E. & J. Gallo Reviews

Updated October 11, 2014
Updated October 11, 2014
100 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 6 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great people, a lot of opportunities

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

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

    Pros

    The industry is fun and interesting
    Gives a lot of trainings
    Very organized, lets you take a lot of responsibility and learn and develop

    Cons

    To develop you need to move to Modesto CA, which is not a very desirable city.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More options for career in other cities or free location

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Associate Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Family atmosphere, mentor mentality from more senior co-workers, direct hire lots of interns

    Cons

    City of modesto
    Management structure
    Instances of unclear communication of projects

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company, great people, great products....great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    There are lots of opportunities in a wide variety of areas. Many positions allow for rotations in different positions or department. People are down to earth and enjoyable to work with. The work is challenging and rewarding.

    Cons

    Expectations are high and people work hard. Employees need to take a leadership role in managing career paths, but managers are good at career discussions and helping employees develop.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Ok...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Freedom to perform job duties...

    Cons

    Understanding in the work culture....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow diversity...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great people at a 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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The wine industry as a whole is rather unique

    Cons

    Being headquartered in Modesto is unfortunate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know when to cut your losses. Some individuals should not stick around as long as they have.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Sales Rep

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. They really want you to be successful. If you work hard for them they will get you were you want to go.

    Cons

    Its hard work, early mornings, lifting cases

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company, High Pay, Family Oriented With Strong Growth Opportunities

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

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

    Pros

    Pays wells compared to other Central Valley Companies. Huge opportunities to grow within your career as well as huge support to continue your education and skills base.

    Cons

    Hours can be long and job requirements demanding based upon how close you get to the production side of the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come in with an open mind and ready to learn, they have the very brightest and best talent in the valley and they pay the amount they do to retain these types of individuals in which it shows if you see they are the Number 1 winery in the world!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Tough Job

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

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

    Pros

    Freedom to run your own portfolio of accounts. Good opportunity to get outside sales experience.

    Cons

    Selling to grocery stores was a horrible. No actual selling was involved- the people you attempted To "sell" to weren't about increasing profits of their store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't turn and burn your employees. Value the hard working employees more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great brands, lots of turnover, and slow to adapt

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

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

    Pros

    Gallo creates great brands and executes on all levels which has made it a super power in the wine world. Sales training has great reputation.

    Cons

    Training is outdated and holding onto legacy position as industry leader. Many smart and talented people leave the organization. Technology and business practices were very outdated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Gallo sales training and general business practices were not adapting or changing to fit the 21st century at the wholesaler level. Keep developing the brands that customers want but change the sales bible and give your reps the tools to succeed in an increasingly competitive industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great values, long term growth, some bureaucracy

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

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

    Pros

    Great company- care a lot about their employees

    Cons

    Bureaucracy can sometimes slow things down a bit

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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