Danone Reviews

Updated 17 September 2014
Updated 17 September 2014
93 Reviews
3.6
93 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 is amazing, they take care of employees, held a lot of events (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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Good Start!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Ealing, England
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Ealing, England

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Give more autonomy let people challenge the status quo and pay better to keep the good people.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Nice place to get experience in marketing, brand management and project management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Almaty (Kazakhstan)
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Almaty (Kazakhstan)

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

    Pros

    International experience. Opportunity to realize yourself. Good springboard to find a better job.

    Cons

    overworks, low salaries, bureaucracy. low corporate culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Motivate employers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    great place to start my career

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Good career management, flexible working hour

    Cons

    no overtime salary, no job description

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Average

    • 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

    Informal and friendly environment, flexible working hours

    Cons

    Not too structured, no onboarding proccess in place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comment

  6.  

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

    • 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

    Good 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

    Cons

    The 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    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 (more than an 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
  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 (more than an 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.  

    Great company culture and values!

    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not very structured. Lacking a lot of systems and processes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    IT in Danone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Moscow (Russia)
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Moscow (Russia)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    IT department is of support funciton in company outlook

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Protect your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good but can be better

    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good 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

    Cons

    Politics, 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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