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Sazerac Reviews

Updated April 5, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Barton's in a Nutshell"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Filler Operator in Bardstown, KY
    Former Employee - Filler Operator in Bardstown, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sazerac full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's a good distillery to work at and a lot of good people work there.

    Cons

    The company doesn't work well with the union. It could be a better place to work if the company would work better with the union but they won't.

    Advice to Management

    Make your employees happy and the employees would work better for the company. Quit trying to "show" the union who's boss. Work together.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Weak Senior Leadership"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Manager Supervisor in Owensboro, KY
    Current Employee - Production Manager Supervisor in Owensboro, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great brands and people that have a strong work ethic. Rapid growth means doing two or three jobs and learning on the fly.

    Cons

    Senior leadership in Louisville are clueless and mean. They preach people and culture but are only focused on measuring meaningless metrics to collect big bonuses for themselves. They think integrity and trust = meeting deliverables and deadlines. They don't get that integrity and trust = caring and treating everyone with dignity and respect. No work-life balance and their proud of it.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people with better pay, benefits, training and promoting from within. Show you really care by eliminating meaningless tasks and KPIs. If everything is important, than nothing is important.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Processing clerk"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Processing Clerk in Frankfort, KY
    Former Employee - Processing Clerk in Frankfort, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sazerac full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful grounds, great history! You will meet some nice people who do love their jobs and it shows. Great Brands

    Cons

    Don't do it!! There is no work/life balance. You will spend more time trying to clean up after others including your manager. They wants improvements but won't follow through with them!!!

    Advice to Management

    You need to treat ALL employees the same... stop dividing them. You can't work as a team when divided. You also need to have follow through!!!


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Want the best for less"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hourly in Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Hourly in Portland, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady pay check decent insurance. Plenty of overtime . Make some of the most popular liquor brands in the world. Plenty of work

    Cons

    They want the cream of the crop for middle of the road wages. In truth they want to pay you as little as possible, require you to go online to complete silly self improvement skills on a variety of topics. Raises depend on this not the merit of the hard work and technical skills you bring daily. No time to do online training. .just a way to screw people out of money...real reason for the policy. Toxic low moral work environment

    Advice to Management

    Mark brown talks a big game...time to put up or shut up..a lot of good people with lots of potential to really make something special. Stop forcing the best talent out to replace them with no skill cheap temp workers. Quality and efficiency suffer...it cost the company one way or another.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Okay place to work"

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    Former Employee - Dock Staff in Owensboro, KY
    Former Employee - Dock Staff in Owensboro, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    as much OT as you can possibly want. most of the time more than you want actually. They also have a very relaxed dress code and several shifts

    Cons

    They treat union employees far better than non union employees.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Sazerac not what it seems"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Accountant in New Orleans, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sazerac (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Mid management and below are good, honest people.

    Cons

    Senior management manipulates financial statements to obtain larger bonuses.


  8. "Destined to fail"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production in Owensboro, KY
    Current Employee - Production in Owensboro, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Boring job with no supervision

    Cons

    Blind leading the blind or should I say the drunk leading the drunk

    Advice to Management

    Be proactive, clean house, replace all supervisors and employees. Fire everyone in HR


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Current Employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frankfort, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frankfort, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growing, great job security, historical work place

    Cons

    Work life balance, communication, direction, HR

    Advice to Management

    The dishonesty and arbitrary application of policy by the plant level HR group is astounding


  10. Helpful (1)

    "has potential"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    We make and sell alcoholic beverages. The products are great. The company is growing. If you're in sales, the befefits are great.

    Cons

    The Company is going through a lot of change. Hard to get a direction when the direction is not clear. Compensation is not flexible and there is no benefit to extra effort.

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at what's going on and get involved. The strain on the employees will soon become too much.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Award winning brands to be proud of, solid growth, great industry, very lean."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frankfort, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frankfort, KY
    Recommends

    Pros

    You are a part of the most award winning whiskey distillery in America.
    The final product is amazing and people visit your work site on their vacations.
    Small company, get to wear several hats and get exposure to several areas.
    Company culture is to be "the best place to work".

    Cons

    HR department is distant.
    VERY lean on headcount - hourly and salary - and does not match growth.
    Growth has outpaced existing capacity with no plans for improvement.

    Advice to Management

    "Make it work" only goes so far.



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