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Brown-Forman Reviews

Updated March 11, 2019
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Pros
  • "One of the few Family-owned companies in this industry, they truly believe in the importance of work-life balance" (in 18 reviews)

  • "Great people with a great company culture" (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/Life balance is hard to balance if your job requires a lot of travel" (in 9 reviews)

  • "There isn't one single con about working for B-F" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Employer of choice: Caring Culture, Commitment to Growth, Great Brands"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brown-Forman part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Brown-Forman is everything you want from a large, global employer, with the caring, relationship-based culture common in family-owned businesses. The company has impressive, competitive benefits and compensation; a commitment to work/like integration; well-known brands (Jack Daniel's, Woodford Reserve); a commitment to growing employees' capabilities and careers; a strong focus on diversity and inclusion -- all with colleagues that challenge you, stretch you, care about you, and laugh with you!

    Cons

    Brown-Forman is a flat organization and makes balanced, thoughtful decisions. This means we have to be innovative, patient, focused, and savvy. This could prove frustrating for employees who are looking for a fast-paced culture with constant change -- but it pays dividends for those that recognize and value a long-term perspective.


  2. "Great work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trinity, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trinity, AL

    I have been working at Brown-Forman full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work is average not to hard

    Cons

    Work on holidays but it is holiday pay

  3. "A Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Brown-Forman full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay, work, flexibility, training

    Cons

    There are no cons here


  4. "Nice starting job"

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    Current Employee - Operator Tech Level II in Trinity, AL
    Current Employee - Operator Tech Level II in Trinity, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brown-Forman full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Alright pay, insurance, vacation, and sick time

    Cons

    Management does not care about you, made to work over when you are not supposed to, fired for anything.

    Advice to Management

    Change everything you do


  5. "Methodical Decision Making"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Brown-Forman full-time

    Pros

    Long term focused with deliberate decision making

    Cons

    Low diversity in the US


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brown-Forman full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great brands to work on, great people to work with, treated really well, super benefits. Loads of long-term employees speaks volumes.

    Cons

    BF runs a lean ship so you’ve got to pull your weight or you won’t make it here.


  7. "Best in class"

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

    I worked at Brown-Forman full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This is an amazing company and an amazing family. I am proud to have worked with Brown-Forman.

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say about Brown-Forman

  8. "Sr. Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brown-Forman full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Outstanding company and culture that cares for its people and allows them to do their best work and be their best selves. Iconic brands and energetic management willing to build the brands and business for the long term.

    Cons

    Very few cons. Must be willing to have a long term perspective and be willing to collaborate and make decisions on longer time frame.


  9. "Cooperage"

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

    I worked at Brown-Forman full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay
    Lots of available overtime

    Cons

    Management doesn't want to actually come out of their office and interact with the employees
    Dangerous as all get out
    Lots of inebriated employees

    Advice to Management

    Actually go out on the floor and see whats going on.


  10. "HARD WORK AND GOOD PAY"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brown-Forman full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company values are exceptional qualities

    Cons

    Requires degree to achieve management position