We’re Stronger Together
The success of Fortune Brands starts with every member of our team – engaged, high-performing people who are passionate about building a great company while growing professionally and thriving personally. We take pride in our work and our wellbeing, both personally and collectively.
Our values – aligned, agile, accountable, and action – guide us each day. These values are our fundamental beliefs and behaviors about how we conduct business and treat others, and are absolutely essential to our success.
We are a welcoming workplace and everyone is invited to contribute their ideas and passion. We value the diverse perspectives and unique ideas that lead to better problem-solving and greater innovation.
We’re a great company because of our great people. We invest in our teams and develop our associates to become the next generation of leaders who fuel innovation and drive company growth. As we partner with our associates to help them grow their careers, thrive personally and make meaningful impact professionally, we collaborate in creating a dream company. This is reflected externally in our impressive track record of market outperformance and growth, and also in how we work together and treat each other across the company. In addition to building a respectful, inclusive and rewarding work environment, we also offer competitive compensation and benefits packages.
Training & Development
We help our associates be successful in the job they have today, and develop the skills to grow in their career and be ready for tomorrow. Supervisors, managers and senior leaders receive training on coaching skills, which helps facilitate stronger team development. We also run front-line and mid-line leadership development programs that build skills like empathy, communications, conflict management, team development and strategy development. Fortune Brands also makes significant investment in high-potential leaders to help them prepare for greater levels of responsibility. As a result of participating in our accelerated development program, over 90% of participants have made significant development progress.
Preparing Workers for a Faster-Paced, More Digital World
Our world is rapidly evolving, and businesses are becoming more and more digital. We are on a digital transformation journey to leverage data, technology and digital solutions to unlock performance for our customers, consumers, products, back-office operations and in new business models.
To enable our jump to a more digitally-enhanced company, we are training many associates in new, Agile ways of working. Agile methodology will allow us to deliver solutions for our stakeholders at a higher speed. Associates who are part of Agile pods receive training in Agile methodology. We’re also providing broad Agile training to other key leaders who are not directly in Agile pods, to help them support the business and broaden their understanding of work tactics that are likely to become even more prolific in the future.
We value our people and believe that taking care of our associates within the workplace, and providing tools to support health outside of work, is critical to our collective well-being and company performance. We offer a total rewards package designed to help associates and their families maintain or improve their physical, emotional and financial health. Our benefits program is anchored by 4 pillars:
We are proud to provide quality and competitive health insurance to our associates. Associates are encouraged to take advantage of company-provided services to help them stay healthy, save money and make the most of their benefits.
The majority of our associates share in the company’s success by participating in a number of programs, like annual incentive plans. Additionally, most FBIN associates are eligible to participate in a company-sponsored 401(k) plan and are eligible to receive company matching contributions to their retirement fund.
Our associates are encouraged to take their paid time off and our office associates are encouraged to create flexible work arrangements that allow them to thrive both in and out of the workplace. Additionally, we offer other work life balance benefits across our organization.
Fortune Brands encourages informal and formal learning to support the unique learning needs of each of our associates. Our office associates have access to personalized, online learning resources, facilitator-led classes and leadership development programs.