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Updated December 6, 2017
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  1. "Family run spirits company"

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    Current Employee - Whisky Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Whisky Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at William Grant & Sons part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, excellent training, solid support

    Cons

    Don't get to Scotland as much as I would like


  2. "Politics and Discrimination"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edison, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at William Grant & Sons full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company provides good benefits and fun activities through out the year. work and life balance is good (depends on your role and manager).

    Cons

    There is so much politics at this place. They talk about equal opportunity and diversity all the time but it's all just talk. you will only have opportunity to grow if you are part of the inner circle. hard work and going above and beyond is not recognized. most people don't feel save to speak up about these issues and when someone does they either get a push back or nothing gets done because people who discriminate are part of that inner circle.

  3. "Working at WGS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at William Grant & Sons full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, small enough to connect with most people. Fun place to work

    Cons

    Becoming like a public company chasing short term goals. To hit the targets you need to develop and launch lots of new items


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at William Grant & Sons full-time

    Pros

    The people: collaborative, high energy,
    Great brand portfolio!
    Company keeps growing
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Need to be someone who can work independently at a fast pace. Systems could be slicker.


  5. "cons beginning to outweigh the pros"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at William Grant & Sons full-time

    Pros

    depending on group, great sense of camaraderie
    great people
    benefits

    Cons

    in the years I worked at william grant, there was an obvious shift towards chasing profits at the cost of company culture and morale. the company has become much more hierarchical and while politics are expected in any office, there was definitely way more than the usual amount during the last year I worked at this company.

    Advice to Management

    instead of thinking about how the company's performance on paper will benefit your individual interests, how about remembering that it's the people who work for you that really bring in the results.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company & Brands"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great leadership since 2007 which turned around the company completely.

    Cons

    The company seems to be doing everything right !


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Many Pros / Many Cons"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at William Grant & Sons full-time

    Pros

    The benefits and perks are really a lot of fun at this super-premium, family owned and brand-centric firm. Paid tuition, MBA programs, allowance for product purchase, fun events, global travel. The culture can be really good, but see the cons below.

    Cons

    The firm has become super "corporate" in its structure - positions are tiered by grade or level and therefore everything is related to that grade: benefits, product allowance, vacation, etc. It's very marketing based, so the marketing team are the drivers. If you're in marketing, this is the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so parental and get out of this mindset of strict hierarchy. You might find that morale will rise decidely!!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work but politics are overwhelming"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits and competitive pay

    Cons

    pretentious politics, achievements go unnoticed and employees not well appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to understand what it takes to get a certain job done.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Not what it used to be"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at William Grant & Sons full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, fun, great people, great brands. Beautiful office space. Great location.

    Cons

    A lot of the culture has been lost. The Execs have their own agenda and the camaraderie has been lost. As a small to medium size company, opportunities for advancement are slim.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Operations - Supply Chain like position"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edison, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at William Grant & Sons full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    people, flex hours year round, charitable giving, ability to travel for work, great portfolio of products, benefits

    Cons

    No clear roles and responsibility. Opportunity for advancement is a closely guarded secret or non existent. Very Clique-y.

    Advice to Management

    Define all roles and responsibilities, do not lie about advancement opportunities


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