Beam Global Spirits & Wine
3.1 of 5 63 reviews
www.beamglobal.com Deerfield, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

Beam Global Spirits & Wine Reviews

Updated Apr 30, 2014
Beam Global Spirits & Wine – Deerfield – “Corporate office.”

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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
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great people and great experience"
    in 6 reviews
  • "The company have a few really good brands"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "High expectations, low work-life balance"
    in 5 reviews
  • "constant change and reorganizations"
    in 3 reviews
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    Must be comfortable with constant change

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Deerfield, IL

    ProsPay, work hours, brand ambassador program, nice perks working at Beam.

    ConsBad managers; goals inconsistent across functions; lack of accountability/ownership of issues impacting the ability to meet internal and external customers expectations.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in managers to be leaders; strive towards a proactive organization, not always having to put out fires. Don't take the manager's word for it; ask the teams responsible for the work. It just may save you from making some bad decisions that will later need to be retracted.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    This company needs some work to improve employee satisfaction

    Brand Manager (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsWe have some great products. Hours are flexible when life happens. some fun people working there. Pay is only decent, but they do promote from within and across certain functions. Summer hours (for those who have the time to take them).

    ConsWORK LIFE BALANCE- major imbalance for a lot of people; this company is understaffed in many departments (with no hope for filling out the staff in the near future). the "perks" of working for this liquor company really comes down to free liquor, which one can simply go to another company for higher salary and buy their own liquor (no other perks here as Beam doesn't sponsor many events or teams). The only real perk is the "cool factor" of saying you work for Jim Beam. Health benefits need a relook.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop acting like we are a small company. You are squeezing every last bit of energy out of your employees which will backfire in lower productivity and higher turnover rate.

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

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    Interesting industry, but lots of politics to deal with

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Deerfield, IL

    ProsGood brands; interesting categories; some great people work there; global business; company is expanding and growing in importance in industry

    ConsI found it to be extremely political. Your success there will depend greatly on who you know, and whether that person remains in power or not.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward people based on their work, not on their connections.

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    Racial Favortism

    Senior IT Architect (Current Employee)
    Deerfield, IL

    ProsOpportunities to get a lot of responsibilities if you are good at what you do. Specially in IT.

    ConsIT Team is full of racial favortism and management is to blame for it. Join the IT team if you are Spanish or at leash know how to speak it. Problem with job security if you show even the slightest sign of slacking. Forget about moving up the ladder if you are not racially inclined with the management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees of all origins equally and respectfully.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Director (Former Employee)
    Deerfield, IL

    ProsInteresting industry to be in

    ConsInconsistent follow through on strategy

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    All Depends On How You Enter This Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Deerfield, IL

    ProsThis one is no brainer you get the pleasure of working for a spirits company and all the benefits that come with it.

    ConsIt's not as progressive as the company tries to make you believe. Depending on the manager you have it could be a very micro managing experience. If you are in mind career or out of your 20s this experience would be frustrating as they treat everyone like you are fresh out of college.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to address why you have such a high employee turnover rate. It really doesn't take a genius to figure it out.

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

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    Strong company to work for...

    Shift Supervisor (Current Employee)
    Frankfort, KY

    ProsGood health benefits and good drinks

    ConsConstant struggles with getting in the correct supplies for production.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShould allow more time for implementing new products at different plants.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Subpar experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Deerfield, IL

    ProsThe beverage alcohol business is a fun one to work on, and many employees enjoy good "social perks"
    Compensation is decent

    ConsGenerally speaking the culture can feel very poltical and cut-throat at times
    Not a lot of work life balance as hours and expectations can unreasonable
    High turnover

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a closer look at the competency of middle management

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Positive experience

    Accountant (Current Employee)
    Louisville, KY

    ProsWork in a global service
    Managers listen to your feedback
    Ability to be a utility player
    Free drinks
    Employee discount and other perks

    ConsA newly public company, many old practices need to be changed in order to fit the public company image.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Satisfied to be part of a growing company

    Demand Analyst (Current Employee)
    Deerfield, IL

    ProsThirsty Thursdays, Sunny Fridays, Free Booze

    ConsLower salary than want for the level of careere

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good job in recognizing their employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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