Pernod Ricard

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Pernod Ricard Reviews

Updated September 24, 2014
Updated September 24, 2014
45 Reviews
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Pernod Ricard Vice-Président et Directeur Général Pierre Pringuet
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Well run company from a financial point of view but lacking strong marketing strategy and talent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brand Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Brand Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Pernod Ricard full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good company culture still very paternalistic. A large company with still a "family feeling" to it. Good work-life balance. Great industry. Great people that are nice to work with for the most part.

    Cons

    Promotions are still based on who you know and the promotions are not very frequent. Most of the GMs are still from finance and lack real marketing experience - which is the real challenge of the company in order to generate internal growth with existing brands. A lot of trial and error in terms of digital and innovation strategy - lack a strong vision for each of the strategic brands.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a strong CMO from outside the organization as it enters into a new era with Alexandre Ricard as the new CEO. Even if decentralization is a core value, to build truly global passion brands, the company will need to have a stronger vision for its brands. What worked in the past will not necessarily work for the future.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Benifits Lot of work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pernod Ricard full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benifits (product allowance, open bar bi weekly)
    Preminium Brands

    Cons

    Company in a confused state lot of lay offs and let gos happening
    tough to maintain work life balance lean work force more to accomplish

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Sales Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Pernod Ricard full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Good 401k, company car etc...

    Cons

    Work life balance is very low in life and heavy with work. Frowned on to have apersonal life in the evenings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work life balance needs to be better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Slightly above average place to work in the area.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pernod Ricard full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The fiscal compensation is near average for the area, but not exceptional. The facilities and work atmosphere are clean and up to date. Product allotment is fair.

    Cons

    Work life balance is difficult to maintain. There is a very large, unstated, push to work many hours of overtime for salaried employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A little bit of positive encouragement goes a long way, and is worth the time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company for entry level

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Caracas, Capital District (Venezuela)
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Caracas, Capital District (Venezuela)

    I have been working at Pernod Ricard full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A lot to learn due to lack of resources

    Cons

    No career grothw for experiences people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great if you are French, just Ok for the non French.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pernod Ricard full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The Salary is above average. People are great to work with. Systems are ok

    Cons

    Overtime can be tedious at times. No real chance to move up unless you are are of French decent.
    Management doesn't respond to staff needs. Training rarely offered. Need better training on systems, at least provide a manual

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff up, so you don't burn out people. Set up Training programs that will be useful for all employees.
    Get everyone Brand training, not just the favorites!!!!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Brand Manager of White Spirits and Liqours

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pernod Ricard

    Pros

    Multinational company, offices at 70 countries worldwide

    Cons

    Weak team work, necessity of team building

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Getting hired in Pernod Ricard India

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pernod Ricard full-time

    Pros

    Good personal experience with complete responsibility

    Cons

    Lack of career growth opportunities

  10.  

    French Preferred

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pernod Ricard

    Pros

    Fringe benefits
    21 days leave
    Drinks are cheaper than the open market
    Would be a good place to be for people who love drinking

    Cons

    Long Hours
    French preferred at the top
    Lack of staff training
    Repetitive work
    Too many requirements from the holding company on estimates

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Life at The Absolut Company (like in Sweden) is underwhelming

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Brand Manager in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Global Brand Manager in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)

    I have been working at Pernod Ricard

    Pros

    - it's a spirits business
    - TAC TRUELY values creativity and creative thinking (this is not lip service)
    - Work with great global brand builders
    - exposure to unique opportunities and projects that do not exist even in many fortune 500 companies

    Cons

    - being business oriented does not guarantee your opinion will matter
    - your career is not likely to be a priority for your boss or senior management
    - this is my 4th corporate headquarters, and by far the WORST HR team i have ever come across
    - Senior management is out of touch with the emotions, sentiments and barriers of the rest of the organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Overhaul the HR department and HR systems
    - take a walk around the building more often (be visible); feel responsible for not being aware of how your employees feel (as a group)
    - make "people management" a priority for people managers. Stop allowing great marketers to be poor managers.

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