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Danone North America Reviews

Updated 17 Jul 2019

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Danone North America CEO Mariano Lozano
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83 Ratings
  1. "Chickens with heads cut off"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Specialist in Broomfield, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, bonuses, able to work from home sometimes

    Cons

    Transformed into a typical CPG company - Groups actively working against each other in some cases.

    Danone North America2019-04-05
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Bad place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Trendy, good reputation in the market, good benefits, good leanings, huge business

    Cons

    Messy, Not people focused, no equal treatments, results worth way less than having the right connection, unfriendly to non-Americans.

    Danone North America2019-04-15
  3. "Good benefits, but company is disorganized"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Danone North America full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, specifically their FTO and maternity leave

    Cons

    Processes and changes of any kind are disorganized/haphazard, company is not disability-friendly

    Danone North America2019-03-19
  4. "Great manufacturing job"

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    Current Employee - Process Technician in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very competitive pay for a manufacturing job Not too hard on the body (I'm a 130-lb female sensitive to hot and cold and I can manage the workload and environment just fine) Co-workers are great for the most part A decent amount of down time to get to know your co-workers or shadow other areas of the plant Decent benefits 12-hour shifts mean you work only 50% of the year and every other weekend is a long weekend...

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    Cons

    You almost always start on nights and it's very hard to move to day shift (it takes close to 3 years on average in the processing department, though it's closer to 0-2 years in the other departments) You don't get to take product you make home and it's really even available in the break rooms Takes a long time to move up and very little recognition is given for going above and beyond, which encourages laziness Have...

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    Advice to Management

    Offer more incentives for those willing to work hard

    Danone North America2019-02-27
  5. "Great place to work"

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      Current Employee - Learning and Development 

      I have been working at Danone North America full-time

      Pros

      Great company to work for. Great work life balance.

      Cons

      Corporate transition, not too many harsh changes felt by employees.

      Danone North America2019-02-25
    • Helpful (8)

      "Where Workaholics Thrive"

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      Former Employee - Analyst in White Plains, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Good pay, 6 months maternity leave, FTO, free yogurt & Evian water

      Cons

      Do not apply here unless you are fully prepared to work on your sick days, or while you are on vacation because that is the expectation. ELT members get away with bullying/hazing. HR is unprofessional, & inefficient at handling these issues. VERY high turnover, likely as a direct result of all of this.

      Advice to Management

      A clean sweep of ELT is very much needed here.

      Danone North America2019-02-28
    • "Avoid Warehouse operator position"

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      Former Employee - Warehouse Operator in West Jordan, UT
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Danone North America full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      - Average pay, Somewhat clean facility

      Cons

      - Feeling of constant stress, breakneck training period with little to no help. - Under a repeated barrage of insults and hazing by line operators and co workers. - Clear disregard by management for personal life and holidays. - Kicked under the bus by warehouse supervisor when asked for help in any situation. - Displayed contempt for union and any members, constantly going back on resolutions. - Always under pressure....

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      Advice to Management

      Clean up the mess that is your 2nd shift warehouse, be aware of the cut throat atmosphere as well as the clique mentality. Actually give the job to the person who applied for it, not some trash disposal nonsense.

      Danone North America2019-03-31
    • Helpful (2)

      "Solid company"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Danone North America full-time

      Pros

      Benefits (vacation, maternity) Solid pay Lots of opportunity for growth and advancement Very dedicated team of employees at all levels (operator up to VPs)

      Cons

      Healthcare was average, then downgraded further after Whitewave buyout Bonuses at one time extremely good, also downgraded since Whitewave buyout

      Advice to Management

      While buying Whitewave was a solid business move to add a fresh and growing portfolio of products, the integration hasn’t gone particularly smoothly. Somewhat concerned about the future of the company moving forward with the lack of teamwork, coupled with some of the cuts since the buyout.

      Danone North America2019-02-14
    • Helpful (4)

      "The pros outweigh the cons, but still TONS of issues"

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      Current Employee - Manager in White Plains, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      The product lineup and purpose-driven mission. Nice to come into work every day knowing that the company is giving back to people and the environment. Amazing flexibility in terms of time off (unlimited), work from home options, etc. Benefits overall are excellent, particularly if you're single. Good 401k match, healthcare, and free yogurt & bottled water which is a nice perk. The new White Plains location is state...

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      Cons

      Human Resources. They are unhelpful, unavailable, rude and ineffective which has a domino effect on the rest of the culture. The culture is going through a bit of a crisis and there doesn't seem to be any plan or budget in place for improving the employee experience. Many teams are noticeably understaffed with each individual working 12+ hours a day while other teams have 10-15 employees with the same job title who show...

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      Advice to Management

      Get the company priorities in order. Stop letting expats come into the US and waste thousands upon thousands of the company's money on living expenses while the majority of the company experiences unfair budget constraints. Invest more in employee experience. Recruiters and managers need to put more stake into WHO they're hiring, not just what their experience is.

      Danone North America2019-01-28
    • Helpful (5)

      "From great to good to poor to..."

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      Former Employee - Human Resources in White Plains, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Diverse team of people, strong mission, FTO and 6 months parental leave.

      Cons

      Acquisition of WhiteWave in 2017 was a complete disaster from a people standpoint. The Company lost its values and what made it such a special and great place to work at before. “People First” stopped being part of HR’s vocabulary almost immediately. Most influential positions in the new company were given to outsiders or Whitewavers who knew NOTHING about Danone s culture - while this was what made it successful in the...

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      Advice to Management

      Decide who you are as a company (not who you want to be .... if you wanted it bad enough you already would be by now) - share that with all your employees, and offer everyone a fair package to leave if they want. MANY will take it - but at least after that you can restart fresh and without continuing to disrespect or disappoint all those who joined you before the acquisition. Danone is no longer what it used to be - so...

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      Danone North America2019-03-03
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