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Jackson Family Wines Reviews

Updated October 11, 2017
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Pros
  • Ton's of free wine, cool people, growth potential (in 3 reviews)

  • Great people, a lot of mutual respect on the team (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Extremely high turnover and lack of respect for contributions from employees (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Finance"

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

    I have been working at Jackson Family Wines full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, Culture, Team Environment, Management

    Cons

    Career Advancement, PTO, Office arrangement, transparency and lack of open door policy (not personally, but what I have heard)


  2. "Great company, mediocre pay."

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

    Pros

    Progressive company looking to build on quality and innovation in a stuffy industry. Great work perks and travel opportunities to west coast wine country.

    Cons

    For such a successful company, the compensation for management is below the industry standard. Expectations and pressure is very high.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Wake-up Leadership!"

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    Current Employee - Director in Santa Rosa, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Santa Rosa, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jackson Family Wines full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Focus on quality and being stewards of their land. Good people. The company is bringing in a lot of quality people from the outside but tenured lifers are overly valued and get in the way of productive change.

    Cons

    Executives even after the exit of the CMO lack experience outside of the company. They tend to be inward-focused and less concerned about doing the right thing for the "little guy". They are more concerned about managing up and kissing-up to the family. Very much a top-down company.

    Advice to Management

    Be selfless. Be yourself. Look out for others. Other functions exist beyond Sales so please do a better job of recognizing that.


  4. "Business Manager"

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

    I worked at Jackson Family Wines full-time

    Pros

    Great Family Company, great benefits, education, support.

    Cons

    None, None, None, None, None


  5. "National Director of Wine Education"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Jackson Family Wines full-time

    Pros

    Family owned and operated company since 1982.

    Cons

    If you're not willing to work hard, this is not the company for you.


  6. "Server"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Jackson Family Wines full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Beware from lack of direction from leadership, unwilling to listen to new ideas, inability to apply best practices from other industries (social media, marketing concepts, operational efficiencies).
    -A lot of smoke and mirrors in showing results to execs
    -Just because you get great reviews from bosses and hit your metrics won't protect you from getting fired. I saw it many times.
    -Extremely high turnover

    Cons

    -Extremely high turnover … rketing and accounting
    -Look at other companies that have employee satisfaction. Practice what you preach about mentoring and treating em

    Advice to Management

    rketing and accounting
    -Look at other companies that have employee satisfaction. Practice what you preach about mentoring and treating em


  7. "Amazing growth!!!"

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

    I have been working at Jackson Family Wines full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A company that continues to expand its portfolio, and has seen rapid growth in the past few years. Work hard and you are rewarded.

    Cons

    Might need a tweak to culture due to growth - still family-owned, but not a small company anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire employees who can bring best practices and share "larger company" experiences.

  8. "Housekeeper"

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

    I have been working at Jackson Family Wines full-time

    Pros

    Your feed 3xs a day

    Cons

    A lot of work standing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Really a wonderful company to work for!!!"

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    Current Employee - Quality in Santa Rosa, CA
    Current Employee - Quality in Santa Rosa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jackson Family Wines full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful company. They care about employees and for the most part everyone is incredible to work with. They support their employees and care about their product. Dedication to quality is high which is something very important to me.

    Cons

    Changed schedules. There is a lot of changing schedules which make it difficult at times, though communication about this has improved noticeably. Staffing was definitely a con as I had felt we needed more people, though this is also an area that has improved recently as well.

    Advice to Management

    Continue being great to your employees. Continue mentoring and growing!


  10. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jackson Family Wines full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Sustainability efforts are best in class, decent compensation, decent benefits package.

    Cons

    Poor communication at all levels, complacency, accountability efforts are either not enforced or don't exist, chronic disconnect between local markets and corporate, bonus structures are convoluted and uninspiring.

    Advice to Management

    Tighten up communication and follow through at all levels. Inspect what you expect. Streamline basics. Have SLT team conduct aggressive and unplanned market visits.


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