E. & J. Gallo

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E. & J. Gallo Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
106 Reviews
4.2
106 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Greatest People to work with.

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

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

    Pros

    The office atmosphere is energetic and upbeat. A profitable company brings good compensation and the motto is work hard play hard.

    Cons

    Because of understaffing due to restricted growth of organization and the constant movement of employees in and out of distributers, the employees seem to work 80 plus hours and not taking all of their vacation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend the money and create additional positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid experience, but nothing glamorous about this winery.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people, values employees, lots of access to wine

    Cons

    Slow at times, Management very resistant to change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You will receive the best talent if you can figure out a great way to allow people to live in the Bay Area and still work in Modesto.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Regret having left this company

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    Former Employee - Programmer/Analyst Senior in Commerce, CA
    Former Employee - Programmer/Analyst Senior in Commerce, CA

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

    Pros

    Free two cases of wine every month. Very tight knit community of employees. Privately held company. Strong and effective management team. Union environment that works the way it is supposed to.

    Cons

    We did 50% of our business 4th quarter. "Merry Christmas" takes on a whole new meaning. Strongly managed company means you hade better produce A++ results 100% of the time .. is that really such a bad thing ?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rest in Peace Ernest and Julio.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I had a great experience

    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at E. & J. Gallo full-time

    Pros

    Great people who are like-minded, fun and motivated. Promotion is from within, so work hard and you will go places!

    Cons

    Long hours but worth it in the long run. Some parts of the job are not ideal but it is entry level, which is expected in most entry level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are going

  6.  

    Great training, good foundation

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    • 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

    Pros

    Training program, continued growth, solid portfolio

    Cons

    Unrealistic goals, force feed accounts

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the last truly wonderful companies in America

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

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

    Pros

    Of all of the largest alcohol producers, E&J Gallo is one of the last that is Family Owned. This is one of the things that the company takes pride in and in my experience they treat all of the employees like they are family.

    Cons

    I think one of the major cons is that if you want to move up in the company to the highest reaches, you have to spend some time working in Modesto, California. This is one of the worst places in the country to live or visit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best company I have ever worked

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Modesto, CA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Modesto, CA

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

    Pros

    High growth potential and great stability. Challenges when you need them. A great deal of flexibility in work, except during harvest.

    Cons

    Must be a people person. You need to fit into conservative personality style. Can be a bit too relaxed at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The changes over the past five to six years has made a great improvement to the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company that will pay MBA recruits very well

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Modesto, CA
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Modesto, CA

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

    Pros

    Our products, wine shop, walking trails on main campus, food during lunch meetings, summer hours

    Cons

    Location is horrible. Modesto, CA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold people accountable and quit playing favorites. Promote the people that deserve it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    mostly positive

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    Former Employee - Senior Brand Manager in Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Brand Manager in Modesto, CA

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

    Pros

    great atmosphere overall, great people and resouces; hard to beat benifits (salary, company store!)

    Cons

    Finances are tightly guarded, not sure what the true margins are so hard to make P&L decisions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Top wine company across the country

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    The company's wine has the best reputation for retailers. The people they hire are great and supportive.

    Cons

    Solitary work - you never see most of your coworkers. Case goals were aggressively unrealistic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make all of the territories partner books.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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