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. "Graduate engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Love feeling like part of a real family team. So many great development opportunities with the company and great experience building.

    Cons

    Sometimes thrown right in the deepens with small teams so resources thin.

  2. "Great company"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Really good company to work for and great benefits

    Cons

    There really aren't any cons


  3. "Culture"

    4.0
     in Johnstone, Scotland, Scotland

    I have been working at William Grant & Sons for more than a year

    Pros

    Rewarded for working hard at work

    Cons

    Could do with more strategic direction

  4. Helpful (1)

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

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Girvan, Scotland, 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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  5. "Great brands - internal culture could be better"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England, 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.

  6. "Great Company with Amazing Brands and people"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Global Marketing in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at William Grant & Sons

    Pros

    Amazing Brands Great Talented People with some rare characters You can make a difference - not a small clog in a big machine Family Run so think more long term than having to hit commercial numbers and less corporate Flat Structure and relatively small amount of people so easy to reach out to anyone Flexible Working Policy Work Life Balance is important

    Cons

    Company has growth up fast in last 10 years, so some of the systems, infrastructure, processes are still behind where they should be. this means you can make a big difference, but if you are used to having all this in previous company it can be a culture shock

  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great brands but don't care about their employees"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing brands People are great Small enough company where you can make an impact

    Cons

    Poor and indecisive leadership creates a lot of work with little gain Talk about family values but as an employee you are very expendable and viewed as a cost not as an asset Extremely under resourced with heavy workload Operations are terrible - always out of stock or delayed in getting product but still have to hit numbers despite not having product to sell Frequently don't give bonuses

  8. "Here for the reviews"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative 

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

    Pros

    Here for the reviews of the company

    Cons

    No cons to share at the moment

  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great Springboard into the Industry"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ops Team Member in Edison, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I had a relatively positive experience working at WGS. The US Ops Team leadership took to me to ensure that I was always challenged and supported. I was able to work various roles and gain invaluable experiences. The people I worked with were some of the best people I've met and I keep in contact with some that have really changed and influenced my life. The benefits in the US Business were great and the HR team did a great job of adapting and adjusting to ensure we had some of the best benefits out there. Talent development was the main aspect that kept me at WGS. The US Ops team wholeheartedly believed in talent development.

    Cons

    The glint of an amazing job can be dulled very quickly at WGS. Often times, they (Corporate WGS- Scotland, more specifically Leaders at SBP in the Packaging Supply Chain Team) are late on extending/conferring promotions, raises, adoption of new ideas, and just general appreciation for the work being done. Culturally, there are "token" members throughout the organization to spread the Gospel that WGS as a whole is Inclusive. The US accounts for the majority of the inclusiveness. However, throughout the organization, the inclusion of "thought diversity" is scarce and even frowned upon/shunned. Don't go in with any ideas of your own. If the Senior leadership team didn't think of it, they don't want to hear about it. Long term career wise: get in, get your experiences, work on your talent development, and get out. Don't expect average pay in the US Ops team.

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  10. "great culture"

    5.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    really good people and culture

    Cons

    none I can think of

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