Diageo Reviews

Updated 11 Jul 2020

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  • "Great brands, great people that you can learn a lot from(in 149 reviews)

  • "Amazing culture, promotes work life balance, quality work, good bonus(in 119 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland

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

    Pros

    Good culture and great pension

    Cons

    Can be slow to make decisions

  2. "Diageo review"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - National Accounts Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Diageo full-time

    Pros

    Benefits Family Leave Policy Pension High performance Culture

    Cons

    Pay below market Decision making Cost cutting goes too far Lack of diversity

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  3. "Great people, alot of centralisation/ restructures"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head of Supply Finance in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are focussed, committed, and inclusive. The company is fair and treats everyone with respect. Continually changing and hard working environment but allow full flexibility to balance family life.

    Cons

    Every few years poorly thought through restructures negatively impacting peoples role breadth, depth and complexity.

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  4. "Graduate review"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Graduate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great values, great people and great products

    Cons

    I do not have anything to share

  5. "Corporate giant"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Elgin, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training programme for trainee managers. Amazing industry

    Cons

    Working in a very corporate company. You feel like a robot working for them. Some senior management have no clue how the whisky industry works. No recognition and reward incentives at all. Too much internal politics

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  6. "Amazing place to work but challenging for career progression."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great perks and good salary.

    Cons

    Career progression limitations, subtle hindrances to persons who challenge the status quo and political mastery over talent required for survival.

  7. "great"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Glenrothes, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Diageo full-time

    Pros

    good salary, benefits and great people

    Cons

    all about the profit margins

  8. "Good Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong share package and pension

    Cons

    Lower base salary than peers and do not often promote from within

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good benefits, but lacks direction"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commercial Finance Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible working arrangements, travel

    Cons

    Market exec lack direction, commercial teams are expect to win but are not provided with the tools to do so. A lot of staff are incompetent. Business constantly goes through restructures, and operates on the smell of an oily rag ( in terms of staffing resources).

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  10. "Great company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Marketing Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Empowering entrepreneurial culture Senior management trying hard to improve agility

    Cons

    Little progression across functions Less opportunities if you are not globally mobile

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