Constellation Brands

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Great Sales Organization

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

I have been working at Constellation Brands full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Sales org loaded with talented people. Good mix of young and enthusiastic and experienced and good mentors. Managers really care for their people. Heavy workload and high performance goals, but plenty of rewards to go along with them. Like working with friends. Very good senior management. Amazing wine and spirits portfolio. Good stock comp.

Cons

High expectations. Heavy workload. Not for the weak, but good for the strong. Used to change the structure frequently, but has been nice and stable for the past several years.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep investing in the brands.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Meh

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Victor, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Victor, NY

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

    Pros

    There is a great group of people (middle-management and below) that you work with on a daily basis. It was these people that made it a friendly atmosphere and made it feel like a second home. The people are truly willing to help you out in any way possible. The work requires you to critically think and you have the opportunity to make many of your own decisions and do things how you want to do them. They also have an on-site gym, partial cafeteria for lunches and host events for employees (albeit, the events decreased over the past few years)!

    Cons

    There is a lack of promotional opportunities. The salary was on the low end in comparison to the "market value" for similar positions with other companies and within industry segments; In addition, you are not valued or compensated for your loyalty and dedication for the years of service you put into the company. The average employee must work 50+ hours a week to keep up with the ever increasing job demands. The company has downsized departments and headcount so people are forced to do more with less. It is a public company and there is a constant push to please Wall Street.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat everyone as if they are as important as the person in upper-management that sits in the office next to you. You should watch Undercover Boss and see that things are never as peachy as you may think at the lower levels and divisions within the company. Reward hard work with more and better opportunities for current employees!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a great place for advancement or inspiration...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Constellation Brands full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Somewhat balanced work/life.
    Free wine here and there.

    Cons

    Upper management is promoted based on rank in popularity rather than skill.
    The company doesn't value loyalty.
    No promotion from within.
    Immature leaders/managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being penny wise and pound foolish. When you don't promote your people or give them raises, there are other ways to heighten their loyalty and self esteem. This company is 2nd rate to others in the wine industry and always will be until you can get ahold on leadership and truly make a difference in the culture, and how employees are treated. You have good, talented people working for you - treat them that way. Retain them! Take a tour at google or sit down with a head exec from Facebook - it will teach you a lot. Good luck.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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