William Grant & Sons Reviews

Updated Aug 10, 2022

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3.5
65%
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William Grant & Sons Interim CEO Giles Wilson
Giles Wilson
25 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great brands and good employers(in 26 reviews)

  • "Great people and support for innovation(in 17 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Structure is relatively flat, hence limited career progression(in 5 reviews)

  • "Ops leadership in NJ is weak and cow toes to what NY and Scotland want(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Engaging and fun place to work

      May 26, 2022 - Commercial Finance Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Can be yourself in this company. Everyone is encouraged to be an individual and work collaboratively.

      Cons

      Tech needs some updating, but programs in place to do this.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place to work

      Jul 26, 2022 - Human Resources Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great individuals and teams to work with

      Cons

      The manual processes and systems

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    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Disgusting Favouritism makes mockery of DE&I

      Jul 21, 2022 - Finance Manager in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Product allowance, although limited or largely unavailable Previous CEO and CMO were honest and earnest. Still good leaders and role models around the business but they are not given opportunities

      Cons

      Poor excuses for why top management is still white and male. Opportunities for women are limited or dampened down by comments related to “strength” and requirements suggesting aggression is more preferable to technical ability. Incredibly BBU finance not questioned why top talent has left and the remaining white middle class British males have been promoted into central team roles at the expense of strong young talent.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      A good employer

      Apr 15, 2022 - Global Brand Manager in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There is a reason why the company has low staff turnover: the work life balance is great, the pay is reasonable and the industry is fun.

      Cons

      Very low career progression opportunities, given that the structure is rather flat. Ambition and performance is not rewarded. The company has just woken up to diversity and inclusion as a big issue and is now playing catch up. Things may get better in the future but until now the key to success was to be a British or Irish white male.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Best job I’ve had

      Mar 16, 2022 - Business Development Executive 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Super friendly and supportive. Great DE&I great products and great career prospects with great internal promotions

      Cons

      Some activations feel rushed or only released at last min

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      A company with positive collaborative culture looking to develop its employees

      Feb 22, 2022 - Brand Manager in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Inclusive company culture - Autonomy and opportunity for creative input - Supportive environment for skill development and progression

      Cons

      - Office location (not in London)

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      No proper grievance procedure in place to protect staff from bullying

      Mar 4, 2022 - Global Manager in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The company managed to attract experienced and talented people

      Cons

      Bullying was ignored when reported. No proper grievance procedure in place. No support from Human Resources. and Senior Team when reported.

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      OK now but the outlook doesn't feel positive

      Feb 4, 2022 - Brand Marketing in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people and the brands

      Cons

      Family owned No direction from the top Culture is turning for the worse

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great company culture and brands

      Jan 20, 2022 - Account Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Family owned business with great stories on brands and loyal people

      Cons

      Too cautious on brand plans & stale elements on ideas

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company

      Jan 19, 2022 - Internal Auditor in Glasgow, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      They care about their staff. Work/life balance.

      Cons

      So far I have not observed any cons

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    William Grant & Sons has an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5, based on over 207 reviews left anonymously by employees. 65% of employees would recommend working at William Grant & Sons to a friend and 67% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

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    65% of William Grant & Sons employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated William Grant & Sons 3.1 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.5 for culture and values and 3.0 for career opportunities.

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