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Danone Reviews

Updated 3 August 2014
Updated 3 August 2014
82 Reviews

3.5
82 Reviews
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Danone Chairman and CEO Franck Riboud
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I was a sales agent there for 3 years

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    Current Employee - Sales Agent  in  Varna (Bulgaria)
    Current Employee - Sales Agent in Varna (Bulgaria)

    Pros

    You can learn a lot of thinks there.

    Cons

    Handling with uneducated customers, driving in bad condition roads

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the salaries

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Has potential to be better, but will it ever be?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good values, working atmosphere, not excessively hierarchical, more activity oriented than process oriented which allows to take new directions relatively fast. Lots of room to succeed if you have leadership and want to get things done

    Cons

    The ability to be fast is hindered by insufficient focus on performance at a micro level; all focus on performance is on macro level and rather with short term perspectives
    Limited coaching, it can be swim or drown.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good not great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    people, compensation, benefits, fame, growth

    Cons

    some management and cultur like every other companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    authenticity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Danone values

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Utrecht (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Utrecht (Netherlands)

    Pros

    Danone supports career development and promotes mobility.

    Cons

    everything depends on your manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    some divisions are not in line with whole Danone values

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    French origin international company :-)

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    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst  in  Warsaw (Poland)
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Warsaw (Poland)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    Pros

    Lots of freedom to implement your skills; many fun company events; friendly work environment; free food!

    Cons

    office politics in the HR department;
    hard to get promoted after an internship;
    low internship salary in Amsterdam office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take in new blood

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Very bad culture in Dubai Office

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    Pros

    Free yogurt and water. nuthing else

    Cons

    Too much internal politics , extremely bad management, HR behavior appalling.
    Incompetent people at management level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    senior management needs to be changed in Dubai

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The company has wonderful health benefits and 401K options.

    Cons

    Promotions are slow although it depends on your department

  10.  

    Fantastic company to work, depending on the country you are.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Barcelona (Spain)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barcelona (Spain)

    Pros

    Values initiative and achievements at a personal level, good recognition via bonus and senior management respect, politics relatively easy to navigate, general good organizational culture

    Cons

    Promotions are slow, HR behaviour appalling. Barcelona office is largely a team of old school catalan dinossaurs (hardly anyone speaks english well, apart from new people, mostly ex-pats). once these dinos retire the company might have a chance to be more competitive, open, innovative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the jurassic team in Spain (specially HR) and value new talent, promote quick.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It's OK. Nothing special ot exciting

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain  in  Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Sofia (Bulgaria)

    Pros

    Good social benefits. Supply chain team is strong and helpfull.

    Cons

    Too much internal politics and struggle between departments. Some benefits are restricted only to Sales and Marketing departments (team buildings, etc.)

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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