Lion Reviews | Glassdoor.com.au

Find your next job here

Lion Reviews

Updated 20 February 2018
68 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

4.0
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Lion Chief Executive Officer Stuart Irvine
Stuart Irvine
22 Ratings

68 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • Employee friendly, work-life balance,excellent career opportunity (in 11 reviews)

  • Positive culture and great people (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Strategic direction from senior management unclear and contradictory (in 4 reviews)

  • restructure may happen often at work (in 4 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. Helpful (1)

    "People and Culture"

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

    I have been working at Lion full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Progressive people practices and an engaging culture.

    Cons

    Very sales orientated company. Boys club.

    Lion Response

    18 Dec 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Thanks for your feedback


  2. "Quality coordinator"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lion full-time

    Pros

    Good culture, good work environment, opportunities for development, opportunities for training. Competitive salary, parental leave, safety and wellbeing

    Cons

    Work load, high achievers, highly competitive, high achievement culture. Very fast paced


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Worker"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    To make great friends ...

    Cons

    Managers who only manage up but not down. Very little internal promotion. Extensive bullying. Lots of unhappy people.

    Advice to Management

    Have a good look at management. And take the time to recognise the excellent workers below.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Little Creatures - Bartender"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bartender in Geelong
    Current Employee - Bartender in Geelong
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lion part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great pay and benefits

    Cons

    Not much room for progression

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication between staff and management


  6. "Great Employer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lion full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great, constructive achievement culture with emphasis on personal development and career opportunities

    Cons

    Constant pressure on cost to be reduced while top line sales is declining

    Lion Response

    11 Dec 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Thanks for your feedback


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great People, Great Brands"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lion full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Really good people - good teams and leaders to work with/for.
    Senior leaders on the whole are very good - approachable, good people as well as being highly effective at their roles.
    For marketeers especially, organisation 'owns' the brands so you have genuine responsibility for entire brand (not just tweaking brands controlled by international companies)
    Great opportunities to develop personally (good learning & development opportunities)
    Great culture, fun place to work
    Flexible work where possible
    Owned by Kirin who seem to take a very long term view - allows the organisation to invest for opportunities not just chase quarterly results.

    Cons

    Are a lot of talented/capable people (and pretty low turnover) and its largely an ANZ focussed organisation so there may be more limited vertical career opportunities than a global FMCG business.

    Lion Response

    25 Sep 2017 – Talent Resourcing Specialist

    Thank you for the detailed feedback


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Key Account Manager in Sydney
    Former Employee - Key Account Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lion full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really invested in their employees, big on training and development and encouraging employees to be the best at work and in their personal life. They are big on ensuring.work life balance and flexible working conditions.

    Cons

    I didn't experience any thing that I would consider a con. Very supportive environment to work in, genuine interest in their employees.

    Lion Response

    19 Sep 2017 – Talent Resourcing Specialist

    Thank you for the great review!


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Redundancy revolving doors"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lion part-time

    Pros

    Category - beer and wine is great fun
    People are great and give discretionary effort

    Cons

    Constant management changes of direction
    Too much HR control

    Advice to Management

    Become a beer company, not a HR company


  10. "SQL DBA"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SQL Database Administrator in Sydney
    Former Employee - SQL Database Administrator in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lion full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Climate and great Bar

    Cons

    Outsourced IT and lack of clarity when hiring

    Advice to Management

    No real changes to suggest

    Lion Response

    12 Sep 2017 – Talent Resourcing Specialist

    Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback


  11. "Customer Accounts for 2 years"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Account Executive in Sydney
    Former Employee - Customer Account Executive in Sydney

    I worked at Lion full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, good benefits, nice people

    Cons

    Micromanagement, not much in the way of performance bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being a nice place to work, just reward your staff financially a little more. I make triple because of commissions for essentially the same sales level.

    Lion Response

    24 Aug 2017 – Talent Resourcing Specialist

    Thanks so much for your feedback


Showing 68 of 78 reviews
Reset Filters