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Constellation Brands Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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Pros
  • There was some good benefits and the wine and beer brands are great (in 9 reviews)

  • Great people who are very passionate about the industry and their roles (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • They are making strides in being a more flexible workplace to improve work/life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • It's a very big company with some decisions being made in the NY office that affect the CA operations without much knowledge of what's happening here (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Solid employer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Constellation Brands (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, strong culture of success

    Cons

    Limited vacation, limited work from home flexibility


  2. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Canandaigua, NY
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Canandaigua, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Constellation Brands full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Being part of a dynamic Company is exciting! Great benefits and pay, perks of product allowance are added bonus.

    Cons

    Very difficult for non-exempt staff to transition into exempt roles within the organization. Company does not focus on their growth.

    Advice to Management

    Create a career progression for non-exempt staff. Most are pigeon holed in their positions.

  3. "Not bad if you want to work many hours"

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    Current Employee - Category Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Category Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Constellation Brands full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and exciting industry to work in.

    Cons

    Top heavy, not enough people to do the job so you work many hours over normal work week.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Coordinator (Operations)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Constellation Brands full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great office camaraderie, lots of lunches and happy hours (there's a bar in the office), smart, fun leadership, growing F500 company, good autonomy to carry out tasks.

    Cons

    Not very diverse, not much room for innovative thought or trying new things, lots of people there just like having a job (it's a safe 9 to 5), not much mentorship unless you seek it out, inefficient IT systems.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in some diversity and develop a mentorship program to develop and grow talent. Keep having a positive attitude. Take import tax threats personally and fight them (and their advocates) with the power of a Fortune 500 company. Don't let them take away my Modelo--I will not pay 20% more for it.


  5. "Dynamic company profile with a culture second to none"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Automation Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Automation Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Constellation Brands full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company is great. Managers and Directors have an open-door policy. It is not an 8 to 5 but the compensation and benefits make up for this. If you want a dynamic place to work, learn and showcase your talent, consider CBI.

    Cons

    None that I can see at the moment.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to maintain the CBI family culture. For this reason, many of us feel that we are not a number but a valuable asset to the organization. Keep it up!


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Operations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Helena, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Helena, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Constellation Brands full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company culture, employee engagement, cross-functional collaboration. Good overall benefit packages. Very passionate work-force. Training and advancement are available to those who apply themselves. A lot of pride in producing some of the most sought after brands in the industry. Progressive approach to technologies.

    Cons

    Compensation is below several other major employers in like industries and areas, good bonus program but not enough for staff operating pay-check to pay-check. Very high level of expectation for work loads at times compromises a good work life balance. Often seems there is too much work for the staffing available. At times short-term goals do not support long term sustainability examples succession planning and investments into facilities.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to evaluate salaries/wages and adjust as appropriate. Continue to work on and develop succession plans, promote within.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "HR Leader"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Constellation Brands (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Terrific industry, highly engaged employees, strong business performance

    Cons

    Constellation can't decide whether they are a family business or a modern professionally managed business.

  8. "Trade Marketing Intern"

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    Former Employee - Trade Marketing Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Trade Marketing Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best experience I have ever had. Learned so much and was given REAL responsibilities.

    Cons

    I did not have any cons working at this job. It surpassed every expectation I had coming in as an intern.


  9. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Victor, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in Victor, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Constellation Brands (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great experiences with the morning breakfasts with the higher ups in the company. The team included me in basically every project and exposed me to a large variety of tasks.

    Cons

    There really weren't any cons, great location, awesome amenities and nice coworkers

    Advice to Management

    Get a larger room for the interns, we were squished in one small room which made ur hard to focus at times


  10. "Receptionist"

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    Former Employee - Receptionist in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Constellation Brands (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is wonderful, many perks. A growing company. Reputable. Very nice people. The company takes care of their employees.

    Cons

    I could not move up without a bachelors or above. I felt there could of have been schooling or training to help you advance through the company especially if you were a stable employee.


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