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

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Updated Apr 05, 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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Pros:
  • "Good work-life balance if you are not too lasy to do your job in time"
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  • "Nice colleagues, nice working environement"
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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 Good Start!

Supply Chain (Current Employee)
Ealing, England

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

Pros-The people are driven and kind and helpful
-There is free water and yoghurt in the office
-There is opportunity to move in your department
-They are supportive and always put family first
-They have weekly 1-2-1’s with your line manager and regular performance reviews
-Lots of training avalible
-Raises your self-awareness

Cons-The don’t pay in line with FMCG and are very open about this
-They are thinning out middle management so you are left with a lot of tasks and not a lot of time for finding optimisation projects or improvements
-If you don’t 100% fit the culture of CODE in the way they want you will get overlooked
-They care more about the how you got the result then the result itself
- They go back on their word in regards to social issues to save money
-You will never get the 133% stretch bonus as the benchmark is always changing and moving
- There is bias in roles and promotion and salary
- You get ahead by being a yes man to your director

Advice to Senior ManagementGive more autonomy let people challenge the status quo and pay better to keep the good people.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not 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 for the Away from Home channel

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 company culture and values!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGreat enviroment with good colleagues and benefits as well. Good place for people who put family as first priority.

ConsNot very structured. Lacking a lot of systems and processes.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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IT in Danone

IT Manager (Former Employee)
Moscow (Russia)

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

ProsGood benefits for managers,
Development programmes, however not addressed to IT

ConsIT department is of support funciton in company outlook

Advice to Senior ManagementProtect your employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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