Pernod Ricard

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Pernod Ricard Reviews

Updated December 6, 2014
Updated December 6, 2014
54 Reviews
3.5
54 Reviews
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Pernod Ricard Vice-Président et Directeur Général Pierre Pringuet
Pierre Pringuet
26 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great brands, everyday passion for success, open door policy (in 5 reviews)

  • Great people that are nice to work with for the most part (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • tough to maintain work life balance lean work force more to accomplish (in 5 reviews)

  • Mixed and unclear messages from senior management (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great brand portfolio

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pernod Ricard full-time

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are one of the best. Exciting brands to work with and people are relatively nice.

    Cons

    Much room to improve for leadership skills. Mixed and unclear messages from senior management.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    • 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
  3.  

    Good Benifits Lot of work

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    • 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
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  5.  

    Sales Manager

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    • 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 a 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
  6.  

    Slightly above average place to work in the area.

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    • 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
  7.  

    On paper a great company...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pernod Ricard full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong corporate identity, strong marketing campaigns and corporate communications, opportunities for lateral moves and to work internationally. Good Xmas parties and corporate events.

    Cons

    A lot of favouritism evident (to the point of being completely unfair at times) however if you are part of the 'club' a lot of doors can open. Expectation that work comes top of your list of priorities, even family engagements, very little flexible working, no home working allowed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember you have people working for you rather than just numbers on a balance sheet....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Pernod Ricard continues to be a great company for French Managers, specially those from Finance/Audit

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pernod Ricard

    Pros

    Amazing brands, the most comprehensive portfolio in the industry, good benefits, competitive salary, convivial, and of course the Les Embiez experience

    Cons

    Pernod Ricard has the potential of being the industry leader but, despite having the most iconic brands, is unable to grow organically. This is because:
    1. Given the nature of the industry it should be a great place for marketing talent. Unfortunately that is not the case with key marketing talent being routinely side-lined. For example the person heading Marketing in Paris was from Finance and has now been replaced by a career commercial person despite the availability of great marketing talent
    2. Career advancement is all about who you know in Paris, your nationality (being French is great) and your functional expertise (Finance/Audit)
    3. Resulting from the above French is the default language. The most extreme example is the PR Americas office in New York where French is the language spoken almost all the time
    4. Most country CEO's are French while outstanding local talent is side-lined
    5. Things could change with a new CEO early 2015 but even he seems to be favouring managers from the business he previously headed (see point 2 above)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pernod Ricard has the most amazing set of brands and very talented and passionalt people. But despite this it has not been able to grow its business organically (growth has come only through acquisitions). Please promote the talent available strictly basis merit and you will see the magic we can do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Company Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)

    I worked at Pernod Ricard full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are good and above the law. Young people work overthere and therefore it is a young company.The presence of Pernod Ricard it ´s global.

    Cons

    The salary it ´s not ok. The unique core are the marketing departments , leaders dont care about other departments . There is not carreer at all. The leaders dont care about the local brands.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There´s not personal growth at all. Company values are feak.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Company for entry level

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    • 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
  11.  

    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

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