Danone

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Danone Reviews

Updated 29 October, 2014
Updated 29 October, 2014
96 Reviews
3.7
96 Reviews
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Danone Chairman and CEO Franck Riboud
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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 people and challenging tasks

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Danone

    Pros

    The multicultural team was very interesting

    Cons

    Difficult job market situation in Spain makes the company be based on 25-year old interns...

  3.  

    Talent competition

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

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

    Pros

    Top level of business practices! You get to work with the smartest, best educated people! Even when they are making mistakes, they are doing it brilliantly. Your experience will be recognized wherever you go. Great environment! It's a great company to be if you are proactive! You can start your own projects and your manager is probably giving you a lot of autonomy (won't guide or develop you either…).

    Cons

    The HR policy! People (specially talented ones) tend to move position very fast, this means that teams are unstable, there is a lot of politics, people are always changing, always adapting, no one has a lot of knowledge/experience in what they are doing. If there was a history of Danone strategies, in some teams you could see the some strategies being "discovered", the same mistakes being made every 5 years… Also, Danone is too french, management is glocal but top management remains french. It's virtually impossible to move between domains, career evolution is vertical only, born a buyer, a buyer you'll die! Mangers manage projects, budgets but not people, you are on your own. Lack of diversity!!!! Everyone is WHITE and YOUNG...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your HR policy! Have some old, wise people. Make managers accountable for the development of their teams and start working on horizontal career evolutions!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    it is a good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

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

    Pros

    good life work balance, they give you freedom to develop your own way and they have a lot of development opportunities.

    Cons

    sometimes you need to search for technical information alone by your self and sometimes you will not find a prepared standard, all what you need to do is to network alone.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Manager in Cempaka Baru (Indonesia)
    Current Employee - R&D Manager in Cempaka Baru (Indonesia)

    I have been working at Danone full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    perfect place to grow and great leadership

    Cons

    challenging and a lot of knowledge and training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HOPE and CODE

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Head Human Resources in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Head Human Resources in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    Good Culture, Employee Friendly, Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Flexi time and work options

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flexi time options

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good Company to Learn, not so much to Grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Market Research Analyst in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Market Research Analyst in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)

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

    Pros

    Very open company. You can learn by doing and you can experiment.

    Cons

    Career Plans never go through and rotation in the area makes it hard to implement long term strategies.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    This company is many different companies - vastly different culture depending on business unit & country

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

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

    Pros

    Good company to grow in. Successful individuals with supportive bosses have great career opportunities here. Internal promotions are valued & sought. Culture fosters creativity & new ideas - how easy/quick/possible it is to make things happen depends largely on where exactly one sits (geographically & in the food chain).

    Cons

    Whereas there's a lack of structure & processes in some areas, there is an overabundance of sometimes unnecessary/burdensome processes in others. Promotions & access to training/development depends largely on the support/activity of one's manager. There are no stringent processes and policies in place that would ensure equality.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Best company so far

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

    I have been working at Danone as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good atmosphere
    Professional training
    Room for advancement

    Cons

    There were no cons for this internship.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    professional roller coaster

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

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

    Pros

    It is a good company to start your career in. you will be exposed to lots of learning experience and a diverse work place. there is a good proximity between top management and middle managers. it is a very friendly place

    Cons

    salaries are low compared to any other multinational in Egypt. There are lots of office politics and allies. you will often find favorites in every department and usually those favorites will be exposed to more opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think you should put of focus on personal growth and equality. it is really sad to find such a great companies with such bad office politics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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