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William Grant & Sons Reviews

Updated Feb 23, 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
27 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. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Brand/Business Development Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A British centric organization not USA

    Cons

    Canada reports through to the USA

    William Grant & Sons2014-06-16
  2. "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
  3. "Great team"

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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.

    William Grant & Sons2020-02-13
  4. "Great company to develop"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company values and premium brands portfolio

    Cons

    Local markets will dictate priority

    William Grant & Sons2020-02-04
  5. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Tour Guide in Inverness, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    representing a good brand.

    Cons

    repetitive nature of the work

    William Grant & Sons2020-01-30
  6. "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
  7. "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
  8. "White English Male Diageo wannabe"

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    Current Employee - Marketing 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working policy Maternity policy New offices

    Cons

    Skizofrenic strategy (flavor of the year) Only men get promoted Gender pay gap Adverse to risk Obsessed with Diageo keep hiring people from them (quality is dubious though)

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    William Grant & Sons2020-01-21
  9. "Excellent company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Dufftown, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent salary, benefits and work environment.

    Cons

    Work/life balance leans towards work.

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    William Grant & Sons2019-12-14
  10. "Exciting place to work"

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Dufftown, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay,benefits and pension. Exciting projects and strong brand portfolio. Plenty career growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Sometimes Staffing is stretched. Too many sudden plan changes.

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    William Grant & Sons2019-12-12
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