Pernod Ricard USA

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Pernod Ricard USA Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
39 Reviews
3.1
39 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall, been a great experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Legal Intern  in  Purchase, NY
    Current Employee - Legal Intern in Purchase, NY

    I have been working at Pernod Ricard USA as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Reasonable hours, comfortable work environment which help employee morale. Upper level managemnet is very approachable and answers questions frequently.

    Cons

    IT problems are not dealt with as promptly as they should. Oversight is not particularly ideal for a new employee, however, it fosters an ability to work independently and seek the right answers to problems.

  2.  

    Challenging

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

    I worked at Pernod Ricard USA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good brands and nice perks

    Cons

    burn out, under appreciation, lack of upward mobility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    value your people!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great employer, but be cautious if you're a leader.

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

    I have been working at Pernod Ricard USA full-time

    Pros

    -great perks like company functions, product allotments, clothing allowances, the list goes on
    -superb salary and benefits
    -very neat product field with excellent profit margins
    -"big fish" company willing to invest capital in training and improving facilities
    -global presence means a great chance to develop relationships across national boundaries
    -many long-tenured employees that are very loyal and have helped make the company grow

    Cons

    -dearth of any bourbons in the product catalogue is worrisome given current consumer trends
    -concerned about using Absolut as a business cornerstone given the craft vodka explosion
    -LOTS of bureaucracy at times regarding decisions, efforts being made to improve but there's a lot of "dead wood" among support functions that can bog down decisions and innovation
    -seems to be something of a "Euro" bias in terms of personnel who are viewed as getting on the fast-track
    -shockingly well-privelaged hourly workforce that seems utterly convinced that upper management is "out to get them", many seem to believe that advanced age or poor training is the reason they get left behind rather than poor performance or poor attitude, can be hard to keep your leaders motivated in the face of a few bad apples
    -relatively small manufacturing footprint in the U.S.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep making the hard decisions to advance the company as a business! Continue to treat the hourly workforce with the same care that has given us such a loyal and long-tenured group, even if they don't always realize it. Develop young talent and recognize that the company as a whole can't win without PRUSA being the keystone. The best road won't be the easiest.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Started out great but turned bad over the years.

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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 USA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good brands; good benefits. Happy hours in the office and occasional company parties. Company closes during the week of Christmas.

    Cons

    Too many restructures. No sense of loyalty for the people who helped build the company over the years. As the company has grown, its become terribly political and bureaucratic. It's more about who you know now rather than how good you are at your job. Very sad to see the culture and employee morale decline.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice. They get paid enough to be able to figure it out on their own.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    If you had a choice between here and elsewhere....go elsewhere!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Pernod Ricard USA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Time off between Christmas and New Years
    Product allotment is good

    Cons

    Constant reorganization.
    Elitist culture
    French win big and all others lose
    Diversity initiatives are bogus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your head out of the clouds and engage people in the organization
    Act local--the USA is not France, it is a multiplicity of cultures and people
    Reduce the bureacracy and get rid of all of the layers in HR.
    Why bother having so many HR people when they do not do anything?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Most Satisfying Job I've Ever Had

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Fun and energetic, has become more relaxed over the years in terms of culture. Good compensation, great perks like product allowance, bar nights and the week between Christmas and New Years off. There are lots of wonderful people that work here.

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance, too much expectation towards continuing to work even after you've left the office. Limited flexibility in regards to working from home. Diversity is really only found at the mid to lower levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Extend the diversity initiatives into senior management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very unhappy for a long time

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

    I worked at Pernod Ricard USA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and perks...that's about it.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is non-existent. You're not rewarded based on your performance. Their performance review process is the most ridiculous thing I've ever experienced! Management seems to only care about their image as opposed to the well-being of the employees. The morale is very low, but Management does not seem to care about that. I would actually recommend this company to my worst enemy...just to make him/her suffer!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house. Take a look at Management in the HR Dept...it's a joke...and that's pretty sad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Pros

    Work-Life Balance and Great Culture

    Cons

    Limited entry-level positions & opportunities for junior employees.
    Similarily to other French companies, there is strong favoritism towards French employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Poor Top Management (PRATR)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at Pernod Ricard USA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun industry, top global brands and a modern office in the center of the city with good restaurants around. Global team is very professional and great to work with.

    Cons

    Work-Life balance is inexistent, CEO leads by example. Employees last an average of one year an a half until they can find a better company, rotation has been incredible in last two years (50% of the company left) since new management.
    A little or none empowerment to employees in taking any decision, really, any decision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change Human Resources style of management instead of changing the whole company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    not good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pernod Ricard USA full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    fun events and free/discounted product

    Cons

    very political, no training, no work-life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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