Inventory Team Leader (Current Employee) – Stockton, CA – May 17, 2018
After a daily tailgate meeting that provides the shipping outlook of the week and goes over the previous day's numbers, you will be working non stop save for breaks. Great employees though management is quite lacking. Hardest part of the job is the hours required to work each week, it can exceed 60 and can be tough on families depending on your shift rotation.
Operations (Former Employee) – Ripon, CA – April 19, 2018
Your training will be minimal at best. After that you are left to our own devices. A lot. Be prepared to work 10-12 hours most days. Often working 6 days. The focus on being "lean" means you are usually way over tasked, especially for the pay scale. I'm sure that not every position is like this so do as much research as you can. Go with your gut.
Wine sales and free tastings!
Poor work-life balance, lack of hands on training and development.
Maint manager asistance/maint depart clerical (Former Employee) – Fresno, CA – March 22, 2018
great job that i considerd a start of a career but after a year the commute was to far away for me to make a living wage at the position i was in and i was putting more miles on my car and wear and tare than i was making to keep up with it financaily
Sugar tester/ seasonal (Former Employee) – Ripon, CA – March 1, 2018
loved working every summer for 3 years as a sugar tester loved most of the staff worked with besides new supervisor, he wasn't clear for certain tasks or expected tasks not in your job to be down overall was great summer job and learning experience
Intern (Former Employee) – Ripon, CA – January 2, 2018
A lot of what I learned I had to do by myself, but it really put me into the shoes of a real engineer and what would be required of me. It also taught me the complexity of the wine industry. The only negative part was that I was left to my own devices with no directions a few to many times.
General Wine Worker (Seasonal) (Former Employee) – Soledad, CA 93960 – December 26, 2017
Everyone is given a task and for the most part you get to do something different every day. Although everyone is working on their assigned job, if one asks for help, they will gladly do so. Management is very understandable and they don't breath down your neck.
moderate pay, fast pace, good environment, good coworkers, and discount of wine.
old facility, machinery is worn, motion sensor lights do not work.
Area Manager (Current Employee) – Portland, OR – December 12, 2017
The Wine Group is always looking for ways to make strides and become the industry leader. The products that hit the mainstream market are here one day gone the next in some cases. However, when we find a winner, we put all of our efforts behind it to help it grow into the monster brand we feel that it can be. It is a very fun and challenging place to work.
Area Manager (Former Employee) – Charlotte, NC – November 29, 2017
The Wine Group has changed a lot since I've worked for them. A review of the company at this time would not be fair. However when I did work with them, the organization was flat in structure and provide career advancement opportunities for those willing to relocate.
Ca- General Winery Worker (Former Employee) – Ripon, CA – November 17, 2017
A very prejudice place to work if you are not euro-centric. Apart from racial tension, you get to work freely throughout the 8 hour shifts. It is very competitive with the other workers, but with hard work you can earn a position among the crew.
Slapper & Forklift Operator (Former Employee) – Livermore, CA – October 18, 2017
In beginning of my shift i would put on my P.P.E. gear entering the where house. go over to the forklifts that'd be operating for the day. go over the safety checklist & make note to the repair log for repairs. go over to the bottled win boxes to see which wine was to be ship & check the loading pattern to be loaded into the trailers.Empty the corked glass & recycled card board into their dumpsters out side the where house. I would pelleted wine boxes into the tractor trailers until filled to their specifications, fill out an log sheet for the order of wine to be shipped.