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E. & J. Gallo Winery Reviews

Updated December 7, 2016
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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. Helpful (1)

    "Account Manager"

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


  2. "Union supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


  3. "Good Company if you work in Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. 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.


  6. "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


  7. 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.


  8. 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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Under appreciated"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse in Modesto, CA
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Modesto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good starting pay, excellent benefits, never have 2 work Christmas

    Cons

    Rotating shift, management treats u like a number, no room for elevation

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees more like people and compliment more people doing good work


  10. Helpful (13)

    "Current employees can't wait to get out."

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    Former Employee - Chain Sales Representative in Commerce, CA
    Former Employee - Chain Sales Representative in Commerce, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gallo (especially their sales training program) is well respected and recognized by sales professionals. Companies recognize not only the training program, but also how brutal it is to work for Gallo and are therefore inclined to hire people who have managed to stay there a year or more. This can lead to lucrative future job opportunities.

    Cons

    -Extremely high turn over amongst Sales Reps. 90% of sales reps are so miserable that they either quit within the first few months or wait until they've got one year with Gallo on their resume and get out ASAP. There is a huge amount of negativity amongst sales reps because almost everyone is looking for the fastest way out of the company to either make more money or find work/life balance.
    -Work/life balance is terrible. It may seem enticing to work from 6am-2pm but really Gallo expects 8 hours in the field plus multiple hours of administrative work at home every day, including weekends! The company purposefully schedules meetings at the end of the day, far from where most employees live and never fails to run hours over time.
    -Gallo hires almost exclusively directly out of college and blatantly takes advantage of young people who have no prior work experience. They push these young people to work beyond reasonable limits and pit sales reps against each other in order to encourage 50-60 hour work weeks.
    -Unlike almost all other sales companies, Gallo offers no commission. Instead they offer only exclusive company trips to places like Tahoe and Vegas. About 20 people out of 200 go on these trips. However, if you don't want to go on a weekend bender supervised by your boss and work colleagues then there is absolutely no incentive to sell. There are no cash incentives and the aforementioned trips do not include a plus one.
    -Sales expectations are set astronomically high without any tangible reward for achievement other than the aforementioned trips, a pat on the back and a promise of earlier promotion.
    -Management (especially at the district manager level) is generally more concerned with their own personal gain than the well-being and happiness of the employees they manage.

    Advice to Management

    -You must take a step back and evaluate the wellbeing of your employees - especially sales reps.
    -It is openly discussed how miserable it is to be a sales rep, and yet nothing is being done to change that. Stop treating your employees like numbers on the SAS reports and perhaps a few more will stick around.
    -Strive to change the environment and the culture. Just because you have achieved results through the current culture and methodology does not mean it's right or beneficial in the long run.
    -Compensate hard work with hard cash. People have bills to pay, and a trip to Vegas because you crushed it last quarter doesn't exactly help with that.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family owned company, leader in the industry, invests in resources and training, flexible work locations

    Cons

    Lots of behind the scenes dealings, HR seems to always want to get you for as cheap as possible

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with jobs and salaries, pay your employees more



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