Constellation Brands Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. Finance Director

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Director in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Finance Director in Rochester, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company and industry to work for.

    Cons

    Need to be able to adapt to change.


  2. IT

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Rochester, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Constellation Brands is a great company, employing great people. Employees have incredible opportunities for growth. The company is growing fast and performing well. Our culture is like that of a small family owned company, but we are a $6Bn publicly traded company(STZ). And our products are outstanding.

    Cons

    If you don't like to work hard, stay home. There is never a dull moment at Constellaion Brands. Change is part of he game, if you are looking for stability in what to do from day to day, you can find it at Constellation, but you'll need to look hard. Those of us who love this company see this as a pro.

    Advice to Management

    Make decision and stick with them. Always do what you say you will do - without exception. Never lose the family culture - work hard to keep it.


  3. Sales Director

    Former Employee - Sales Director/Field Sales Manager/District Sales Manager in Carmel, IN
    Former Employee - Sales Director/Field Sales Manager/District Sales Manager in Carmel, IN

    I worked at Constellation Brands (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Breath and size of portfolio.

    Cons

    Reaction speed to market opportunities/trends.


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  5. Good company to work for

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Relationship Manager in Napa, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Relationship Manager in Napa, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Constellation Brands has a great management team, cares about their employees through strong employee engagement programs. Has great training benefits in a good industry.

    Cons

    As a publicly traded company, management must make short term decisions that are not always in the best interest of long term growth.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Questionable behavior and pervasive lack of ethics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Victor, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Victor, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Better pay and benefits than many other companies in area

    Cons

    Vile, disgusting, obscene, bullying and illegal behavior is openly tolerated and too often rewarded. Some managers get away with rarely showing up to work and adding zero value. One former manager regularly pressured me and many others to drink and drive - not cool for a company in the beverage alcohol business. Hiring of minority candidates is a joke; hiring of the disabled is nonexistent. Company used to be ethical, but those days are over.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up to the fact that this is 2015 and Mad Men behavior is not OK. Pushing people out the door because they are no longer young, have had some health issues, have taken maternity or other family leave or are not "fun" (not interested in getting falling-down drunk at work-related social functions or having extramarital affairs with coworkers) is not OK. Neither is penalizing employees who dare to suggest that perhaps complying with federal and state laws and regulations would be in the company's best interest.


  7. Do yourself a favor and don't work here

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Constellation Brands full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The immediate people you work with make your employment at Constrllation bearable ....and that's about all I can honestly put in writing.

    Cons

    they have lost their “soul” ─ their vision or bigger reason for being a company. They have become too focused on the “bottom line” of maximizing profits and jeopardizing employes and its products.

    Advice to Management

    Dear New York ,

    Time to change that 801 Main Street senior management . They are destroying the very fiber of what makes every organization great - the people on the ground and the management teams that break their backs each day that provide the numbers these greedy senior leadership executives are asking of them each day in operations.


  8. Sales Management

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Constellation Brands

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, supportive sales team, and best brands in the wine industry. Everyone is given opportunities to improve their skills with added responsibility.

    Cons

    There is no shortage of work to be done. One needs to consider their time commitment to the company before signing up. For hard workers, this should not be an issue. Those that look for true work/life balance will have to adjust.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to recognize the field sales efforts along with results more often. Like most larger companies, attention is given to the negatives or the the next things that need to get done. A little praise will go a long way.


  9. Great company with great bonus structure.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Category Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Category Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Constellation Brands

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Creativity, great teamwork and great culture. Very fun.

    Cons

    Micromanaging; health benefits could be better


  10. Helpful (1)

    Fantastic company to work for.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Exciting brands, intelligent management, respectful and innovative culture.

    Cons

    They only keep the best of the best. Not great job security as the company has frequent re-organizations.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    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.



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