Beam Global Spirits & Wine Reviews

Updated Aug 26, 2019

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3.2
55%
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82%
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Beam Global Spirits & Wine CEO Matt Shattock
Matt Shattock
60 Ratings
Pros
  • "Some great people left at the mid level despite the annual purges/reorganizations(in 8 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, 401k plan and high employee morale(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Base pay, work life balance, hard to get to management position(in 6 reviews)

  • "Incompetent management, perpetual restructuring, high turnover(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great company, fun atmosphere, lots of events, gifts and great benefits"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Beam Global Spirits & Wine full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere and opportunity to grow and move up within the company.

    Cons

    Large open space work area, gets a little loud.

  2. "Sounds fun, is pretty ok"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Beam Global Spirits & Wine full-time

    Pros

    Cool business great perks and fun things to do

    Cons

    Tough business. Must have strong sense of self

  3. "Brand Manager"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Beam Global Spirits & Wine full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, 401k plan and high employee morale

    Cons

    Training programs were limited throughout year

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  4. "Sales manager"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in North Fort Myers, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Beam Global Spirits & Wine full-time

    Pros

    Working out of a home based office.

    Cons

    Way too much administrative/ paperwork to constantly follow up on. Very political company.

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  5. "Analyst"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Beam Global Spirits & Wine full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and a fun industry

    Cons

    Animosity between some departments and employees

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Famous brands run by incompetent people"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Beam Global Spirits & Wine full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great brands with long history. Some great people left at the mid level despite the annual purges/reorganizations. Decent pay.

    Cons

    Senior management (especially the CEO) has no idea how the business works, and is arrogant. They do not listen to anyone below them, and they get rid of any dissenters, so the talent pool is dwindling. No succession planning or career development. Over 80% of high performing senior leaders from 2011 are gone. Culture is a wreck. Not a good place to have a career.

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  7. "Great Place"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - QA Technician in Clermont, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very Flexible, great management, amazing work life balance. Also they give employees free product and other incentives.

    Cons

    Plants and corporate are disconnected, but they are working on it. Some small drama in other groups.

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  8. "Glad I was a xerox employee"

    4.0
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    IT Engineer in Deerfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Beam Global Spirits & Wine for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice location, can use Metra to get to work

    Cons

    Not always the nicest place to work

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  9. "Great culture"

    5.0
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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Beam Global Spirits & Wine

    Pros

    Continuous process improvement, free product, generous profit sharing

    Cons

    Base pay, work life balance, hard to get to management position

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Poor Leadership, Deteriorated Corporate Culture"

    1.0
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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Beam Global Spirits & Wine for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They have a very strong performing portfolio and brands that are perfectly positioned to capitalize on spirit industry trends. Japanese ownership provides stability for now.

    Cons

    The leadership regime change post-acquisition has resulted in a highly deteriorated corporate culture and morale. New leadership has little interest in the people and is evidenced by the recent high levels of turnover, especially of very senior and well respected legacy Beam executives who left to go to competitors. Brand Marketing teams across all levels lack and field or commercial sales experience and not equipped to make decisions or develop programs that are rooted in reality. There's very little consistency on promotions across all functions- experience is an after thought to the politics.

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