Pernod Ricard USA Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 17 Feb 2020

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Pernod Ricard USA CEO Ann Mukherjee
Ann Mukherjee
4 Ratings
Pros
  • "product allowance (granted it is much lower for non directors) and extremely large travel budgets(in 17 reviews)

  • "Weekly happy hours at company bar; Christmas & New Year week off; free liquor bottle drop offs at desk(in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "Constant restructuring for the last year; work-life balance is only for a select few(in 13 reviews)

  • "Long hours, no distinct off hours you are ALWAYS the face of the product/company even in your personal time(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Marketing"

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

    I worked at Pernod Ricard USA full-time for 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

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    Pernod Ricard USA2015-11-19
  2. "Great company"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Finance Director 

    I worked at Pernod Ricard USA full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance for employees

    Cons

    Lots of travel - not always business critical

    Pernod Ricard USA2020-02-17
  3. "Top CPG Company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance is fantastic, and managers have been very flexible when I need/want to work from home. Workplace culture is super inclusive, and people are actually encouraged to make group outings a regular occurrence. Work load is generally comparable to other finance roles, but it's appreciated to come up with innovative ideas. High-emphasis on life outside of the office; whether that's with family/friends, or travel, or getting together with peers/colleagues. Pernod Ricard understands what employees want and need in 2019 and in the future.

    Cons

    Technology (reporting systems); however, upgrade is in progress and fully-integrated systems due by end of 2019.

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    Pernod Ricard USA2019-10-02
  4. Helpful (2)

    "PRUSA A Great Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Agile Working, Great Salary, Excellent Work Life Balance, Strong Communication, Socially Responsible, Strong Leadership, Great Benefits & Vacation, Builds Talent Within.

    Cons

    I should have starting working here years ago.

    Pernod Ricard USA2019-08-19
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Just a number to the company"

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Activation Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, week off between Dec 25- Jan 1, lots of PTO, great benefits. Plenty of career mobility

    Cons

    Everything is micro-managed by current Regional Directors in SoCal, management has no idea that everyone is miserable working for them. Just a number and completely indispensable in the eyes of management, who is often disconnected from markets. Zero work/life balance

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    Pernod Ricard USA2019-07-06
  6. Helpful (7)

    "Uninspiring, bureaucratic, "go through the motions""

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Low stress -High pay vs what is expected of you -Good brands -Lite hours offer good work/life balance -Easy to show up, do very little, and collect your paycheck -The company stands by its mission of bringing people together -People are friendly for the most part -Weekly open bar happy hour -Many, many off-site events, retreats, parties, etc -Free branded merch -Sales teams seem good at what they do -It's in the alcohol industry. This makes it fun. And means the product will likely sell itself, regardless of what you do. -The NBV brands and some of the smaller brands seem to be very well run

    Cons

    I think I can say this is the most regrettable work experience of my career. It was not challenging, it was not rewarding, and I genuinely feel less capable in my job leaving the role than when I began it. -Corporate and hierarchical -Bureaucratic. Every decision is consensus driven and nobody ever stands up for what they believe is the right path forward. Decisions are made by gut feeling, rather than data, so reaching a consensus is like herding cats. -Reward relationship over competence -Dispassionate employees. Many seem to be there because "alcohol is a fun industry" and because they get access to parties. Surprised to see many working on the brand side and in marketing do not even know how their brand's products are made. -Emphasis on "doing things the way they've been done before" even when those approaches failed -Excessively wasteful spending -I cannot describe the amount of time wasted in pointless meetings. This will occupy the bulk of your time. -Most of the thinking is outsourced to consultants/agencies. Roles become executional. The title of "manager" more so means "agency relationship manager" -Sexual harassment. -Making the sexual harassment worse is the notion that HR is incompetent, so nobody will speak up. -Significant amounts of work are not done for any purpose other than to check the box that the task was completed. Even if it is pointless. -Deadlines are almost never met. But there is never any consequence. New "deadlines" are simply conjured... and again not met. -Culture of favoritism and nepotism -Re-org constantly -Little collaboration between sales and marketing -Innovation often means following what the competition has brought to market -Data only appears relevant to sales, finance, and the digital team. Data not relevant in brand marketing. -Operate with blinders, as though no competitors do anything worthwhile. Unwilling to acknowledge areas where they are not the best. And yet try to fast-follow competitors. -Always focused on the next reporting period, but rarely look beyond that. No long-term planning or concrete strategies develop as a result -Rely on their 4 hero brands, which receive 99% of the company's attention. Little consideration as to what will happen if sales slow among those brands. I could go on

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    Pernod Ricard USA2019-06-20
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Strangely toxic. Save yourself the trouble and AVOID"

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, remote work option Weekly happy hour and product allowance Compensation and bonus structure is OK CEO is a nice guy and very hands-on

    Cons

    This really should be a fun job, but teams are stuck completing powerpoint presentations and hosting events for internal stakeholders vs. producing killer marketing programs for the actual consumer. Goals/metrics are created out of thin air and unsubstantiated. Politics are at an all time high. I've seen staff actually do great work, but get blackballed because they refuse to share their Instagram handle. Tier II Marketing leaders (Directors/VP) are old-school thinkers and rely heavily on traditional tactics that fail to move product. There's also too much power given to a 30-something year old that has never been accountable for P&L. Speaking of leadership, there's an obvious disregard for diversity among senior staff, brand teams, and distributor partners. Which SUCKS because several brands rely on multicultural consumers to sell product. Growth opportunities are laughable - no clear avenues or benefits for promotion. FREQUENT layoffs (almost yearly) and constant reorgs.

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    Pernod Ricard USA2019-06-21
  8. Helpful (5)

    "Stay Away!!!"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pernod Ricard USA full-time

    Pros

    - Good Pay - Decent Benefits - Good Brands

    Cons

    - No work life balance - Expectations are unrealistic - Reorg often/job security lacking - Rumors about selling brands - Work load excessive and expected to cover others as well

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    Pernod Ricard USA2019-06-12
  9. "Good Benefits, usual politics"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pernod Ricard USA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Week off for Christmas, average salary (not below), product allowance, lot of fun events. Great work life balance with agile working conditions

    Cons

    Lot of perceived "value added" projects with no real benefits to increase sales or bottom line.

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    Pernod Ricard USA2019-02-04

    Pernod Ricard USA Response

    February 6, 2019Communications

    Thank you for sharing your feedback!

  10. Helpful (3)

    "Excellent work/life balance"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

    Pernod Ricard USA2018-12-13

    Pernod Ricard USA Response

    February 6, 2019Communications

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us!

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