William Grant & Sons Reviews

Updated Sep 10, 2021

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3.7
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William Grant & Sons Interim CEO Giles Wilson
Giles Wilson
10 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great Brands, amazing people, great career support(in 13 reviews)

  • "Great people to work with, small enough to connect with most people(in 7 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Poor work life balance and not enough employees(in 4 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

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

      Great brands and good employers

      Cons

      I can't actually think of any.

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    2. 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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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company

      Jul 19, 2021 - Human Resources in Bellshill, Scotland, 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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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great employer, long term perspective

      Jun 22, 2021 - Operations in Bellshill, Scotland, Scotland
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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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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Fantastic place to work with amazing culture

      Jun 16, 2021 - Controller in Hook, London, England, 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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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Growing Pains

      Jun 14, 2021 - Commercial Account Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Brands, Great People, Real family business

      Cons

      HR department, Under resourced in some areas, growing pains

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Manager

      Jun 8, 2021 - Manager in Richmond, London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Family owned business with great brands and great people Great location with outstanding office

      Cons

      Very flat structure with no opportunity to grow within the company unless you worked in domestic. No respect for international experience and people with languages skills Poor leadership at times Terrible HR team

      3 people found this review helpful
    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Work at WGS

      May 17, 2021 - Infrastructure Analyst in Bellshill, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Staff are great, free company alcohol, Team members are good fun.

      Cons

      Management do not understand the pressure we work under

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    9. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Awful experience, terrible management and culture, avoid at all costs

      Jun 22, 2021 - Human Resources Manager in Richmond, London, England, England
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      Pros

      Quarterly product allowance is a nice touch

      Cons

      Awful management and culture, terrible management in HR

      3 people found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Good company with good people

      May 17, 2021 - Finance Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great brands and a lot of very passionate people. Lots to do, had a great time there. Simon and the executive working hard, created a good team spirit. Glenn also very good, he has so much knowledge.

      Cons

      Lots to do is generally good though at times it was a little too much.

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