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"Wake up Bronco, your dirty laundry is being aired!!!"

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Current Employee - Filter Operator in Ceres, CA
Current Employee - Filter Operator in Ceres, CA
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Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Bronco Winery is an exciting and stressful work atmosphere during the harvest time when the grapes need to go through their processing stage to become wine. If you are looking for a job to get you back on your feet they are the company to open that door for you when they roll up the hiring doors in early June. Although it has taken numerous accidents and near misses, they are on a very positive track when it comes to employee safety and for the number of hazards, they have a safety program that continues to grown and build on itself.

Cons

Although Bronco may make an employee feel wanted and appreciated during the harvest time, they are certainly the exact opposite when the slow season rolls around. Even though they maintain a seasonal section of employees to help cover this time period, any cellar worker agree that it's like walking on eggshells during the slow season. Rules and proceedures that are strictly enforced during the off season are overlooked or shortcutted when production is up. Due to their need for skilled workers during the harvest, there are rarely any terminations and minimal disciplinary actions taken on severe mistakes and even some safety violations.
  In one employee's case, he was terminated during the off season for making a processing error that otherwise would have resulted in a standard suspension as what has been given in the past. The problem was the company could not be compensated by their insurance for the mistake unless they terminated the employee for misconduct and insinuate he made the mistake intentionally. The insurance company not only compensated Bronco for their "loss" and since the wine was still salvageable, they sold it accordingly as if nothing ever happened. Bottem line is Bronco's owner will look for any way to squeeze an extra nickel into their multi-million dollar corporation, even if it is at the expense of a loyal employee and his family.

Advice to Management

Anyone in management knows the way Fred T. Franzia runs his business and many of them have good intensions. However, by carrying out this money hungry style of business is not only compromising employer to employee relationship but their own integrity which has and always will be worth more than money.

Other Employee Reviews for Bronco Wine Co.

  1. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Bronco Wine Co. as an intern

    Pros

    Great on the job training.

    Cons

    As an intern, I had no complaints.


  2. "Human Resources"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bronco Wine Co. full-time

    Pros

    Discount on Wine and benefits are not bad

    Cons

    No respect from other departments

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