Chivas Brothers Reviews

Updated 27 Apr 2021

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3.3
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Chivas Brothers Chairman and CEO Alexandre Ricard
Alexandre Ricard
6 Ratings
  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great culture

    16 Nov 2019 - Brand Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    good flexible times and corporate culture

    Cons

    low salary compared to competitors

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Good company

    27 Apr 2021 - Machine Operator in Dumbarton, Scotland, Scotland
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Well compensated for level of work

    Cons

    Little room for progression in job

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  3. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Would definitely recommend a career here

    23 Apr 2021 - Marketing 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great people and amazing brands

    Cons

    Limited access to top tier

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  4. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Grad

    23 Feb 2021 - Graduate Engineer in Elgin, Scotland, Scotland
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    Pros

    Very good company to work for

    Cons

    Progression may be very limited

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    not the worst but needs to mature into a truly global business

    27 Jan 2021 - Global Marketing Manager in London, England, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Amazing brands. Travel the world

    Cons

    Difficult to progress high unless you're a 50 something white French man

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  6. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good for fun, not that good for growth

    28 Jul 2020 - Senior Brand Manager in London, England, England
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    Pros

    Access to cheap booze, free bar, few parties a year. Overall friendly atmosphere. Fair level of independence.

    Cons

    No clear promotion path unless someone senior loves you. A lot of things are decided subjectively, based on personal preferences. Low salaries. Often goes through restructuring, that leaves you in limbo for months. Flexible working allowed but not particularly encouraged.

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  7. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

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

    19 Nov 2019 - Assistant Brand Manager in London, England, England
    Recommend
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    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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  8. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Graduate Brand Ambassador

    16 Apr 2019 - Graduate Brand Ambassador 
    Recommend
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    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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  9. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Company with good atmosphere

    14 Aug 2019 - Busineess Analyst in London, England, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Atmosphere, balance work/personal life, freedom

    Cons

    Lack of stimulation and pressure

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  10. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Hospitality supervisor

    14 Jan 2019 -  
    Recommend
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    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.

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