Pernod Ricard Reviews

Updated 26 May 2020

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3.5
77%
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Pernod Ricard Directeur Général Alexandre Ricard
Alexandre Ricard
16 Ratings
Pros
  • "entrenpenurial spirit, convivial company & innovative(in 37 reviews)

  • "Decent agility and good work life balance(in 27 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Great company with great people"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Marketing Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pernod Ricard full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Passionate and friendly people. Good ownership of projects and role. Decent agility and good work life balance. Most important they are a lot of fun.

    Cons

    Not many but can be overly consultative with many people required to make decisions

    Pernod Ricard2020-04-24
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great people and a lot of potential, spoiled by awful middle management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Marketing Executive in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Annual alcohol allowance for the staff shop - Fairly decent benefits - Can sometimes get invited to events - Some really great people that work(ed) there - Cool brands to work on - PRUK MD David has his head screwed on and is a really nice guy to go with it, makes the effort to learn everyone’s name in the office and will happily engage in friendly chat.

    Cons

    Too many bad apples that spoil the bunch, with a lot of them unfortunately in “Senior” or “Controller” roles due to their time in the business rather than actually having any managerial/leadership skills. The culture is very much being thrown in the deep end and you have to pick up all the loose threads that were left by your predecessor. If you are unfortunate enough to come into a role that was downgraded before you started, you will be expected to be paid far less but perform to same level of the previous person who was a higher salary grade and had years of experience within the business. Good luck if you have to work on anything that isn’t Grocery/on-trade or Spirits, because you will get little to no support from anyone else (manager included) who will help to the extent of saying “you need to be the champion for the category” over and over, which is all well and good if there is historic market/activation data saved down for your category, but again, if you are unfortunate enough to end up in my shoes, there is not. This is where it starts to get really fun. You cannot do your job effectively; you will somehow be expected to convince other members of the team to allocate you activation budget, despite having no historical activation, market, or retailer data, because it is not a priority for the business – you will also get some very vocal members of the team (including team leads) tell you (and everyone else in the office) that your customers cannot be trusted to execute activations and thus it is near impossible to acquire budget. As mentioned earlier, there are some bad apples in “Senior” positions within various teams, and if you are also unfortunate enough to get one of these as your line manager, you will be shamed for not performing, yet not be offered any support (yet somehow, it seems that “senior” members of the team have smaller account responsibility than everyone else, so seem to have an abundance of time to look for schools for their children or listen to music whilst doing not all that much). Your performance will be called into question, and you will be made to develop against ridiculously vague criteria within areas of the business you work in, which are not a priority e.g. not grocery and not spirits, and thus you will be offered no line manager/team lead support. Good luck if you report directly into a team lead, some of them are not at all visible, will not make themselves available to you or particularly listen to anything you say or how you feel. You will be treated like dirt the whole time you work there; your mental health will rapidly deteriorate due to the way you will be treated if you are in a role that has been fundamentally designed for you to fail. The pay is poor and they do not do pay reviews. Progression is in the form of more and more responsibility, with no pay rise or promotion Far too many instances where employees are treated badly, using backhanded shameful tactics to get people to leave or stay e.g. will convince you to turn down other opportunities in the promise of a promotion that never happens, promises of pay reviews that never happen, finally promoting deserving people but pay barely anything more. Diversity is a foreign concept, you can count on two hands the amount of people in the company that are not white, straight, or middle class.

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    Pernod Ricard2020-05-26
  3. "Old"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Category Analyst in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its a job and people are lovely

    Cons

    Workforce stagnant and experience from outside limited. Promote from within bringing little to the party

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    Pernod Ricard2020-02-25
  4. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Development Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to progress, sociable, great products

    Cons

    My role required long days, late nights and travel but only what you would expect in the position

    Pernod Ricard2019-12-17
  5. "Good"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It’s a good place to work

    Cons

    A bit lacking in clear vision

    Pernod Ricard2019-11-25
  6. "Mixed feeling"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in London, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, young culture, extensive training, great people, fun job for starters

    Cons

    Management dont lead by example, lack of career development, low pay

    Pernod Ricard2019-11-09
  7. "Employee focused company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    PR invests a lot in its employees through development courses, strong HR policies, perks and convivial moments

    Cons

    The pay isn’t great for professionals so if you are not in marketing or sales, you may feel marginalised

    Pernod Ricard2019-08-06
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Employees not valued, nepotism and lack of ethnic diversity are an issue"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pernod Ricard full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Relaxed environment Fun events Flexible core hours scheme Progression is possible if you work hard and embrace the company ethos Working from home is not frowned upon (depending on your manager)

    Cons

    Shocking lack of ethnic diversity especially in the senior managers of the business who are all white and mostly male Failure to address remuneration issues with longstanding staff Increasing influence from head office in France sees an overabundance of senior hires of French individuals who don't understand the local environment and are very cliquey Managers more concerned with managing upwards than having empathy or concern with their employees Work-life balance is a huge issue especially in Finance

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    Pernod Ricard2019-05-24
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Employees not valued, increasing nepotism, lack of ethnic diversity"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Pernod Ricard full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Fun and relaxed working environment Good progression available to people who work hard and buy into the company ethos Flexible core hours scheme and ability to work from home when required

    Cons

    Senior managers more concerned with managing upwards with little care or empathy for their employees Lack of ethnic diversity especially in the senior management team Increasingly corporate environment Work-life balance not correct especially in Finance Unwillingness to offer corrective remuneration measures to retain employees Increasing control from head office through the placement of senior staff Nepotism is rife The increasing desire for control has resulted in more senior hires from head office which has eroded the sense of family & independence that the business used to have

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    Pernod Ricard2019-05-24
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Consumer Insight Manager"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to work directly (face-to-face) with senior stakeholders around the business. Working within a category such as alcohol, where consumers have a real passion for what you create, is very inspiration.

    Cons

    Decentralized business model, massively slows down decision making . Not much of an opportunity to be promoted through the business.

    Pernod Ricard2018-11-12
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