Although Beam is doing great as a Fortune 500 company, it is issuing a lot of changes to make itself more competitive. This means employee compensation and benefits are below par for the industry. The union is over-protective and create friction, but they have reasons to. The pension system has been removed and the benefits have degraded. There is little opportunity for advancement with lateral shifts happening rarely, and upward shifts proportional to the rate of retirement. Also, the company's accounting team sucks.
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sub-par benefits and compensation, obsolete culture, bean counters.