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Pernod Ricard USA Reviews

Updated 17 January 2019
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Pros
  • "Weekly happy hours at company bar; Christmas & New Year week off; free liquor bottle drop offs at desk" (in 17 reviews)

  • "Work/Life Balance - Half day Friday's during the summer is a great perk" (in 8 reviews)

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

  • "No one is accountable for their actions" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Marketing"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in London, England
    Recommends

    I worked at Pernod Ricard USA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance and great benefits

    Cons

    Unclear career path. A bit longer than usual to get advancing on

    Advice to Management

    More structured career path, quicker decision making process


  2. "Jameson Brand Ambassador"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Jameson Brand Ambassador in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Jameson Brand Ambassador in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great experience working with amazing with lots of travel opportunity

    Cons

    Lots of travel and potentially long hours

  3. "Great Company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very entrepreneurial company. Ambitious goals.

    Cons

    Decisions can be dictated by HQ in Paris.


  4. "Excellent work/life balance"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    I've been impressed with how entrepreneurial the spirit is at Pernod Ricard and the ability to work quickly given the size of the company. The work/life balance is fantastic, with the ability to adjust your schedule to your own needs. I think there is a great wave of talent coming into the organization who are motivated to make changes for the better. Free product and happy hours are a definite bonus!

    Cons

    There is a lot of change happening and it can be challenging to scale that efficiently across the organization.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "High Volume, Low Value Work. Little possibility to have impact."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Brand Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Brand Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pernod Ricard USA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, good perks like ability to work remotely, delicious coffee and snacks, solid IT support, pretty nice offices and attempts to create convivial atmosphere with weekly happy hours.

    Cons

    VERY bureaucratic. The distance between decision and action is many levels of needless management. This is not an entrepreneurial environment. Lots of repetitive work and revisions due to the many layers of management and differing opinions. But most concerning is the lack of HR support and the way the company protects bullies. I saw a person who was unprofessional and inappropriate with several of their direct reports go unchecked because their ability to play politics was strong. It was sad and dispiriting to watch.

    Advice to Management

    Peel away the many layers of management and weed out the bullies.

    Pernod Ricard USA Response

    15 Jan 2019 – Communications

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are always interested in hearing from our current and past employees. Pernod Ricard USA takes seriously all reports of bullying, harassment or discrimination... More


  6. "Marketing"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Pernod Ricard USA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Worked at PR prior to 2014 (Glassdoor does not list an earlier year at the time I am writing this review). Learned a lot on my own, yet the opportunity to learn more was there — management just didn’t invest the time or energy to explain the inner workings of the industry. Lots of well known wine and spirits brands at the time. Enjoyed some of the perks like product allowance, company dinners and car service.

    Cons

    The mature brands and mature management team created a stagnant, tired environment, and a good old boys culture. Some lethargic people in energy, appearance and skill set.


  7. "Sales Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Pernod Ricard USA full-time

    Pros

    Great brands, empowered to make decisions, investing in growth

    Cons

    Lots of change happening - some naysayers/negativity as this occurs

  8. "A day in the life of Pernod Ricard"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    *Great culture
    *Great benefits - PTO is amazing and the ability to work remote is another great perk
    *Weekly Happy Hours
    *Personal development - ability to try new projects and tasks
    *Work/Life Balance - Half day Friday's during the summer is a great perk

    Cons

    The organization can sometimes move to quickly without being clear on the changes and why they're beneficial.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you're doing.


  9. "Best in Class"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Work Life Balance
    Fun Work Environment
    Embraces Flexible Work

    Cons

    Alcohol Laws in the United States

    Advice to Management

    Increase product allowance.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "The Future is Bright"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremely Open minded leadership team. True opportunity to make your case for new ways of doing things and make a positive impact. Lots of runway. Some of the best people / colleagues I have ever had the pleasure to work with. Interesting work. Evolving industry. And lots of perks like weekly happy hours, product allowance, barsmarts classes, bottle / product desk drops, and more. Also, if you're someone who cares about your surroundings, it's a gorgeous office!

    Cons

    Company is transitioning from old to new ways of doing things which is exciting for most, but difficult for some. If you like change, innovation, and the opportunity to try new things and make your mark, this company is for you!

    Advice to Management

    Really focus in on your strategy and priorities and react less to the new shiny object. Make sure you proactively identify top talent that is performing above and beyond and realize when they are ready for the next level before you lose them.