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Brown-Forman Reviews

Updated Nov 11, 2019

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4.3
81%
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Brown-Forman CEO Lawson Whiting
Lawson Whiting
14 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people and great internship experience(in 20 reviews)

  • "One of the few Family-owned companies in this industry, they truly believe in the importance of work-life balance(in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • "There isn't one single con about working for B-F(in 11 reviews)

  • "Work/Life balance is hard to balance if your job requires a lot of travel(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Finance Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Look after employees Good Culture- Family feel

    Cons

    Lack of succession planning outside the U.S

    Brown-Forman2018-09-13
  2. "Great brands...no room to grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brown-Forman full-time

    Pros

    Work like balance, product allowance/samples/bar

    Cons

    Difficult to find opportunities within the company

    Brown-Forman2019-09-23
  3. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Surry Hills
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, work life balance, benefit work from home, Bonus, communication and coffee, drinks and perks

    Cons

    Opportunity, high level management hard to reach

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    Brown-Forman2018-09-04
  4. "Great place to work but some small downsides"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brown-Forman full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great Brands, Great work/life balance, fun culture. Minimal pressure compared to other FMCG companies with a great team ethos.

    Cons

    No career path development, flat organisation makes career progression difficult. Lack of pressure/accountability can let some coast along leaving heavy lifting to others. Also some "job's for the boys" with opportunities not offered on merit.

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    Brown-Forman2017-12-29
  5. "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Regional People Development Specialist in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, future sustainability, people focused, global reach

    Cons

    Lean organisation, working across multiple time zones

    Brown-Forman2017-10-22
  6. "BFA- Culture has changed, it used to be great and I used to recommend..."

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    Current Employee - BDE in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brown-Forman full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Fantastic brands- (Just not leveraged enough as if company is scared to strong arm) Staff gratuities- ($500 per year, bought retail on company credit card.) FMCV- (Average age of cars in company owned fleet is approx 5 years.) Staff taught to be humble- (I have to apologise for something to customers at least once a day)

    Cons

    See all of above in brackets. Rediculous call cycle expectations- mantra used to be Quality not Quantity but not now. Slowly replacing sales staff with an outside merchandising company. Below industry average salary. Can't work out what 'demand planning' means. Cannot, no matter how hard they try, launch a new product to save their life!

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    Brown-Forman2015-09-23
  7. "A company that truly values its people and where the leaders are not represented as the only achievers."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brown-Forman full-time

    Pros

    I work in Australia where the people are valued and the leadership team is fun, strategic and empowering. Diversity is really important and people are encouraged to bring ideas to the table. It's a small team so prepare to have fun, laugh loud and be known. Even though it's a multi-national matrix, the US partners are humble and great to work with. Office culture is amazing. Flexible work practices are common and everyone loves laughing and having fun.

    Cons

    People who join think they're working for a big corporate. B-F is a big name with big name brands but the company is very small so you can't hide. Anyone who comes into the business and doesn't want to get their hands dirty by getting in among the action or collaborating with functions outside their scope will not have a very good time.

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    Brown-Forman2014-06-02
  8. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - State Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits for employees.

    Cons

    New management changed the culture

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    Brown-Forman2019-11-11
  9. "A family orientated business that allows you to grow"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Compliance Legal Advisor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family run Good pay and benefits Feel well respected Progressive Interesting and challenging work

    Cons

    Some lack of career progression

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    Brown-Forman2019-11-06
  10. "LOVE LOVE LOVE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, good benefits, positive company culture, great workplace environment

    Cons

    Reorgs occasionally happen at the high salary level

    Brown-Forman2019-10-29
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