Constellation Brands Reviews

Updated March 11, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Constellation Brands (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great brands, people and bonus. This company works very hard and plays even harder. Opportunity for advancement but only if you relocate

    Cons

    Salary levels are not competitive with similar companies. The relocation standard is sub par, hence the reason people not willing to relocate. They hire from the outside too often when there are capable internal candidates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within and pay your people a competitive salary. You have high end products, are a high end company yet pay your people below industry averages.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Great place to work!

    Current Employee - Internship in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Internship in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Constellation Brands

    Pros

    - great environment
    - manager was really helpful
    - fun culture
    - young team
    - room for growth

    Cons

    - None that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Antiquated boys club

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Constellation Brands

    Pros

    Pay is very competitive for industry

    Cons

    Zero female senior leadership in VP or above outside of Chicago

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop developing a check the box cluture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Worked as a Finance Intern in the Chicago office

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Constellation Brands as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and a company culture without comparison. Culture is relaxed as long as work is getting done, it is clear people like working for the company. Recent acquisition of ownership rights of Modelo beer business has lifted stock price tremendously and recent earning reports indicate a company on the rise. Learning opportunities are many and my manager was flexible enough to let me work with people across various functions of the business.

    Cons

    Internship programs are a little unorganized, which can lead to some stretches of down time, but that is not unlike many internships.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Flashy, fun, hardworking company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Victor, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Victor, NY

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

    Pros

    The company's reputation as a young, casual, and fun place to work along with the recent Corona acquisition has led to CBrands hiring some incredibly intelligent and hard working talent in the past several years.
    In-office gym, product allowance, notoriously fun Christmas party and other events, bars in the offices, new focus to furthering training of current employees (jobs skills and other certifications such as WSET). Generally promotes from within.

    Cons

    A competitive atmosphere full of competitive people tends to lead to immense competition between employees. Could be considered good or bad depending on who you are.
    Others include relatively high turnover, constant restructuring, and some rumor mongering. Hours can be rough depending on group (for some, 50-60 while other are out at 40)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the momentum and put more focus on developing a better team to predict market trends. Our NPD sometimes feels 2 steps behind the competition.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Company does some cool things, I personally had a bad experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Constellation Brands part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great resources
    Creative marketing team
    SF office in good location

    Cons

    Red tape can be ridiculous
    Division of departments leads to inefficiency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grant more autonomy to brand teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Constellation allows tyrants have free reign

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Constellation Brands full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company was a whole has good values - they try to be socially responsible, provide an employee wellness program, you start with 3 weeks of PTO (which covers both sick and vacation time). Insurance is good.

    Cons

    Winemakers are drunk in meetings and will fall asleep, if they stay awake for the meeting then they can get belligerent for no apparent reason and then will demand that someone explain the meeting items to them again after the meeting.
    They allow people to be cruel to subordinates. At times you will think that you can't do anything right.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote people who deserve it. The ones who have demonstrated that they are high achieving, hard working, dedicated employees. Verify that your winemaking team does not have a drinking problem. Ask around the facilities about their behavior. Many people see the winemaking team bump into walls as they come out of "tastings". It is embarrassing, unprofessional, and should not be tolerated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Good place to work if you want to sacrifice your life for money

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, 401K, bonus, entrepreneurial spirit depending on what functional group you are working in. The business is doing very well with the acquisition of the beer business.

    Cons

    If family is important to you, you do not want to work for this company. Unfortunately the lure of great pay and benefits comes at a price. PTO includes vacation and sick time which is challenging as it encourages co-workers to come to the office sick so they won't have to take PTO time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Great Company with internal growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Constellation Brands full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone here is very dedicated to the success of our projects and our reputation within the industry.
    Great work environment and very open and diverse.
    Company takes great care of its employees and promotes continuing education.

    Cons

    Not any more Cons than are not typical within a growing business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Growing powerhouse with great brands

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Management in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Management in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Room to move around if given the opportunity

    Cons

    Top heavy and not parity across the organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep promoting from within

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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