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E. & J. Gallo Winery Reviews

Updated 24 Jan 2020

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90%
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E. & J. Gallo Winery Co-President and CEO Joe Gallo
Joe Gallo
569 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work Life Balance with many resources available(in 97 reviews)

  • "Great people and products (extensive portfolio) with a strong consumer focus(in 61 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "No Career Opportunities in HR"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in Modesto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at E. & J. Gallo Winery full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Overall, Gallo is a nice company. There are some great and talented people especially in sales and marketing. Work / life balance is above average.

    Cons

    If you are in any part of HR forget it. It's a dead end. Promotions are given based on popularity - not merit . Metrics for success are none existent, but if leadership "likes" you, you can do no wrong. The COE's (recruiting, compensation, benefits) are no better. Recruiting leadership is deplorable, people are leaving left and right. There is no direction and no room for growth. Not to mention the compensation, it's well below market standards.

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    Advice to Management

    Create some clear metrics or success and stick to them. Being "popular" should not be a barometer for success.

    E. & J. Gallo Winery2020-01-25
  2. "great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Modesto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at E. & J. Gallo Winery full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    pay, schedule flexibility, opportunities, and culture

    Cons

    none to share at the moment

    Advice to Management

    continue encouraging and providing opportunities for professional growth

    E. & J. Gallo Winery2020-01-11
  3. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Lab Technician in Modesto, CA

    I worked at E. & J. Gallo Winery full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Large company with lots of different places to start

    Cons

    Extremely competitive, likes employees from large colleges

    E. & J. Gallo Winery2020-01-08
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to build career"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Commerce, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at E. & J. Gallo Winery full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great management. They're all very talented and supportive. - Interview process was fantastic. They show that they truly want you to join the company. Never felt like I was being interrogated or deterred. - Autonomy within the role. You decide your route for the day, which accounts to call on, which ones are the most important etc. Gives a great foundation for managing a territory. - Very clear path to upward mobility within the company. Most reps are promoted within their first 2 years. - Gallo treats their employees the best out of any other company in the industry. Other companies treat their employees like dogs, expecting them to work weekends and even some holidays. At Gallo, you might have to work a day on the weekend here or there but you will never work a holiday.

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    Cons

    - This is a very service heavy job. I wouldn't even really call this a con because Gallo is extremely upfront with you about this during your interview. You're going to be picking up wine cases, building wine displays, stocking shelves etc. A major part of this job is the sweat equity you put into it. - Dealing with store managers can be difficult sometimes. There a few who dislike all vendors and wouldn't care if they didn't hear from you again. Again, hard to call this a con because dealing with difficult clients is going to happen in any sales role and it will make you a better sales rep in the long run. - You're going to have some extremely long days especially during busy season (October - December). - PTO isn't allowed during October, November or December. - Understand what you're getting into with this role. If you're joining Gallo because you think it'd be fun to talk about wine or learn about wine I would look elsewhere. You should take this job as a sales rep because you're extremely competitive, detail oriented, and you genuinely want to be in sales. There will be stress, long days, difficult clients, and times when you're unsure you want to keep doing this. This is natural in sales. Don't get discouraged and keep a positive mindset and you will be fine!

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    Advice to Management

    None

    E. & J. Gallo Winery2019-12-29
  5. "Amazing experience, from interview to job offer"

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    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at E. & J. Gallo Winery full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I have only been with Gallo a short time, but so far the experience has been nothing short of amazing. Their is something magical in the air when you walk into the doors of Gallo and are greeted as if you were at home. The people are wonderful, the benefits are great, you can feel the positive pulse of the organization within every square foot of the place.

    Cons

    No cons so far.

    E. & J. Gallo Winery2019-12-30
  6. "Amazing Company"

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    Current Employee - Busineess Analyst in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at E. & J. Gallo Winery full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great pay, culture, benefits & work life balance

    Cons

    Organizational structure can sometimes lead to corporate bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing...it’s working!

    E. & J. Gallo Winery2019-12-21
  7. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Modesto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at E. & J. Gallo Winery full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Strong ability to rotate across positions, even across functions in some areas of the company. Very nice Modesto campus. Lots of tenured employees provide great knowledge balanced by fresh perspectives recruited from the outside. Gallo does not stand still. And let's face it, the wine industry is just a lot of fun.

    Cons

    With all the opportunities, the past year has been unusually busy with lots going on.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to recognize the higher level ask being made of employees to support all the change and don't lose focus with too many projects.

    E. & J. Gallo Winery2019-12-21
  8. "Great Company Culture"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern in Elizabeth, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at E. & J. Gallo Winery full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good culture, benefits, and people to work for

    Cons

    The Elizabeth Location is a little difficult to get to

    E. & J. Gallo Winery2019-12-19
  9. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at E. & J. Gallo Winery full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Highly competitive and results oriented. A lot of opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Expectations are set very high

    E. & J. Gallo Winery2019-12-29
  10. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Cellar 

    I worked at E. & J. Gallo Winery full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits are very good there

    Cons

    harvest is very busy and tough

    E. & J. Gallo Winery2019-12-23
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