Ste Michelle Wine Estates

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Ste Michelle Wine Estates Reviews

Updated February 12, 2015
Updated February 12, 2015
6 Reviews
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    "Fun summer job"

    Current Employee - Guest Services Representative
    Current Employee - Guest Services Representative

    I have been working at Ste Michelle Wine Estates part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Team atmosphere (lots of great people) with a wide variety of tasks.
    Great supervisor!
    Nice perks such as reduced prices on wine and regularly enjoying their fantastic summer concert series music.

    Cons

    Compensation somewhat low, especially given the "no tips" policy. Can understand why the policy is in place, but as such, bumping up the compensation would be appropriate.

    Recommends
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    Business Development Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager

    I worked at Ste Michelle Wine Estates

    Pros

    Great portfolio not only in quality, value, but also in range of portfolio. Low salary, but great bonus structure and benefits.

    Cons

    Absolutely no flexibility with managers. Territories are yours and can only be adjusted once a year, no matter the circumstances in the territory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow changes to territory on a quarterly basis when valid arguments are presented. (i.e. new accounts opening in area that will help overall business and cause a decline in your accounts, change in national account programs that are outside BDM's control, etc.)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    "Great company with wine quality as the top focus, and very challenging"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodinville, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodinville, WA

    I worked at Ste Michelle Wine Estates full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some really great people that are passionate about wine and their jobs. Most of the executives are extremely bright and business savvy.

    Cons

    The Operation's side of the business does not give the same opportunities to women as it does to men. You need to be very politically savvy to progress on the Operations side of the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure company values are consistently followed across the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I worked with fun and great people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Shop in Woodinville, WA
    Former Employee - Retail Shop in Woodinville, WA

    I worked at Ste Michelle Wine Estates part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I really like the wines and there were nice discounts.

    Cons

    On some days there were long hours and there were few breaks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would hire a few more people in the shop to keep customers occupied.

    Recommends
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not worth your time

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ste Michelle Wine Estates

    Pros

    The discount on wine is nice.

    Cons

    Not very competent managers or executives. HR does not respect the employees -- they only care about the bottom line.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't work there

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ste Michelle Wine Estates

    Pros

    wine discount, nice grounds, interesting people. They make great products, do good marketing. Employee benefits are good.

    Cons

    HR cannot be trusted, they bully people, particularly the VP of HR who is not honest. The CEO doesn't know what is going on, he is looking to establish his legacy in Washingotn wine but doesn't have the emploiyees best interests at heart.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new management, do an employee survey, look closely at how HR treats employees.

    Doesn't Recommend

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