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Constellation Brands Reviews

Updated August 12, 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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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. Helpful (1)

    "Get your year in and leave."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    15 days pto
    Product allowance
    The name is a good resume builder - take the title and run as soon as you find a better job (and you will find a better job)
    Free alcohol in in-office bar
    Happy hours, lunches, and dinners always are claimed as a "company expense"

    Cons

    Nepotism - will fire employees to make room for higher up's relatives
    Layoffs - company is cutting costs by cutting out entire departments and/or laying off many people who have been with the company 10+ years
    Company events highly encourage and even pressure heavy drinking leading to employees acting inappropriately
    Non-competitive compensation - pay is below market average compared to similar roles in other companies
    Corrupt good ol boys club - unethical managers still in positions despite numerous complaints filed. Untrustworthy and incompetent puppets in HR department
    Claim to be for their people and offer benefits but you will be penalized if you capitalize on those benefits - ex: will demote you if you take a leave of absence
    Micromanagement
    Lots of disorganization internally

    Advice to Management

    Make your people managers take training so they know how to actually properly and ethically manage people. Don't bait and switch roles you hire people on for. You are a Fortune 500, pay employees what they deserve for the role instead of low-balling. Stop writing fake reviews on Glassdoor and actually work to change internal issues.

  3. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  4. "Manager, New Product Development Operations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Constellation Brands full-time

    Pros

    Energetic atmosphere with dedicated employees

    Cons

    Longer commute for me unfortunately


  5. "Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Constellation Brands full-time

    Pros

    Good growing company. Amazing stock results. Strong company culture

    Cons

    Leadership is all male and they only take care of of each other. Good old boy network. C-level leadership continues to gain new roles and titles while the reminder of the organization is flat. Out of pocket benefits are expensive.

    Advice to Management

    Limited room for movement. Very flat organization. Organization is still working to understand where there are duplications in roles and responsibilities.


  6. "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.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Coordinator (Operations)"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. "Micro Management Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Constellation Brands full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and good salary.

    Cons

    Micro-manager environment, poor communications throughout the organization, very little support, management not engaged, little to no room in departments for growth, overworked, no family/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees, communicate to your employees, support your employees, work with your employees, take responsibility when you make a mistake, stop blaming others, be clear and concise in your communications, stop telling others how much you hate your job, build the morale of others versus breaking them down, be respectful, stop embarrassing people in front of an audience


  9. Helpful (1)

    "It's been a pleasure"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Constellation Brands full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people who are very passionate about the industry and their roles. Good travel opportunities (depending on role/division) and flat hierarchy. Individual training/development highly supported.

    Cons

    Such a big company so difficult to know who to turn to at times if you want something done. Very big on processes and procedures which can be frustrating as they don't always make sense.


  10. "Room for growth"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great brands. Great people.

    Cons

    Leadership and priority fluctuations. Stock price dictates short-term focus.


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