E. & J. Gallo Reviews

Updated September 5, 2014
Updated September 5, 2014
94 Reviews
4.2
94 Reviews
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E. & J. Gallo Co-President and CEO Joe Gallo
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66 Ratings

Review Highlights

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

  • Everyone is hard working and willing to help each other out, great people to work with (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Very hard to have work life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Heavy lifting and long hours and weekends (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great industry, fantastic company

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

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

    Pros

    Drive to win
    In for the long run--high integrity
    Varied opportunities to rotate and develop within company

    Cons

    Fast paced --if not your speed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Miguel, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Miguel, CA

    I worked at E. & J. Gallo full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone is hard working and willing to help each other out, great people to work with.

    Cons

    If you're a temp, it may be temporary for the seasonal harvest.

    Recommends
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great all around Company.

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    • 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

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Some Upper Management hard to communicate with

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid

    • 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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Wonderful growth opportunities. Able to transfer between branches. Company is growth, success is evident, and financials are sound. Modesto may not be Milan, but the cost of living is low relative to the rest of California.

    Cons

    It can be challenging to work cross-functionally. Many departments function independently of each other and it can be challenging to share information. Also, many people move through departments quickly (pro for one's career) and this creates holes in "tribal knowledge".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to fail fast. Don't be afraid to admit when a strategy has failed and be positioned to pivot. Walk the floor and fight the altitude effect. Carve out time to talk to the interns and entry-level people to learn what the fancy PowerPoints may not be telling you. Continue to invest in the process of developing your people (great job so far!).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Family Owned Business

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    • 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 for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Strong family oriented culture, growing company.

    Cons

    Need more resources as the Company is growing!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to share business results.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Learned a lot, but not enough team engineering

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Livingston, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Livingston, CA

    I have been working at E. & J. Gallo full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great place to start and learn

    Cons

    Not enough senior staff to help with new problems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to get more face time with interns

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for!

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    • 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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Great pay! Flexible hours and excellent training.

    Cons

    Length of Reports due after each event gets to be lengthy and tedious.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Culture, people, processes, standards of excellence.

    Cons

    Compensation, constant relocation, work/life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great people, position in the industry

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Space Planner
    Current Employee - Space Planner

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

    Pros

    Company is well positioned in the wine industry. Well respected by distributors, suppliers, and clients alike. Management is open and honest.

    Cons

    None to speak of at the moment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to your employees; they are your best asset!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management Development Program

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Dallas, TX

    I worked at E. & J. Gallo full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly management.
    Fun meetings / tastings
    Opportunities for bonuses and prizes by hitting individual goals

    Cons

    Separate from the distributors you'll actually be working for.
    Unorganized
    Little to no direction
    Heavy lifting and long hours and weekends. Very poor work life balance.
    Working all holidays (except Christmas Day and Thanksgiving day)
    Unreasonable quotas for certain brands.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This job is better suited for individuals with little experience and grocery background. There is such a high turnover rate because reps are basically glorified grocery stock boys and none of us went to college for that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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