Pernod Ricard USA

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Pernod Ricard USA Reviews

Updated January 11, 2015
Updated January 11, 2015
52 Reviews
2.9
52 Reviews
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Bryan Fry
20 Ratings

Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Commercial, brand and territory development in specific market channel

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Marketing Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
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  5.  

    Hiram Walker Ft Smith AR

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Division Finance Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Motivation has gone down.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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 (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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • 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 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice Company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10. 6 people found this helpful  

    There is no trained or intelligent leadership driving the train

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 a 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
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Too many egos, low morale, no training

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

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