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E. & J. Gallo Winery Reviews

Updated February 26, 2017
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E. & J. Gallo Winery Co-President and CEO Joe Gallo
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Pros
  • A big focus on work life balance and staying relevant in the marketplace (in 28 reviews)

  • A family owned company that truly cares about its employees instead of solely on profits (in 37 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is not always ideal (in 43 reviews)

  • You constantly feel the need to work long hours in hopes that you will be recognized for a promotion (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Amazing place to work in an exciting industry!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Modesto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Modesto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at E. & J. Gallo Winery full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hands down the culture is inspiring. This is a company that cares deeply about their employees. I have been witness to several decisions that would not fly in a public company because of the costs. However, because of the Gallo family, the company has first looked at employee impact at every turn. Family values trickle all the way down -- when I had a family medical issue back home in the midwest, they were very encouraging and accommodating and over the course of 4 months, I worked 8 weeks remotely so I could spend time with my family.

    The people here are great! I work with some very smart and creative individuals who never cease to amaze me and allows me to learn something new every day. The access to senior leaders is impressive -- not only do I get to see decisions being made, I get to be at the table, taking part in making those decisions -- and this was only 3 months after I started with Gallo.

    The projects and work is challenging, but you don't need to work long hours to make an impression or prove yourself. Leaders recognize solid work regardless of your title or role. Each person really has an opportunity to move up if they desire -- not by working longer hours, but by working harder and producing top tier quality work. Work life Balance is great, and only rarely is the expectation to work an inordinate number of hours.

    The company runs a shuttle bus with WiFi from Dublin & Livermore, so it makes it easy to live closer to SF Bay. Also remote work at least once a week is a great option to lessen the impact of a commute.

    All in all, an excellent place to work, grow your career, and learn about wine and the industry!

    Cons

    Only con I can think of is that its in the Central Valley, but the bus option to the East Bay does help.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing in how you treat your employees -- it is noticed and valued. One potential opportunity for improvement --> more generous parental leave policy.

    E. & J. Gallo Winery Response

    Dec 16, 2016 – Sr. Talent Acquisition

    We are very happy when we get to read about great work experiences here at Gallo! Cheers! - E. & J. Gallo Winery Human Resources


  2. "Coordinate Training"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at E. & J. Gallo Winery full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work and excel

    Cons

    Fresno location far from big cities


  3. "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Modesto, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at E. & J. Gallo Winery full-time

    Pros

    Great people and loved the job

    Cons

    needs improvement in their training programs


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  5. "Gallo-Ranch Lead"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ranch Lead I in Monterey, CA
    Current Employee - Ranch Lead I in Monterey, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at E. & J. Gallo Winery full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging, strong team, industry leader, many resources, great environment, management is competent and easy to work with, company puts out an effort to show employee appreciation

    Cons

    Overwhelming at times, high expectations with limited training, many meetings that are just to set another date for another meeting

    Advice to Management

    Better training in place for ranch managers


  6. "Hello"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at E. & J. Gallo Winery full-time

    Pros

    Integrity, respect, humility, innovation, commitment, teamwork

    Cons

    Need to acknowledge hardworking employees

    E. & J. Gallo Winery Response

    Feb 16, 2017 – Sr. Talent Acquisition

    Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience. We TRULY appreciate all that you do for Gallo. Cheers!


  7. "Lead"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at E. & J. Gallo Winery full-time

    Pros

    Company is Family owned and operated

    Cons

    The Modesto area can be a challenging place to live.


  8. "Great Training Ground"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at E. & J. Gallo Winery full-time

    Pros

    Excellent training at all levels of employment. Fun, energetic atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    Like many companies in the CPG industry, there can be some career path bottlenecks at the Director level and above.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you are doing!


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Hit or Miss Experience - Can be really great"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at E. & J. Gallo Winery full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Culture, Family owned atmosphere, Rapidly growing company, very stable and does a fantastic job of planning for the future

    Cons

    Sometimes your career path is determined based on how much your boss likes you versus the rest of the team. Favorites are often fast tracked and movement doesn't always seem to be based on the merits of one's work.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure ALL employees are judged on the merits of their own work. I feel that Gallo does a great job with this overall and planned on retiring here, but eventually landed a position with a boss that doesn't take my performance reviews or development seriously. I have been cut off from all of the wonderful things I loved about this company over the past decade, and dropped into a dead end job where I make below the market average for my salary. Really sad to have to look for other options.

    E. & J. Gallo Winery Response

    Feb 17, 2017 – Sr. Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your candid review and tenure with Gallo. Humility is one of our Corporate Values and we’d welcome the opportunity to better understand how we can improve in the future. We hope you ... More


  10. "Great Place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at E. & J. Gallo Winery full-time

    Pros

    Company culture, good work life balance, good pay for the area.

    Cons

    You will probably be wearing multiple hats regardless of your title.


  11. "great place to work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at E. & J. Gallo Winery full-time

    Pros

    down to earth people, nice campus

    Cons

    "old school" methods of marketing, sales runs things

    Advice to Management

    keep progress going to move the brands to meet current and future customers



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