Louis Dreyfus Group
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Louis Dreyfus Group Chairman Jacques Veyrat

Jacques Veyrat

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57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Worst if you are looking for a job that prepares you for the future(LD Commodities India)

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Louis Dreyfus Group full-time

Prosinformal work culture, up beat mood

Cons1. Zero training(technical) for new joiners/existing employees.
2. Unbelievable focus on cost cutting in the weirdest of areas( basic maintenance, toilet accessories)
3. Non existent HR department.( Money allocated for employee satisfaction is not used and shown as savings)
4.Very less qualities of a MNC ( upper management is happy with low standards if it saves money)
5.Pay rise is not according to talent but according to the extent you can flatter your boss

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease be a bit more professional(sorry lot more). Give some teeth to the HR dept. Focus on well being of employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Commodity Trading Company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Louis Dreyfus Group

ProsGood company until company sold shares to another company and went through many layoffs. Now the company has been sold and has a different name.

ConsEach department went to layoffs.

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Great internship experience, flat culture

Commodities Analyst (Former Employee)
Changping, Beijing (China)

I worked at Louis Dreyfus Group part-time for less than a year

ProsTraders are fun and helpful. Generally very upbeat, energetic working culture. I was incredibly fortunate to have been given the exposure to a desk that doesn't even take interns at a young age.

ConsI was not prepared, as a college sophomore, for this internship. I had only rudimentary understanding of trading and economics and had trouble with basic concepts around how the market works. I wish I had had more formal training but it was a small desk where resources were limited.

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

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Great learning curve

Trainee Trader (Current Employee)

I have been working at Louis Dreyfus Group

Prosglobal web, great risk control, rapid and stable growth, good school

Conssalary and compensations could be better

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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dont work there!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Geneva (Switzerland)

I worked at Louis Dreyfus Group

Prosgood location and colleagues, dynamic environment, pay ok - about market rate

Cons15 hours a day often 7 days a week
not allowed vacation - had to cancel
no support
no progression, development or training at all
very French company
senior management have a very poor relationship with staff and treat people really bad

Advice to Senior Managementget some soft skills!
become more international and less french

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great Experience

Accountant (Current Employee)

I have been working at Louis Dreyfus Group

ProsGreat Experience, and good people

ConsWork processes can be improved

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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very short sighted managment

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Louis Dreyfus Group

Prosflat structure and informal culture

Conswas a good place to work - but grew and managment focus is lost.

Advice to Senior ManagementHave a big picture view of the world

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Challenging but Supportive

Trader (Former Employee)

I worked at Louis Dreyfus Group

Pros- Nice people for a trading job
- Good hours
- Relaxed atmosphere as long as you are making money
- Potential to learn, and colleagues that want to help you learn

Cons- Lots of pressure if you are losing money
- Compensation decisions seemed opaque, you get the feeling you are making a fair amount relative to your profit/loss but you wonder whether you aren't

Advice to Senior ManagementThe training program is great, don't change it a bit... but you should consider recruiting from more schools. There is a lot of talent out there you are missing by only advertising your company in a few places.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Decent

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Louis Dreyfus Group

ProsThe hours here are reasonable; most people work around a 60 hour week with differences depending on the trading desk. Not exactly the best place for advancement, as it is a relatively small company.

ConsLD's Human Resources department is notoriously slow and ineffective. Job offers were given almost 2 whole months after the interview with no word in between. Advancement is difficult as it is a small company with few upper level jobs open.

Advice to Senior ManagementOverall, not a bad place to work; the culture is very segmented depending on the desk. Changes to consider would be more HR changes than anything else.

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