Danone Reviews

Updated 17 July 2014
Updated 17 July 2014
86 Reviews
3.5
86 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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  1.  

    good company..something to improve

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Finance in London, England

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

    Pros

    good environment
    people friendly
    good worklife balance

    Cons

    some people are not competent enough

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Graduate

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate  in  Trowbridge, England
    Current Employee - Graduate in Trowbridge, England

    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
  3.  

    A great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Danone

    Pros

    great work environment, everyone is really helpful, lots of perks

    Cons

    low salary compared to industry standards

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    embrace more innovative technologies to reach customers

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  5.  

    Good company, nice office, friendly pple

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

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

    Pros

    culture products people time pressure atmosphere freebies

    Cons

    salary is under average industry by a cool 10%...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    raise the salary!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great ideas let down by mixed execution

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Director  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Sales Director in London, England

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

    Pros

    - Genuine interest in its people
    - Commitment to healthier consumer solutions
    - Tend to see the slightly longer term horizon
    - Can do culture for a largish company (ie fail or succeed fast)
    - Some genuinely visionary senior management
    - Employees get discounts on brands!

    Cons

    - Still very franco-centric
    - Silly seniority rules based on turn over of area of responsibility - makes it hard to get good people for new ventures or start up phase businesses
    - HR Banding system too limiting
    - Too Euro-centric still
    - Does not have real plan for next generation of healthy but enjoyable products
    - Does not really know what to do with its Nutricia business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think more vertically in its product development (from getting well to staying well) - inject some genuine cross cultural leadership at the more senior levels. More agile HR policies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in London, England

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

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits. Free yoghurt & water at work. You get to own your projects and minimum interference is there from your seniors (providing you are doing a good job). Senior management is amazing, they take care of employees, held a lot of events. Conferences all over the world.

    Cons

    The cash package is not be in line with other companies of similar size. Hard to progress further (in IT atleast) as people tend to stick to their positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can't say much really, they are awesome! Better than the CEOs of other companies who are solely interested in making bucks for themselves. Say Hi5 to the executives of Danone who are genuinly interested in the people who work for them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I was a sales agent there for 3 years

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Agent  in  Varna (Bulgaria)
    Current Employee - Sales Agent in Varna (Bulgaria)

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

    Pros

    You can learn a lot of thinks there.

    Cons

    Handling with uneducated customers, driving in bad condition roads

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the salaries

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    French origin international company :-)

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    • 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
  10.  

    Danone values

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    • 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
  11.  

    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

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