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Beam Global Spirits & Wine Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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Beam Global Spirits & Wine CEO Matt Shattock
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Pros
  • Some great people left at the mid level despite the annual purges/reorganizations (in 8 reviews)

  • Great brands, great people, great perks (in 5 reviews)

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

  • Senior management (especially the CEO) has no idea how the business works, and is arrogant (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place"

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

    I have been working at Beam Global Spirits & Wine full-time (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.


  2. "Glad I was a xerox employee"

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

    I worked at Beam Global Spirits & Wine (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

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Beam Global Spirits & Wine (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great brands. Brand training excellent.

    Cons

    Constant reorganizations. Few promotional opportunities outside of the corporate office.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Reserach Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Manager in Racine, WI
    Former Employee - Senior Research Manager in Racine, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Beam Global Spirits & Wine full-time

    Pros

    Good thinking
    Strategic planning a plus

    Cons

    Little training or growth opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Think hard before hiring and then laying people off due to restructuring.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good place for experience"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Maple Valley, WA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Maple Valley, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Beam Global Spirits & Wine (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of training, always learning new ways of working, solid portfolio with many recognizable brands. Pay was good, and every year there was a raise.

    Cons

    Not much loyalty, upper management can be conceited and uncaring. Many of their programs are pushed through way too quickly, there management team can't see beyond how much profit they're making sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Take stock of what is really important to any company's success.....their personnel. A few of the people sitting on their glass towers really need to get off of them and appreciate who really does the work.


  6. "Small salary, fun product and atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Demand Analyst in Deerfield, IL
    Former Employee - Demand Analyst in Deerfield, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    $1000 per year towards booze, free alcohol samples almost every week at your desk, thirsty Thursdays

    Cons

    Salary is smaller than market average

    Advice to Management

    Raise the money


  7. Helpful (1)

    "leadership???"

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    Current Employee - Bottling Maintenance Supervisor in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Bottling Maintenance Supervisor in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The words best bourbon. Great front line supervisors and workers

    Cons

    Upper management needs to learn Bourbon

    Advice to Management

    Learn The Jim Beam Heritage

  8. "VP IT"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Wilmette, IL
    Former Employee - Vice President in Wilmette, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Beam Global Spirits & Wine (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun category, some really great products

    Cons

    Highly political, some product concepts did not make sense,

    Advice to Management

    invest in data


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Wouldn't recommend working at Beam."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Beam Global Spirits & Wine full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers were proud of their Brands

    Cons

    The company changed significantly and executive management became very self-serving.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Busy, Busy, Busy"

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    Current Employee - New Products Coordinator in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - New Products Coordinator in Deerfield, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Beam Global Spirits & Wine full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun industry, laid back and friendly coworkers, product tastings

    Cons

    Constant new products, lack of leadership, lack of communication, high stress environment

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better, slow down


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