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Bacardi Reviews

Updated Sep 18, 2019

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Bacardi CEO Mahesh Madhavan (no image)
Mahesh Madhavan
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  1. "Creative and media strategy"

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    Former Employee - Creative Excellence in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bacardi full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    All the ambition and budgets.

    Cons

    Lots of politics and slow to market

    Bacardi2019-06-16
  2. "Customs Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Customer Account Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bacardi full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Equal pay and amazing experiences/ benefits

    Cons

    Work life balance is poor

    Bacardi2019-09-18
  3. "Customer Development Executive"

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    Current Employee - Customer Development Executive in Hull, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bacardi full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Company car, company credit card, very well know and reputable company to work for

    Cons

    Left to your own devices really. Also working in the field you don’t have work colleagues so can get a bit boring.

    Bacardi2019-05-28
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bacardi full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great brands, great family still owning the business, good salary.

    Cons

    Too much stress. A lot of politics and complacency. Good people being fired instantly without explanation nor respect, Family values are great, if only they were followed by the CEO and the exec team, and not only when the board is looking. Top execs not walking the talk (CFO cost cutting, delocalising , while staying at the Savoy in London ...), etc.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the hypocrisy, respect people, walk the talk on the values, in Women in Leadership and start on D&I.

    Bacardi2019-06-05
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great products , operationally lacking"

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    Former Employee - Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bacardi full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice to work for a company that is often seen in the media , can be fun at times as you learn about the products . In chaos opportunities present themselves , if you take risks and are willing to roll up your sleeves you can get some great experience , but once you start to deliver and threaten the old practices the dinosaurs will kick you out , so find that balance quickly.

    Cons

    Back office functions disorganised , from Finance who can never quite get the basics right , through IT that cant provide even basic WIFI across the company to Global Operations that is run like a dictatorship in the 19th century . Sales and Commercial normally below expectations .

    Advice to Management

    Make a plan and stick to it , cocktail vending machines and making payments on time are not strategic initiatives . Tequila in Europe is highly doubtful . You have a great company , fix the mess internally once and for all . Reduce the constant politics and hire real talent . Take calculated risks.

    Bacardi2019-04-09
  6. "Amazing culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bacardi full-time

    Pros

    The culture is best in class, great brands and always help to progress your career.

    Cons

    The business is very fast paced and it can bring stress to your role

    Bacardi2018-11-03
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Field Sales Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bacardi full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Family - owned company with good values. AMAZING portfolio of brands including Bacardi, Grey Goose, Bombay Sapphire & Patron

    Cons

    Finances all based in Costa Rica which can slow certain processes down sometimes

    Bacardi2018-10-22
  8. "Brand Ambassador while at University"

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    Former Employee - Bacardi Brand Ambassador 

    I worked at Bacardi part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Got to travel the UK and go to great events with expenses paid for.

    Cons

    Sometimes it felt like there was a lack of organisation

    Bacardi2018-01-14
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Fantastic company"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bacardi full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great company to work for with a big support network. very welcoming to new starters. brilliant teams and management . always look after staff and run regular incentives

    Cons

    as a global company sometimes initiatives have to be tweaked to local markets and sometimes this can be confusing at first.

    Advice to Management

    great management teams , always approachable and willing to help. great senior management and MD. in my opinion management do a fantastic job .

    Bacardi2017-03-14
  10. "Regional training manager"

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     in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bacardi

    Pros

    Great benefits. The offices are exceptional and there's a lot of perks, free alcohol, a bar in the office, parties.

    Cons

    Poor work/ life balance. Lack of communication between departments, lack of growing opportunities

    Advice to Management

    More engagement surveys, better understanding of the personal needs is the employees

    Bacardi2017-01-15
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