JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery Reviews

Updated April 3, 2015
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  1. Great Opportunity

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    Current Employee - Wine Guide in Paso Robles, CA
    Current Employee - Wine Guide in Paso Robles, CA

    I have been working at JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work with of varied life backgrounds and experiences. Willing to invest into new/older employees so that we get the most out of our work. Team incentives with sprinklings of individual so that we can achieve a synergistic status.

    Cons

    JUSTIN Vineyards & winery is very far away from most places in Paso (actually the furthest West) and sometimes it takes some effort to plan out my commute, and also does not really allow for saving at the pump. But honestly this is me digging deep to find something.

    Advice to Management

    I recommend that the managers work together more to accomplish goals. Granted I am on the outside looking in, but there are somethings that take a couple weeks to get working (swipe cards for the clock-in/out system, or company emails set up). But honestly this is me digging deep again to find something.

  2. Staff is micro-managed, leadership is fear based. Quality product, respected brand.

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    Current Employee - Manager in Paso Robles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Paso Robles, CA

    I have been working at JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Entry level positions are an excellent training ground for people looking to learn the wine business from a respected brand
    Product quality is excellent
    Benefits and compensation are excellent for the area

    Cons

    Managers are not empowered to make decisions
    Mistakes are not allowed
    Culture of fear
    Senior leadership
    Lack of integration between departments
    Communication

    Advice to Management

    Focus on high level business objectives and stay out of day-to-day management, start respecting the team in Paso Robles

  3. Disappointed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Lovely location and new renovation make for a beautiful physical environment. Benefits are pretty good. Discounts on fine wine.

    Cons

    Office culture is nasty and demeaning. Highly unbalanced treatment of employees within hospitality department. Lots of secretive, negative stuff going on.

    Advice to Management

    Improve employment culture to one of respect for people.

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  5. Good benefits, poor culture

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    Former Employee - Inventory Manager in Paso Robles, CA
    Former Employee - Inventory Manager in Paso Robles, CA

    I worked at JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    -good benefits: reasonably priced health and dental, and free personal trainer
    -friendly employees in local offices

    Cons

    -little advancement opportunities unless you are willing to move to LA where the parent company, Fiji Water, is stationed
    -segregated employees: each dept sticks together, and doesn't socialize much together

    specific to the inventory position:
    -boss and rest of team are all based in LA, while you are alone in Paso trying to do everything by yourself. Makes communication very difficult, and increases job stress dramatically
    -poor work life balance. worked 60 hour weeks ALL the time.

  6. Don't even bother applying

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    Former Employee - Hospitality in Paso Robles, CA
    Former Employee - Hospitality in Paso Robles, CA

    I worked at JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The wine is ok. full benefits after 30 days. Put a lot into the Christmas party.

    Cons

    Unethical, unorganized, a bunch of people that think they know what there doing but it's all about a social status for the managers

    Advice to Management

    They wouldn't listen anyway since its corporate.

  7. Ok place to work, bought up by roll global last year. great benefits and decent starting pay.

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    Former Employee - Tasting Room Attendant in Paso Robles, CA
    Former Employee - Tasting Room Attendant in Paso Robles, CA

    I worked at JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery full-time (More than 3 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, good starting pay for the area

    Cons

    Far drive for most people and long hours at times

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