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Updated 23 Feb 2020

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William Grant & Sons Chief Executive Simon Hunt
Simon Hunt
28 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great brands and some Good people(in 11 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)

  • "Don't get to Scotland as much as I would like(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Fantastic Family Company with amazing values and ethos"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at William Grant & Sons

    Pros

    Great Brands, amazing people, great career support

    Cons

    Poor work life balance and not enough employees

    William Grant & Sons2020-02-17
  2. "Great family run business to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Luxury Customer Marketing Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great brands, better team, fun, you can make a difference and affect change, good perks!

    Cons

    Location of UK office is not convenient

    William Grant & Sons2020-01-21
  3. Helpful (2)

    "On surface looks good"

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    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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    William Grant & Sons2019-03-16
  4. "You Can Do Much Better"

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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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    William Grant & Sons2020-02-23
  5. "Not what it used to be...."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at William Grant & Sons full-time

    Pros

    Great brands and some Good people

    Cons

    Bad HR. Lack of reward and progression. Fast turnover.

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    William Grant & Sons2019-11-02
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Too Political and Leaders only care about their advancement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Great brands and liquid.

    Cons

    Leaders are unfortunately only concerned about their political gains and not their people. HR turns their heads to all advise.

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    William Grant & Sons2019-06-12
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Really great learning experience but really can burn you out"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great brands, very hands on experience, and a lot of opportunities to make connections within the industry and even great incentive trips.

    Cons

    Compensation is not worth the amount of work you put in. Very political and cliquey and if you aren’t in the right group, you feel it. Some departments are very old school. Needs to be better about giving employees work-life balance.

    William Grant & Sons2019-06-06
  8. Helpful (8)

    "Not what it used to be"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Flexible, fun, great people, great brands. Beautiful office space. Great location.

    Cons

    A lot of the culture has been lost. The Execs have their own agenda and the camaraderie has been lost. As a small to medium size company, opportunities for advancement are slim.

    William Grant & Sons2015-10-13
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Lost its way"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy, good people, family run, great brands

    Cons

    Does not pay competitively, does not value its employees, does not communicate well. Used to be a great company, but recent actions have been a let down.

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    William Grant & Sons2014-05-17
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Fun but professional atmosphere! Great portfolio"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Get to work for great brands, all sponsoring awesome events

    Cons

    I don't really have anything to complain about other than maybe career opportunities. Not very many and they go quick.

    William Grant & Sons2013-09-30
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