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E. & J. Gallo Winery Overview

Modesto, CA
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
Food & Beverage Manufacturing
$2 to $5 billion (USD)
Since 1933, we’ve never stopped challenging what was possible. We honor the spirit of our co-founders, Ernest & Julio Gallo today by championing new concepts, investing in people, and not shying away from big, bold, ideas. Our passion runs deep and what ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2020 (#41), 2019 (#37), 2018 (#14), 2017 (#47)

Top CEOs: 2019 (#51), 2018 (#18)

Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#11)

Company Updates

  • Pride celebrations may look different this year, but equality still matters, and Pride is a mindset and not just a month. We wish everyone Happy Pride! 🏳️‍🌈

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E. & J. Gallo Winery – Why Work With Us?


Since 1933, we’ve never stopped challenging what was possible. We honor the spirit of our co-founders, Ernest & Julio Gallo today by championing new concepts, investing in people, and not shying away from big, bold, ideas. Our passion runs deep and what unites us is a culture of teamwork, respect and collaboration. As the largest family-owned winery in the world with over 100+ unique wine and spirits brands, our products are synonymous with life's special occasions. Come celebrate with us!

Named a "Glassdoor Best Place to Work" four years in a row by our employees, we are proud of our company culture. We know that work is just a part of who you are and we embrace all aspects of your life at Gallo. We support our people by providing training, work/life balance, healthy lifestyle incentives, flexible working hours, and more. Interested? Find Your Perfect Pairing!

We are constantly looking for new ways to serve our consumers. Through interactive events such as pop-up tastings or through innovative packaging that allows you to bring our products with you anywhere! We want to be around for life's special occasions and for the casual Wednesday nights. Learn more about our brands.


When you join Gallo, you become part of our family. We want you to get the most out life and your career with Gallo. We support our employees by providing:

  • 3 Weeks of Paid Time Off Per Year (starting out)
  • Health, Dental, & Vision Coverage
  • Employee Wellness Program
  • Complimentary Shuttle Buses (Oakland and the Bay Area)
  • Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Employee Wine Shop
  • 401k Matching and Profit Sharing
  • Gallo University Courses and Training
  • Adoption and Fertility Treatment Assistance

For a list of benefits and perks, please click here.


As a family-owned winery, it is our priority that future generations are able to experience the natural resources we enjoy today. Co-founders Ernest and Julio Gallo laid the foundation for our commitment to the environment in the 1930’s when they introduced an innovative approach to land conservation in the North Coast known as the “50/50 Give Back” plan. For every acre of land planted in vineyard, one acre of property was set aside for wildlife habitat — a practice that continues today in the North Coast. Learn more about our commitment to sustainability, here.

E. & J. Gallo Winery Reviews

  • Featured Review

    "Excellent company to work for in good times and bad."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Modesto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Modesto, CA
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    I have been working at E. & J. Gallo Winery full-time (Less than a year)


    I only recently joined on with Gallo a few weeks before the COVID-19 issues hit the US, but I have been working with Gallo as a consultant for several years prior to that. I can speak to Gallo's work culture now from an outside consultant's perspective as well as an official employee. Gallo has an excellent culture that is centered around collaboration and genuine interest in the opinions of others.

    Gallo has really taken the COVID-19 disruptions in stride. It is extremely difficult for any company of this size to navigate these times with everything evolving so quickly, but I can honestly say that Gallo has done an outstanding job and truly has the best intentions at heart (all the way up to the executive leadership).

    I would highly recommend a career at Gallo. You feel valued here and are not just a number. Being a private company, Gallo is able to do things that other companies cannot. They are here to bring value to the company and its employees, not shareholders on Wall Street. Many people don't realize just how important that is.

    I have worked with Gallo as a consultant through many good times of fast growth. Now being on the 'inside' during this unusual time has made me even more excited to be a part of this team. I look forward to seeing what the future holds.

    Do not come to Gallo expecting to be able to set your work pace on cruise. To be a top leader in the wine industry, you have to put in the work. Gallo knows this and expects it from all employees at every level. Your hard work will be rewarded!
    This is a huge pro for me because I have worked at a large company where no matter how much or how little effort you put in, you followed the same prescribed path as everyone else. This is not true at Gallo which I think is a big reason why most everyone here is so dedicated to doing their best every single day. That culture and mindset is contagious.


    I would not work at Gallo if you aren't ready for a fast-paced environment.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to ensure all employees feel valued and part of the team making Gallo the company that it is. Gallo is already doing a great job at this so just keep up the great work!

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E. & J. Gallo Winery Photos

E. & J. Gallo Winery photo of: Exterior view of the Dry Creek Building, Gallo’s newest addition on campus.
E. & J. Gallo Winery photo of: Galloween 2019!
E. & J. Gallo Winery photo of: 80's, Galloween 2019!
E. & J. Gallo Winery photo of: The High Noon Crew, Galloween 2019!
E. & J. Gallo Winery photo of: New look for our Oakland & East Bay commuter buses!
E. & J. Gallo Winery photo of: 2019 Gallo African American Network D&I Summit
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E. & J. Gallo Winery Interviews



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    Senior Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Modesto, CA
    Accepted Offer
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    Difficult Interview


    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at E. & J. Gallo Winery (Modesto, CA) in May 2017.


    The interview process, from time of application to offer, can be fairly lengthy. All positions require a Recruiter Phone Screen, some require a Hiring Manager Phone Interview and all will require an on-site interview. The on-site interview should not be anymore than 5 panel members, but they will be asking behavioral based questions as well as technical questions (if applicable to role applying). All candidates should receive feedback within 1-2 weeks from on-site interview.

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E. & J. Gallo Winery Awards & Accolades

  • Corporate Social Responsibility Award, The Procurement Leader, 2014
  • Best Places to Work, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 2015
  • 9 Companies as Cool as Google – Hiring Now!, Glassdoor, 2017
  • Best Places to Work 2017 Employees' Choice, Glassdoor Employees Choice Awards - US, 2017
  • Top 50 Organizations that are Excelling in Digital Transformation, Agenda17, 2017
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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