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Lots of internal politics

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  • Senior Management
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 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Exciting brands; lots of innovations

Cons

Internal politics nightmare; no creative ability; constantly changing budgets; zero accountability

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  1. Helpful (2)

    You have to kiss some senior guy's ass otherwise you will either die quickly or get stuck

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

    I worked at Beam Global Spirits & Wine

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, long vacation (4 weeks for everyone evey freshmen out of college), matching 401K, free coffee, several hundred dollars allowance on alcohol purchase every year

    Cons

    Culture is very bad - became worse and worse since there is a re-org every year. All the "Old school" guys are knocked out. If you are 40+, with the company for 5+ yrs, and still not a director or just a junior director, you will be out eventually, unless you are backed by a senior executive who is normally much younger and meaner than you. The senior management have been all new faces since 2008-2009 re-org and they keep hiring new bloods to replace the old. It's not about how good you are. It's just about whose ass you are kissing. And if you are too old, even though you want to kiss their ass they would rathe hire some analysts right out of college and promote them into managers in a year or two.

    Advice to Management

    No advice - The senior management know what they are doing. They want to do it because it's in their best interest.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Enjoyable culture in a fun industry.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Beam Global Spirits & Wine

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation benefits are good relative to the industry standard. Secondary benefits of food & beverage compensation is a plus. The industry is fun as it revolves around a good product.

    Cons

    The product that you surround yourself with isn't good for long-term health as you will find yourself in bars and night clubs quite often. Although fun, it isn't good for a family life.

    Advice to Management

    Be more mindful of who you promote and look at external promotions. Also, in layoffs don't be afraid to cut poor people in key positions and promote others into their position.


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