Wente Vineyards

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Wente Vineyards Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
6 Reviews
3.5
6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Fun group

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    Former Employee - Catering Server in Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - Catering Server in Livermore, CA

    I worked at Wente Vineyards part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I worked during the summer as a catering server- the shifts were always different depending on what kind of party you were serving but it kept things interesting and being in a young group made it more enjoyable.

    Cons

    Management was very understandable if things ever came up as long as you found someone to cover you and it seemed there were always people willing to take shifts. The hot days outside in a white button-up with a vest and tie were not my favorite.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Good people, good environment, bad leadership. Seasonal.

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    Current Employee - Cook
    Current Employee - Cook

    I have been working at Wente Vineyards full-time

    Pros

    Met friends for life here. Seems as if everyone is just passing through.

    Cons

    Low pay, age discrimination.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Best culture ever

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    Former Employee - Tasting Room Host
    Former Employee - Tasting Room Host

    I worked at Wente Vineyards part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    loved the people, the culture and the wine. very friendly folks and high energy.

    Cons

    all the tourists were a bit much after a while. it's understandable since it is a winery but the large groups were the hardest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep on going.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Learned a lot, but stressful environment.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA

    I worked at Wente Vineyards part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I learned a lot. For example, dealing with wealthy people, as well as being super professional and organized when under stress from coworkers and customers. People have high standards when they come in, so be aware of meeting those needs/wants. You do get discounts on merchandise, golfing, food, wine, etc. which is nice.

    Cons

    Customers have high standards, to the point that if they don't get their way they act like a child (since usually they can buy their wants exactly as they want). Coworkers usually add to the stress instead of trying to relieve the pressure. Everyone sucks up to each other to get what they want, yet talk about each other behind their backs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people! Everyone is stretched extremely thin. Also, be more involved in the actual business. The Wente family should realize they need to invest more money into the restaurant if they want it to stay afloat. Meanwhile, the GM should be involved on the floor more so it doesn't mess everyone's flow. Managers need to have the courage to tell the GM what needs to be changed and not be sucking up.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Manager

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    Former Employee - Manager in Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Livermore, CA

    I worked at Wente Vineyards full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Terrific place to work. Definitely recommend it. Excellent team work and support from upper management. The owners really seem to care about their employees.

    Cons

    Salaries could be a little bit higher. Moving up within the company can be difficult at times. No other big complaints really.

    Neutral Outlook
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    Fun place to work in Livermore

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    Former Employee - Waiter in Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - Waiter in Livermore, CA

    I worked at Wente Vineyards

    Pros

    Fun place to work, lots of wine tasting (!). Good place to learn the restaurant business. The clientele that come into the restaurant are generally happy to be there and it's an overall great place to work.

    Cons

    Sometimes the hours in the restaurant business can be kind of tough. However, this is indicative of the overall industry as a whole, rather than the restaurant, itself. The late hours and weekends can be pretty tough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Maybe bring back some of the "perks" that used to accompany this job - ballgames, sporting events, etc.

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