Danone Reviews

Updated 19 October 2014
Updated 19 October 2014
92 Reviews
3.6
92 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.  

    good company..something to improve

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than an 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
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (less than an 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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (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 (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.  

    it is a good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

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

    Pros

    good life work balance, they give you freedom to develop your own way and they have a lot of development opportunities.

    Cons

    sometimes you need to search for technical information alone by your self and sometimes you will not find a prepared standard, all what you need to do is to network alone.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Head Human Resources in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Head Human Resources in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I worked at Danone full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Culture, Employee Friendly, Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Flexi time and work options

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flexi time options

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good Company to Learn, not so much to Grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Market Research Analyst in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Market Research Analyst in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)

    I worked at Danone full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very open company. You can learn by doing and you can experiment.

    Cons

    Career Plans never go through and rotation in the area makes it hard to implement long term strategies.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    This company is many different companies - vastly different culture depending on business unit & country

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schiphol (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schiphol (Netherlands)

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

    Pros

    Good company to grow in. Successful individuals with supportive bosses have great career opportunities here. Internal promotions are valued & sought. Culture fosters creativity & new ideas - how easy/quick/possible it is to make things happen depends largely on where exactly one sits (geographically & in the food chain).

    Cons

    Whereas there's a lack of structure & processes in some areas, there is an overabundance of sometimes unnecessary/burdensome processes in others. Promotions & access to training/development depends largely on the support/activity of one's manager. There are no stringent processes and policies in place that would ensure equality.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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