Danone Reviews

Updated 10 September, 2014
Updated 10 September, 2014
85 Reviews
3.5
85 Reviews
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Danone Chairman and CEO Franck Riboud
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    French origin international company :-)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst  in  Warsaw (Poland)
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Warsaw (Poland)

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

    Pros

    Big, middle level advanced, trainigs available, good attitude towards employees

    Cons

    French company mnagement stile, the company long term vision isnot clear

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Danone values

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

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

    Pros

    Danone supports career development and promotes mobility.

    Cons

    everything depends on your manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    some divisions are not in line with whole Danone values

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    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)

    I worked at Danone as an intern for 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
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  5.  

    Very bad culture in Dubai Office

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

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

    Pros

    Free yogurt and water. nuthing else

    Cons

    Too much internal politics , extremely bad management, HR behavior appalling.
    Incompetent people at management level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    senior management needs to be changed in Dubai

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Danone

    Pros

    The company has wonderful health benefits and 401K options.

    Cons

    Promotions are slow although it depends on your department

  7.  

    Fantastic company to work, depending on the country you are.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Barcelona (Spain)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barcelona (Spain)

    I worked at Danone full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Values initiative and achievements at a personal level, good recognition via bonus and senior management respect, politics relatively easy to navigate, general good organizational culture

    Cons

    Promotions are slow, HR behaviour appalling. Barcelona office is largely a team of old school catalan dinossaurs (hardly anyone speaks english well, apart from new people, mostly ex-pats). once these dinos retire the company might have a chance to be more competitive, open, innovative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the jurassic team in Spain (specially HR) and value new talent, promote quick.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  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 for 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Graduate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate  in  Trowbridge, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate in Trowbridge, England (UK)

    I have been working at Danone full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The graduate scheme offers real roles, great benefits and rewards, nice culture

    Cons

    sometimes you have to work longer hours but nothing major

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Trade Marketing Assistant for the Away from Home channel

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Trade Marketing Assistant  in  Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Trade Marketing Assistant in Paris (France)

    I have been working at Danone as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company culture, people are open and friendly. Lots of learning in a short duration.

    Cons

    Projects move quite slowly in this department due to lack of resources and complexity in the decision making process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Amazing Work Place

    • 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

    CODE (Comitment, Openess, Doers, Empower) culture company

    Cons

    varous task but mazing experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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