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Danone Reviews

Updated 25 February, 2015
Updated 25 February, 2015
106 Reviews
3.7
106 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Montreal, QC

    I have been working at Danone full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent training, better then average salary

    Cons

    This company is very political,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should be more transparent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work in

    Current Employee - Medical Representative in Cape Town (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Medical Representative in Cape Town (South Africa)

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

    Pros

    Freedom to be innovative and contribute your ideas

    Cons

    Lack of structures sometimes can lead to issues arising in work-related issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less bureaucracy

  3.  

    Great and exciting!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Affairs Manager in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Current Employee - Business Affairs Manager in Nairobi (Kenya)

    I have been working at Danone

    Pros

    Empowerment
    Growth opportunities
    People oriented
    Work-life balance
    Great relationships with colleagues

    Cons

    Highly regulated environment due to breastfeeding Act

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More innovation due to current nutritional trends

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Its very good company .

    • 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

    Human safety & awareness is on priority after that all & CODE system is to good .

    Cons

    But in india few thing are lacking which i can not be share openly .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be a good HR management in Indian company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Great people culture!

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

    I worked at Danone full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very advanced Group in people management with many international HR projects under continuous development

    Cons

    This Groupnis getting more and more centralised each and every day avoiding local people from thinking

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Global Internship Marketing

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

    I have been working at Danone as an intern

    Pros

    Dynamic company with professionals who are young but with a solid experience. Great company if you want to developp you career in FMCG as it is a top player in the industry. Moreover I am working in a global department and the environment is very international

    Cons

    Internships sometimes are too short (6 months) and it is not easy to get familiar with all the tools and information about the industry. They should probably have the interns for more time and invest a little bit more of time with them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall they are good management with experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good internship

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

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

    Pros

    Very interesting internship with a lot of responsibilities.

    Cons

    No job offered after the internship.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Great for internships

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern in Bogotá, Bogota (Colombia)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern in Bogotá, Bogota (Colombia)

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

    Pros

    - As an intern, they will give you big responsabilities and you will learn A LOT. Considering that this is not the average practice for internships in Colombia, I would highly recommend to do it at Danone.
    - Salaries are very good for interns
    - It is a company that tries to innovate everytime (not always achieving that, but, you know what I mean).
    - A lot of young people
    - Transportation facilities (ruta)

    Cons

    - High pressure, for now this is not one of the top companies in Colombia. Also, the market is very agressive and everyday changing.
    - The office is away from everything. This has a direct impact on quality of life (wake up early, arrive home late).
    - As the company has few years in Colombia, you will often find disorder in some processes / practices / procedures. In my point fo view, this is just part of the developing process of the company. But still needs to be improved anyway.
    - A lot of turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To apply more headquartes practices/policies (at least regarding HR). For example, in organizational culture / employee branding. I know that for most Danone's in the world, being a Danoner has a huge background. Here is like working in any company. So, what's special about this one? It is not just if you are or not CODE or the KPI's, I'm pretty sure that this topic could be more deveolped in order to create an organizational identity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    marketing intern

    • 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

    dynamic, open minded, well known, leading company in healthy food, good company values

    Cons

    The numeric reporting system in the company is terrible....they are making effort to improve this though. French culture still quite dominant.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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