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"Meh"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Victor, NY
Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Victor, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Constellation Brands full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

There is a great group of people (middle-management and below) that you work with on a daily basis. It was these people that made it a friendly atmosphere and made it feel like a second home. The people are truly willing to help you out in any way possible. The work requires you to critically think and you have the opportunity to make many of your own decisions and do things how you want to do them. They also have an on-site gym, partial cafeteria for lunches and host events for employees (albeit, the events decreased over the past few years)!

Cons

There is a lack of promotional opportunities. The salary was on the low end in comparison to the "market value" for similar positions with other companies and within industry segments; In addition, you are not valued or compensated for your loyalty and dedication for the years of service you put into the company. The average employee must work 50+ hours a week to keep up with the ever increasing job demands. The company has downsized departments and headcount so people are forced to do more with less. It is a public company and there is a constant push to please Wall Street.

Advice to Management

Treat everyone as if they are as important as the person in upper-management that sits in the office next to you. You should watch Undercover Boss and see that things are never as peachy as you may think at the lower levels and divisions within the company. Reward hard work with more and better opportunities for current employees!

Other Employee Reviews for Constellation Brands

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Downhill Fast"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance in Canandaigua, NY
    Former Employee - Finance in Canandaigua, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Constellation Brands full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good perks (wine discounts) and salary in most cases - benefits actually pretty bad especially health care.

    Cons

    Was a great company to work for but over last three or four years management changes have made it a terrible place to work unless you are one of the chosen few that get away with anything they want to do. Management keeps pushing people to unreasonable workload levels and even if those individuals can keep up with the requirements they are not compensated accordingly for their efforts. Morale terrible for all but the "chosen few"

    Advice to Management

    One of your core values is that "people are one of your most important assets" - you should go back to the days when you treated your employees that way.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Not a great place for advancement or inspiration..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Constellation Brands full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Somewhat balanced work/life.
    Free wine here and there.

    Cons

    Upper management is promoted based on rank in popularity rather than skill.
    The company doesn't value loyalty.
    No promotion from within.
    Immature leaders/managers.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being penny wise and pound foolish. When you don't promote your people or give them raises, there are other ways to heighten their loyalty and self esteem. This company is 2nd rate to others in the wine industry and always will be until you can get ahold on leadership and truly make a difference in the culture, and how employees are treated. You have good, talented people working for you - treat them that way. Retain them! Take a tour at google or sit down with a head exec from Facebook - it will teach you a lot. Good luck.


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