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Limited Career Advancement
Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Louisville, KYNovember 7, 2018
Limited career advancement partially due to low turnover but also due to hiring from outside for middle and upper positions instead of promoting from within.
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Great culture and company
Senior International Benefits Analyst (Current Employee) –  Louisville, KYNovember 4, 2018
Great culture and company, though a recent re-org has impacted feelings some. I believe in the company and the culture and family but some of those behind the re-org decisions didn't take these things into consideration and has made the atmosphere/culture quite different from the day I started.
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Great company
Corporate Executive Chef (Former Employee) –  Louisville, KYOctober 29, 2018
I had a very positive experience working for this company. Great hours and pay for a chef, great customers and co-workers. Lots of freedom to use creativity with menus and lots of interesting events to plan and execute.
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Fantastic Company
Administrator (Current Employee) –  TennesseeOctober 22, 2018
Most generous company I have ever seen. Really cannot beat the benefits. The culture and vision is amazing, but does not necessarily trickle to every location. Career advancement often seems only at the corporate level.
Pros
Benefits and Pay
Cons
Lack of Advancement
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Weak leadership in Sales, disconnect between Corporate and field in sales and marketing.
Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Louisville, KYSeptember 24, 2018
Brown Forman hires talented professionals with proven track record and industry contacts. The Orientation program at corporate is good, but integration within local teams is difficult and clicky, due to lack of communication of roles & responsibilities.
On going training is reserved to team "favorites" as trip incentive vs specific learning experience to educate for job role.
Good career for those who wish to keep quiet and stay in the box especially with harassment-bullying issues, hoping issues will resolve on own.
Pros
benefits
Cons
Offensive behavior ignored
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good company with smart people
RESERVE POWER CONSULTANT (Former Employee) –  Louisville, KYSeptember 24, 2018
provided me with challenging opportunities to learn and develop strategic plans that were actually read and in some cases implemented. the culture is wonderful.
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Last 2 yeasr horrible
Market Manager (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXAugust 16, 2018
Job didn't pay much but it was easy and lots of benefits. A lot of people left for better pay wish I had. The last 2 years was bad because they started pinching pennies like crazy.
Pros
Free booze
Cons
Low pay horrible managerds
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Job security is fine with brown-forman considering it is a worldwide company. The training program is non-existent but yet employees are expected to n
Shipping Specialist/Bottling Operator (Former Employee) –  Louisville, KYJuly 25, 2018
The job is extremely hot in the summer and extremely cold in the winter. Employees are expected 2 work overtime with no notice. Employees are expected to be qualified and trained for the jobs they are doing yet there is no training program and it's more like a learn as you go system
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Pay
Cons
Unreasonable expectations with no consistent training program
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Strong leadership
Region Manager (Former Employee) –  usaJuly 17, 2018
Strong leadership and promotions from within drive a long standing culture that keeps people at all levels engaged. People drive the culture in the right direction
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Plant Supervior
Plant Production/ Maintenance Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Stevenson, ALMay 30, 2018
I worked at the new stave mill at Stevenson. Al. The work was very labor intensive even at the plant supervisor level. I would stay after hours every day and help maintenance ensure all equipment was ready for the next day. As this was a salaried job no overtime was paid to me. The overall company culture was great but not a lot of opportunity to move to other facilities.
Pros
Overall god company
Cons
Very labor intensive. Very hot in summer and cold in winter.
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Great Company to work for
Supply Chain Analyst (Former Employee) –  Louisville, KYMay 23, 2018
Brown Forman is a spirits company best known for it brand Jack Daniels. It is a career focused company with great opportunities for advancement. They goal is to balance work and personal life in a positive work environment.
Pros
friendly people
Cons
none
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Most Enjoyable Part of the Job
Senior Finance Lead, Territory Field Sales (Current Employee) –  Las Colinas, TXApril 24, 2018
The Most Enjoyable Part of the Job was learning about the brands and the pride you develop representing the well known products. The time I spent in the market was valuable.
Pros
Compensation Package
Cons
Limited advancement in region offices
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Great workplace and collegues
Sr. Finance Manager - LAC Region, Report (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLMarch 1, 2018
Had interesting challenging projects with good proffessionals ,. Had a long carrier there with opportunities. The industry is fun, the company big enough to make it challenging but small enough to be well paid.
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Great Company
Commercial Analyst - South Texas Region (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXJanuary 22, 2018
Brown-Forman is a Dream Job for anyone looking to work in a fast pace work environment. They offer great support for you to learn and grow with the company. They treat you as family and give you every opportunity to advance in your career.
Pros
Great opportunities to advance in career.
Cons
Can be too fast paced for some people.
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uptight corporate environment that will stab you in the back
Corporate Executive Chef (Current Employee) –  Louisville, KYJanuary 17, 2018
An uptight corporate environment that will stab you in the back. Will be all smiles on the surface but will micro-manage and look for any opportunity to cut you down.
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Fun
Data Science intern (Former Employee) –  Louisville, KYJanuary 9, 2018
Fun, cool culture surrounding the company. Very socially concious company too and they take corporate responsibility extremley seriously. The brands are very cool and they are a responsible company when it comes to how they advertise alcohol.
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Great Company
Temporary Analyst (Current Employee) –  Louisville, KYDecember 6, 2017
I want to work here full time but jobs are hard to come by. Very tough to get in unless you know someone or are very lucky. The temporary employees are not treated as well as salaried employees either.

In all, if you can get a salaried job here you will most likely be happy.
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It was a good work environment
Planar operator (Former Employee) –  Louisville, KYNovember 1, 2017
Brown-Forman Co. the great place to work they have great benefits they have great opportunities to advance it is A great place to retire from. It is one of the better jobs in Louisville.
Pros
Breaks throughout the day and eat lunch
Cons
They have safety days they provide lunch for you uniforms you how to deal with the workplace
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What I learned
Vice President, Managing Director, Marketing (Former Employee) –  Louisville, KYOctober 13, 2017
I learned everything I know about good business management while at Brown-Forman. At each position I held over the years, there were mentors trying to continually improve the team.
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Great Company!
Brand Ambassador-Key Account Specialist (Former Employee) –  Marina del Rey, CAJuly 26, 2017
Great company to work for. They provide the training you need. Management willing to listen to any concerns. Nothing better than selling Jack Daniels.
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