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  1. ok - a bit old school but good perks

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at Foster's Group full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Big budgets brands and Egos

    Cons

    Old school mentality, childish culture at times

  2. Started off well, but deteriorated

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Foster's Group

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

    Pros

    The industry and products, non financial benefits

    Cons

    No leadership, no strategy, no respect for employees

    Advice to Management

    Improving the business will come when management start to walk the talk

  3. The firm

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resource Mgt in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Human Resource Mgt in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at Foster's Group

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

    Pros

    The brands and people. Good place socially

    Cons

    Political and senior mgt. Resistance to change

    Advice to Management

    Get a new ceo

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  5. Passionate and committed employees, with concerns about global direction and regional leadership.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Foster's Group

    Pros

    Pride in our brands
    Passion for our product set
    Highly competent colleagues

    Cons

    Ineffective leadership
    Discontent and disengagement caused by impending changes which are poorly managed
    Lack of empowerment for highly competent workforce

    Advice to Management

    We want to see courageous and visible leadership to bring us along with the proposed changes that the business needs: that will motivate the workforce and help drive success.

  6. Good for a time

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at Foster's Group

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great product benefits
    If you get the right project, great opportunities

    Cons

    Overly political for it's size
    Same levels of justification required for small and large spends
    "Immature" environment around governance, IT, risk, etc

    Advice to Management

    Don't believe everything your reports tell you. There is more managing upwards than downwards happening in various parts of the business.

  7. Foster's has great people, but needs to lead

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    Current Employee - IT Management in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - IT Management in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at Foster's Group

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free beer (slab) every fortnight

    Cons

    It's an archaic, siloed structure with little alignment around core values or focus for individual businesses making execution difficult of anything sizeable a big challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Sort out your culture and corporate alignment. It's not just the IT systems that make doing business with Foster's difficult, it's a lack of focus on the customer and what's best for our shareholders.

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