on employee development, working environment, benefits, bar at the office

    Cons

    IT department is becoming more rigid and bureaucratic


  2. Interesting Mix of Experiences

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Constellation Brands full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good growth of company stock as a result of the beer business acquisition. Company had good growth due to acquisition mentality, new opportunities as business grew

    Cons

    Stagnant portfolio of brands on the wine side, spirits side is almost a non-entity in the market. Wine brands dominated by large brands that came with acquisition, older brands from the Canandaigua Wine Company are very much past their prime. Only seem to be able to grow by acquisition, very little organic growth with new products failing at a rate greater than they succeed. Too much emphasis placed on opinions of the Boston Consulting Group.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out if you really want to be a broad spectrum supplier, and if you do then take the lead. The Sands seem very out of touch with everything but beer, and you seem to make changes in the organization without fully understanding the consequences of the change.


  3. Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great brands with great future

    Cons

    complacency for the recent success

    Advice to Management

    keep it real


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  5. management issue

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Constellation Brands (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great company if you are in the right structured group

    Cons

    very bad management in some areas of company... some managers care nothing about their subordinates and only want to look good for themselves, watch out for that ... its dog eat dog

    Advice to Management

    improve training and let employees blossom


  6. overall a good company to work, especially if you have a good boss. Lots of restructuring is occurring at this company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Constellation Brands full-time

    Pros

    Fun work environment, good pay, work-hard-play hard corporate culture, phenomenal bonus opportunities, generous trade spend benefits

    Cons

    lack of communication between departments causes lots of friction, extreme favoritism, lack of cultural diversity, medical and dental insurance is very expensive

    Advice to Management

    Keep the strong entrepreneurial spirit alive and not be too "corporate" by only adhering to shareholder value. Develop talent internally by investing in current employees.


  7. Senior Production Manager

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    Former Employee - Senior Production Manager in Acampo, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Production Manager in Acampo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Constellation Brands full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Great place to work -Good employee culture -Good site

    Cons

    -Leadership struggles with identity -Change Management is a big struggle for site


  8. Workplace environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great workplace, camaraderie and learning

    Cons

    Some managers need to become actively involved in their employee development


  9. Creating chaos

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Constellation Brands full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good "family like" feel. Good corporate citizens. Fair pay and good benefits. Great industry to be in.

    Cons

    Too many consultants running around. Hopefully the last of the BCG era.Management not able to focus on priorities, "all must be done".

    Advice to Management

    Live your values, respect employees. Don't just take surveys about engagement, encourage it, foster it, don't kill it by treating long term employees like commodities.


  10. Finance Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Avon, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Avon, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Constellation Brands full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay & benefits, challenging & interesting work.

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance, high stress environment, no succession planning, little opportunity for advancement and growth.


  11. Finance Director

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    Current Employee - Finance Director in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Finance Director in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Constellation Brands full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company and industry to work for.

    Cons

    Need to be able to adapt to change.



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