William Grant & Sons Reviews

Updated 25 Jul 2020

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4.0
81%
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98%
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William Grant & Sons Chief Executive Simon Hunt
Simon Hunt
28 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "The worst place i have ever worked in my life."

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Girvan, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at William Grant & Sons full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It was near where I lived .It has service recognition benefits and private health care. They supply you with good quality work clothes.

    Cons

    No real worth seen in workers by management team A sad reflection on place that was once known in the area as good family run employer .Not a happy place.

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  2. "Great brands - internal culture could be better"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at William Grant & Sons full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great portfolio and unique apprroach to building brands

    Cons

    Could get much more engagement out of employees from the family owned aspect.


  3. "my experience"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bar Manager in Santiago
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at William Grant & Sons full-time

    Pros

    I traveled all over america and met many talented people

    Cons

    You may feel that you stop trying distillates from other producers

  4. "great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Current Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at William Grant & Sons full-time

    Pros

    great passionate people and brands

    Cons

    salary level and amount of holidays compared to other companies

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  5. "Great team"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Experienced Brand Ambassador in Sydney

    I worked at William Grant & Sons full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Family owned, amazing brands, attracts great people.

    Cons

    Low pay wages compared to industry standards.

  6. Helpful (2)

    "You Can Do Much Better"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at William Grant & Sons full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Brands and Simon Hunt is a fair and honest leader.

    Cons

    Very cliquey and toxic due to NYC management team. These are people with power that has gone to their heads and made them out of touch with the majority of their employees. Want to succeed? Succumb to the clique and become part of those who have nothing to do but spread rumors and choose thier next victim. Horrible new hires with little experience come and go. At least 100 in the past 5 years like a revolving door have left this place.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Worst Company to work for"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at William Grant & Sons full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The brands and history of the company

    Cons

    - Politics at senior levels - pro foreigners and locals are bullied like they are cheap labour - management has incredible ability to make staff cry

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  8. "Marketing"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at William Grant & Sons full-time

    Pros

    Great place, good culture and brands

    Cons

    Nothing to think of really

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Operations an afterthought"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at William Grant & Sons

    Pros

    Great products, generous product allowance, great company events, typically get full bonus

    Cons

    Operations is the abused child of the org. Commercial will blame Every problem on operations and ops leadership will act like a punching bag and take it. Ops leaders talk a good game, but little action. You WILL be expected to do the work of two people, with no additional comp. and don’t complain about it or you will be out. Leaders will give the right platitudes but it’s more talk. They don’t care, just work harder. People leave crying at the end of the day during Q4 because they are driven so hard and told they aren’t doing enough. There’s a reason there are few long term employees here. US is run by 3 people, 2 in NY, 1 in Florida. What they say goes, cross them at your own risk. Ops leadership in NJ is weak and cow toes to what NY and Scotland want.

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  10. "Work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Operator in Tullamore, Offaly
    Recommends

    I have been working at William Grant & Sons full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Career and personal progression is always supported. Lots of time off

    Cons

    No overtime and salary could be better

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