Foster's Americas Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
5 Reviews

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    SF Market Manager

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    Former Employee - Market Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Market Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Foster's Americas

    Pros

    great portfolio. lots of marketing materials

    Cons

    little growth opportunity. limited resources with high goal expectations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your people. recognize that a happier employee will give you better results.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Horrible

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    Current Employee - Senor Manager
    Current Employee - Senor Manager

    I have been working at Foster's Americas full-time

    Pros

    none .useless comapny no pros at all

    Cons

    all non sense company all cons for this

    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Used to be a great place to work...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Helena, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Helena, CA

    I have been working at Foster's Americas

    Pros

    Some of the sites are incredibly historic and beautiful. They have great wines in the portfolio. Excellent benefit package one of the better ones in the industry.

    Cons

    Lack of communication and vision from upper management. After 2 years of slash and burn cost cutting that involved layoffs of longtime employees, focus now is on top line revenue, however inspirational leadership and ideas are lacking. People are being managed by fear. All employees feel that the wine division is for sale and all actions taken by upper management indicate that it is, but they still deny it. Quality people are leaving the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fear does not motivate people to perform. Listen to your employees and be honest with them. You should be modeling the performance you desire, walk the talk.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Future seems shakier than past

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Helena, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Helena, CA

    I worked at Foster's Americas

    Pros

    Big wine company lots of nice people lots of great brands with tremendous potential and a beautiful place to work

    Cons

    Is fosters selling their wine division or not? lots of rumors abound in the press and among employees and it makes for an unstable workplace

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your employees a clue as to what the plans are. People don't know what to expect-lots of turnover in past few years

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    Global provider with an eye on the future.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Foster's Americas

    Pros

    Great benefits, family work atmosphere, and the company has an eye for the future by being pre-emptive in addressing the global issues of the company. The company hires only the most qualified individuals with detail on the experience and knowledge of potential candidates. The company is also heavily involved in providing "green" technology, establishing the largest solar energy system by a winery in the United States.

    Cons

    At the present time, it is a change in consumer habits that are in many ways is affecting the industry as a whole. Business suffers some, but it is a temporary setback.

    Also, because of the fact that Foster's is run out of Australia, you have to wonder if sometimes U.S. operations take back seat to some important issues. Despite economic problems in the country, however, FWEA is actively addressing most issues with positive action.

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