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Constellation Brands Reviews

Updated October 16, 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)

  • There are no cons that I can think of (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing Recruitment Process"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great communication in the hiring process. Kim Bozeman who is apart of the talent acquisition made the entire process very easy. The phone interviews were great, and she would check in after each of the other interviews to see how I felt about them. I felt the whole process was handled very professionally and with tact. Any questions I had they had answers, and made what is usually a nerve wracking process feel like I was joining a company that invest in their people.

    Cons

    Honestly, I have not found any part of the process to have a down side.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work around focusing on getting the right people for the right career. Keep up the great hiring process, it was amazing and I cannot wait to see whats next.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits, "Work Hard, Play Harder" culture in some departments"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, welcoming staff, helpful management. Long time employees had a wealth of knowledge, clients were great to work with. Nice office in a convenient location.

    Cons

    Some employees are less focused on the work and more focused on gossip, after work outings, etc. Some interdepartmental clique-y behavior, with an emphasis on the social/ party type atmosphere

    Advice to Management

    Keep sharing your knowledge and try to instill a more professional attitude in junior staff members.

  3. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are nice, and they love to share knowledge

    Cons

    No cons so far, and learned a lot from others

    Constellation Brands Response

    Sep 25, 2017 – Communications Specialist

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We love that our employees let their passion shine through in their interactions with colleagues!


  4. "Careers At Constellation"

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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

    None that come to mind

    Cons

    Extremely unstable, abysmal management and devoid of advancement opportunities.


  5. "Meh."

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    Current Employee - Administrator in Napa, CA
    Current Employee - Administrator in Napa, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good: options, flexibility in coverage choices, employer participation is better than some I've experienced. Culture of safety mindset is growing. The beer, spirits and brands we're buying are great (let's try not to ruin them!)

    Cons

    Leadership lacks spark: there is nothing exceptional about this company. No one to inspire success or greatness in my department at least. Many of us are overworked, under staffed, and feel unappreciated. Also, IT support really really needs work. Frustrating to have to work so hard to get something fixed or added.

    Advice to Management

    Come on out and see us in the production facilities more often. And increase our product allowance (non-exempt employees only get $300/year) so we can afford to drink the good stuff!

    Constellation Brands Response

    Sep 18, 2017 – Communications Specialist

    Thanks for taking the time to post a review! We take your feedback seriously and will pass your suggestions on as we continue to strive to be a place where you can build a stellar career. If you'd... More


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Get your year in and leave."

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

    I have been working at Constellation Brands full-time

    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.

    Constellation Brands Response

    Sep 25, 2017 – Communications Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We take your feedback very seriously and the examples of behavior you described do not reflect our core values at Constellation. We are committed to... More


  7. "Solid employer"

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    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

  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. "Sales"

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    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.


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