Danone Reviews

Updated 19 October 2014
Updated 19 October 2014
92 Reviews
3.6
92 Reviews
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Danone Chairman and CEO Franck Riboud
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Senior management is amazing, they take care of employees, held a lot of events (in 4 reviews)

  • International, diverse, career opportunities, responsability (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • beaucoup de travail et de longues heures (in 3 reviews)

  • Too much internal politics and struggle between departments (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Com pany profaneness in India

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Executive in Sonipat
    Current Employee - Warehouse Executive in Sonipat

    I have been working at Danone full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    its no 1 dairy plant in World

    Cons

    Operation Excellence planning not good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve Operation Excellence planning For company business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    it is a good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

    I have been working at Danone full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good life work balance, they give you freedom to develop your own way and they have a lot of development opportunities.

    Cons

    sometimes you need to search for technical information alone by your self and sometimes you will not find a prepared standard, all what you need to do is to network alone.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company to Learn, not so much to Grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Market Research Analyst in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Market Research Analyst in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)

    I worked at Danone full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very open company. You can learn by doing and you can experiment.

    Cons

    Career Plans never go through and rotation in the area makes it hard to implement long term strategies.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    This company is many different companies - vastly different culture depending on business unit & country

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schiphol (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schiphol (Netherlands)

    I worked at Danone full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company to grow in. Successful individuals with supportive bosses have great career opportunities here. Internal promotions are valued & sought. Culture fosters creativity & new ideas - how easy/quick/possible it is to make things happen depends largely on where exactly one sits (geographically & in the food chain).

    Cons

    Whereas there's a lack of structure & processes in some areas, there is an overabundance of sometimes unnecessary/burdensome processes in others. Promotions & access to training/development depends largely on the support/activity of one's manager. There are no stringent processes and policies in place that would ensure equality.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I was a sales agent there for 3 years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Agent in Varna (Bulgaria)
    Current Employee - Sales Agent in Varna (Bulgaria)

    I have been working at Danone full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can learn a lot of thinks there.

    Cons

    Handling with uneducated customers, driving in bad condition roads

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the salaries

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    good company..something to improve

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Finance in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Danone full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good environment
    people friendly
    good worklife balance

    Cons

    some people are not competent enough

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    French origin international company :-)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Warsaw (Poland)
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Warsaw (Poland)

    I have been working at Danone full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Big, middle level advanced, trainigs available, good attitude towards employees

    Cons

    French company mnagement stile, the company long term vision isnot clear

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Danone values

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Utrecht (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Utrecht (Netherlands)

    I have been working at Danone full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Danone supports career development and promotes mobility.

    Cons

    everything depends on your manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    some divisions are not in line with whole Danone values

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Danone

    Pros

    The company has wonderful health benefits and 401K options.

    Cons

    Promotions are slow although it depends on your department

  11.  

    Fantastic company to work, depending on the country you are.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barcelona (Spain)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barcelona (Spain)

    I worked at Danone full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Values initiative and achievements at a personal level, good recognition via bonus and senior management respect, politics relatively easy to navigate, general good organizational culture

    Cons

    Promotions are slow, HR behaviour appalling. Barcelona office is largely a team of old school catalan dinossaurs (hardly anyone speaks english well, apart from new people, mostly ex-pats). once these dinos retire the company might have a chance to be more competitive, open, innovative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the jurassic team in Spain (specially HR) and value new talent, promote quick.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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