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Francis Ford Coppola Presents Reviews

Updated April 28, 2017
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  1. "Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geyserville, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geyserville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Absolute joy to work for and with! They walk the talk in true family style.

    Cons

    Very fast pace environment, you must be able to keep up. Not a con for me though!


  2. "Hospitality Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sonoma, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sonoma, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly guests. Cool hard working employees.

    Cons

    Racism and favortism. High turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to support staff, not stand there observing them work.

  3. "Construction Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Construction Project Manager in Geyserville, CA
    Current Employee - Construction Project Manager in Geyserville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Francis Ford Coppola Presents full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Wine is affordable because of the discounts you get .

    Cons

    No one makes a decision and no one seems to be in charge to make a decision .

    Advice to Management

    Stick to making wine


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Scrutiny &-Stressful"

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    Former Employee - Hospitality in Geyserville, CA
    Former Employee - Hospitality in Geyserville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Francis Ford Coppola Presents full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good, caring & fun employees are nice but competitive. Okay health benefits, lots of education/training. Owners support the local communities. Friendly guests.

    Cons

    Interview was a lengthy process (over a month and four interviews later) Forced to work in sweltering heat.
    High turnover, no commission, low salary. unsupportive unstructured management, mandatory weekends are a burden & make it a challenge to enjoy vacations and family times.

    Advice to Management

    Talented loyal employees are not valued, promoted or recognized for their hard work and services. Too often, positions are given to outside candidates & it messes up the moral of the department. It would be advantageous to show appreciation for those in the trenches.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Could be great"

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    Current Employee - Food & Beverage Manager in Geyserville, CA
    Current Employee - Food & Beverage Manager in Geyserville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Francis Ford Coppola Presents full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The staff, the guests, the location and the Coppolas

    Cons

    Disconnect between F&B and the executives at Coppola. No understanding of F&B by higher ups. High manager turn-over

    Advice to Management

    Stop allowing good F&B professionals leave you.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great starter company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Napa, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Napa, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Francis Ford Coppola Presents full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive wages, artistic environment, affordable health insurance, 401k

    Cons

    No bonus, unstructured project environment, departmental favoritism


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Run--run far and fast."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geyserville, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geyserville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    competitive salary; benefits are okay.

    Cons

    the company is run by a narcissistic megalomaniac who has little or no regard for his employees. the senior management prides themselves in maintaining a highly dysfunctional environment in the name of "art."

    Advice to Management

    Put down the kool-aid

  8. "Okay but could be better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free wine and a pretty winery and good discounts. Also Coppola has a good reputation so for a career perspective it will be a good thing you worked here when you leave to your next place.

    Cons

    They always say they promote from within but I never saw it. In fact the opposite. The only people who got a raise or new title were the managers and but the rest of us didn't and should have. In fact they hired only from outside to fill positions instead of promoting from with in. Departments don't get along with each other. There are difficult people at high positions who are staying put. Not really a friendly local type of place like other small wineries. More corporate.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within and pay market rate and give generous raises. Do more interdepartmental mixers team building. Get a new HR team and HR management as they are not liked within the company.


  9. "Guest Services Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Francis Ford Coppola Presents full-time

    Pros

    Great employees and Great benefits.

    Cons

    Pay could have been better


  10. "Treated like part of the family"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The employees at Coppola are all very warm and helpful, they make you feel like "part of the family".

    Cons

    With it being such a great place to work, it is competitive to secure full time employment with the company.


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