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Chivas Brothers Reviews

Updated 19 Nov 2019

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3.2
59%
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87%
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Chivas Brothers Chairman and CEO Alexandre Ricard
Alexandre Ricard
3 Ratings
  1. "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Brand Manager 

    I have been working at Chivas Brothers full-time

    Pros

    good flexible times and corporate culture

    Cons

    low salary compared to competitors

    Chivas Brothers2019-11-16
  2. Helpful (1)

    "No matter what you do, it's who you know."

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

    I worked at Chivas Brothers full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great perks - alcohol allowance. Thursdays open bar (but no atmosphere, only younger members of the staff would go regularly). Subsidised cantine - though not consistent standard of food. Flexible working hours. Fun work events a couple of times a year. Welcoming environment, nice staff who work hard and who are good at their jobs.

    Cons

    Unhappy staff - internal movement is never communicated, business plans are kept to the Exec and there are lots of silos between brands and teams. People underpaid for their hard work and dedication to the company. Many people in the company are somehow related to a high-up or exec member of a sister company within the Pernod Ricard group. These people often miraculously get promotions into a position that noone else heard of, or which was advertised internally for 1-2 weeks. Real job progression is rare and so only take a job here if you're looking to stay in it for an extended period of time.

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    Chivas Brothers2019-11-19
  3. "Great Company with good atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Busineess Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Atmosphere, balance work/personal life, freedom

    Cons

    Lack of stimulation and pressure

    Chivas Brothers2019-08-14
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Graduate Brand Ambassador"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Brand Ambassador 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    International experience working in a cool industry

    Cons

    - There is no career plan in place for graduates - The quality of the experience really just depends on what market the graduate is placed in - The remuneration package can vary from place to place depending on whether the local team wishes to pay a housing allowance - very unfair - The remuneration package is all relative depending on the market. People working in the UK/Western Europe earn the same as people living in Asia/South America - again, very unfair - The graduate programme management don’t closely follow progress meaning that selection of roles and support is largely down to personality and luck - There are no natural next steps for graduates - There is no requirement for graduates to develop their competencies - Graduates rarely feel supported when in role. There are stories of graduates being told not to apply for jobs as they haven’t been in the scheme for long enough - The job is extremely unsociable with evening and weekend work mandatory - Most graduates leave the company - There are very few roles available at the end of the programme and interns or external candidates are more likely to be appointed than graduates meaning many have no choice but to go to competitors

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    Chivas Brothers2019-04-16
  5. "Hospitality supervisor"

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chivas Brothers

    Pros

    Good company to work for with some good perks.

    Cons

    Sometimes short notice on what was happening making it impossible to plan to far ahead.

    Chivas Brothers2019-01-14
  6. "Brand Manager"

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    • Senior Management
     in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chivas Brothers for more than a year

    Pros

    Staff allowance, friendly people, only recent allowance of WFH

    Cons

    Slow to change, hierarchy, promotions based on ability to schmooze vs. Work

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    Chivas Brothers2018-12-30
  7. "A Fun experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Chivas Brothers full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Staff allowance, flex working, WFH and lots of fun inclusion on events.

    Cons

    Progression is limited but hopefully it will change in the future

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    Chivas Brothers2018-09-27
  8. "Assistant Brand Manager"

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    Current Employee - Global Assistant Brand Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work environment - people Interesting brands Travel possibility Location (Hammersmith)

    Cons

    Salary quite low and overall package No company culture

    Chivas Brothers2018-05-25
  9. "Working as a tour guide"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Chivas Brothers part-time

    Pros

    Excellent place to work Positive learning experience Great management Good training Flexible hours

    Cons

    Lots of health and safety Very busy workload at peak visitor times

    Chivas Brothers2018-04-08
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Brand Manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - great team - people genuinely passionate about the brands - multicultural environment (good for practising languages) - fun events - good opportunities for training

    Cons

    - salary not great - no bonus at ABM level

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    Chivas Brothers2018-03-19
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