E. & J. Gallo

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E. & J. Gallo Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
115 Reviews
4.1
115 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Everyone is hard working and willing to help each other out, great people to work with (in 8 reviews)

  • Hires young college graduates, Sales Training, Management Training, 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Programmer Analyst Lead

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at E. & J. Gallo

    Pros

    Very family friendly, the pay was decent for the area but not bay area good. Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for innovative people that like to push the boundaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think outside the box and let your people do what they are good at.

  2.  

    Industry leader in a strong and growing industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Project Analyst in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Great products
    Job security
    Good work environment

    Cons

    Similar companies pay more
    Expected relocation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great company and people

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

    I worked at E. & J. Gallo

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, ability to move within the company

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons based on my experience

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  5.  

    Great Experience

    Former Employee - Packaging Systems Engineering in Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Packaging Systems Engineering in Modesto, CA

    I worked at E. & J. Gallo as an intern

    Pros

    Very hands on experience, thrown into a leadership role, management trust

    Cons

    Lots of hours to get the job done

  6.  

    Human Resources

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

    I have been working at E. & J. Gallo

    Pros

    The Company is a great place to work. Outstanding employees and an outstanding work environment.

    Cons

    Better channels of communication within the department.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company, Family Atmosphere, Long-term play

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    - Growth prospects
    - Family atmosphere
    - Talented people
    - Respect of peer companies & recruiters
    - Great learning environment
    - Cross-functional opportunities
    - Merit-based culture

    Cons

    - Lower-than-average salaries for many positions
    - Opaque selection process for promotions
    - Geographic flexibility is a must, move often to move up
    - Management can be "old school" in some business units
    - Many desirable non-sales jobs in Modesto, CA vs. major metropolitan markets (NYC, Chicago, LA, SF)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great people to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Control in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Production Control in Fresno, CA

    I have been working at E. & J. Gallo full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There are a lot of great people to work with within the company. Very helpful with answering any questions.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the skills that your current employees have rather than looking outside the company to fill positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Creative Services Department

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Modesto, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Modesto, CA

    I have been working at E. & J. Gallo full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good salary. Good benefits. Most employees below management level are great talented people passionate about their craft and work. Great individual contributors trying to do their best, help each other, and make their days fun, creative and professionaly worthwhile.

    Cons

    Management sucks - they know the numbers but not the process or the people who get it done. Managers are engaged with their mangers, not the people they manage. "Leadership Team" couldn't lead lemmings off a cliff. Politics, Ladder Climbing, and Personal Vendettas. Mediocrity rises to the top via committee rule. HR is the companies SS. Family owned company more Corporate than any corporation. Clique to win. Doing your job well is second to helping your manager look good and attain requirements for their bonuses. Turnover of 75 employees last 10 years (for a department of 75 employees). The best of the best have left the building. Get as much unofficial info as possible before committing yourself to work here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Putting up posters declaring that the company is about: INTEGRITY, and then operating without integrity; HONESTY, and not being honest; RESPECT, while not being respectful; ETC. Just creates a CULTURE of skepticism and indifference to your WORDS. Management needs to lead with actual Inegrity, Honesty, and Respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company

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

    I have been working at E. & J. Gallo

    Pros

    The pay is ok, also the vacation is great

    Cons

    Equality is not there & everyone feels they deserve a sense of entitlement.

    A piece of paper dosen't necessarily make you a smarter person.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Pays well, change is slow

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

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

    Pros

    Company focuses on long term growth. Months and quarters pass without the typical corporate push to make numbers. Family is very involved in day to day business. A very detail oriented leadership style. Company is focused on being best in class. Pay is well for the area and bonus always pays nice due to growth of company. Company treats employees well with lots of little perks, dinner's, picnic's, etc.

    Cons

    Leadership is not aligned. No COO creates a large gap in the organization. Politics and relationship based culture slow down progress. Analysis paralysis and micromanaging can be frustrating and delay progress. Lack of empowerment for employees as detailed decisions are made at a high level. Not much room for growth. Company is slow to promote.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees to make decisions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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