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Danone Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 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 learning experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat work and learning environment.

    ConsMicro management from seniors staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou recruited staff.
    Have courage and faith in thrm to deliver. Dont micro manage them.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Danone is a Company where you can have freedom to take decisions. Very nice environment

    Human Resources Director (Former Employee) São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    Prosfreedom to act, matrix structure, nice products (health related), people oriented. Social responsibility projects, relationship between all divisions , shared services department,

    ConsCompensation - gap between Directors vs other levels, very focused on the Dairy division, office location (Avenida Paulista), lack of common procedures for all divisions, different benefits

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

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    Good start and looks good on CV

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood learning experience and overall good company with relevant vision

    ConsThis is something that is difficult to understand unless you worked there. It is simply put french business. They are very francocentric - exactly why struggling to expand and grow...

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake it multinational in real sense. It would help you a lot.

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    Pleasant environment, Fast decisions

    Senior Brand Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsOpen minded environment, ready to innovate, still exploring new marketing ideas

    ConsVery fast moving, therefore not enough time is devoted to evaluation; experienced people on key positions; too many committees & meetings, not enough time for critical decisions

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people, challenging responsibilities

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- atmosphere at work
    - benefits package
    - flexible working hours
    - for ambitious people who like challenges

    Cons- workload, poor work/life ballance
    - promotion prospects

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

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    Great company to work for

    Regional Sales Manager (Current Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

    ProsExcellent training, better then average salary

    ConsThis company is very political,

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey should be more transparent

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fast, forward-thinking company

    Analyst (Former Employee) São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    ProsCasual profile
    Dynamic (it is not unusual for entire projects happen within a couple months)
    Discounted goods

    ConsToo informal (lacks processes, relies too much on personal contacts)
    High cost awareness
    Old IT equipment
    High turnover

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

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    Nice company, but ...

    Project Leader (Former Employee) Paris (France)

    ProsGlobally, is a good company to work for. Nice colleagues, nice working environement. Some interresting projects, even if responsabilities are limited.

    ConsRepeated projects, old fashioned computers, limited ressources. Mainly because of financial issues, the Management is sometimes difficult to convience about the new trends or the most appropriate solution.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer more freedon to employees to innovate !

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very demanding but very interesting projects with an exceptional team

    Assistant Brand Manager (Former Employee) Barcelona (Spain)

    Pros-innovative company
    -incredible culture
    -very transparent
    -leader in the market
    -many opportunities
    -possibility to collaborate in different projects

    Cons-no work-life balance
    -very demanding seniors
    -sometimes too many responsibilities for your experience
    -stressful

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    5 years exp. in sales & marketing

    Sales Officer (Current Employee) Muzaffarpur, Bihar (India)

    Prosthis is very good quality product & reputed company

    Consvery good company & work very good

    Advice to Senior Managementno any advice

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

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