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Wente Vineyards Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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  1. "Restaurant server"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Restaurant Server in Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - Restaurant Server in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wente Vineyards part-time

    Pros

    Great money. Easy to sell wine and food. Good crew. Flexible schedule. Great concert line-up. Fun sales contests to win prizes.

    Cons

    Chef turnover. Holidays and concerts are expected of all employees.

    Advice to Management

    Pay BOH more to reduce turnover rate. Healthcare not available to 95%+ of FOH employees. Bonuses are available for salary management only.


  2. "Business Analyst and Quality Manager"

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    Former Employee - Quality and Process Improvement Manager in Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - Quality and Process Improvement Manager in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wente Vineyards full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Family oriented
    - Friendly
    - Great Life Balance
    - Beautiful location
    - Plenty of work to do

    Cons

    - Limited career growth.
    - Lack of structure.
    - Lack of synergy.

  3. "Meh job, great people"

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    Current Employee - Dishwasher
    Current Employee - Dishwasher
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly people generally
    Reasonable kitchen management

    Cons

    Dishwashing kind of sucks no matter where you work


  4. "Great company to work for"

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

    I worked at Wente Vineyards part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun, friendly environment, good pay

    Cons

    Late hours, working in the heat


  5. "Awesome Family to Work For"

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

    I have been working at Wente Vineyards full-time

    Pros

    Family owned with room for career growth if you truly believe in continuous improvement

    Cons

    You will be fully employed

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the great family atmosphere and continue doing what you do


  6. "It's good."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Working in the tasting room is fun, management is good.

    Cons

    Upper management needs to pick a policy and go with it instead of changing sales policy constantly.
    Hours currently being downsized, I can't tell if we're over- or under-staffed.

    Advice to Management

    the above.


  7. "Always interesting"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - FOH
    Current Employee - FOH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wente Vineyards part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities to learn more about food, wine and spirits.
    High guest check averages (great tips)
    Discounts on food, wine, golf, tasting

    Cons

    Senior management is shockingly disappointing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep professional relationships with staff
    Resist the urge to guzzle chardonnay in the bar hall
    You don't need to "run to the office to fill your water bottle"
    Learn how to operate the POS system
    Remain on-duty when you are the manager. on. duty.

    Or:

    Retire?

  8. "Tasting room associate"

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    Former Employee - Tasting Room Associate
    Former Employee - Tasting Room Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wente Vineyards part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free wine...sometimes! discounts at the restaurant, and ability to taste at all tasting rooms for free.

    Cons

    the employee training was not the best. certain people were over looked for offsite schooling/wine credentialing. also, management became really cryptic when it came time to "randomly" move associates to other tasting rooms without notice? Unfortunately, a few too many inconsistencies for me.

    Advice to Management

    not everyone in managent deserves their position/title. allow for others to apply for the position or make current managers undergo more in depth evaluations. more transparency needed.


  9. "Restaurant"

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

    Pros

    Management, flexibility, great food, grow their own garden

    Cons

    Late hours, kitchen was slow sometime


  10. "Intern"

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

    Pros

    Very hands on. I was able to learn so much in the matter of three months.

    Cons

    At times dull work enviorment


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