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Robert Mondavi Winery Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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  1. "Winery is wonderful, parent company, not so much"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Napa, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Napa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Robert Mondavi Winery full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    wonderful people, commitment to quality, unique history and legacy. Great pay and benefits. Opportunity to move to other wineries, other parts of the company for career growth. Industry discounts and events are definite perks.

    Cons

    Parent company - Constellation - is a much more corporate feel. Management focus is on explaining what happened, more than innovating for the future. Now that they have a beer division, though, the wine division has a little less focus. That has meant a very large movement into the beer division, which has created some opportunities in wine.


  2. "visitor center associate"

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    Former Employee - Visitor Center Associate in Oakville, CA
    Former Employee - Visitor Center Associate in Oakville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Robert Mondavi Winery full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of training opportunities and work with a large group

    Cons

    Lots of work. You could be yelled at if you don't do the job they expect

    Advice to Management

    Be nice to the employees


  3. "tasting room"

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    Former Employee - Tatsing Room Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Tatsing Room Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great wine, friendly guest, enthusiastic coworkers. They loved wine.

    Cons

    poor management, worked on reports and spread sheets all day. Had to get ready for those wall street earnings.

    Advice to Management

    come down from your offices, listen to staff. Use less temps.


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    "A great place to work"

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    Former Contractor - Retail/Wine Educator in Oakville, CA
    Former Contractor - Retail/Wine Educator in Oakville, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Robert Mondavi Winery as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you enjoy working with a constant flow of visitors from around the world this is the place for you.

    Cons

    During high season from Memorial Day through Labor Day expect to work all weekends and holidays dealing with constant visitor traffic and aswering the same question's many times daily. It can be exhausitng on your feet all day.

    Advice to Management

    Would be helpful to hae one weekend day a month off either a Sat or Sun.


  6. "Great place before the takeover"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Napa, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Napa, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and organization. Always felt a part of the team. Great wine perks! People were very creative and "out of the box".

    Cons

    Sometimes uppper management went in some "un focused" directions, but overall a great place to work. Too bad that the company was taken over.

    Advice to Management

    Should have concentrated on making fine wine rather than setting up "distractions" like RMW University. Oftentimes it seemed like the management team was not on the same page.


  7. "Lab tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Best intern winery. Willing to teach, help with advancement

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted within company. Must move to next company after.


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    "Robert Mondavi Winery - An Amazing Work Experience"

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

    I worked at Robert Mondavi Winery as a contractor

    Pros

    Robert Mondavi Winery's history is as good as it gets and to be a part of the team is special. The facility is gorgeous and the team that works there is fun and friendly. Organizationally the business is well-run and all the trains run on time. Winemakers and GM have always been highly respected. There is a commitment to quality and excellence.

    Cons

    The winery was acquired by Constellation Brands in 2004 and though they have largely left the former team operate things the way they always have, there has been some streamlining of management and cost-cutting in the past two years. This has left some of the managers with unacceptable spans of control. For Constellation's changes to work, the culture needs to become more trusting and empowering of lower-level employees.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that the culture needs to be strengthened and bring the team together to begin that process. Focus on more on customers, trust, and empowerment. Ask the current team what they like, do not like, or feel is missing. Currently employees will not speak the truth because nobody asks them and many fear retribution from lower level management.