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Beam Global Spirits & Wine Reviews

Updated Jun 14, 2019

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Found 90 reviews

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Beam Global Spirits & Wine CEO Matt Shattock
Matt Shattock
59 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 Place"

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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.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your employees, both corporate and plant level. People are happy but to stay that way there needs to be open communication.

    Beam Global Spirits & Wine2016-12-15
  2. "Sounds fun, is pretty ok"

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    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

    Beam Global Spirits & Wine2019-01-13
  3. "Brand Manager"

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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

    Advice to Management

    Schedule more employee focus groups on feedback for improvements

    Beam Global Spirits & Wine2018-02-21
  4. "Sales manager"

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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.

    Advice to Management

    Reward based on performance

    Beam Global Spirits & Wine2017-12-23
  5. "Analyst"

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      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

      Beam Global Spirits & Wine2017-09-21
    • Helpful (1)

      "Famous brands run by incompetent people"

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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.

      Advice to Management

      Remove the CEO and his henchmen and let the Japanese take over for good. Focus on the long term. Build a culture around the brands instead of trying to make this into a big CPG company.

      Beam Global Spirits & Wine2017-02-23
    • "Glad I was a xerox employee"

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      Former Employee - 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

      Advice to Management

      Stop tolerating your employees always trying to get others fired

      Beam Global Spirits & Wine2016-10-30
    • "Great culture"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      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

      Advice to Management

      Develop your strong contributors, adjust pay as needed to make it competitive

      Beam Global Spirits & Wine2016-10-09
    • Helpful (2)

      "Poor Leadership, Deteriorated Corporate Culture"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      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...

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      Beam Global Spirits & Wine2016-08-15
    • "Field Marketing Manager"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Beam Global Spirits & Wine

        Pros

        Great Company, and advancement opportunities.

        Cons

        Communication and expectations could be better.

        Beam Global Spirits & Wine2016-04-04
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