Danone Reviews

Updated 3 August 2014
Updated 3 August 2014
82 Reviews

3.5
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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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  1.  

    Very good school

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Brand Manager  in  Prague (Czech Republic)
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Prague (Czech Republic)

    I worked at Danone full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Local marketing, therefore variety of very interesting projects. Mostly nice colleagues.

    Cons

    Micro management. Meeting & presentations culture. A lot of overtime. Not transparent yearly salary increases and promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency towards performance review/career planning needed. FOCUS, employees do not have unlimited time at their disposals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    focussed on financial growth at any cost

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Current Employee - Director in Jakarta (Indonesia)

    I have been working at Danone full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    young staff, growing, aggressive planning, strong financial focus, no regional layers

    Cons

    no career planning, false promises for career, capacity not mkt led planning, investments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    besides french other people hv talent too. dont be so euro centric

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good learning experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Danone full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work and learning environment.

    Cons

    Micro management from seniors staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You recruited staff.
    Have courage and faith in thrm to deliver. Dont micro manage them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good start and looks good on CV

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Danone full-time

    Pros

    Good learning experience and overall good company with relevant vision

    Cons

    This 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 ManagementAdvice

    Make it multinational in real sense. It would help you a lot.

  6.  

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

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

    I worked at Danone full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Compensation - 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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Pleasant environment, Fast decisions

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Brand Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Brand Manager

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Very 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great people, challenging responsibilities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    - workload, poor work/life ballance
    - promotion prospects

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Danone full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent training, better then average salary

    Cons

    This company is very political,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should be more transparent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Fast, forward-thinking company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I worked at Danone full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very demanding but very interesting projects with an exceptional team

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Brand Manager  in  Barcelona (Spain)
    Former Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Barcelona (Spain)

    I worked at Danone as an intern for less than a year

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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