Brown-Forman Reviews

Updated 27 Jul 2020

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4.4
88%
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96%
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Brown-Forman CEO Lawson Whiting
Lawson Whiting
41 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits, great people to work with and quite a lot of flexibility(in 26 reviews)

  • "Great brands to sell and market(in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • "I have no cons & can not imagine I will in the future(in 12 reviews)

  • "Significant workload, work-life balance(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Positive company culture and long-term vision"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brown-Forman part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very strong values-based culture, with an increasing focus on inclusion for all employees, and global people development initiatives. Excellent brands with clear stories and mission to engage consumers in a responsible way.

    Cons

    Growing quickly in many markets, so workload can be heavy as company conservative in adding headcount until growth prospects are confirmed

  2. "No way your breaking the glass ceiling"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brown-Forman full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    GREAT benefits Decent Pay (lower than everyone else in the industry) Friendly coworkers

    Cons

    No upward mobility Horrible Hours Management is difficult to talk to

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  3. "Decent place to work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tour Guide in Versailles, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brown-Forman full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good culture. Really nice people. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Upward mobility is a pipe dream. Somewhat nepotistic. Love hiring from outside.

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  4. "Great environment. Great company."

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Brown-Forman full-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment Work life balance

    Cons

    Could be Slow in big decisions

  5. "The most amazing culture and people. I’ve never been happier."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Executive in Hobart
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brown-Forman full-time

    Pros

    Every single employee lives and breathes the cultural values. Relatively young, enigmatic and innovative leaders that show empathy toward those below them in terms of reports. A very diverse group of employees which is highlighted in a male dominated industry. Personal development is taken very seriously, and internal promotions are favoured over external recruitment. Highly efficient and effective organisational structure. Very low rate of turn over - in fact, I read recently that the average tenure for Brown-Forman employees in the US is 10 years. I’m not sure what the average tenure in Aus is, but I’d imagine it’s around the same. HR department actually listens to, cares about and strives to resolve any concerns, rather than foremost and exclusively caring about the reputation of the company. Generous annual product allowance along with a multitude of other benefits (including free mental health services).

    Cons

    There really are none. I’m serious.

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  6. "Great business, some negative points"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - International Marketing Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brown-Forman full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of good people, lots of experiences and development, family-owned

    Cons

    No chance of progression, poor rewards, short term minded, high pressure, unrealistic targets, terrible paternity leave

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  7. COVID-19

    "Great first couple of months!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - On-Trade Sales Executive in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brown-Forman full-time

    Pros

    On-boarding week; efficiently organised & engaging given the circumstances of lockdown being implemented and all had to be completed virtually

    Cons

    I have no cons & can not imagine I will in the future.

  8. "Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Market Manager in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Brown-Forman full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Onboarding Benefits diversity Focus and strategy Great brands to work with

    Cons

    Not much cons to say. Its a great company

  9. "Great atmosphere"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Temporary Supply Chain Specialist in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brown-Forman full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Culture is relationship-centered. Many opportunities for personal development.

    Cons

    Work can be tedious. High pressure environment.

  10. "Incredible company to work for!"

    5.0
    • Culture & Values
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at Brown-Forman full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Values, Great Brands, Great Benefits! Every experience so far has been truly amazing, the culture is wonderful and everyone has been approachable and inspiring since the interview process. Lots of opportunities to get involved in and many ways to expand and grow your experiences. An amazing office space in Central London, that makes being at work enjoyable!

    Cons

    There are none so far!

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