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Danone Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2014
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3.6 80 reviews

98% Approve of the CEO

Danone Chairman and CEO Franck Riboud

Franck Riboud

(42 ratings)

80% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Great people, challenging responsibilities

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- atmosphere at work
    - benefits package
    - flexible working hours
    - for ambitious people who like challenges

    Cons- workload, poor work/life ballance
    - promotion prospects

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A Good Start!

    Supply Chain (Current Employee) Ealing, England (UK)

    Pros-The people are driven and kind and helpful
    -There is free water and yoghurt in the office
    -There is opportunity to move in your department
    -They are supportive and always put family first
    -They have weekly 1-2-1’s with your line manager and regular performance reviews
    -Lots of training avalible
    -Raises your self-awareness

    Cons-The don’t pay in line with FMCG and are very open about this
    -They are thinning out middle management so you are left with a lot of tasks and not a lot of time for finding optimisation projects or improvements
    -If you don’t 100% fit the culture of CODE in the way they want you will get overlooked
    -They care more about the how you got the result then the result itself
    - They go back on their word in regards to social issues to save money
    -You will never get the 133% stretch bonus as the benchmark is always changing and moving
    - There is bias in roles and promotion and salary
    - You get ahead by being a yes man to your director

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive more autonomy let people challenge the status quo and pay better to keep the good people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fast, forward-thinking company

    Analyst (Former Employee) São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    ProsCasual profile
    Dynamic (it is not unusual for entire projects happen within a couple months)
    Discounted goods

    ConsToo informal (lacks processes, relies too much on personal contacts)
    High cost awareness
    Old IT equipment
    High turnover

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgreat work environment, everyone is really helpful, lots of perks

    Conslow salary compared to industry standards

    Advice to Senior Managementembrace more innovative technologies to reach customers

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    Very demanding but very interesting projects with an exceptional team

    Assistant Brand Manager (Former Employee) Barcelona (Spain)

    Pros-innovative company
    -incredible culture
    -very transparent
    -leader in the market
    -many opportunities
    -possibility to collaborate in different projects

    Cons-no work-life balance
    -very demanding seniors
    -sometimes too many responsibilities for your experience
    -stressful

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    5 years exp. in sales & marketing

    Sales Officer (Current Employee) Muzaffarpur, Bihar (India)

    Prosthis is very good quality product & reputed company

    Consvery good company & work very good

    Advice to Senior Managementno any advice

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stay away from this company if you are in Russia

    Brand Manager (Former Employee) Moscow (Russia)

    ProsVery strong and healthy products, R&D is the best in diary industry and has huge investments into development of new products

    ConsSelf-explanatory - for the last year more than 20 people left marketing out of 45 and the rest are searching for the new jobs. Danone is a chauvinistic company as all the management team in Russia are French, the internal politics is common. Overall the company is under pressure and not growing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou would better clean up the mess in Danone Russia very quickly (especially in marketing), otherwise the situation might deteriorate even further. One of recruiters from the head hunter agency complained, that nobody from the pool of available candidates on the Russian job market wants to work there and there is a negative buzz about Danone as HR brand.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice company, but ...

    Project Leader (Former Employee) Paris (France)

    ProsGlobally, is a good company to work for. Nice colleagues, nice working environement. Some interresting projects, even if responsabilities are limited.

    ConsRepeated projects, old fashioned computers, limited ressources. Mainly because of financial issues, the Management is sometimes difficult to convience about the new trends or the most appropriate solution.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer more freedon to employees to innovate !

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    IT Specialist (Former Employee) Warsaw (Poland)

    Prosgood start to the other job

    Consno bonuses, corporation, lack of empathy

    Advice to Senior Managementmore empathy to your starff

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting experience

    Analyst (Former Employee)

    ProsLots of opportunities to be seen if you work hard enough and are not too modest about it.
    Good work-life balance if you are not too lasy to do your job in time. Easy to grow if you have good relations with your boss.

    ConsSometimes too burocratic, but probably it is common for all big companies. Salary and compensations could be better. Stressfull

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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