William Grant & Sons Reviews

Updated 12 May 2021

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William Grant & Sons Interim CEO Giles Wilson
Giles Wilson
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "On surface looks good"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at William Grant & Sons

    Pros

    Great brands and some really passionate people who are working very very hard to live the values and legacy

    Cons

    Unfortunately this company just looks good on the surface and scratch it and you find at the main site in Scotland terrible behaviour, culture and politics!! Most of the good people who are not tied to final salary pensions are looking to leave!!

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  2. "You won’t be bored"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Variety Exciting opportunities if your face fits

    Cons

    Company politics Very high expectations with little support


  3. "Customer Marketing Manager"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing company with so many benefits, people are lovely however there is a distinct lack of leadership

    Cons

    Salary for the amount of work you do

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  4. "Marvellous People Throughout the Business"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Team LEader in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good rewards in terms of salary and conditions - bonus scheme is a bit of a joke and pays out less than half on occasion despite record breaking growth. Great mix of plc / private culture and growing quickly. Much stronger development and growth in the Brands business but Operations becoming stagnant.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity at Senior Leader level as too many protecting their final salary pensions - a lot in the same position they were when the business was small and that causes a glass ceiling for others which is effectively why I left the business after 6 years despite loving my job.

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  5. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at William Grant & Sons full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great team of people and incredible brands. People genuinely support each other and there is a continuous effort to improve on all fronts as the company grows. A hard working, fun culture. With a "let's get things done together" mentality in which you can really make a difference and have an impact in the work you do. The current management recognise this and seems to be working hard to protect and build on it.

    Cons

    Some growing pains as the company moves from being a small business with fewer people and processs to a larger one which needs the structures, processes and ways of working to maintain growth which keeping its culture.

  6. Helpful (3)

    "Global Brand Manager"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Richmond, London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at William Grant & Sons

    Pros

    Flexible working, high entrepreneurial approach enables people empowerment. In general innovation at the heart of marketers and across all function it is possible to appreciate a tangible and high commitment .

    Cons

    There is currently a somewhat lack of clear processes and the organization is quite fluid due to exceptional growth rates in the recent past.

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  7. "Great Family Run business"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at William Grant & Sons full-time

    Pros

    Fun events and great perks like a 2:30pm Friday finish Great summer parties and Christmas parties. Offer great flexibility with working from home or other offices nearer home. Good pension scheme.

    Cons

    Some people in head office are very stuck in their ways and aren't particularly helpful to the rest of the business.

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  8. "Engineer Intern at Dufftown"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at William Grant & Sons

    Pros

    Friendly workplace, very interesting work site up in Scotland, the experience was valuable and has served me well. Pay was good.

    Cons

    Very far from anything except itself, projects require individual effort to remain interesting and more budget required to try new ideas.

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  9. "Broadly positive, a fun place to work"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Marketing Manager in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at William Grant & Sons

    Pros

    I know I can make a difference. The company has retained an entrepreneurial angle and the subject matter keeps it fun.

    Cons

    As a private company I know I can never have any skin in the game. The opportunity to build options elsewhere may eventually be more valuable than the benefit of a family business

  10. "Best job I've ever had!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
     in Dufftown, Scotland, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at William Grant & Sons

    Pros

    Amazing team and staff members. Managers take notice of you when they walk through your department. They also pay a living wage not the minimum wage so its usually £2 more an hour for seasonal workers. Would love to work here permanently.

    Cons

    Nothing major. Maybe a staff canteen would be worthwhile.

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