RECEIVING/ MT CASE SUPERVISOR (Former Employee) - Frankfort, KY - February 8, 2019
Beam Suntory is a good company. It is a unionized environment, so it's crucial to know how to work with employees.
The Frankfort plant continues to grow, potentially bottling 15 million cases this year alone.
People are pretty cooperative, but the management can stereotype people.
Not a bad place if you don't mind below market pay
Financial Analyst (Former Employee) - Deerfield, IL - October 23, 2019
Environment was fun and lively pre-acquisition. Culture shifted, as expected, after Suntory purchase. There were internal promotions but even more internal politics. The pay was below average; the idea of working for a hip liquor company was its own reward we were led to believe.
Senior management is a nightmare. There is no clear direction given, simply chase the shiny object until the leaders tell you to chase something else. All VP's seem to have different agendas and they are often conflicting.
Teams are far too lean and leaders won't even consider hiring more people who can actually do the work.
The culture is cutthroat and toxic. Doesn't matter the location.
The people, who actually do the work, are talented, caring and overall a pleasure to work with. Too bad they are often treated poorly and taken for granted by their senior leaders.
Wake up Beam! You were once a great company with great brands. Put some real energy in to fixing the culture, not just a half-assed HR campaign. It starts at the top. Hold your leaders accountable for their behavior. Hire leaders who really care about people and their development.
Very Cut Throat Environment with extremely long hours
Accounting Clerk (Former Employee) - Louisville - January 28, 2019
You are expected to work weekends, holidays, and vacations if you are a salary employee. Hours are typically 10+ per day. Management can pretty much do whatever they want and complaints to HR are ignored. Managers are allowed to yell at and intimidate their employees. There is NO family/work balance.
State Manager - Kansas, KS (Former Employee) - Chicago, IL - January 2, 2019
Great Brands to sell. Began career in Chicago, IL as a Senior Sales Manager and promoted to a State Manager of Kansas, KS. My typical day was managing two distributors, training distributors on brands and communicating programs.
Responsibilities included executive leadership presentations on business, speaking in front of large groups of people, pricing, shipments, developing annual operating plans and working hands on in the marketplace.
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SAP Supplier Quality Analyst (Former Employee) - Kentucky - July 31, 2018
Everyone works together and has pride in their product. I could not say enough great things about this employer. The Management is very knowledgeable. A healthy work and family life balance is accommodated here.
Great Benefits and terrific people
in process of making efforts to improve technology and business processes
Sr. Project Manager (Former Employee) - Chicago, IL - February 9, 2018
Management is almost non existent. Work environment is an open floor plan and very very loud. People sitting on top of each other and there is no where you can go to get away from it. Conference rooms are there but are reserved weeks in advance and people do not delete them if they do not use them. Not a collaborative environment at all.
Package Handler (Former Employee) - Kentucky - December 4, 2017
This place is a nightmare to work at. You work for your co-workers not your supervisors. It's the worst job I have ever had. Would not recommend anyone to work here. Your co-workers are your boss and they are all miserable that only wish to make your life miserable.
Payroll System Analyst (Former Employee) - Louisville, KY - October 10, 2017
Great place to work. Work hard, play hard. Management supportive and easily approachable. Co-workers meshed well together. Family atmosphere. High stress but balanced with fun activities and events for employees.
Palletizer Operator (Current Employee) - Clermont, KY - May 12, 2017
the general work is not all the difficult, a lot of repetitious work, have limited bidded jobs; which give you more pay and more responsibilities. overtime, as of now, is with in reason for a balanced life. Before the strike it was very grueling. Some management is poor or lacking in areas. Communication has improved slightly but still needs much work.
not enough upstair work on 2nd shift, poor management
Manager (Current Employee) - Clermont, KY - March 13, 2017
Amazing company to work for, passionate products marketed around the world! Typical day at work is fighting fires due to no systems in place. Management does not listen to employees much. Workplace culture strives for engagement although employees are quiet in expressing their thoughts. Most enjoyable part of the job is the end product and perks from the company to purchase the product and brand.