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Beam Global Spirits & Wine Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Oct 9, 2016

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Beam Global Spirits & Wine CEO Matt Shattock
Matt Shattock
65 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 culture"

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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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    Beam Global Spirits & Wine2016-10-09
  2. "Great company, work hard play hard"

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    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

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    Beam Global Spirits & Wine2014-03-19
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic Career launch - If you survive the stress"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are great, a culture of 'work-hard, play-hard' Fantastic innovation platform, get to try new products before market and influence development Ability to control your own career development opportunities Recently re-designed office space, clean, bright and open Liquor allowance for all employees

    Cons

    Work-life balance is a joke. Expect to be glued to your blackberry, even while on vacation. Little to no training (systems, processes, industry) unless you're in Sales Job security tenuous at best - expect yearly restructures

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    Beam Global Spirits & Wine2013-10-11
  4. Helpful (5)

    "This company needs some work to improve employee satisfaction"

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    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Beam Global Spirits & Wine full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    We have some great products. Hours are flexible when life happens. some fun people working there. Pay is only decent, but they do promote from within and across certain functions. Summer hours (for those who have the time to take them).

    Cons

    WORK LIFE BALANCE- major imbalance for a lot of people; this company is understaffed in many departments (with no hope for filling out the staff in the near future). the "perks" of working for this liquor company really comes down to free liquor, which one can simply go to another company for higher salary and buy their own liquor (no other perks here as Beam doesn't sponsor many events or teams). The only real perk is the "cool factor" of saying you work for Jim Beam. Health benefits need a relook.

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    Beam Global Spirits & Wine2013-05-13
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Subpar experience"

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     in Deerfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The beverage alcohol business is a fun one to work on, and many employees enjoy good "social perks" Compensation is decent

    Cons

    Generally speaking the culture can feel very poltical and cut-throat at times Not a lot of work life balance as hours and expectations can unreasonable High turnover

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    Beam Global Spirits & Wine2012-12-05
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Fun product but challenging work environment"

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    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Beam Global Spirits & Wine

    Pros

    Let's face it, spirits is a fun business. Beam is entering into an age of innovation and it's was exciting to be a part of it. As a pure spirits company Wall Street will have it's eyes on Beam.

    Cons

    There is a great lack of work/life balance. Middle management is heavy handed with the pile-on of assignments without regard to current workload. This applies to both salaried and hourly employees. There is a lack of responsive HR support for employees having difficulty with this workload. This has caused an increasing number of employees to begin looking elsewhere for employment.

    Beam Global Spirits & Wine2011-07-12

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