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Pernod Ricard USA Reviews

Updated June 2, 2018
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Pernod Ricard USA CEO Paul Duffy
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Pros
  • "Good compensation, great perks like product allowance, bar nights and the week between Christmas and New Years off" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Happy hours in the office bar on Thursdays" (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "Constant restructuring for the last year; work-life balance is only for a select few" (in 11 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. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director Sales in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work hard, play hard approach. Agile work environment.

    Cons

    Huge French influence in senior roles - not all bad, just need to be a good lip reader at times to keep up.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your US employees. Keep things simple - we’re selling liquor, not life saving medical devices.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  4. "Crappy place to work"

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

    I worked at Pernod Ricard USA full-time

    Pros

    Nice bar.
    Holiday break between Christmas and New Years

    Cons

    If you are French you get promoted, everyone else....you get the basement...c'est la vie
    They don't hire the smartest people here
    Work hard, work harder, come out for a drink and get back to work

    Advice to Management

    Wake up... your organization is messed up!


  5. "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.


  6. "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


  7. "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

  8. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great brands, many opportunities to advance.

    Cons

    Toxic environment still in place. Management style from top down is intimidation. Too many mid level managers with poor mgt/people skills are running off good employees. Have advised many industry friends not to apply at PR.

    Advice to Management

    Let people do their jobs. Culture of micro management/get it done at all costs which ruins customer relationships. Negative culture 10 years ago, hasn't changed


  10. "Evolving"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    fun, cool industry, lots of travel, fun brands

    Cons

    question on accountabilities, sometimes smoke and mirrors vs. quality

    Advice to Management

    see cons


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