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Updated January 19, 2018
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E. & J. Gallo Winery Co-President and CEO Joe Gallo
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Pros
  • The work life balance/work flexibility is outstanding (in 47 reviews)

  • Great family owned company with generations of fine traditions and standards (in 41 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is spoken about but often not a reality (in 52 reviews)

  • During harvest you will work long hours (in 25 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "By far leading the Industry"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Brand Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Field Brand Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyday is an amazing challenge with a full supportive team. Sometimes I can't believe this is my job. It is absolutely rewarding

    Cons

    The Pros far outweigh any of the cons that come in and out of normal life

    E. & J. Gallo Winery Response

    Dec 6, 2017 – Human Resources Leadership

    Thanks for leaving such a thoughtful review. We loved it! Cheers and Happy Holidays!


  2. "Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    15 years into my career and I continue to be excited to start each day. I am always challenged to be better and to think bigger. I love the passion, creativity and competitive spirit of the organization. You have the opportunity to have multiple careers within a single organization.

    Cons

    There is not a major Con, other than be ready to jump in and roll up your sleeves - everyday is a new adventure.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Love my job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Modesto, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Modesto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at E. & J. Gallo Winery full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are endless opportunities to explore and advance your career at Gallo.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity at highest levels of the organization

    Advice to Management

    Workplace diversity can lead to increased revenue, reduced costs, greater innovation, and increased employee engagement, productivity, and commitment.

    E. & J. Gallo Winery Response

    Jan 18, 2018 – Human Resources Leadership

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a thoughtful review. We are so fortunate to have leaders like you who are passionate about Gallo. With regards to your “advice to management,” we... More


  4. "Project Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Analyst in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Project Analyst in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at E. & J. Gallo Winery full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance is good

    Cons

    Not always a clear understanding of job/role responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Better outline job expectations for all associates.

    E. & J. Gallo Winery Response

    Jan 17, 2018 – Human Resources Leadership

    Thank you for your feedback and for your 5+ years of service! We appreciate all that you do. Cheers.


  5. "New Products Project Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Love it. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Location. Modesto is 2 hrs from the nearest airport

    Advice to Management

    None

    E. & J. Gallo Winery Response

    Jan 8, 2018 – Human Resources Leadership

    Thanks for your great feedback and we wish you all the best!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good Career Opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Modesto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at E. & J. Gallo Winery full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fun industry.
    Great caliber of folks that work there.
    Company investment in operations, people and technology.
    Competitive compensation and good benefits.
    Strong values and family commitment.

    Cons

    As company grows it's more and more difficult to get things done.
    Culture of micro management.....a reason why its hard to get things done.
    Favoritism to specific individuals with MBA's.
    Expectation to work all of the time.
    Modesto.

    Advice to Management

    Watch for burn out.

    E. & J. Gallo Winery Response

    Jan 19, 2018 – Human Resources Leadership

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your feedback and would like to better understand your concerns around burn-out and micro-management. Please contact us at... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Experienced the good & not so good of the Management Development Program"

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    Former Employee - Management Development Program in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Management Development Program in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Sales and management training
    -Recruitment process
    -Early career management experience
    -Some distributors have great team dynamic
    -Exposure to a lot of brands & suppliers- learned a lot about the industry

    Cons

    -Compensation
    -Senior Management (communication, care of employees)
    -Lack of work/ life balance in some distributors (work weekends, holidays)
    -No team dynamic/ very isolated in some positions
    -Lack of importance of some positions

    Advice to Management

    -Listen to your people when they come to you time after time saying they’re unhappy
    -Don’t try to shove people into a “promotion” that isn’t what or where they want to be
    -Better competitive compensation
    -Have more team bonding activities. Sales can be very isolated & lonely and a lot of positions feel like you’re out on your own island with no team support.
    -Promote people who are qualified and want a challenge, not just those on the short list and have “checked the boxes”.

    E. & J. Gallo Winery Response

    Jan 17, 2018 – Human Resources Leadership

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your candid feedback and your “Advice to Management” was especially insightful. Please know that we will be sharing this with our... More

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Innovative & Energetic with a Bright Future"

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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

    Phenomenal product line, innovative and integrated development across business units and practices, capable and intelligent workforce, company and the Gallo family GENUINELY care about employees, their families and their work-life balance. With such a rapidly growing company, there's plenty of opportunity for professional growth. Huge investment in employee education and development. Salaries supersede industry standards. Management always willing to be flexible if any life hiccups arise. And once again, just to reiterate, the company and the family genuinely care about the well-being of all employees. I've worked at a lot of companies and this is by far the best I've ever worked for. I'm always proud to say I work for Gallo and I fully expect to spend the rest of my professional career at this company.

    Cons

    The biggest and most glaring con at this company is its location. I get that the family has its roots in Modesto and we feel a responsibility to help pull Modesto up, but employee retention and securing new, innovative employees suffers at the behest of clinging to a city that is riddled with drug use, violent crime, homelessness and long travel times to other worthwhile cities. Whether outgoing employees have communicated it to HR or not, those I've spoken to say their primary reason for leaving was they just couldn't a) live in Modesto or b) commute to Modesto from a nicer area any longer. Millennials don't want to move to a city that has nothing to offer them. It's heartbreaking they spent so much money on the Dry Creek Building rather than build a secondary base in a city that has more to offer and can entice future employees.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the phenomenal work. I love working at Gallo and couldn't be prouder to be a part of the great team. My only advice would be to seriously consider the effect Modesto's location is having on attracting the most qualified new employees and also on retaining existing employees.

    E. & J. Gallo Winery Response

    Dec 8, 2017 – Human Resources Leadership

    Thank you for your review and candid feedback. We strive for continuous improvement at Gallo, and while these challenges face many cities and communities, Modesto is our proud home. We are always... More


  9. "Terrible on-boarding, otherwise excellent environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Passionate co-workers, supportive culture, flexible schedule

    Cons

    Extremely slow and difficult on-boarding process, including lack of response to questions

    E. & J. Gallo Winery Response

    Jan 8, 2018 – Human Resources Leadership

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. While we are happy that you enjoyed our culture and your co-workers, your feedback regarding our on-boarding experience, concerns us. It is... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Broad Business Exposure for Top Talent"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Want to learn the ins and outs of the industry? This is the place to be. Humble, talented folks here. Campus has expanded with a central hub/office connecting satellite offices.

    Cons

    Can't manage their talent pipeline. Located in Modesto.

    Advice to Management

    Open an office outside of Modesto.

    E. & J. Gallo Winery Response

    Jan 2, 2018 – Human Resources Leadership

    Thank you for your feedback. We are always looking for ways to improve the employee experience and we appreciate your insight. Cheers!


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