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Updated May 14, 2022

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4.3
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Fun environment

    Feb 27, 2022 - Tasting Room Lead 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Fun work environment, nice customers

    Cons

    Long hours, can be repetitive

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  2. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Corporate Wine

    May 14, 2022 - Senior Management 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Transparent, evolved, equitable employee bonus programs.

    Cons

    There is tremendous opportunity to improve the tertiary brands within the JFW portfolio, but two or three “cash cow” brands enable a VP, Executive level political scramble that usurps genuine ingenuity and rewards upper management placating, cookie-cutter, dated industry strategies. Upper management individuals spend more time focused on their own political perception among their supervisors and peers than attempting to see evolved industry solutions to improve winemaking, marketing, and sales. Be weary of your role as once you carry water for VPs, Execs will assume credit for your hard work as they need you to their bidding so they can focus on accruing more political capital for themselves. All wine produced is poor to mediocre - even their high end Napa brands. JFW is enticing because they have a bloated marketing department and give you a track into a romantic industry. But if you have higher level aspirations, kill or be killed as mercy will be for the weak who have to carry water and support archaic, watered down concepts that were hardly effective 25 years ago.

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good Work Place

    Apr 30, 2022 - Machine Operator in Windsor, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    No stress or pressure to people below management level. Good people, and very considerate management.

    Cons

    Pretty slow in resolving issues, too loose, people taking advantage to the company.

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Feels like family

    Mar 7, 2022 - Tasting Room Lead in Santa Rosa, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great work/life balance Very competitive pay Plenty of wine Extremely welcoming environment for guests and employees Prioritizes diversity and inclusion Leaders in sustainability and technology in the wine industry

    Cons

    Some cliques exist which makes some employees feel neglected Apparent “worship” of executives makes lower level employees feel on edge whenever upper management/owners are present at any given tasting room/estate

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  5. 2.0
    Former Employee

    underpaid female employees and lack of diversity

    Feb 13, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    wine education- they do a good job of getting employees access to wine education.

    Cons

    lack of diversity. As a female I was paid less than male colleagues. I hit a professional ceiling where I was stuck, with no opportunity for advancement. For a company that values 'family owned', their family benefits including maternity leave are inadequate. I know from firsthand experience that women are looked at differently if they choose to have a family than men.

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great

    Feb 16, 2022 - Finance 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, great wine, always something interesting happening

    Cons

    Can sometimes be crazy and demanding

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  7. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Pretty Good

    Feb 9, 2022 - Lab Analyst in Santa Rosa, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Everyone was helpful and willing to explain the job duties and their own job duties.

    Cons

    The work seems repetitive after a while.

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Large company, many options

    Feb 28, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good growth potential in many avenues

    Cons

    It is a very large company

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  9. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Terrible, worst wine industry experience of my life

    Oct 27, 2021 - Brand Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Wine quality/reputation, employee wine pricing, travel perks, access to resources. Volunteer days. Employee professional development. Some really talented (but undervalued and overlooked) team members. Surely there are positive experiences to be had (perhaps outside of sales & marketing), but this was the worst working experience of my life.

    Cons

    Excessive meetings. Silo-ed work environment. Top-heavy, self-absorbed leadership. Emotionally abusive, toxic culture. Archaic corporate mentality. Promotions dangled as incentive but reneged if you are not the loudest, most aggressive drinker of the company kool-aid. Expectation that work = life among many long-time executives.

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    9 people found this review helpful
  10. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Neat

    Jan 25, 2022 - Warehouse Associate 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    I get paid alright Bout it

    Cons

    Too few sick days to be useful

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Jackson Family Wines Reviews FAQs

Jackson Family Wines has an overall rating of 4.3 out of 5, based on over 117 reviews left anonymously by employees. 82% of employees would recommend working at Jackson Family Wines to a friend and 91% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 5% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Jackson Family Wines employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.3 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Jackson Family Wines. This rating has improved by 10% over the last 12 months.

82% of Jackson Family Wines employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Jackson Family Wines 4.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.3 for culture and values and 4.3 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Jackson Family Wines to be benefits, career development, coworkers and the cons to be culture, management, senior leadership.

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