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Great job if you want to have fun and don't care about career growth

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Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative
Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative

I worked at Beam Global Spirits & Wine full-time

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great salary, benefits, expense package, trips, and loads of fun

Cons

You live and breath booze, mentality of the company is to have you out in the field selling drink by drink as often as possible. Career growth is somewhat limited because turnover is low. Tendency to attract lazy people/coworkers.

Advice to Management

Your younger staff - sales/marketing, are generally going to have more drive than your senior staff. Why not delegate more responsibility for incremental income growth? Example: Have younger sales rep be the new product specialist too for +5k annual income.

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    Fantastic Career launch - If you survive the stress

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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 (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are great, a culture of 'work-hard, play-hard'
    Fantastic innovation platform, get to try new products before market and influence development
    Ability to control your own career development opportunities
    Recently re-designed office space, clean, bright and open
    Liquor allowance for all employees

    Cons

    Work-life balance is a joke. Expect to be glued to your blackberry, even while on vacation.
    Little to no training (systems, processes, industry) unless you're in Sales
    Job security tenuous at best - expect yearly restructures

    Advice to Management

    The talent that leaves first from burn-out is the talent you can least afford to lose. People with options won't stay in abusive environments. Hold team leaders accountable for improving engagement instead of just reviewing reports and filing them.

  2. Play hard work harder

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    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great brands, great people, great perks. A very fast paced environment on the cusp of social trends.

    Cons

    More work than people to get it all done. Near impossible expectations. Pushes to hire more and more women but, almost ignores the needs of pregnant and working mothers. Highly competitive.

    Advice to Management

    This is a great company but has some room for improvement. The methods put I. Place to increase engagement are too superficial and to not address the core issues.
    Here are a few tips: Better benefits for working parents. Hire more talented people to help achieve goals, balance out the workload so employees can take a vacation once and awhile to avoid stress and burnout. Stop scheduling meetings over lunch and let your employees take a real break once and a while. Promote from within more, especially when it comes to directors. Improve the on-boarding and training process. Promote the right people into the right jobs. Upgrade from the old clunky and outdated technology to better faster more efficient systems.

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