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G.L Mezzetta Reviews

Updated March 27, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "People Focused Organization"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in American Canyon, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in American Canyon, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at G.L Mezzetta full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Mezzetta is extremely focused on two things, people and quality. They are a relatively well known national brand with upside potential, yet still operate as a small family owned operation. This provides wonderful access to leadership, openness to new ideas and a good culture of togetherness. Silos are not a concern here. The tremendous growth over the last decade has the business hiring talented individuals from outside the company to help drive a best practice culture.

    Cons

    There is a lack of repeatable process and available tools to track data for many areas of the business. For my role specifically, this actually creates opportunity to help build a strong functional team and deliver value which will have a lasting impact. The Mezzetta Leadership strongly supports this shift as well

    Advice to Management

    Develop and implement training programs for salaried staff. Identify next generation leadership and implement a program which will allow them to develop their skillset and advance their careers. It's the best way to retain talent within the organization.

    G.L Mezzetta Response

    Feb 1, 2017 – Mezzetta Representative

    Thank you for your thoughtful feedback. You’ll be happy to know we’re working on a focused training program for 2017 aimed at developing our employees and ensuring they have the skills and ... More


  2. "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Sales in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Director of Sales in Bentonville, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at G.L Mezzetta full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Mezzetta is a team of passionate individuals that supports and encourages entrepreneurship. You will have the opportunity to make a difference and be recognized for it! Product quality and people are clearly top of the list.

    Cons

    Not really a Con but should be looked at as an opportunity. Mezzetta is a small family owned company that continues to grow. Senior leadership has the passion to think like a larger CPG company as they achieve a national distribution and strive to be best in class. With that comes continued change as the company seeks out new paths to drive brand awareness and continued success in competitive categories.

    Advice to Management

    Extend Change Management classes

    G.L Mezzetta Response

    Nov 17, 2016 – Mezzetta Representative

    Thank you for your thoughtful and balanced feedback. We are going through a lot of change as an organization, and I'd be interested to hear more on your thoughts about offering Change Management ... More


  3. "Simply Awesome!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at G.L Mezzetta full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people and environment are incredibly awesome. The Mezzetta Culture is top notch and driven to succeed at every level.

    Cons

    None that I can think of at this moment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making Mezzetta a GREAT place to be.


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  5. "Working at GL Mezzetta"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in American Canyon, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in American Canyon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at G.L Mezzetta (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    a. Senior Mgt. provides the necessary tools and support to set you up for success.
    b. Lots of opportunities for career advancement (horizontal/vertical) and on-site/off-site training.
    c. Most of all, the work environment feels "homey", like you're working with family members and friends ... achieving a common goal.

    Cons

    Since the company is undergoing tremendous growth both in products and people, we're seeing an increasing challenge on available parking lots. Though the company leased the adjacent building's parking space, it's a challenge to cross the street especially during cold rainy days. Bearable; but can be improved.

    G.L Mezzetta Response

    Nov 17, 2016 – Mezzetta Representative

    Thanks for your feedback. We do understand the parking arrangement is not ideal, and we continue to seek opportunities for improvement. Lourdes Ahn, Chief People Officer


  6. "Great people, and delicious products!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in American Canyon, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in American Canyon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at G.L Mezzetta full-time

    Pros

    We have great employees, and have also been bringing in some strong, new talent. A very good work-life balance. We work hard, but have fun too! Every month a different team hosts an "Appy Hour" where we use our products to make a variety of appetizers - it's a great way to get to know each other better, and to learn new ways to use our products! Due to the size of the organization, you get more exposure and opportunity to touch a variety of things that you likely wouldn't in a large organization.

    Cons

    There is an opportunity to improve and/or build processes to support our current state and future. The good news is that this is widely known and supported.

    Advice to Management

    Provide clear goals and leadership, and then hold employees accountable. Mezzetta has such a promising future, and we need to make sure employees are clear on expectations and held to those standards.

    G.L Mezzetta Response

    Oct 19, 2016 – Mezzetta Representative

    I agree, we do have fun here at Mezzetta! Thank you for providing your feedback on how Mezzetta can improve. Your comments reinforce the importance of the work we have underway to improve upon our ... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Mezzetta"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in American Canyon, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in American Canyon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Mezzetta has fantastic products and a team of professionals who really want to win the market but only in the right way. There are no politics or hidden agendas here. We are not perfect but we are genuine, honest and trustworthy.

    Cons

    no real obstacles worth noting

    G.L Mezzetta Response

    Oct 3, 2016

    At Mezzetta, integrity is one of our seven core Beliefs. This means we aspire to do things honorably as an authentic expression of who we are. We keep this belief, and our others, at the forefront ... More


  8. "Work with us!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in American Canyon, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in American Canyon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at G.L Mezzetta full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive co workers and managers.
    Fast growing with a lot of opportunity to move up.
    Up to date on the latest business trends and technologies.
    Nationally recognized brand.

    Cons

    Every work has its downsides. Mezzetta is a good place to work though overall. Great people and facilities! Who can complain about working in the Napa Valley?

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on employee development programs! So many of us want to grow and stay with Mezzetta.

    G.L Mezzetta Response

    Oct 3, 2016

    Thank you for taking time to provide your feedback. I agree, we have an amazing team here at Mezzetta! This year, we have put a renewed focus on development and feedback for our employees. We know ... More


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Horrible"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Employee in American Canyon, CA
    Former Employee - Employee in American Canyon, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at G.L Mezzetta full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the people are nice.

    Cons

    Everything! There isn't one good thing to say. People are treated badly by upper management and they act like you owe it to them to work many long hours and weekends because they need to run production.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better decisions makers that actually went to school.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great people behind a Great Product, Growing Company with lots of learning threw out the way"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Administrative in American Canyon, CA
    Current Employee - Office Administrative in American Canyon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at G.L Mezzetta full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I feel very fortunate to be part of a company that is quickly growing and continuing to strive. In my 5+ years I have experienced the expansion of employees, offices, management and programs. Management shares high-level goals and company changes; they're accessible. It’s a family feel culture working environment.

    Cons

    The commute time is variable from either direction, 35min to an hour. Office space is limited due to the quick expansion. Some programs/resources are outdated, but management is aware and slowly starting to make those adjustments.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes changes are assumed to be communicated. A more defined career path would be helpful to pan out. Please continue to be accessible it shows great connection within the team no matter what position they are in.


  11. "A Company that is Growing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in American Canyon, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in American Canyon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at G.L Mezzetta full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company has really evolved over the last few years. Not only do they make a great product, but they are really growing their culture and living their beliefs in connection, vibrance and opportunity, etc. They are hiring some creative and outgoing people who are really adding value to the company and are making a big impact on the business. They continue to grow, so there is opportunity to grow your career with the company.

    Cons

    Their benefits need to be more competitive.

    Advice to Management

    I think Management is doing a great job to empower the employees to make a difference in helping the company move forward. They are investing and training and development and working to drive change that will make the company successful.


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