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Good company
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.
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Not a bad place if you don't mind below market pay
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.
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Great place to work
Employees and management is great. I was always provided with everything I needed to succeed at Jim Beam. The working environment was fantastic. I never had to ask twice to get anything done.
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Culture has become awful
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.
Pros
Pay, Benefits, Brands
Cons
Culture, Work Life Balance, Leadership, Hr
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Very Cut Throat Environment with extremely long hours
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.
Cons
Workplace Bullying is ignored by HR
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Should look at working at other distilleries besides Beam
Meetings after meetings, management could not make decisions and constantly bickered with one another. No straight forward paths on project execution.
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Beam Suntory
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.
Pros
Great Brands
Cons
Brand Prioritization
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4.0
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Jim Beam is a great employer
Good wages and benefits, the company has a very inclusive culture. This is a union environment but union workers and management seem to get a long very well.
Pros
Product give-aways
Cons
Still has a lot of manual administrative process
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A wonderful place to work
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.
Pros
Great Benefits and terrific people
Cons
in process of making efforts to improve technology and business processes
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Great place to work.
Great place to work and the pay was good. Laid back place and great people and management to work with. They treat you like family here and lots of history there.
Pros
Great pay, weekends off.
Cons
none really.
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3.0
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Fun and complex industry to work in.
Overall my career at Beam Suntory was a great experience. From the beginning to the end, i learned a lot about supply chain and will be able to take them with me.
Pros
Lots of growth opportunities
Cons
Management and poor work-life balance
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Not for experienced workers
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.
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Nightmare
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.
Pros
None
Cons
Every aspect of working there
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3.0
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Productive and fun industry
Fast paced and intense
Long days depending on time of year

Continuously changing culture

Continuously changing management and management structure
Great benefits
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Great place to work
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.
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Fun Coworkers - Management "Out of Touch"
Fun people to work with Managers and Management out of touch and don't care about the employees only worry about how they can benefit themselves to move up
Pros
free liquoir
Cons
managment is awful out of touch secretive and does not sure
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since the strike things are better for now
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.
Pros
great pay
Cons
not enough upstair work on 2nd shift, poor management
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Good
good place to work
hardest part is not enough hors

management is ok
a typical day is driving and moving cars
most enjoyable is the flexibility

Nice place to work
Pros
flexible
Cons
Short breaks
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No work/home life balance
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.
Pros
Work hard
Cons
No work/life balance
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5.0
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Fun and Productive environment
Great place to work with great people to work along side of you. Management will work with you and your everyday life situations to assure your achievement.
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CEO is Excellent
Small company with good overall leadership. CEO is a technical wizard with a strong customer acumen. He does not micro manage his executive staff or their employees.
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3.9
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81
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TOP10%
In the Top 10% of similar size companies
The Comparably Diversity Score tracks how positively diverse employees rate their experience at Beam Suntory.