Unknown (Former Employee) – Napa, CA – March 2, 2018
Management was horrible. My direct manager was constantly MIA. I was always the only one in our department that actually went to the office 5 days/week. A lot of issues fell onto my plate due to lack of management, I had to go to other departments and other employees to seek guidance or assistance.
Luckily, someone there opened their eyes and realized how bad management was in that department but too much damage was done by then.
Other than that, the wine discounts were great.
Wine discounts, the TWE wineries were beautiful
Poor management, revolving door type tactics, absolutely no work culture...
Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Sonoma, CA – February 20, 2018
As long as you keep your attitude positive and your demeanor work focused you'll learn plenty and feel more than comfortable with all the friendly faces and excellent explanations. I highly recommend it if you have no mind for staying in the same job for as long as you can possibly imagine, some of the managers even offer advice that you won't normally find outside of business classes. I'm sorry that my situation restricts me from enjoying the experience of working here.
Food close by, friendly work environment, work hours are plentiful.
Hard Hats, place is at the mercy of the valley's temperature.
SVP Marketing (Former Employee) – Napa, CA – January 6, 2018
Good company but often solving the wrong problems. An Australian world view transplanted to the US. TWE needs to reshape its portfolio away from heritage brands (ex-luxury) and get more innovative. COGS and distributor management are its biggest structural issues with no resolution in sight.
Director, IT Infrastructure (Former Employee) – Napa, CA – August 14, 2017
Unless your the CEO of this company you're going to be blamed for not selling wine. This includes IT staff as well as people on the bottling line. It started off good but once accounting rules on recognizing sales were changed the company slid down hill fast. Marketing and sales are not effective but they blame the reports that are generated. They understand that they have a poor rating and badger their employees to give them positive reviews.
Global Compliance, Process and Change Manager (Former Employee) – Napa, CA – August 11, 2017
I worked at TWE for over 6-years, in that time I had 5 CEO's (and related C-level reports). With each new CEO they have grand plans to change everythng (which is usually want the CEO before the last was doing). I was contacted recently, asked to return as the Global Compliance, Process and Change Manager. I was doing great work, making change. Then the Director of the department I was in decided that the job was to be eliminated that others can/should pick up what I was doing (a knee jerk reaction to what I believe was pressure from above). 50+ hours a week is the norm (on the low side of norm). Having said that, I have never worked with a better group of peers/co-workers.
Director of Operations (Former Employee) – Napa County, CA – June 3, 2017
Arrogant bunch of managers who think the Australian way is the only way. Those who survive report back to the Australians behind your back. The politics are unbearable at times. You must always watch your back. Communications from the top down is often misrepresented. There is a culture of telling management what they want to hear, not what is actually happening. The production / packaging teams are forced to run their operations like the newest facility in Australia. The sad part is that the facilities in the U.S. are not designed to run 6500 gallon batches. To pull 6500 gallons from a 150,000 or 45,000 gallon tank causes a lot of extra and costly work, and packaging it in a facility where the fillers run 450 Bottles Per Minute bring a whole lot of complexity and costs to the work place. Working with this company led me to want to leave the Wine Industry for good.
Team Leader (Current Employee) – Napa, CA – May 20, 2017
Easy but can get difficult. The more you know the easier the job will be. Will be taught how to run the machines and fill out paper work. Once the line is run and running it's have to keep it running and do quality paper work also keep your area clean
Manager (Former Employee) – Napa, CA – March 29, 2017
They are notorious for their churn and burn approach to talent in Napa Valley. Most people are laid off within a few months of being hired. The morale among employees is extremely low as well. They frequently ask employees to spam sites like this with fake five star reviews.
management (Former Employee) – St. Helena, CA – January 19, 2016
This place is laughable. If you care anything about your own wellbeing this is not the place. The organization is constantly re-organizing management and staff, and if you are not able to navigate through all the different egos and styles, you will be in jeopardy of losing your job, which has it's own stresses.
Classic cooperate winemaking. The place works off of recipes and no winemaker ever needs to even walk in to the cellar. The new folks especially at Beringer just make wine from there computer screens upstairs rather than actually participate in the process.
Egos galore! With very little respect for the hardworking folks that actually do all the labor,
Interns avoid this company like the plague, too much back-biting, and miserable people to make this a fun place to work.
Safety (Former Employee) – Napa, CA – May 14, 2015
Interesting job to have but uneasy at the same time. Very competitive and political, but has its perks. Working for this company will bring something different to your work life, always something to talk about.
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) – Napa, CA – April 8, 2015
After being told that the work climate is in a state of change for the better, I quickly found out that that is not the case. I witnessed nepotism, discrimination and many forms of favoritism. When I addressed them, as I was requested to do, my imediate superiors began to treat me differently, and started scheduling me extra days, and even falsifying reports as to my attendance. I was able to get positive results, better performance numbers and a more equipped team in 2 months of employment there than the manager who terminated me had in 3 years. I could finish my daily duties and start working on my peers projects in 8.5 hours, but the manager demanded I stay a minimum of 10 hours, in order to give the appearance to the director that "we" are fulfilling our obligations.
Great benefits within the industry and other companies.
longer than necessary hours, poor communication, lack of leadership, lack of organization.
Packaging Technician I (Current Employee) – Napa, CA – March 18, 2015
I have worked for Treasury/ Beringer for 15 years. I have learned well from the excellent people I have worked with and have enjoyed the Inventory Process and the learning from all different cultures and peoples.