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Ste Michelle Wine Estates CEO Ted Baseler
Ted Baseler
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  1. Manager

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Ste Michelle Wine Estates full-time

      Pros

      Great place to work. Good leadership.

      Cons

      Long commute with poor roads

    • Helpful (1)

      Good pay, long hours

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      Former Employee - Enologist in Paterson, WA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Ste Michelle Wine Estates part-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Great Salary compensation and benefits.

      Cons

      Lots of Corporate changes from Altria (Tobacco Company that owns Ste Michelle) including CEO change to ex-Phillip Morris CEO Jim Mortenson. Not great for work-life balance and poor management.

      Advice to Management

      Hold everyone accountable at the same level.

    • Generally a great company to work for.

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      Current Employee - District Manager in Marietta, GA
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Ste Michelle Wine Estates for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Surrounded by most knowledgeable/respected coworkers in the industry.

      Cons

      Limited ability to advance roles within company.

      Advice to Management

      Limited ability to advance in roles/positions within company and confusing bonus structure are concerning.

    • Sales

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends

      I worked at Ste Michelle Wine Estates

      Pros

      Great opportunity within the company

      Cons

      I have none to list.

      Advice to Management

      none

    • Helpful (1)

      Poor Management

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodinville, WA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Ste Michelle Wine Estates part-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Non-management co-workers were great to work with for the most part.

      Cons

      Middle management staff in Guest Services are generally unprofessional and will have no problem reprimanding employees in front of customers, actually makes them look bad not the employee.

      Advice to Management

      Treat your employees, whether part-time or full-time, with some semblance of respect. Most of us are highly educated and have had a successful career prior to working for your organization. We are not idiots.

    • Helpful (1)

      Old company + older views = slow progress

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Ste Michelle Wine Estates full-time

      Pros

      - You get a discount on wine - The company as a role is loved by the community - Pension and good benefits

      Cons

      - Archaic company. Still uses 'Lotus Notes' to operate (most people won't even know what that is...) - Feels like they try and still operate like a small shop- when in fact they are huge now. Most all people have been there for 15+ years. Not always a good sign when those people are leading the company and have never had outside experience with evolving and staying relevant. - Slow to change. Anything that could be...

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      Advice to Management

      Hire more people in higher positions who will try and influence* positive* change.

    • Helpful (1)

      Great place to work if interested in Wine Business

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Ste Michelle Wine Estates full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Very good pay and benefits for wine industry; Stable management and financials

      Cons

      Relatively conservative compared to most seattle area companies

    • Great place!

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      Former Employee - Concert Intern in Woodinville, WA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Ste Michelle Wine Estates for more than a year

      Pros

      Great company culture and people! They really want their employees to succeed and grow with their company.

      Cons

      Busy summer, lots of overtime and not well scheduled concert season. Went from weeks of nothing to everything at once.

    • Helpful (2)

      Great company, salary not competitive

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Ste Michelle Wine Estates full-time

      Pros

      Well respected company, good values, good people

      Cons

      Compensation not up to par compared to other wine companies

    • Helpful (8)

      Downward spiral upper management is clueless

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Ste Michelle Wine Estates full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Good benefits package. This is the only reason most people are still here. The smaller wineries are still a good atmosphere.

      Cons

      Upper management lives in the spin zone. They only listen to a few of there pets and have absolutely no clue what is going on.

      Advice to Management

      Have a third party company interview your hourly employees about job satisfaction. No one is going to be honest talking to anyone in upper management or HR. Stop listening to a select few and start listing to the workers about the real problems.

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