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Updated Feb 8, 2019

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3.7
75%
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87%
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Jackson Family Wines President and CEO Rick Tigner (no image)
Rick Tigner
46 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great company with great people(in 6 reviews)

  • "Lots of opportunity to drive change and improve operations and this is supported at the senior executive level(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "I don't know how legal to have that long with no days off but it's standard for the wine industry(in 3 reviews)

  • "Senior managers and the human resources department lure job candidates with false promises(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Lab Tech"

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Santa Rosa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jackson Family Wines full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company perks, like holiday parties and wine gifts, great overall corporate mindset and some really good employee development strategies.

    Cons

    As a private family run (albeit huge) company, there still were some internal politics with connections with the family that went uncorrected and can have severe effects on certain workplace environments, but overall a great place to be in the wine industry.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace conflict and confront wrongdoers no matter their connections to the family, don't play favorites

    Jackson Family Wines2018-08-15
  2. "Typical Corporate Experience & Structure"

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Healdsburg, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Jackson Family Wines full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Co-workers were very nice people to work alongside, good teamwork, nice attitude.

    Cons

    Certain wine makers were narcissistic and difficult to be around. Laboratory position was repetitive. The international students who came over to do "internships" were given the same duties as cellar workers (they're not the same), so they didn't learn anything. VERY LOW base wages---so low that even the overtime pay was underwhelming.

    Advice to Management

    Give your interns more exposure to wine making to balance out the cellar work. For example, let them listen in meetings where they can hear important wine making decisions, instead of confining them to the cellar to do 60 hours of labor per week.

    Jackson Family Wines2019-02-08
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Harvest is wild"

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    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Windsor, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jackson Family Wines full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free wine, great people, decent holiday parties

    Cons

    Up to 14 hour days for weeks at a time during the peak. I don't know how legal to have that long with no days off but it's standard for the wine industry. The international harvest interns had a pretty terrible deal in terms of having to figure out their own living/transportation issues considering the amount they're paid, even with overtime

    Advice to Management

    This company is bloated and has too many people on the sales and business side making decisions that affect wine quality and in general ends up reducing the ability of personnel actually doing the labor of winemaking to do it well. Treating people well is the only way to improve quality and avoid overhiring, stop firing people and expecting the ones left to work harder for less

    Jackson Family Wines2017-02-03
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