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Beam Global Spirits & Wine Reviews

Updated December 23, 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. "Sales manager"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in North Fort Myers, FL
    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


  2. 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.

  3. "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


  4. "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


  5. "2008-2010 Great years to work for the company"

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

    Pros

    Great camaraderie with the employees.

    Cons

    Too much changing of the guards.

    Advice to Management

    Work life balance are only for some employees and should benefit all.


  6. 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


  7. "Creative Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very good working hours for an agency

    Cons

    Difficult to reach suburban location

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great brands, fun industry, but do-everything culture often leads to burn out"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Beam Global Spirits & Wine full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great portfolio of products and brands, good compensation and perks relative to the industry, smart people with opportunities to move up or try new things

    Cons

    lacking focus/do-everything mentality, high priority on short-term results without enough consideration on long-term impact, high turnover, somewhat political at the top, pending ownership changes means uncertainty


  9. "Good company to work for if starting out in your career..."

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Deerfield, IL
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Deerfield, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pros – Management is very focused on helping you move forward in your career. They help you set short-term and long-term goals that will increase your job satisfaction. Management is fair, understanding, trust their employee's judgment and encourage employees to take on more responsibility and leadership roles. The company is flexible, and has great benefits.

    Cons

    The work-load is demanding and can sometimes be overwhelming. The expectations are high, so you need to be alert and motivated every day. There is very little down time, so if you're not high-energy, this is not the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and pay better.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for prior to going public as Beam in 2011. Afterwards, poor management."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Beam Global Spirits & Wine full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Although benefits have been reduced in recent years, still better than a lot of companies of comparable size.

    Cons

    Dramatically increased work load due to consolidation of facilities. Not many advancement opportunities for most.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management should be more engaged in what is truly happening at the site level.


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