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Pernod Ricard USA Reviews

Updated September 19, 2018
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Pernod Ricard USA CEO Paul Duffy
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Pros
  • "Weekly happy hours at company bar; Christmas & New Year week off; free liquor bottle drop offs at desk" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Great people who generally work together on a collaborative basis" (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Current Upper management and HR- simply do not care" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Long hours, no distinct off hours you are ALWAYS the face of the product/company even in your personal time" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Collaborative and fun environment!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Opportunity for advancement
    -Ability to create and drive your own projects
    -No micromanagement
    -Great benefits
    -Product Allowance (free booze!)
    -Weekly happy hours
    -Nice people to work alongside
    -"Agile" work environment = work from home when you don't need to be in the office
    -Work life balance
    -Employee resource groups to help diversify the company and embrace differences

    Cons

    -None off the top of my head. Genuinely happy.

    Advice to Management

    -Keep driving change and advancement.


  2. "Pernod Ricard Wines/Champagnes USA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, people, brands, ability to impact change

    Cons

    Still building out our capabilities

  3. Helpful (3)

    "From Great to really bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Week of Christmas off, product allowance.

    Cons

    Current Upper management and HR- simply do not care.

    Advice to Management

    if you don't show respect towards your employees and reward them for amazing work they do day in and out to make you look good, you will lose the Best employees. there is life after Pernod


  4. "What a great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pernod Ricard USA full-time

    Pros

    Awesome benefits, great hours, great products.

    Cons

    No downside. Always new opportunities around the corner.


  5. Helpful (14)

    "Toxic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good brands, amazing NYC office

    Cons

    Everything else....the management here couldn't care less about its employees - the people, humans who come to put in work every day. You will never hear Pernod Ricard's management say it's people are its greatest asset or that it values its people - it doesn't. There is no sense of community, team, trust, security at Pernod Ricard. It's a cold, European-run company. If you are a white straight man, you'll move to the top fast. If you aren't, well you'll have to work 300Xs harder just to be noticed.

    Constant restructures. Don't let anyone tell you it's behind us. We've heard that through at least four restructures in as many years.

    Promotions and layoffs are not based on merit. They'll fire someone, tell them they don't have a place for them, and open up a position with the same exact title and responsibilities the next day.

    HR is useless and powerless

    'Better Balance' or what most companies call diversity and inclusion is not about diversity or inclusion at all. It's about protecting the European men who run this company.

    The company does not know how to build great brands. It's a sales-driven organization.

    Advice to Management

    Doesn't matter. They won't listen anyway. They think Glassdoor is just a bunch of 'disgruntled employees' and that their company-sponsored internal surveys are a much better indicator of employee satisfaction. LOL.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Beyond Toxic"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Having Christmas week off. Product allowance

    Cons

    Management couldn't care less about their employees, it's all about them, they all cover for each other with the help of HR, which is totally useless. .. My group has gone down the hill last Year and a half.
    The management has their favorites and no matter how poorly they perform, they get rewarded.
    Pernod use to be the place to work, not anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up before you lose all your hard-working employees. This is all a reflection on the Management.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "View from the middle"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Pernod Ricard USA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Industry leader. Has invested in some solid innovations. Has shown ability to organically grow mature brands compete across all categories.

    Cons

    Lots of financial inefficiency. Sometimes over spends on one aspect of a brand plan and ignores some of the must do strategies

    Advice to Management

    Focus spending on what creates sales. Promote from within first. Stop recreating every internal communication platform and just make adjustments to what everyone already understands.

  8. "Solid work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pernod Ricard USA full-time

    Pros

    sales conference, great company atmosphere

    Cons

    Org structure, moving up withing company


  9. "Open, collaborative and social. Great company."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pernod Ricard USA full-time

    Pros

    Team focussed and social
    Supportive work environment
    Great products ethically sold
    Big family feeling

    Cons

    Too many meetings
    Cubicle work environment doesn't reflect the social nature of the company


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Stay away. Really."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pernod Ricard USA full-time

    Pros

    Amazing brands; amazing office space; agile working.

    Cons

    If you are not french+male+white, you will not go beyond your current job.

    The company suffers from short-term memory in regards to ideas and concepts. It makes the new people feel super smart (and question how no one had that idea before) and the older people look stupid, when in fact most of the ideas were proposed at a certain point. Really demoralizing.

    Don't believe any moment that anyone has your back.

    It doesn't matter what performance you deliver - if the new management (which happens around every 4 years) doesn't like you, you will be demoted, fired or simply put in a corner hoping you will resign.

    The company became a recycling bin for talent - you come in, get squeezed for your talent and will be incentivized to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget those that have put their blood and tears into the company instead of being fascinated by new shiny objects.

    Remember the value of conviviality that was key to the company's success - something that doesn't exist anymore.


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