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E. & J. Gallo Winery Reviews

Updated November 21, 2017
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  • Work life balance is spoken about but often not a reality (in 51 reviews)

  • During harvest you will work long hours (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Team happy hours and incentives

    Cons

    Very early and long hours, a lot of wear and tear on your car, unrealistic quota for certain brands depending what area you are put in, only put girls in the high performing territories.

    E. & J. Gallo Winery Response

    Nov 22, 2017 – Human Resources Leadership

    Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear about your experience and would like to further understand your comments. Please contact us feedback@ejgallo.com to continue the discussion.


  2. "Entry Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Collaboration with young, energetic and dynamic co-workers newly out of college. Company values building a tight knit community.

    Cons

    Lack of sales training, unreasonable job expectations, lack of transparency.

    E. & J. Gallo Winery Response

    Nov 8, 2017 – Human Resources Leadership

    Thank you for your review. We are continuously looking at ways to improve the employee experience and this includes adding modules to our training programs and setting expectations so employees know... More

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Things taken away"

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    Current Employee - I&C Technician in Livingston, CA
    Current Employee - I&C Technician in Livingston, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    When I started at Gallo we worked 4-10's, were salary, and did our job.

    Cons

    Now we work 5-8's, are paid hourly, and most of the jobs are contracted out. Integraters remote in make changes then don't tell anybody. It is up to us to find out what they have changed. We would like to do the work ourselves. Instead of doing the mundane everyday.

    Advice to Management

    Get us more involved. Don't outsource our work.

    E. & J. Gallo Winery Response

    Oct 20, 2017 – Human Resources Leadership

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on Glassdoor. We take your feedback regarding outsourcing, and the quality of work very seriously. I would welcome the opportunity to have a... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Comparable pay, industry leader, smart people

    Cons

    No work life balance, very demanding, little appreciation


  5. "Union supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Floor Supervisor in Modesto, CA
    Current Employee - Floor Supervisor in Modesto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Only if your salaried, good pay for really not working to much, pretty much just hang out all day.

    Cons

    This has long been known as a family workplace, well that's gone and they're money hungry. They throw millions of gallons of water down the drain each day.

    Advice to Management

    Get off your high horses!


  6. "Good Company if you work in Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Life Insurance provided, clean office

    Cons

    Company has a revolving door, always have new employees. No work-life balance, always expected to be there at the drop of a dime. No true perks or incentive for non sales employees.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Turnover, turnover, turnover."

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

    Pros

    Discount wine purchase. Close to where I live.

    Cons

    The turnover rate is rediculous. They get TALENTED people come, but they go after a year or two.

    Advice to Management

    Retire. Management is only concerned with retaining and advancing their own jobs and career. They have no real concern for the company or employees.

  8. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Modesto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Modesto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall good benefits
    Telecommuting is possible
    Stable careers and employment longevity

    Cons

    Outdated technology stacks and slow to adapt to modern software practices
    Promotions are hard to come by despite stellar performance
    Work life balance varies widely from department to department
    Continuously poor leadership communication
    Who wants to live in the Central Valley? Cost of Living increasing faster than salaries


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Management and Communication needs work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    People you work with generally make the job easier.

    Cons

    Rotating shifts for mediocre pay, management is horrible at their job, their tends to be favoritism for some workers over the rest of the team, no actual skills needed from Team Leads but techs need to have degrees, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Reevaluate current methods and actually get feedback from techs not Team Leads who don't escalate actual issues.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Quality Department"

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    Current Employee - Quality Technician II
    Current Employee - Quality Technician II
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff for the most part, mostly in their 20s

    Cons

    Very poor management,
    clear favoritism,
    underpaid and overworked with very little effort on management's part to listen and make improvements based on employee input,
    worthless team leads that are inefficient at training and are not expected to be able to run all the instrumentation that they are training on.

    Advice to Management

    Remove 3 of the 4 team leads for the 3 shifts. Give more responsibilities to the Tech 3's such as training and hold processing. Use the recovered salaries of the unnecessary team leads and redistribute it into adequately paying the technicians.


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