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  1. "Maintenance Intern"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Intern in Paso Robles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Intense learning environment with an always changing world of wine

    Cons

    Lots of employees and the ramp up to harvest is intense just hold on

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    "Wine Lab Employee"

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Paso Robles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Well know brand. 50% wines. New facilities. Fine pay if it is your first working day after college graduation. Pretty good benefits. Not hard to get hired.

    Cons

    -Opposite of environmentally friendly, literally cut down thousands of trees and only cared about their image. Turns neighboring farms dry, puts water on the surface for 30% to evaporate. -Terrible pay, honestly a slap in the face to everyone working there, except managers. They offered me $13/hr as a lab tech with past experience that paid $18; take it or leave it situation. And the enologists make $15-17 -Wine will...

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    Advice to Management

    Reward employees with better pay after a year. Spend time on training so you don’t have such a high turnover. Make a company culture other then a corporate factory disguised as a winery.

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    "Word of Caution"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery full-time

    Pros

    50% Discount on Justin Wines

    Cons

    Two words, disposable and structureless. Justin needs to reanalyze calling job titles “internships” most these positions are temporary, seasonal work. They are not educational, nor are they improving skills of graduates from college. Most the work done is similar to a full time position job, simply without the benefits or appropriate pay. I went weeks without seeing my supervisor, without being taught skills, my texts...

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    Advice to Management

    Lead by example, communicate to your team, make goals and insure you discuss these goals with your team, have the proper materials available & in working order.

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    "Company Culture is Non-Existent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paso Robles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    - High product quality - Solid medical/dental/vision benefits - Discount on wine

    Cons

    - No collaboration between departments whatsoever; don't let potlucks fool you, there is zero culture at JUSTIN (but there is a lot of gossip) - Fear based leadership with little to no performance feedback (good or bad); if a mistake is made there is no analysis and improvement, they will simply replace you - None of the employees want to be there and it really shows; this goes for the Wisteria Ln office where all of...

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    Advice to Management

    Making money is great, and you are good at it. If you paid a quarter of the attention to your employee turnover rate as you do your EBITDA, then the brand would be unstoppable instead of resting on its laurels.

  5. "Tasting room/wine society"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery full-time

    Pros

    Great wine, beautiful location, comprehensive benefits

    Cons

    No upward mobility or growth opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your employees regularly. Don't put them off when they ask for a moment of your time.

  6. "Staff is micro-managed, leadership is fear based. Quality product, respected brand."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Paso Robles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery full-time

    Pros

    Entry level positions are an excellent training ground for people looking to learn the wine business from a respected brand Product quality is excellent Benefits and compensation are excellent for the area

    Cons

    Managers are not empowered to make decisions Mistakes are not allowed Culture of fear Senior leadership Lack of integration between departments Communication

    Advice to Management

    Focus on high level business objectives and stay out of day-to-day management, start respecting the team in Paso Robles

  7. "Disappointed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Lovely location and new renovation make for a beautiful physical environment. Benefits are pretty good. Discounts on fine wine.

    Cons

    Office culture is nasty and demeaning. Highly unbalanced treatment of employees within hospitality department. Lots of secretive, negative stuff going on.

    Advice to Management

    Improve employment culture to one of respect for people.

  8. "Great Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Wine Guide in Paso Robles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with of varied life backgrounds and experiences. Willing to invest into new/older employees so that we get the most out of our work. Team incentives with sprinklings of individual so that we can achieve a synergistic status.

    Cons

    JUSTIN Vineyards & winery is very far away from most places in Paso (actually the furthest West) and sometimes it takes some effort to plan out my commute, and also does not really allow for saving at the pump. But honestly this is me digging deep to find something.

    Advice to Management

    I recommend that the managers work together more to accomplish goals. Granted I am on the outside looking in, but there are somethings that take a couple weeks to get working (swipe cards for the clock-in/out system, or company emails set up). But honestly this is me digging deep again to find something.

  9. "Good benefits, poor culture"

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    Former Employee - Inventory Manager in Paso Robles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -good benefits: reasonably priced health and dental, and free personal trainer -friendly employees in local offices

    Cons

    -little advancement opportunities unless you are willing to move to LA where the parent company, Fiji Water, is stationed -segregated employees: each dept sticks together, and doesn't socialize much together specific to the inventory position: -boss and rest of team are all based in LA, while you are alone in Paso trying to do everything by yourself. Makes communication very difficult, and increases job stress dramatically...

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  10. "Don't even bother applying"

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    Former Employee - Hospitality in Paso Robles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The wine is ok. full benefits after 30 days. Put a lot into the Christmas party.

    Cons

    Unethical, unorganized, a bunch of people that think they know what there doing but it's all about a social status for the managers

    Advice to Management

    They wouldn't listen anyway since its corporate.

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