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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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    A Good Start!

    Supply Chain (Current Employee) Ealing, England

    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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    Has potential to be better, but will it ever be?

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood values, working atmosphere, not excessively hierarchical, more activity oriented than process oriented which allows to take new directions relatively fast. Lots of room to succeed if you have leadership and want to get things done

    ConsThe ability to be fast is hindered by insufficient focus on performance at a micro level; all focus on performance is on macro level and rather with short term perspectives
    Limited coaching, it can be swim or drown.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good not great

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prospeople, compensation, benefits, fame, growth

    Conssome management and cultur like every other companies

    Advice to Senior Managementauthenticity

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    ProsLots of freedom to implement your skills; many fun company events; friendly work environment; free food!

    Consoffice politics in the HR department;
    hard to get promoted after an internship;
    low internship salary in Amsterdam office

    Advice to Senior Managementtake in new blood

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

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    It's OK. Nothing special ot exciting

    Supply Chain (Former Employee) Sofia (Bulgaria)

    ProsGood social benefits. Supply chain team is strong and helpfull.

    ConsToo much internal politics and struggle between departments. Some benefits are restricted only to Sales and Marketing departments (team buildings, etc.)

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    Great company culture and values!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat enviroment with good colleagues and benefits as well. Good place for people who put family as first priority.

    ConsNot very structured. Lacking a lot of systems and processes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    IT in Danone

    IT Manager (Former Employee) Moscow (Russia)

    ProsGood benefits for managers,
    Development programmes, however not addressed to IT

    ConsIT department is of support funciton in company outlook

    Advice to Senior ManagementProtect your employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good but can be better

    (Current Employee)

    ProsGood benefits, work life balance. Friendly colleagues in general, at least in front of you but becareful there are backstabbings/politics. Good for those who put family as 1st priority above career and want a stable job without much stress

    ConsPolitics, boring, lack of support & direction from mgmt. Not good for those who are ambitious, who wants to climb the career ladder and seeking a challenging and exciting career.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSet clear strategy and work with the team. Recognize the effort of those who perform and not just base on skin color or nationality

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

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    focussed on financial growth at any cost

    Director (Current Employee) Jakarta (Indonesia)

    Prosyoung staff, growing, aggressive planning, strong financial focus, no regional layers

    Consno career planning, false promises for career, capacity not mkt led planning, investments

    Advice to Senior Managementbesides french other people hv talent too. dont be so euro centric

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good learning experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat work and learning environment.

    ConsMicro management from seniors staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou recruited staff.
    Have courage and faith in thrm to deliver. Dont micro manage them.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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