Constellation Brands

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Downhill Fast

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Former Employee - Finance in Canandaigua, NY
Former Employee - Finance in Canandaigua, NY

I worked at Constellation Brands full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Good perks (wine discounts) and salary in most cases - benefits actually pretty bad especially health care.

Cons

Was a great company to work for but over last three or four years management changes have made it a terrible place to work unless you are one of the chosen few that get away with anything they want to do. Management keeps pushing people to unreasonable workload levels and even if those individuals can keep up with the requirements they are not compensated accordingly for their efforts. Morale terrible for all but the "chosen few"

Advice to ManagementAdvice

One of your core values is that "people are one of your most important assets" - you should go back to the days when you treated your employees that way.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    A good place to work but not to grow

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    Former Employee - Enologist in Napa, CA
    Former Employee - Enologist in Napa, CA

    I worked at Constellation Brands

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits relative to other wine industry employers. Many individual managers are committed to creating a good product and a positive environment.

    Cons

    Poor communication from management, poor advancement opportunities, overemphasis on short-term growth rather than long-term stability. There is very little importance placed on developing employees as a long-term investment; people are expected to move on rather than to grow into new positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fill upper management positions with people who understand the beverage business, including wine, rather than with people who are primarily sales or HR managers. Consider decentralizing senior management so that employees around the world have more contact with and communication from you and can better understand your goals.

    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great place to start out or cruise along

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Server Engineering Team Lead in Niagara Falls, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Server Engineering Team Lead in Niagara Falls, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Constellation Brands full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, Management is mostly hands off so you can do your job, they are beginnings to implement policies that move them from a small company to the major world leader that they actually are, company values are taken seriously

    Cons

    Lots of politics, some residual small company thinking, lots and lots of CYA actions sometimes hamper doing the best thing instead of "the things I won't get fired for", culture is still developing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Demonstrate that "doing the right thing" is more valued than "the things I won't get fired for" - encourage a bit more responsibility and risk taking

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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