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Beam Global Spirits & Wine CEO Matt Shattock
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47 Ratings

    Fun place to work in the field

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    Fun and friendly environment with great sales for across the county. Hours could be long, but as I always felt part of a team, I was happy to put them in. HQ roles in Deerfield appeared to be more corporate, but if you got the right role (supporting sales or marketing) it could be a great experience.


    Company would spend a ridiculous amount on consulting services to find out where they could save money by firing people. Each year there would be a new cull. They should trust their management structure more to make the right decisions on such matters. Following stock market flotation, company became less focused on workers and more on shareholders.

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    Don't let go of a positive culture. Company should be able to post strong results while also maintaining a fun working environment.

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Beam Global Spirits & Wine Interviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
Updated Jul 23, 2014

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    Associate Brand Manager Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Beam Global Spirits & Wine.

    Interview Details

    Submitted resume through a friend who works there. Phone screen with HR, 4 30-min behavioral interviews, 3 1-hr interviews that were case/conversational. Very quick and smooth process as they were looking to hire someone ASAP.

    Interview Questions
    • Consulting type case question about whether to buy a company.   Answer Question
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    Very straightforward negotiation of salary/start date.
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Headquarters Deerfield, IL
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1997
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

At Beam Global Spirits & Wine (BGSW), the spotlight is on the world. Headquartered in the US, it offers libations with global origins: Canadian Club Whisky from our northern neighbor; Courvoisier Cognac from France; Kummerling Liqueur from Germany; VOX Vodka from The Netherlands; Laphroaig Scotch from Scotland; and Sauza Tequila with roots dating back to the Spanish conquistadors in Mexico. The company's Jim Beam is the #1 selling branded bourbon in the world. From The Netherlands, BGSW's DeKuyper is the #1 cordial brand in the US. The company's vast portfolio of branded... More

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