Beam Global Spirits & Wine

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Beam Global Spirits & Wine Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
64 Reviews
3.3
64 Reviews
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Beam Global Spirits & Wine CEO Matt Shattock
Matt Shattock
45 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Beam Global Spirits & Wine full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The Beam organization offer a great work culture

    Cons

    no cons to speak of!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Creative Director

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Beam Global Spirits & Wine

    Pros

    Very good working hours for an agency

    Cons

    Difficult to reach suburban location

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very friendly and collaborative team

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    Former Employee - BI Analyst  in  Deerfield, IL
    Former Employee - BI Analyst in Deerfield, IL

    I worked at Beam Global Spirits & Wine full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Collaborative team, new technologies exposure and lot of free booze

    Cons

    Beam is sold to Japanese company Suntory. Corporate restructure might happen.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Finance Manager

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager  in  Deerfield, IL
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Deerfield, IL

    I worked at Beam Global Spirits & Wine full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    excellent pay and corporate culture. fun industry and co-workers who all pull together and are very team-oriented. the training is all available and the perks are lots and lots and lots to drink!

    Cons

    ill-defined goals and HR policies lead to unexpected Reductions in Force even while company is performing excellently. mobility within the company is spotty and there seem to be hires/fires suddenly and after only short tenures. odd really

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great brands, fun industry, but do-everything culture often leads to burn out

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL

    I have been working at Beam Global Spirits & Wine full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great portfolio of products and brands, good compensation and perks relative to the industry, smart people with opportunities to move up or try new things

    Cons

    lacking focus/do-everything mentality, high priority on short-term results without enough consideration on long-term impact, high turnover, somewhat political at the top, pending ownership changes means uncertainty

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Very challenging place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Beam Global Spirits & Wine

    Pros

    Benefits are competitive with like companies

    Cons

    Politics rule and to be in the loop you must play along

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees and their opinions

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good company to work for if starting out in your career...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Manager  in  Deerfield, IL
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Deerfield, IL

    I worked at Beam Global Spirits & Wine full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pros – Management is very focused on helping you move forward in your career. They help you set short-term and long-term goals that will increase your job satisfaction. Management is fair, understanding, trust their employee's judgment and encourage employees to take on more responsibility and leadership roles. The company is flexible, and has great benefits.

    Cons

    The work-load is demanding and can sometimes be overwhelming. The expectations are high, so you need to be alert and motivated every day. There is very little down time, so if you're not high-energy, this is not the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and pay better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company, work hard play hard

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Beam Global Spirits & Wine full-time

    Pros

    Great company, well respected, take care of people

    Cons

    High expectations, low work-life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be specific about your expectations/priorities. We all have a lot to do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Culture of shooting from the hip.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Deerfield, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL

    I worked at Beam Global Spirits & Wine full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Small organization, makes quick decisions.

    Cons

    Decisions made quickly, but many important ones are poorly made.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Work hard, play hard

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    Current Employee - Finance  in  Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Finance in Deerfield, IL

    I have been working at Beam Global Spirits & Wine full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very intelligent group of people running business. Challenging and demanding work. The projects you work on are constantly changing. Good perks for some

    Cons

    Political at the top, turnover is quick the higher you go up the ladder. This is especially true in HQ. Revolving personnel door in mid to higher level positions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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