Moët Hennessy USA

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Mired in bureaucracy and politics

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Moët Hennessy USA

Pros

Top-notch portfolio of some of the most distinguished luxury brands in the world.

Cons

Given its French heritage, the company is extremely hierarchical and bureaucratic. Everything is dictated by Paris and everyone must march to those drums (think Ancien Regime or the days before the French Revolution). Also, it’s the alcohol industry which is dominated by veteran white males who have done business the same way since the days of Prohibition. So forget about doing anything innovative, new, or different. There is absolutely no training, however since they only recruit from within the alcohol industry there’s no need for it or the new ideas that may come occur with a new perspective. It’s a “sink or swim” mentality both in doing the job and dealing with the politics. Most of it isn’t “rocket science” so don’t expect to be surrounded by a lot of smart people. IT is a joke and even if they did get some top notch technology platforms no one would know what to do with it let alone how to use it. The younger crowd will enjoy the free booze and parties but those who are serious about their career end up leaving within 2-3 years if they can stand it. The politics is thick so watch your back.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    A company of amazing brands

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Moët Hennessy USA

    Pros

    The cachet that its portfolio of brands brings is unmatched. Perks are pretty good: car for sales people, free goods, tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    It is an extremely hierarchical structure, based on its French parent where no one questions the king. For a luxury company, their processes are ancient and much bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move faster with decision making. Don't sweat the little stuff and let your employees run with the business. Get some real IT.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Disorganized, manic company with amazing brands.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Moët Hennessy USA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Incredible brands, luxury portfolio. Company is lean - ability for employees to learn & experience many different departments. Diverse global staff. Luxury marketing at its best.

    Cons

    Company is very disorganized, everything is last minute. Lack of diversity (African American / Hispanic / Females) in leadership roles. Little respect for personal time or work life balance. Annual bonus program not clear until almost the end of program. Very political environment to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow down to speed up. Have respect for work life balance (holidays, weekends).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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