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Danone Reviews

Updated 17 January, 2015
Updated 17 January, 2015
26 Reviews
3.0
26 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good Culture, Employee Friendly, Work Life Balance (in 3 reviews)

  • Senior Management in Danone global are very open minded and helpful (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • beaucoup de travail et de longues heures (in 3 reviews)

  • Too much internal politics and struggle between departments (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Interesting company with lack of sincerity and very high personnel turnover

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Kiev (Ukraine)

    I have been working at Danone full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Its very good company to start a carrier with international business management approaches. Lots of free trainings. Free yoghurt everyday:) All managers have corporate cars. Modern office. Team buildings etc..

    Cons

    Very slow promotion. Mostly impossible to become a director (departments head) as usually they receive new ones from France (80%) or other countries. PDR (personal development review) is a mean of punishment and position change or even company's leave instead of real development! Corporate culture CODEF (commitment-open-doer-empower-fun) is simulation for top-management directors and very cynical attitude. Very strange salary policy, ex. my predecessor received 2 times higher salary and worked 2 time less efficiency. So if you are really doer you will receive less than undoer:))) I had around 4 persons upper management and 1 direct subordinates and dozen of cross-functionals and in the same time was responsible for everything even for a partners part of job)))

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Turn CODEF (commitment-open-doer-empower-fun) instead of only fun into real openness and commitment (and other letters) from directors and management. More sincerity in attitude and higher payment for real doers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Nice place to get experience in marketing, brand management and project management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Almaty (Kazakhstan)
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Almaty (Kazakhstan)

    I have been working at Danone full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    International experience. Opportunity to realize yourself. Good springboard to find a better job.

    Cons

    overworks, low salaries, bureaucracy. low corporate culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Motivate employers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    great place to start my career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Danone full-time

    Pros

    Good career management, flexible working hour

    Cons

    no overtime salary, no job description

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Average

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Danone

    Pros

    Informal and friendly environment, flexible working hours

    Cons

    Not too structured, no onboarding proccess in place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comment

  6.  

    Has potential to be better, but will it ever be?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Danone

    Pros

    Good values, working atmosphere, not excessively hierarchical, more activity oriented than process oriented which allows to take new directions relatively fast. Lots of room to succeed if you have leadership and want to get things done

    Cons

    The ability to be fast is hindered by insufficient focus on performance at a micro level; all focus on performance is on macro level and rather with short term perspectives
    Limited coaching, it can be swim or drown.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I worked at Danone as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of freedom to implement your skills; many fun company events; friendly work environment; free food!

    Cons

    office politics in the HR department;
    hard to get promoted after an internship;
    low internship salary in Amsterdam office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take in new blood

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    It's OK. Nothing special ot exciting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Sofia (Bulgaria)

    I worked at Danone full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good social benefits. Supply chain team is strong and helpfull.

    Cons

    Too much internal politics and struggle between departments. Some benefits are restricted only to Sales and Marketing departments (team buildings, etc.)

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company culture and values!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Danone full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great enviroment with good colleagues and benefits as well. Good place for people who put family as first priority.

    Cons

    Not very structured. Lacking a lot of systems and processes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    IT in Danone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Moscow (Russia)
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Moscow (Russia)

    I worked at Danone full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits for managers,
    Development programmes, however not addressed to IT

    Cons

    IT department is of support funciton in company outlook

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Protect your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good but can be better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Danone full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, work life balance. Friendly colleagues in general, at least in front of you but becareful there are backstabbings/politics. Good for those who put family as 1st priority above career and want a stable job without much stress

    Cons

    Politics, boring, lack of support & direction from mgmt. Not good for those who are ambitious, who wants to climb the career ladder and seeking a challenging and exciting career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set clear strategy and work with the team. Recognize the effort of those who perform and not just base on skin color or nationality

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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