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Wente Vineyards Reviews

Updated September 5, 2018
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  1. "Tasting Room"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Wine Ambassador in Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Wine Ambassador in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wente Vineyards part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The tasting room at Wente Vineyards has an amazing staff and supportive upper management.

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities especially outside your department.

    Advice to Management

    You guys rock!!


  2. "Beautiful Wine Country Environment, Family Values, Poor Corporate Structure, Long Hours"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You are surrounded by lush landscape and vineyards, people are passionate, great sense of family values despite being a corporate company, privately owned. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Long hours, they will work you as much as they can if you're salaried. Often times you'll work 60 to 80 hours for weeks or months at a time. Little room to grow, high turn over, pays significantly less than competitors despite being one of the top exporting wineries in California. Very poor communication and cooperation between sales departments!

  3. "Great company"

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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

    Great company with a lot of integrity and respect for it’s employees. Inclusive team environment with a lot of fun perks and activities for employees.

    Cons

    Pay rates are lower than average.

    Advice to Management

    Goals for the company need to be more focused and targeted with the whole management team in alignment.


  4. "Wine Ambassador"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wente Vineyards part-time

    Pros

    Company Benefits and fexible hours

    Cons

    No organization within the company

    Advice to Management

    Hire better managment


  5. "Murrieta's Well Concierge/ Wine Ambassador"

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

    I worked at Wente Vineyards part-time

    Pros

    Cohesive management
    Benefits
    Flexible work hours
    Easy shift trades
    So much knowledge gained

    Cons

    Slightly stressful environment (primarily weekends)


  6. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    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

    Great 401k benefits, meetings offered to employees where they can voice opinions and ask questions, respectful and professional management staff, fun encouraged

    Cons

    Some departments can be higher stress due to guests


  7. "Restaurant server"

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    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.

  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. "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


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