Danone

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Danone Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 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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    good company..something to improve

    Finance (Current Employee) London, England

    Prosgood environment
    people friendly
    good worklife balance

    Conssome people are not competent enough

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

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    Graduate (Current Employee) Trowbridge, England

    ProsThe graduate scheme offers real roles, great benefits and rewards, nice culture

    Conssometimes you have to work longer hours but nothing major

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

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    A great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    Conslow salary compared to industry standards

    Advice to Senior Managementembrace more innovative technologies to reach customers

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    Good company, nice office, friendly pple

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) London, England

    Prosculture products people time pressure atmosphere freebies

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

    Advice to Senior Managementraise the salary!

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

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    Great ideas let down by mixed execution

    Sales Director (Current Employee) London, England

    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 Senior ManagementThink 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work!

    Business Systems Analyst (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsGreat 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.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementCan'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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    I was a sales agent there for 3 years

    Sales Agent (Current Employee) Varna (Bulgaria)

    ProsYou can learn a lot of thinks there.

    ConsHandling with uneducated customers, driving in bad condition roads

    Advice to Senior ManagementRaise the salaries

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

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    French origin international company :-)

    Business Systems Analyst (Current Employee) Warsaw (Poland)

    ProsBig, middle level advanced, trainigs available, good attitude towards employees

    ConsFrench company mnagement stile, the company long term vision isnot clear

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Danone values

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Utrecht (Netherlands)

    ProsDanone supports career development and promotes mobility.

    Conseverything depends on your manager.

    Advice to Senior Managementsome divisions are not in line with whole Danone values

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company has wonderful health benefits and 401K options.

    ConsPromotions are slow although it depends on your department

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