Beam Global Spirits & Wine

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  1.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
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  5.  

    Work hard, play hard

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Finance in Deerfield, IL

    I have been working at Beam Global Spirits & Wine full-time (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
  6.  

    Terrible!!!!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Beam Global Spirits & Wine full-time

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are very good

    Cons

    Incompetent management, perpetual restructuring, high turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If I was CEO, I would terminate almost all of the corporate finance team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Culture of shooting from the hip.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL

    I worked at Beam Global Spirits & Wine full-time (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
  8.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Beam Global Spirits & Wine full-time

    Pros

    Great people and great experience.

    Cons

    None that i can think of during my tenure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Was OK, but went the Wrong Direction

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Field Marketing Manager

    I worked at Beam Global Spirits & Wine full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    At the time for my department...free alcohol, macro-managed, good people, benefits, flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Seem to have a revolving door. Since I've worked there, executive decisions have been questionable. They got laid off a lot of talented ppl. Lack of high employee morale. Company has turned into a Sales driven company, which contradicts their motto, "building brands."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire talented people who would understand your brands and consumers. Increase morale; who wants to help you increase sales if they don't feel valuable. Stop laying off people. It is not them, it is the executives making dumb decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for prior to going public as Beam in 2011. Afterwards, poor management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Although benefits have been reduced in recent years, still better than a lot of companies of comparable size.

    Cons

    Dramatically increased work load due to consolidation of facilities. Not many advancement opportunities for most.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management should be more engaged in what is truly happening at the site level.

    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Too many meetings, not enough autonomy.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Beam Global Spirits & Wine

    Pros

    Great benefits and good people.

    Cons

    Too many meetings and a lot of micromanagement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Delegate and trust your people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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