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Beam Global Spirits & Wine Reviews

Updated Mar 16, 2014
Beam Global Spirits & Wine – Deerfield – “Corporate office.”

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3.1 63 reviews

82% Approve of the CEO

Beam Global Spirits & Wine CEO Matt Shattock

Matt Shattock

(44 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

  • Great people and great experience(in 6 reviews)

  • The company have a few really good brands(in 3 reviews)

  • High expectations, low work-life balance(in 5 reviews)

  • constant change and reorganizations(in 3 reviews)

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    Finance Manager (Former Employee) Louisville, KY

    ProsCompensation and benefits are very good

    ConsIncompetent management, perpetual restructuring, high turnover

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf I was CEO, I would terminate almost all of the corporate finance team.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    2 people found this helpful  

    You have to kiss some senior guy's ass otherwise you will either die quickly or get stuck

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Deerfield, IL

    ProsGood benefits, long vacation (4 weeks for everyone evey freshmen out of college), matching 401K, free coffee, several hundred dollars allowance on alcohol purchase every year

    ConsCulture is very bad - became worse and worse since there is a re-org every year. All the "Old school" guys are knocked out. If you are 40+, with the company for 5+ yrs, and still not a director or just a junior director, you will be out eventually, unless you are backed by a senior executive who is normally much younger and meaner than you. The senior management have been all new faces since 2008-2009 re-org and they keep hiring new bloods to replace the old. It's not about how good you are. It's just about whose ass you are kissing. And if you are too old, even though you want to kiss their ass they would rathe hire some analysts right out of college and promote them into managers in a year or two.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice - The senior management know what they are doing. They want to do it because it's in their best interest.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Knowledge is Power with promotions given to incompetent individuals who happen to be as socially inept as management

    Brand Manager (Former Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsOk Benefits, great ability to take on more work and unique projects. Great expense accounts and night outs to enjoy the perks of the industry.

    ConsSenior Managements is too involved in the mundane day to day aspects of the business. They are socially incapable of interacting with direct reports on a personal level. There is a constant feeling of change, and when change occurs they have not planned out the next steps to continue to drive business with the right people behind the brands.
    Reviews are 360 and often include individuals who should not have an input on your performance. Which lead to a poor and inaccurate assessment.
    Sales led organization with limited support for Marketing, leads to poor creative and less than ground breaking work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a step back and review the talent pool. Often those with similar personalities are promoted or maintained, while driven, pro-active minds are not respected.
    Continue to work on the culture and provide incentives to reengage the team to produce great work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Everytime you think you're getting ahead you get pushed back

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros-Fun industry, it's liquor so it's exciting
    -Great coworkers, the people are what holds the company together
    -Social environment

    Cons-Constant turnover; many rounds of layoffs and reorgs (too many to count)
    -No communication from top down, and any communication that exists is usually unclear or misdirected
    -Lack of direction and support
    -Extremely Chaotic
    -Zero accountability
    -No opportunities to advance, those who do advance often seem unjustified
    -Operate like a big company but no willingness to invest in employees
    -Salary compensation among the lowest in the industry

    Advice to Senior ManagementBeam needs to have clearer lines of communication to their employees. There is no trust there and no sense of stability. Turnover/reorgs happen too frequently and they are constantly losing their most valuable employees. There needs to be accountability across all sector of the company and personal performance should drive personal advancement. The company needs to invest in their employees, doing so will make people want to work harder. There needs to be big changes in order for the company to succeed, opposed to crashing as it has been.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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