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Lion Reviews

Updated July 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Trust and flexibility from leaders that allows employees to maintain a healthy/rewarding work/life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Great products and great people to work with (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Strategic direction from senior management unclear and contradictory (in 4 reviews)

  • restructure may happen often at work (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Thick skin required."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lion full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Excellent perks incl. superannuation and of course, product!
    - Some excellent opportunities to be mentored by world-class marketers.

    Cons

    - Ridiculous amount of red tape to get any campaigns signed off.
    - If senior management don't like you, you (and your salary) will know it.

    Advice to Management

    - Appreciate talent regardless of personal opinion and implement development plans to progress talented people throughout the business.
    - Deflate some of the ego.


  2. "A rewarding role working with great brands"

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    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Career development is a priority
    Great work life balance
    Fair remuneration
    Generous product allowance
    Positive culture and great people

    Cons

    The sale of Fine Wine Partners

    Advice to Management

    Keep on developing your people and working on the things that improve people engagement

    Lion Response

    Jul 13, 2017 – Talent Resourcing Specialist

    Thank you for the feedback! If you would like to stay connected to Lion in the future please feel free to join our Alumni network on LinkedIn.

  3. "Commercial Analyst"

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

    I have been working at Lion full-time

    Pros

    flexibility at work can be arranged

    Cons

    restructure may happen often at work

    Advice to Management

    -


  4. "Great work environment"

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

    I have been working at Lion full-time

    Pros

    Well-being and Social goals are encouraged
    Social Fridays - Bar available to staff Friday evenings
    Flexible Work Conditions
    Gym available for staff use
    Bicycles available for staff use
    Great office environment

    Cons

    Limited parking for staff due to location, however close to public transport
    events hosted in Olympic Park can cause transit interruptions e.g. concerts, shows (Easter Show), formula one.

    Lion Response

    May 29, 2017 – Talent Resourcing Specialist

    Thank you for the feedback, good to hear you are enjoying to sociability and wellbeing!


  5. "good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lion full-time

    Pros

    good place to work at

    Cons

    management need to take more intiative


  6. "Fantastic Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Commercial Analyst in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Commercial Analyst in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lion full-time

    Pros

    - Fantastic leadership group
    - True believer in career/experience development
    - Trust and flexibility from leaders that allows employees to maintain a healthy/rewarding work/life balance

    Cons

    - Limited growth market in core product offering that can stagnate the company overall
    - Way behind benchmark in core ERP/Operational systems (Change program currently in place to rectify this)

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the fantastic job you are doing. Look out for an opportunity to balance out portfolio with non alcoholic products

    Lion Response

    May 3, 2017 – Talent Resourcing Specialist

    Thank you for the great review!


  7. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Auckland (New Zealand)
    Former Employee - Manager in Auckland (New Zealand)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lion full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Sociability, flexibility and look after their top talent

    Cons

    Still quite a "boys club"

  8. "Sales"

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

    I worked at Lion full-time

    Pros

    *Great People
    * Strong performers rewarded with opportunity.

    Cons

    *Slow decision making.
    *Strategic direction from senior management unclear and contradictory.
    *Poor decision making and business processes.
    *Reactive management and culture.

    Lion Response

    May 3, 2017 – Talent Resourcing Specialist

    Thanks for taking the time to write a review, we appreciate the feedback


  9. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lion full-time

    Pros

    Excellent, young culture with strong results

    Cons

    weak at middle management level


  10. "Talent Sourcing Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Sourcing Specialist in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Talent Sourcing Specialist in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lion full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good culture, fun and social environment and look to develop people internally.
    Investing money in technology and challenging their current operating model and culture to set themselves up for sustainable future success.

    Cons

    Limited international opportunities outside ANZ.
    Patches of the business can be a bit 'clicky' and can be hard to break into the inner circles.

    Lion Response

    Apr 11, 2017 – Talent Resourcing Specialist

    Thanks for your comments, we do have a fairly small presence internationally, however this is an area we are hoping to continue to grow so watch this space!


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