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Brown-Forman Reviews

Updated January 18, 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

    "Best-in-Class Employer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Brown-Forman is, without a doubt, a best-in-class employer, including within its local community, among the global beverage alcohol industry, and even in comparison to the world's most recognized and celebrated employers. On every dimension -- culture, challenging work, employee benefits, diversity and inclusion, leadership, employee development, work/life integration, recognition, corporate responsibility -- Brown-Forman excels. If you are looking for a place where you will be challenged, where you can make a difference and deliver great work, and where you can feel a sense of pride in the company, its products and its people, Brown-Forman is for you!

    Cons

    Brown-Forman employees must have patience and a long-term perspective, recognizing that everything the company does is balanced, thoughtful, and deliberate. This sometimes frustrates people who want a work environment that is more "fast paced" or "cutting edge." If you take the time to understand and appreciate the Brown-Forman culture, you'll reap the rewards.


  2. "Great place to work"

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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

    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.

  3. "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


  4. "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


  5. "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


  6. "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.


  7. "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.

  8. "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


  9. "Lots of Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brown-Forman full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and people that work here

    Cons

    Overtime, irregular hours, lack of help,


  10. "Analytics Manager"

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

    Pros

    This is a great organization.

    Cons

    It may be difficult at times to take on new roles.