E. & J. Gallo Winery FAQ

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6 June 2019

What is health insurance like at E. & J. Gallo Winery?

Pros

-Great group of co-workers -Company genuinely follows the values it preaches -Very collaborative environment -Everyone is willing to roll their sleeves up and do the work -Great healthcare and retirement benefits -Lots of perks, including shuttles from the East Bay

Cons

-Location makes it tough to retain talent -Tough to push marketing priorities through the organization when faced with urgent vs. important problems

-Great healthcare and retirement benefits

6 June 2019

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19 July 2019

Does E. & J. Gallo Winery offer sponsored degrees?

Pros

A commuter shuttle from the East Bay Area (Oakland, Dublin, Livermore). 3% 401k match. Seasonal summer hours (work 9 hours Mon-Thurs, half day on Friday), weekly one on one meeting with management to discuss projects and professional development goals. The company values your professional development and wants you to be successful (with them).

Cons

Paternal leave is almost non-existent in comparison to the adjustments other companies are making. I would be much happier with a more generous paternal leave. Several male employees speak about the need for a better paternal leave policy, but the culture stifles the voice of these male employees to request a change in this policy. There is no commuter shuttle from any other areas, and it is in demand considering the commute for some employees. Tuition reimbursement for higher education usually gets denied. Health benefits are weak and expensive for employees and their families. Also, specific roles allow employees to work from home once a week (which could easily be extended given the nature of such functions). As long as employees are productive, I do not see why this is an issue. Given the rapid development of technology, telecommuting should not be a foreign concept in an organization, especially given that the location of the organization is in Modesto, which isn't central for many employees.

Advice to Management

Invest in hearing the needs of your employees. Many are hesitant to speak or leave a review due to the repercussions. Instead of putting up posters stating that you are a top 50 Glassdoor company on your buildings and buses to market how great the company is doing, investigate the needs of employees. Two of the organization's core values state: RESPECT Speak with courtesy to and about each other Listen to each other and be open to all points of view INNOVATION Place great value on big ideas Challenge the conventional way of doing things – never be satisfied Respect your employees by listening to our points of view and what we need to have a better work-life balance and affordable means of living in California. Challenge the conventional way of doing things by making adjustments to your old policies to keep up with the generational and cultural shifts in organizational practices.

Tuition reimbursement for higher education usually gets denied.

19 July 2019

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20 May 2019

What is the retirement plan like at E. & J. Gallo Winery?

Pros

Having been here for more than two years I can safely say that there is rarely a Department that doesn't feel their leadership is top notch. It is really amazing how much this organization cares about it's employees from the top down. The benefits offered here are comparable to the tech companies of the Bay Area. The 401k match is 3% with day one vesting, profit sharing available for Managers and the health benefit options are great and affordable. This truly is a great place to work.

Cons

I know the location is a con for several people. However, if you want to live in the Bay Area there are coach buses with Wifi that the company pays to have run to Modesto four days a week.

The 401k match is 3% with day one vesting, profit sharing available for Managers and the health benefit options are great and affordable.

20 May 2019

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11 October 2018

Does E. & J. Gallo Winery offer parental leave?

Pros

Gallo Winery is truly a wonderful place to work. I have been with the organization for over 10 years now and couldn't imagine working for another company. During my tenure, I have had an opportunity to work on several impactful projects , including multiple lean initiatives to help drive efficiencies across our HR processes. The strong emphasis on family that is deep rooted in our culture has helped me manage my work life balance. I just returned from my second maternity leave, and I not only received support by my direct manager but other leaders in the HR organization to ensure that I had a smooth transition.

Cons

Organizational change can be difficult and require a lot of socialization and approvals.

Advice to Management

Keep up the great work!

I just returned from my second maternity leave, and I not only received support by my direct manager but other leaders in the HR organization to ensure that I had a smooth transition.

11 October 2018

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25 March 2020

Does E. & J. Gallo Winery offer employee discounts?

Pros

Gallo overall is a good company. The discount on wine is a nice plus. Living in Modesto, it’s a good place to work, but really the only game in town.

Cons

Do not work in Talent Acquisition. It’s led by a team of inept managers that have no business managing people. The managers lead by fear and morale is terrible. No growth or development in recruiting. They will hire externally over internal consistently. If you want to be constantly overworked and stressed, join Gallo. You won’t recruit here, you are moving people through a system that is geared towards finding your mistakes, everything is time stamped, and managers micromanage, especially when you make a mistake. If you are looking to be a recruiter, don’t waste your time and energy. You’ll only be frustrated and stressed.

Advice to Management

Do something about the management! Bring in some external managers who know how to manage or provide management some training on how to be effective. VP should step in and check on the team. Listen! Clean house! Do something before you lose your entire team. Listen to what the team members want and need. Focus on important issues like development and actual training for recruiters.

The discount on wine is a nice plus.

25 March 2020

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