Pernod Ricard USA

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Pernod Ricard USA Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
49 Reviews
2.7
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    Hiram Walker Ft Smith AR

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    Former Employee - Bottling Operator in Fort Smith, AR
    Former Employee - Bottling Operator in Fort Smith, AR

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

    Pros

    Good balance of work schedule and family life. Good pay and decent insurance.

    Cons

    Training practices for new hires mostly done by employees with little supervisor interaction to check if performance is on track.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more involved with new employees to get the most out of your investment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Division Finance Manager

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    Current Employee - Division Finance Manager in Oak Brook, IL
    Current Employee - Division Finance Manager in Oak Brook, IL

    I have been working at Pernod Ricard USA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity for advancement, benefits and people

    Cons

    Constant fire drills regarding sales.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    I've been working for PRUSA for around 6 years and not once have thought about working anywhere else.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Its really cool to get a chance to work with truly iconic, world class brands! I've also had the chance to travel oversees for work, which is something that i've always wanted to do, and this company has made it a priority to do that every couple of years.

    Cons

    I believe if you want to make a job, a career, you have to work hard.. this is expected at Pernod Ricard, and I actually prefer it that way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the focus on the brands that got us here.. Innovate new to the world ideas, or focus on brands that have a history we can be proud of, like so many of our current brands do, but haven't gotten the attention they deserve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Motivation has gone down.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, company has a great value of conviviality that sets apart, bar on site with happy hours.

    Cons

    Disconnect of senior management. too many good people leaving. Only starts employees with two weeks vacation and scales to three weeks after 5 weeks, not competitive with today's company. French influence is strong and political.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice Company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good Work Life Balance, Friendly Culture,Very Strong Brands. Presence in 70+ countries. Co Leader in the Wine & Spirits Business

    Cons

    Poor Career Development initiatives, biased towards French employees. Not a very strong HR function.

    Most of the function work in Silos causing confusion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Initiatives for Career Development! Need to Fill some void in the product portfolio

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    There is no trained or intelligent leadership driving the train

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    Former Employee - Brand Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Brand Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Can not think of any... maybe Absolut???

    Cons

    Horrible lighting within the office. Managers that don't read e-mails from subordinates, A terrible H.R. department which is constructed entirely of freelancers, no corporate culture, No leadership that inspires, an overly "eclectic" employee base which speaks to an inability to bond with co-workers. A false sense of corporate interest in the employee base. It’s a 8:30 to 7:30 environment with a tremendous amount of competition to stay late and look dedicated. This is nonsense. Better time management would allow everyone to be more productive and actually more cohesive. Stop yapping about nonsense and get the job done and then leave at 5:30. Too much posturing, not enough interested management, no training program and only false platitudes. If anyone truly intelligent reads this they will stay the heck away from this company which is swimming in a sea of mediocre management. No wonder the great brands are failing. Because there is no management structure. Just a bunch of people who run around asking... "Hey, How do you spell Whiskey/Whisky...?

    Duh..ever heard of "Google"....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    terminate the people who try to seem important who are not trained to be managers. Get a management training program in place. Try to hire talent vs people who fit the mold of an eclectic management team. Hire brains and instinct and stop filling quotas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Pernod Ricard is a great company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Pernod Ricard USA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The brands and people at Pernod Ricard are second to none. The teamwork and bonds developed are fantastic and will last a lifetime. The pay, benefits, and perks are equal or better than beverage alcohol companies.

    Cons

    The company is heavily driven by results on a monthly and quarterly view. There is no patience and no long term vision to grow brands. This mentality creates many fire drills, duplication of efforts, and necessary work. The pace and pressure to work non stop is different from other beverage alcohol companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow down and look at the big picture and the future of the company in the United States. Stop the fire drills and knee jerk reactions. Take care of the people that are driving the business. Heavily invest in the brands and drive consumer awareness.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Too many egos, low morale, no training

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    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Pernod Ricard USA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Industry can be fun; there are happy hours at the NY offices every 2 weeks , employees get invited to brand and industry events.

    Cons

    Too many egos and not enough leadership. Many managers think they are leaders before they can show any results or impact in the company. Brand teams don't like to collaborate with each other.
    Sales and Marketing teams don't see eye to eye due to lack of collaboration and creates disagreements and disrespect. Executives are very focused at the company and industry performance and look into short term solutions but takes them a long time to execute them. Company does not like to take risks and it takes them forever to innovate.

    The company is not really focused on career growth for its employees. There is no regular training for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in HR initiatives such as mentoring programs, leadership development trainings, rotational programs.
    Show that you actually care about the communities you serve.
    Hire a Head of Diversity who can run the diversity issues across the company and can show impact every year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 8 people found this helpful  

    Get away from this Company... What a Disaster

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    Current Employee - Manager in Purchase, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in Purchase, NY

    I have been working at Pernod Ricard USA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great products
    Good vacation. This is a great industry and very exciting. The company invites you to brand events which can be really fun. There are many great people that do some amazing things.

    Cons

    Where to start? Horrible, horrible management. Favoritism abounds. If you have a French accent you get better treated. Everyone is unhappy. The Execs say one thing and do another. The rules are different for them... Treating people bad by supervisors is not dealt with. And if they see you as a star you can get away with treating others horribly. And the reports and other obligations of sales means you can never complete the paperwork and actually get out there and sell the product.

    I cannot warn you enough. And don't think HR will help. They are so incompetent.. The company actually did not pay 1/2 the workforce one week because they did not know what they are doing....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need a mirror. Look at yourself as an example not just a talking head. People appreciate leaders who lead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 8 people found this helpful  

    I Had a Dream...........that I found a new job........

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pernod Ricard USA full-time

    Pros

    company closes between xmas and new years, good brands, product allowance, summer fridays

    Cons

    management is driving company into ground

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This place has seriously tanked since new management came on board. Executives cannot seem to figure out what they are doing wrong. My advice...look at Glassdoor and read some of the reviews.

    Morale drops lower and lower every day. There is no clear vision, strategy, or logical decision making by management. Instead, they are too focused on how "wonderful" they think they are (which is truly in the eye of the beholder) and keep patting themselves on the back for a job (not) well done. They keep saying they want to make this a great company, yet they can't seem to figure out how to do that. Seriously....they cannot figure it out. Well duh folks, to be considered a great company by "your people", you first need to have happy employees. Maybe start there. In the meantime, people are quitting daily and when they quit, other employees are high five congratulating them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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