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Danone Reviews

Updated 1 August, 2014
Updated 1 August, 2014
82 Reviews

3.5
82 Reviews
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Danone Chairman and CEO Franck Riboud
Franck Riboud
42 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance if you are not too lasy to do your job in time (in 3 reviews)

  • Good social connections between employes (in 3 reviews)


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

  • Danone is a chauvinistic company as all the management team in Russia are French, the internal politics is common (in 5 reviews)

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22 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Average

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

    Pros

    Informal and friendly environment, flexible working hours

    Cons

    Not too structured, no onboarding proccess in place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comment

  2.  

    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

    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
  3.  

    Good not great

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

    Pros

    people, compensation, benefits, fame, growth

    Cons

    some management and cultur like every other companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    authenticity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good experience

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

    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
  6.  

    It's OK. Nothing special ot exciting

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

    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
  7.  

    Great company culture and values!

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

    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
  8.  

    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)

    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
  9.  

    Good but can be better

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

    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
  10.  

    focussed on financial growth at any cost

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Current Employee - Director in Jakarta (Indonesia)

    Pros

    young staff, growing, aggressive planning, strong financial focus, no regional layers

    Cons

    no career planning, false promises for career, capacity not mkt led planning, investments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    besides french other people hv talent too. dont be so euro centric

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

    Good learning experience

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

    Pros

    Great work and learning environment.

    Cons

    Micro management from seniors staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You recruited staff.
    Have courage and faith in thrm to deliver. Dont micro manage them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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