Danone North America Employee Reviews about "free yogurt"

Updated Jul 26, 2021

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Danone North America CEO Shane Grant
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Pros
  • "Good benefits for full-time employees(in 36 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, including 6 month paid maternity/paternity leave(in 35 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "A lot of work, work life balance is a challenge(in 47 reviews)

  • "With a recent merger, there are still some disconnects between the Whitewave and Dannon ways of working but getting better(in 30 reviews)

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    1. 2.0
      Former Contractor, more than 1 year

      Terrible management

      Jul 26, 2021 - Anonymous Contractor in White Plains, NY
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      Pros

      Good pay, beautiful office in White Plains, NY, free yogurt

      Cons

      Terrible management with absolutely no clue how to manage a team.

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    2. 3.0
      Former Intern

      Good Internship

      Dec 7, 2020 - Procurement Intern 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice and friendly people, free yogurt

      Cons

      Stuffy corporate culture which I personally disliked

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Not bad

      Dec 5, 2019 - Shipping/Receiving in Portland, OR
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good people, free yogurt and multiple schedules

      Cons

      Should listen to the employees more

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Where Workaholics Thrive

      Feb 28, 2019 - Analyst in White Plains, NY
      Recommend
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      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.

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      15 people found this review helpful
    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Managerd

      Oct 7, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free Yogurt thats it !

      Cons

      Was great prior to integration, WW destroyed culture. Top heavy management specifically HR with little vision and zero hands on skill. In summary this is what will happen 1. Loss of Talent - Post integration strong talent left or will continue due to unrealistic expectation from senior upper management specially in HR & Marketing 2. Existing management will promote useless remaining talent to justify their pay and buy time until all integration business or system 3. Soldiers roles will continue to get burnt out resulting in high attrition 4. Integration will continue to be a mess. To to justify and probably the right thin to do, Central leadership will finally start firing leadership starting from HR 5. New Leadership (more expensive) will try to do patch work. Based on which CULTURE (very imp!) will either start to improved or continue to deteriorate for some time 6. By the time it improves product disruption will have taken place and Danone will be up for sale or severe cost cutting measures.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    6. 1.0
      Former Employee

      ****Buyer Beware****Do Not Work Here****

      May 5, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free yogurt if you’re into that. Can get away with doing nothing as management is too disengaged to care/looking to get out themselves.

      Cons

      Directionless since acquisition of whitewave in 2017. Since then, all talented people have left for better jobs with other conpanies. Employees that could get other jobs did. Those still there fall into 3 categories - 1) interviewing & trying to get out, 2) aren't able to get an offer from another company so stuck there or 3) are an ex-patriots from Europe who Dannon hosts in the US because no local talent wants to work in White Plains. They have changed their name 3 times in the last several months. Dannon; DanoneWave; DanoneNorthAmerica. Dont even know who they are. Fights internal battles. Ceo and management turn churned over quickly. Disorganized, policies unclear.

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      9 people found this review helpful
    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Glad I left when I did!

      May 30, 2017 - Senior Customer Business Manager in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good salary, free yogurt, generous PTO

      Cons

      Too many cliques in every team. We had a manager that completely dismantled our successful team and then left the company. We found out later he never managed a team in his career.. Shocker!

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      4 people found this review helpful
    8. 2.0
      Former Contractor, less than 1 year

      Demoralizing experience.

      Feb 9, 2017 - Stacker in Portland, OR
      Recommend
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      Pros

      They paid me on time. Free yogurt. Monday through Thursday 40hr work week was great.

      Cons

      Perhaps the lowest worker morale of any placed I've worked. Poor communication and procedure in the production environment leads to chaos regularly. The work pace ranges from putting on a show for the cameras (i.e. cleaning the same spot over and over again) to boxes falling off the conveyor belt, yogurt all over the place, cleaning/stacking simultaneously, and that GD intercom that sounds like a Vietnamese sweat shop providing the last push into insanity. You'll possibly be the most bored you've ever been to the most stressed you've ever been. Management took away our clock. Vindictive and weird.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    9. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Stay away, stay far far away

      Oct 6, 2015 - Brand Manager in White Plains, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free yogurt, free water and unreal PTO if you can take it.

      Cons

      Don't let the PTO fool you, Dannon is well known for being one of the worst work/life balance companies in CPG. Leadership is obsessed with the short term, which means you will be working long hours and weekends, and wasting a lot of energy on projects that get started but never finished. Plus we like to be a "lean" organization, which is code for being understaffed. This all breeds a very negative culture. Getting through each day feels like trying to make it through a minefield. Unless you are part of the "in crowd" your own Director will backstab you and try to take credit for your work to get ahead. You will come home exhausted and dread getting up and doing it all over again. HR will tell you that this place is "not for everyone" because of our speed and agility. They will say you need to be a "Doer" or "Empowered" to distract from the true organizational problems. But HR themselves knows how hard it is to replace all the people leaving because our reputation in market is so bad. They have to depend on a pipeline of unsuspecting interns to recruit talent instead. Finally, don't expect to advance your career here if you are a woman. The number of women leading the company is embarrassing. When leadership changes occur, like the changes that are about to be announced, you will not see a single woman even being considered.

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      28 people found this review helpful
    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Needs improvement

      Sep 5, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Generous PTO policy, Great people, free yogurt and water, very agile environment so you never get bored

      Cons

      Fast paced environment leads to many mistakes, management plays "favorites" - Many are promoted with very little experience, lack of women in Senior Leadership roles.

      4 people found this review helpful
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