Kendall-Jackson

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4 people found this helpful  

No team work only hierarchical management.

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Current Employee - Business Intelligence Analyst in Santa Rosa, CA
Current Employee - Business Intelligence Analyst in Santa Rosa, CA

I have been working at Kendall-Jackson

Pros

If you would like to work for Donald Trump this is the place.

Cons

Very hierarchical. No team decisions. Make a mistake and you are likely to be fired.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall, the people were nice, but the internal administration is a mess from people not communicating with one another.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kendall-Jackson full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - If you get hired as an employee: 401(k), health insurance, life insurance, vision/dental
    - If you like wine, you regularly get bottles from different brand managers to try. A nice, internal perk.
    - If you like wine, it's a pretty place to work. Depending on your job and income, a nice place to live in as well.

    Cons

    - Inter-departmental communication is poor, despite attempts by some to make it better.
    - I.T. is its own fiefdom, good luck getting any help from them if you have the audacity to make a suggestion, or goodness forbid, a criticism. Rather than overspend on legacy, they won't evolve to new tech, mostly b/c the 'old guard' doesn't want to lose their jobs.
    - Depending on your political/humanitarian views, you may have a problem with how they hire farm labour. It's always outsourced, so they never know if someone is illegal; official denial.
    - This is 'old-guard GOP'; don't expect diversity in the workplace save for 'token' personnel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - The H.R. personnel, re: many departments, have ZERO idea what to look for and how to hire the requisite personnel. If someone is a REALLY good B.S.er, and truncates their LinkedIn profile, don't be surprised if they get hired.
    - A few words: bureaucracy, protectionism, and nepotism - don't forget, this IS A private company; they do as they please.
    - Some of the people working as managers, even directors, would be removed from their jobs were a thorough review done. Saying sales grew 200% may look great on paper, but if that amount is something like 12 cases to 24, is that REALLY improvement worthy of their title and salary?
    - Some of the people working as managers, even directors, may have wine experience, others not.
    - 'Two-facedness' abounds in all departments. I recommend wearing Kevlar to protect your front & back.
    - Don't expect to really understand what the heck is going on there, despite present attempts to bring everyone on the same page. This is even if you make the effort to reach out and make your own phone calls, emails, or even direct, face-to-face meetings.
    - Honesty, integrity, documentation, and hard work is no guarantee of a job, whatsoever. Indeed, it might even get you removed from your role, as 'it' rolls downhill. Too many are complacent there, and bringing in suggestions, new ideas and other such concepts to improve sales and social outreach may appear to be embraced, but eventually you'll discover you will get no backing, support, nor funding. Therefore, your initiatives appear foolish, poorly received by market, and therefore justifiable in your termination.
    - New ideas may be received and passed off by management as their own; the ones who don't know what they are doing.
    - Despite hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue, getting something as simple as a few dollars, to a few hundred, for proven equipment, initiatives, etc. will rarely - if ever - get approval; or it will take too long. By then, you'll already look foolish, and we know where that goes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good

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

    I have been working at Kendall-Jackson

    Pros

    Coworkers, Wine Quality Perks, Brands, Winery staff, Events
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    Cons

    Salary
    Direction
    Short Staffed
    Systems
    Team as a whole

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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