Danone Reviews

Updated 25 Jun 2020

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3.2
64%
Recommend to a Friend
99%
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Danone CEO Emmanuel Faber
Emmanuel Faber
24 Ratings
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  • "french decision making (behind closed doors)(in 39 reviews)

  • "decision making process very long(in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Definitely a recommended place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexi-time, fantastic building, free products and often participating in testing. Above all friendly people. I always felt happy and cheerful going to work and never felt depressed on Monday mornings. Excellent work- life balance

    Cons

    Pay is usually on the ( much ) lower end that other competitors

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  2. "Great place"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in London, England

    I worked at Danone full-time

    Pros

    Strong CEO and culture in the UK

    Cons

    Non really. Perhaps location of the office

  3. "Great Experience"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Chiswick, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly culture, interesting products, good work location

    Cons

    Wouldn't say there were any downsides

  4. "great opportunity as young professional but difficult to progress"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Danone full-time

    Pros

    great culture flexible nice training opportunity global company

    Cons

    salary job opportunity process agile other reward

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  5. "Ineffective Management Team"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Chiswick, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great peers and good benefits

    Cons

    Very top heavy decision making - don't recognise the expertise of the team and make decisions based on personal agenda

  6. "Very inclusive and positive"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Industrial Placement in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company environment, very friendly welcoming staff. Lots of interesting projects and supportive of additional university work alongside job role. Very good comps and bens, including flexible working.

    Cons

    Fewer career progression opportunities as people stay in their roles for long periods of time.

  7. "Poor Senior Managment"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Enteral Nurse in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Danone full-time

    Pros

    Can manage your own diary

    Cons

    Dwindling benefits 60hr weeks with no overtime payments Expected to travel to multiple training sessions at HQ in own time Wages extremely low compared with NHS Little chance of promotion, no pay scale No transparency with salaries- new starts salary are often the same as those with 5+ yrs experience Promoted "benefits" poor and add no real value Unrealistic goals to get bonus Top management dont have a clue what its like "on the factory floor" Job advertised as days, but expected to cover night shifts & weekends (and get paid less than minimum wage) Not allowed to be negative or give constructive criticism IT equipment / support poor Constant turnover of staff, so remaining nurses always under great pressure. Senior management dont seem to acknowledge this and keep piling on pressure. Targets rather than patient care Policies and procedures are ridiculous, and unworkable, and just their to protect the company should you make a mistake.

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  8. "Really great company to work it."

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - National Account Executive in Chiswick, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment to work in.

    Cons

    Not loads of support for placements

  9. "Pros and cons"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Demand Planner in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible working, great friend culture

    Cons

    Parking is not great near the office

  10. Helpful (2)

    "All UK divisions are controlled by a v powerful HRD - beware and do not cross her!!"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Head in Chiswick, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Danone full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I used to think the values and purpose were great, but they are actually just a cynical marketing message, and maximising profit drives everything Opportunities to work with some well known brands, advise potential employees to get the experience and get out, there is no loyalty for anyone but self at Danone

    Cons

    Expectation for people to effectively work 2 + jobs for the salary of 1 GMs are weak and only driven by achieving their own numbers to achieve their massive personal bonuses Pumping billions of plastic water bottles, yogurt pots into the environment but refusing to contribute their financial fair share to create better U.K. and global systems Senior people have too much power to use the company’s money to drive their own personal agendas - not enough checks and balances in place Very little concern for the mental health of Danone employees. Again - great marketing messages and a huge internal industry to get employer recognition but the money spent on awards would be better spent on genuinely delivering quality services and support their people Some of the U.K. directors have too much power and the executive board in Paris seem oblivious to this, yet ask any senior person in the U.K. behind closed doors and the majority will agree

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    Danone Response

    September 19, 2019Employer Branding Trainee

    We are very sad to read your feedback. We work everyday to make our vision "One Planet. One health" and our Mission "Bringing health through food to as many people as possible" a reality. I am sorry you did not experience Danone in this way.

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