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Great Learning Process

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Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA

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

Pros

-Was given great training in both wine and sales.
-The people at the company are great to work with.
-You really learn how to push yourself to get the job done

Cons

-Hours are horrible, kiss a lot of your personal life goodbye
- All of your mistakes are noted and judged
-Really hard to get past first impressions among upper managment because you don't work with them often

Advice to ManagementAdvice

-Get out in the field and work with the lower management and the field reps as much as possible.
-Don't be afraid to tell people where you see them going within the company, it motivates people to know there is a future

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Positive Outlook
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    Great business to work in, but a culture of silos prevails

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    Current Employee - Finance  in  Modesto, CA
    Current Employee - Finance in Modesto, CA

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

    Pros

    Working in the wine industry for the world's top wine company. The industry is fascinating, and the company is experiencing tremendous growth both domestically and internationally. As a result, there are many opportunities to learn. Employees are intelligent, driven, and talented. Many have worked at the company their entire lives - 20, 30, even 40 years. Salary and benefits are competitive.

    Cons

    This is a company whose success is the result of doing what they've always done, and doing it well. The downside to that is leadership tends to be very resistant to new ideas and change. The company is organized in functional silos that emanate downward from the individual core executive leadership team members. Cross-silo collaboration is very difficult without buy-in and support from top leadership. Patience, persistence, and keen political savvy are key to get innovative projects off the ground. Experienced hires tend to have to take a cut in title to get in the door. Advancement opportunities tend to go to those that are in with the good old boys, and not necessarily the most accomplished or qualified. Agree with the previous comment that certain business school graduates are arbitrarily selected for preferential career progressions that are denied to others, regardless of interest or merit. HR labels them "high potentials," known colloquially to their fellow employees as "the chosen ones." Corporate culture overall is more reminiscent of the '60s or '70s than the 21st century.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower employees, dismantle the outdated hierarchical structure, foster a culture in which failure is allowed and used as a learning opportunity, rather than an opportunity to cast blame. Embrace diversity and eliminate bias from hiring and promotion decisions.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    so far so good

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    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    good emloyees good energy and great opportunities for growing in the company

    Cons

    management does communicate as well as they should. They need to have more communication and be on top of their employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more upfront and communicate more

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    Positive Outlook
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