Danone
3.7 of 5 67 reviews
www.danone.com Paris, France 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 02, 2014

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Danone Chairman and CEO Franck Riboud

Franck Riboud

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83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Graduate (Current Employee)
Trowbridge, England

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

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)

I worked at Danone

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

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

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

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 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

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

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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Trade Marketing Assistant (Current Employee)
Paris (France)

I have been working at Danone as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat company culture, people are open and friendly. Lots of learning in a short duration.

ConsProjects move quite slowly in this department due to lack of resources and complexity in the decision making process.

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

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Amazing Work Place

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Danone

ProsCODE (Comitment, Openess, Doers, Empower) culture company

Consvarous task but mazing experience

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

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Great experience to learn to multitask and work in a stressful environment

Assistant Brand Manager (Former Employee)
Almaty (Kazakhstan)

I worked at Danone full-time

ProsGreat working conditions, professionalism, good payment.

ConsHowever, due to specification of the product line of the company working mode is always in an extreme rush, incredibly short deadlines, high stress level.

Advice to Senior ManagementPromote more cooperation between offices internationally. Provide more support to departments with big projects, budget planning needs improvements as well.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Danone gaves me a lot of useful things that I need in my career. I learned a lot about Business Development, Sales etc.

Junior Business Development Manager (Current Employee)
Almaty (Kazakhstan)

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

ProsYou work with dairy products. Mission of danone is: "BRINGING HEALTH THROUGH FOOD TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE". And You are part of this strategy.

ConsMany people leave their jobs. Danone do not try detain them.

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

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Great company for interning, a lot of responsibilities and support from the company to learn.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Danone as an intern

Pros- High responsibilities
- Good working environment

Cons- You have to be able to be very flexible and adapt to change (fast-pace working)

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

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