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Great place to work when you are in the right department with the right managers

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Louisville, KY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY

I have been working at Brown-Forman full-time

Pros

Great products, good work environment, friendly teams, security and free parking (see cons), on-site gym, excellent cafe, cafeteria and barista on site, other employee services available. Work on global brands that everyone knows. Business casual dress code. Values diversity. Public but mostly family owned which is good for long term business planning.

Cons

Much too political. Social status seems to count too highly for promotions. Many good opportunities go to outside rather than promoting from within. Location is in the worst end of the city for violent crimes and shootings.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look to promote more from within. Social status should play less of a role than talent or experience. Transferable skills should be considered so employees not pigeonholed.

Recommends
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Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Brown-Forman

  1.  

    Good company but lots of politics

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Brown-Forman

    Pros

    Brown Forman is in general a good employer. They usually offer market competitive salaries, the corporate culture is rather friendly, people feel comfortable there.

    Cons

    There are lots of politics happening behind the scene. You should be well connected to be able to build your carrier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open and less politics

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people and employees - Absolutely No Work/Life Balance

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Brown-Forman

    Pros

    Most co-workers are friendly and work very hard, benefits were amazing

    Cons

    Although they speak highly of the work- life balance, This applies mostly to corporate employees. Field Sales positions at a state level provide little opportunity for any kind of balance. They have a great platform for diversity.... but only if you conform to their culture that is very closed door and has an outdated sense of "hiererarchy" . Communications often lost at a Middle Management level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A better working relationship within marketing and sales departments- listen to the field employees and invest more money into brand execution. (some markets not even allocated enough money to cover samples for distributor sales people for the year) Front line Sales People have a great sense of what's going on in the market vs analysts. Put more systems in place for financial managers within sales operations to coach and assist on "systems and reports" so that sales people can concentrate on building relationships and executing marketing plans more effectively. Speed up process of innovation. Foster and develop the career goals of your employees.

    Approves of CEO
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