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Bacardi Reviews

Updated April 14, 2018
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Pros
  • It s really stimulant working for great brands as Bacardi have, creative people inside with challenge contest inside (in 15 reviews)

  • Free lunch and health care paid for by the company (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Not very much work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • As a result, many problems in execution causing a lot of overtime and lowering team morale and high turnover rates (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Continouos improvement specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bacardi full-time

    Pros

    good working atmosphere, safety is the first priority, impeccable housekeeping.

    Cons

    low wages, sometimes lack of planning, very high employee turnover

    Advice to Management

    keep things rolling, and improve wages.


  2. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits and company culture

    Cons

    Not much work life balance

  3. "Morale at an all time low - neverending layoffs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coral Gables, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coral Gables, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bacardi full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employer funded health plan
    Complimentary cafeteria lunch
    Birthday as a floating holiday

    Cons

    Unprofessional senior management - loud arguments around the office are common
    No clear strategy or direction - changes every few months, creating confusion and endless disruptions
    No KPIs - employees are not objectively measured
    No career path

    Advice to Management

    Retain your best employees instead of laying them off
    Have a plan and implement it instead of changing it continuously
    Disclose salaries - men/women disparities are very real
    Be aware of your own employees' background and resumes - so you can actually present them with a career path


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Brand Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bacardi full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great brands to work for, free lunch, gym in office, some talented people.

    Cons

    A lot of decisions can be quite political

    Advice to Management

    Need to work harder on developing career progression plans for your employees.


  5. "Brand Manager & Promotions Director"

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    Former Employee - Senior Brand Manager in San Juan, PR
    Former Employee - Senior Brand Manager in San Juan, PR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bacardi full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great group of professionals and a great company culture. Huge chance to learn at a very fast paced and demanding business.

    Cons

    Not very much work/life balance. I had dual responsibility that obliged me to go and see the market after I finished my office hours and working a minimum of 50 hours/week.


  6. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bacardi full-time

    Pros

    Great values and family culturel

    Cons

    Lack of decisiveness due to servant leadership style

    Advice to Management

    Deliver what you say you will deliver. Actions speak louder than words.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "jim's reeview"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great place to work, great comraderie, family values

    Cons

    bermuda based company with rigid on premise requirements

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you are doing

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Brand Management"

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    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bacardi full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun place to work, drinking is culture and benifits are solid

    Cons

    People are not equally judged on performance. People are rewarded greater for not messing up existing programs as opposed to creating new ones that help elevate a brand. In addition someone who you managed at an agency can get hired at a higher title than you with no brand management experience. Seen it happen multiple times. Once you leave, lower skilled employees are all of the sudden promoted into roles higher... lots of smoke and mirrors and make sure you know how to brown nose with the best of them.

    Advice to Management

    You continue to lose great talent due to lack of management stability. Face it, your brands are dying cause you don't let programs go through growing pains... you kill brands too soon and waste money on poor ideas.


  9. "Personal Overview"

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    Current Employee - Sr in Coral Gables, FL
    Current Employee - Sr in Coral Gables, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bacardi full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The culture, the people, the brands, Sr. Leadership

    Cons

    Constant aggressive and mismanaged change.

    Advice to Management

    We are moving in the right direction, don't loose momentum or focus.


  10. "Fun Place to work. No opportunities to grow."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bacardi full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great brands. Great benefits. Nice work environment. Cool People.

    Cons

    Too many management changes. Lack of opportunities to move to different roles within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more on your current employees. Stop hiring people from outside to do the job vs promoting from within. Majority of new positions are filled with New Hires.


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