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Good people, a small company atmosphere, with a very strong business. Its a holding company so the train of thought is slightly different than most companies, but once you understand that it is a very interesting model.
Because of the type of company they are their products are based off of the companies they own and operate, their model is to control the finances of these companies not direct them, so many of their processes are old, antiquated, or immature, however that is part of the charm.
Advice to Management
In some areas it would be nice to get into the times.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Fortune Brands Home & Security (Deerfield, IL) in June 2014.
Started with a call from a recruiter - then after a few weeks phone screen with hiring manager. After that a face to face with hiring manager and 1 colleague as well as HR.
- None. The hiring manager exited early to get the "HR" manager I was supposed to meet with. The person that returned was a stand-in HR person. She said the HR person I was supposed to meet with (scheduled for 1 hour) was unavailable and she could answer any questions I had. I didn't have any questions obviously for HR, they were supposed to be doing their "HR" battery of questions. So I was told I could go and they would be in touch. 1 Answer
You could call Beam Inc. one spirited company. Beam Inc. (formerly Fortune Brands) is a leading producer and distributor of distilled spirits such as Jim Beam bourbon, Sauza Tequila, Pucker flavored vodka, Canadian Club whisky, Teacher's scotch whisky, and Maker's Mark bourbon. Each year the company, which has distilleries and commercial sites around the world, sells more than 30 million nine-liter cases of alcohol. Beam became a stand-alone company after Fortune spun off its home products and hardware business (Fortune Brands Home & Security) in 2011.