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Beam Global Spirits & Wine Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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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. "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


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Finance Manager"

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Deerfield, IL
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Deerfield, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Beam Global Spirits & Wine full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    excellent pay and corporate culture. fun industry and co-workers who all pull together and are very team-oriented. the training is all available and the perks are lots and lots and lots to drink!

    Cons

    ill-defined goals and HR policies lead to unexpected Reductions in Force even while company is performing excellently. mobility within the company is spotty and there seem to be hires/fires suddenly and after only short tenures. odd really

  3. 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


  4. "Very challenging place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are competitive with like companies

    Cons

    Politics rule and to be in the loop you must play along

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees and their opinions


  5. "Great company, work hard play hard"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, well respected, take care of people

    Cons

    High expectations, low work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    be specific about your expectations/priorities. We all have a lot to do.


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

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Work hard, play hard"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Finance in Deerfield, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Beam Global Spirits & Wine full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very intelligent group of people running business. Challenging and demanding work. The projects you work on are constantly changing. Good perks for some

    Cons

    Political at the top, turnover is quick the higher you go up the ladder. This is especially true in HQ. Revolving personnel door in mid to higher level positions

  8. "Culture of shooting from the hip."

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

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

    Pros

    Small organization, makes quick decisions.

    Cons

    Decisions made quickly, but many important ones are poorly made.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible!!!!!"

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Beam Global Spirits & Wine full-time

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are very good

    Cons

    Incompetent management, perpetual restructuring, high turnover

    Advice to Management

    If I was CEO, I would terminate almost all of the corporate finance team.


  10. "Great Company"

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

    I worked at Beam Global Spirits & Wine full-time

    Pros

    Great people and great experience.

    Cons

    None that i can think of during my tenure


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