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"Learned a lot, but stressful environment."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Wente Vineyards part-time (Less than a year)

Pros

I learned a lot. For example, dealing with wealthy people, as well as being super professional and organized when under stress from coworkers and customers. People have high standards when they come in, so be aware of meeting those needs/wants. You do get discounts on merchandise, golfing, food, wine, etc. which is nice.

Cons

Customers have high standards, to the point that if they don't get their way they act like a child (since usually they can buy their wants exactly as they want). Coworkers usually add to the stress instead of trying to relieve the pressure. Everyone sucks up to each other to get what they want, yet talk about each other behind their backs.

Advice to Management

Hire more people! Everyone is stretched extremely thin. Also, be more involved in the actual business. The Wente family should realize they need to invest more money into the restaurant if they want it to stay afloat. Meanwhile, the GM should be involved on the floor more so it doesn't mess everyone's flow. Managers need to have the courage to tell the GM what needs to be changed and not be sucking up.

Other Employee Reviews for Wente Vineyards

  1. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Livermore, CA
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Wente Vineyards full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Terrific place to work. Definitely recommend it. Excellent team work and support from upper management. The owners really seem to care about their employees.

    Cons

    Salaries could be a little bit higher. Moving up within the company can be difficult at times. No other big complaints really.


  2. "Fun place to work in Livermore"

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    Former Employee - Waiter in Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - Waiter in Livermore, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Fun place to work, lots of wine tasting (!). Good place to learn the restaurant business. The clientele that come into the restaurant are generally happy to be there and it's an overall great place to work.

    Cons

    Sometimes the hours in the restaurant business can be kind of tough. However, this is indicative of the overall industry as a whole, rather than the restaurant, itself. The late hours and weekends can be pretty tough.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Maybe bring back some of the "perks" that used to accompany this job - ballgames, sporting events, etc.


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