Pernod Ricard USA Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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Pros
  • Shut down week between Christmas and New Years (in 6 reviews)

  • Happy hours in the office and occasional company parties (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor work-life balance, too much expectation towards continuing to work even after you've left the office (in 7 reviews)

  • Disconnect of senior management (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Good Company overall

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pernod Ricard USA

    Pros

    Personal growth opportunities and options for movement globally within the company.

    Cons

    Lack of process and structure. But this may be a pro for people who thrive in a more fluid environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Challenging structure, unclear ways of working across functions and weak leadership.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pernod Ricard USA

    Pros

    Fun industry, generally nice people, fair compensation, "travel / foodie culture"

    Cons

    Blurred lines of accountability, lack of process (though some changes are being made here), overall lacking a cohesive company culture

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

    Great brands in a miserable environment.....

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

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

    Pros

    Happy Hours
    Product Stipend
    Closed between Christmas and New Year

    Cons

    HR is a joke in this company--messed up payroll; why do we need HR here?
    Constant fire drills when the Parisians come to town
    If you are not French, you are nobody attitude
    More snooty people than nice people
    You spend most of your time doing administrative work rather than real work that has impact
    Brand owner makes all the decisions--all the rest of us are minions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and see what a horrible environment this has become
    Prior CEO used to walk around and say hello to everyone by name; this one stays holed up in his office
    Why must there by a constant Project allegro going on here--reorgs every year because nobody has anything better to do?
    Everyone is highly overworked and frustrated with the lack of resources.......can you help make that better?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Don't have to go home but you Can't Stay Here

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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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    There's loads of alcohol around if you are into that
    Changes your attitude on those work experiences you thought were bad

    Cons

    The company focus is on extremely short term gains. Poorly thought out reorganizations are the fandango du jour in a company that wastes loads on brand building but nothing on actually making sales. In an industry that fighting its way to the bottom PRUSA will lose because its brands are old and stodgy, their management isn't willing to finance discounts meaningfully and their product innovation is Absolut garbage. They throw talk of "make a new friend every day" and conviviality around and it seems most people hate each other and hate their boss. They have an ill conceived notion that they will be able to double their business but chances are they have hot the high water mark years ago.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would get rid of about half the corporate employees and reboot the entire HR team. you have way too many people fighting over decisions and your HR team is so poor that one wonders if they'll get their paycheck.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. Commercial, brand and territory development in specific market channel

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, fantastic products and a great Director for the state.

    Cons

    So far I have not encounter any significant issues that I can report. Basic job challenges that can be overcome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work hard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. Great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pernod Ricard USA

    Pros

    The company promotes a friendly and entrepreneurial atmosphere. Lots of opportunities if you work hard.

    Cons

    Can have to put long hours some days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job, love the open door policy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Marketing Intern

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Pernod Ricard USA as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great professional environment. Competitive. Hard work, dedicated people. Opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Hours can be long. I had to develop tough skin.

    Recommends
  9. 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 a 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
  10. 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
  11. 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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