E. & J. Gallo Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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E. & J. Gallo Co-President and CEO Joe Gallo
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Pros
  • Met and learned from a lot of great people (in 8 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Work-life balance can be tricky in roles relating to operations, due in large part to seasonal nature of the business (in 7 reviews)

  • Long hours but worth it in the long run (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Rewarding and Best Place EVER!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at E. & J. Gallo

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

    Pros

    There is no other company that provides the professional growth, diversity of work and experience, in a setting with such amazingly talented employees here in the Central Valley of CA. The Company's values align with mine and the team work, respect, appreciation, and innovation that is driven and modeled from Sr. leadership down in this business is unparalleled.

    Cons

    The challenge is how do you continue to keep up with the pace of growth and ensure your work/life balance remains in place. But that is a personal accountability vs. a Company.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Administrative Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Modesto, CA

    I worked at E. & J. Gallo full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Very fair compensation and benefits. Employees become like family. You always have the resources to do your job.

    Cons

    Most Executives and Managers walk around with an attitude of entitlement. Very gossipy place.

    Advice to Management

    Get off your high horse. Be generous when you can. Reward your assistant with kindness.


  3. Supply chain manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Modesto, CA

    I worked at E. & J. Gallo part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits for the area. Growing organization and a great opportunity to learn about wine.

    Cons

    A lot of nepotism amongst senior management. Lack of leadership and one of the worst cultures I've worked in.

    Advice to Management

    Look at turnover and take action on developing people -the best people are leaving for a reason


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  5. Helpful (1)

    The Company Has Always Treated Me Well

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Modesto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Modesto, CA

    I have been working at E. & J. Gallo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Competitive compensation, excellent management, growing and interesting industry, company wine shop, what's not to like! Also, you can tell the company is working hard to be a top notch employer.

    Cons

    Modesto is a little isolated, but it grows on you after a while. A good place to raise a family.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Mediocrity Rises to the Top

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

    I worked at E. & J. Gallo full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Employee discount on wine. Air conditioning. If you are not the best of the best, but know how to play the corporate political games, you will rise quickly through the bloated ranks of management.

    Cons

    Corporate and Governmental. It takes six meetings and twelve people to change a light bulb. If you raise your hand and say "Hey, I can change the light bulb by myself, and take responsibility", you are not a team player and a malcontent. All the people who can change light bulbs by themselves have left and/or are leaving the company. The other eleven people left behind are meeting to find a twelfth person so can change a light bulb and justify their salaries.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce management by 60% and retain qualified, talented, and hard working employees who care about doing a good job for a fair wage. Let them "change the light bulb", and the company will have a bright future rather than always being half in the dark.


  7. it's a great paying job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Modesto, CA

    I worked at E. & J. Gallo full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The pay, the benefits, and it's a growing family company.

    Cons

    Long hours over time and they how out their management. Plus they hire a lot of family making outsides the first one to catch the blame.


  8. Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Modesto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Modesto, CA

    I have been working at E. & J. Gallo full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great company that cares for employees. Great training, Tuition reimbursement, Great starting pay, great company values, employee wine store, beautiful campus

    Cons

    Cant think of many cons to post? Not located in the safest spot in Modesto but Gallo does a good job with security. Peacocks may be loud at times but I enjoy them.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on training and safety a bit more. Continue continuos improvement efforts throughout company. Maybe start employment recognition programs.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Enjoy working for the company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sugar Tester in Livingston, CA
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sugar Tester in Livingston, CA

    I worked at E. & J. Gallo

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

    Pros

    Great part time work for the time I had available while working another part time job. Worked around my schedule. Very supportive supervisor.

    Cons

    Pre-employment background company was very frustrating to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Hire another background/private eye company.


  10. Performs chemical analysis on wine sampled on an hourly basis.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Technician in Modesto, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Technician in Modesto, CA

    I have been working at E. & J. Gallo

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of flexibility with schedule.

    Cons

    Hard to climb up the ladder. Management wants to keep most employees in entry level positions. Low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Give the employees more opportunities within the company.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Good for the central valley

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

    I have been working at E. & J. Gallo full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance is awesome
    Good pay if you live in the valley

    Cons

    Many people are in the wrong profession
    Middle managers need more preparation

    Advice to Management

    You have way too many middle managers and a lot of them are not well prepared.



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