William Grant & Sons Reviews

Updated Jan 19, 2022

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William Grant & Sons Interim CEO Giles Wilson
Giles Wilson
14 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

      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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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great company to work for

      Nov 29, 2021 - Finance Analyst in Richmond, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing work life balance with great rewards for success.

      Cons

      Inconsistent company policies across different departments. Lack of pay reviews and opportunity for career progression

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    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Disrespectful Joke of a business

      Jan 4, 2022 - Manager in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Working hours on a Friday are 9-2:30pm. The brands are amazing and succeed in-spite of management / company /family dysfunction.

      Cons

      If you're interested in joining an Old Boys Club, that prevents women and minorities from being truly successful, then this is the place to be! Do you like talking about buzz words you don't believe in, like Digital Transformation, Tech, and Data? If yes, then you will thrive here. At William Grant and Sons, the only thing moving forward is cycle of rebranding The Grants Operating Model to another name that promotes nothing meaningful or tangible to the employee, its just a phrase used to make you believe the company, the chairman, and your boss, are behind moving this company forward - the reality is that the dial isn't moving forward at all. This company is very divided, operating like two very different businesses. You have the one side that sits in Scotland and believes they are the core and heart of everything, and the side that sits in London that is fast paced and awake to the current state of affairs. And between the two sides, there is very little respect or love. The chairman runs the business with ample amounts off distain, distrust and disrespect for all - directly challenging your salary by claiming you make too and are not worth it. This partly comes from the fact that he believes everyone in the company is cheating him out of revenue and profit that belongs solely in his pocket.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Reveiw

      Nov 17, 2021 - National Account Manager in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Family Company Great Brands Agile Learning Good People Flexible Benefits

      Cons

      Career Progression Management Structure Pay in line with market Corporate Structure Investment in People

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Too much stress

      Nov 9, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Looked after us during COVID and good benefits

      Cons

      Lots of change and leaders not understanding what their teams do. Communication poor. A lot of internal politics blocking work

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company

      Sep 10, 2021 - Account Manager in Bristol, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great brands and good employers

      Cons

      I can't actually think of any.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Company

      Jul 21, 2021 - Technical Leader 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Fantastic company for many years

      Cons

      None nothing of note to discuss

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company

      Jul 19, 2021 - Human Resources in Bellshill, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great focus on D&I and wellbeing agenda

      Cons

      There are none I have experienced.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great employer, long term perspective

      Jun 22, 2021 - Operations in Bellshill, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Family ownership gives the ability to take long term decisions for the benefit of the company, the employees, local communities and the shareholders. Undoubtedly the shareholders benefit significantly from the financial performance of the company, but employees are also protected from short term views.

      Cons

      Organisation structure is quite flat making some areas difficult for career progression. Depends on the role and the site, but worth checking what a future career path might look like.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Fantastic place to work with amazing culture

      Jun 16, 2021 - Controller in Hook, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The WG&S family values are ingrained in the culture. Hugely supportive colleagues and senior management. Good opportunities for internal development and internal global training courses. Amazing brands with strong marketing campaigns. Real opportunity to make a difference - you can pitch your ideas internally and may see some of them come to life

      Cons

      Not as agile as we should be when launching npd Quite a lot of change within the business which can be unsettling at times Due to the number of brands, it can be hard to prioritise at times

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