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Diageo Reviews

Updated 18 April 2019
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  • "Diageo across the globe has a great emphasis on work life balance and supportive to the needs to the employees" (in 103 reviews)

  • "Great company Great brands Great package" (in 134 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "The perfect blend!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Unique in how the company and people care about the performance we deliver, the inclusion of all employees plus the impact on communities and society. Genuinely have freedom to determine the impact you want to have, the way you want to work, and to try out new ideas and build your career. Working with such iconic brands you feel privileged and excited every day to be holding the torch for their future. A globally connected company, that despite its size is only 30,000 people means it feels like a real community and somewhere that is both ambitious and incredibly fun to work at with people you care about.

    Cons

    It is good to see the business making changes in areas that are needed. Being less internally focused and more geared to customers and consumers will make sure we focus on the things that are fewer and most important, and remove some unnecessary complexity that has increased over time by being too inward looking. Also because it has been so internally driven for so long it can be hard to sometimes see that changes being made in the company are not only essential, they are being driven (often far harder!) in most other companies in order to stay competitive in this fast changing world. Need to keep doing more to bring the outside world in to keep perspective on what is truly important.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what makes this company great - investing in incredible brands, growing talented and diverse people and caring about our impact on communities.

    Diageo Response

    19 Nov 2018 – Social Media Team

    Hello there,

    What a fantastic review to read, its a delight to read that you're thoroughly enjoying your time at Diageo - your review sums up perfectly why this is such a great company to work... More


  2. "Excellent Employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Diageo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance, brands, future employability

    Cons

    Salary, progression can be limited

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Commercial"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Diageo full-time

    Pros

    Office, flexibility, culture, passionate and friendly staff and management, as well as an encouragement to take ownership.

    Cons

    As with any large company, a large amount of operations has been outsourced, making end-to-end operations rather fragmented.


  4. "Diageo Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Diageo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salaries , Potential to try other Roles

    Cons

    Lack of Trust, Excessive Bureaucracy, Lack of Real Decision Making, Box Ticking, 'We know best' , Patronising attitude. Poor decision Making & Communication. Double Standards of Managers. It's evident we're in a race to the bottom to cut cost, including Staff T&C's in an attempt to maximise profit irrespective of the impact on staff who are allegedly 'so valuable' to the business.

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest, respectful and inclusive with staff and you'll get so much more out of them! It's so frustrating because it could and should be so much better....it's a crying shame!


  5. "Excellent"

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    Former Employee - Designer in London, England
    Former Employee - Designer in London, England

    I worked at Diageo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family feel with a great team ethic

    Cons

    Limited progression as it has a very flat organisational structure


  6. "Great Company - Not so great processes"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Alloa, Scotland
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Alloa, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Diageo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Amazing brands, really flexible working, good perks (company and personal performance based bonus, shares, product allocation)

    Cons

    Salary review process is poor and experience is often neglected with regards to salary in relation to newcomers.


  7. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Brand Home Tour Guide in Oban, Scotland
    Former Employee - Brand Home Tour Guide in Oban, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Diageo full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Yearly whisky allowances
    The chance to develop and move on to senior positions
    Excellent working environment.
     Although, I have experienced verbal abuse from a coworker, it was dealt with very effectively the moment I reached out to the management.

    Cons

    Occasionally very senior members seem to have too much leverage over new employees but whenever this happens, it is dealt with very quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  8. "Opportunity to grow and mark your own mark"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Diageo full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Brands, People, Elements of freedom to succeed in role

    Cons

    Decision Making can be long, structures can limit growth into higher positions (in some divisions).


  9. "Diageo"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Diageo full-time

    Pros

    Great brands, comfortable working environment, working with highly capable people

    Cons

    Poor location of head office


  10. "Business Development Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Diageo full-time

    Pros

    Fast-paced environment, which is unusual for large corporations. Brand and marketing lead organisation, with a firm handle on medium and long term growth opportunities.

    Cons

    None that come to mind.

    Diageo Response

    5 Mar 2019 – Social Media Team

    Hello and thank you for leaving a review. We're delighted to hear that you recognise us as a fast-paced environment, it's certainly something we pride ourselves on.

    Joshua.