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Brown-Forman Reviews

Updated October 23, 2018
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Brown-Forman Chairman, President and CEO Paul C. Varga
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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 18 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

    "Great corporate culture, great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Brown-Forman takes immense pride in its inclusive corporate culture. There are several employee resource groups that provide educational and entertaining events and help build an employee's professional network within the company and community. Brown-Forman is an amazing community partner, through both financial sponsorships and hands-on volunteer opportunities.

    It is also very common for employees to have longevity with the company - you'll come across many employees with 15, 20, 25+ years of service.

    Cons

    The corporate culture is very collaborative, but as a result, it can sometimes take longer to make decisions and move forward. It could be a frustrating environment for people who are more accustomed to fast-paced environments.


  2. "Sr. Manager"

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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

    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.

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. "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,


  6. "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.


  7. "Vice President Division Director"

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    Current Employee - Vice President Division Director in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Vice President Division Director in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong core values and a culture of inclusion. Outstanding brands with ample growth upside

    Cons

    Often relocation is needed to advance your career or gain added work experience.

    Advice to Management

    Often decisions are made by committee. If you are a command and control operator you may get frustrated with the work environment.

  8. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brown-Forman full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work environment

    Cons

    Difficult to move up in the company and change roles


  9. "Territory Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is great

    Cons

    Limited mobility to develop into leadership role


  10. "Generous company"

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    Current Employee - Mill Administrator in Clifton, TN
    Current Employee - Mill Administrator in Clifton, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits and extras that most companies would not provide
    Fair wages

    Cons

    Difficult to advance unless willing to relocate or if located at the corporate office
    Less distinction between salary and hourly personnel

    Advice to Management

    Consider candidates more heavily based on experience then degrees


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