E. & J. Gallo

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E. & J. Gallo Reviews

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
105 Reviews
4.2
105 Reviews
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E. & J. Gallo Co-President and CEO Joe Gallo
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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.  

    Privately own++

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

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

    Pros

    A case of wine towards the end of the year, every year. Softball tournament every year within the company. Yearly team outing activity. Breath taking walking path around the admin building.

    Cons

    Management care too much about their bonuses and checking off a check box taking on more projects then head count can account for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to direct underlings about certain individuals not competent enough to perform job duty and yet still gets promotion and get's praised for doing research for a project.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at E. & J. Gallo

    Pros

    Good Company and pay great

    Cons

    Too many structures for a big company

  3.  

    Chemistry Poision

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Chemistry Intern in Healdsburg, CA
    Former Employee - Chemistry Intern in Healdsburg, CA

    I worked at E. & J. Gallo as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Location
    Overtime throughout harvest
    Rotations in other positions

    Cons

    Poor work life balance
    Limited connections available outside business unit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    incorporate more training for all employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for

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

    I worked at E. & J. Gallo as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    A lot of hands-on cool stuff to work on. Very nice people to work with. Three cases of wine every quarter in great price! You can do wine tasting anytime!

    Cons

    Need to work with people from different departments and different fields. Understand their needs and the terminology sometimes can be challenging.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great internship experience with the Process Technology Department. The engineers at Gallo are very friendly.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Technology Intern in Livingston, CA
    Former Employee - Process Technology Intern in Livingston, CA

    I worked at E. & J. Gallo as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good hourly rate and wide exposure to different company departments. Gallo has a very friendly culture and just about everyone you talk to is willing to stop what they are doing and help you.

    Cons

    Worked a lot of overtime. Plan on working strange hours if you are placed with a research team. Other interns that I worked with had a fairly normal schedule.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would have been great to have a little more background information for interns who join an ongoing project. Other than that, GREAT JOB!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Process Technology Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at E. & J. Gallo as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    It is a huge opportunity to work at what is the largest wine producer in the world, and seeing how a large company works is a great experience. Very relationship oriented, a lot of who you know, which is great when your manager knows everyone!

    Cons

    things tend to be redone a lot because of lack of clear communication and book keeping. getting access to the areas you need is also a huge pain to go through a 3rd party IT department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to look at the projects that are being done and spec what will be required appropriately. several other interns are working hard every day, and are trying to keep up, while my project is relatively easy, and could have had another project.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for

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

    I worked at E. & J. Gallo

    Pros

    Pay
    time off
    Co workers
    company culture

    Cons

    Long hours sometimes
    location (modesto)
    micro managment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Gallo is a company that invests in its' employees.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Enologist in Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Enologist in Fresno, CA

    I worked at E. & J. Gallo full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Talent development, Innovation, Great benefits, Great people, opportunity for advancement, great resources, opportunity to do research and look for new solutions to industry issues.

    Cons

    Locations are not all desirable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't take it personal when someone leaves the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    QC

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

    I worked at E. & J. Gallo as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Everyone including Management is very easy to get along with. Willing to teach you plenty.

    Cons

    They have rotating shifts every Four months. This is hard on the family. The same people get the same seasons every year. Ex; you can have the day shift for Thanksgiving, X mas New years....etc. but, the same people are always on the swing shift during that time as well.........not a great system. it needs to be rotated every 2-3 months to be fair to everyone so the same people don't get the "best deal" or the "worst deal" every season.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you"re doing great

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fine

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Technician in Merced, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Technician in Merced, CA

    I worked at E. & J. Gallo full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    professional, initiative, happy, leadership, growth

    Cons

    too many hours worked and little pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    interact with lower-line employees more often and incentivize them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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