Danone
3.7 of 5 67 reviews
www.danone.com Paris, France 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 05, 2014

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Danone Chairman and CEO Franck Riboud

Franck Riboud

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83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Good work-life balance if you are not too lasy to do your job in time"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Nice colleagues, nice working environement"
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Good but can be better

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGood benefits, work life balance. Friendly colleagues in general, at least in front of you but becareful there are backstabbings/politics. Good for those who put family as 1st priority above career and want a stable job without much stress

ConsPolitics, boring, lack of support & direction from mgmt. Not good for those who are ambitious, who wants to climb the career ladder and seeking a challenging and exciting career.

Advice to Senior ManagementSet clear strategy and work with the team. Recognize the effort of those who perform and not just base on skin color or nationality

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Manager (Current Employee)
Paris (France)

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

ProsStrong leadership, global company but with a local touch

Conscould benefit from a more international leadership

Advice to Senior Managementkeep up the good work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Danone gaves me a lot of useful things that I need in my career. I learned a lot about Business Development, Sales etc.

Junior Business Development Manager (Current Employee)
Almaty (Kazakhstan)

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

ProsYou work with dairy products. Mission of danone is: "BRINGING HEALTH THROUGH FOOD TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE". And You are part of this strategy.

ConsMany people leave their jobs. Danone do not try detain them.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company for interning, a lot of responsibilities and support from the company to learn.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Danone as an intern

Pros- High responsibilities
- Good working environment

Cons- You have to be able to be very flexible and adapt to change (fast-pace working)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very good school

Brand Manager (Former Employee)
Prague (Czech Republic)

I worked at Danone full-time for more than 5 years

ProsLocal marketing, therefore variety of very interesting projects. Mostly nice colleagues.

ConsMicro management. Meeting & presentations culture. A lot of overtime. Not transparent yearly salary increases and promotions.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore transparency towards performance review/career planning needed. FOCUS, employees do not have unlimited time at their disposals.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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focussed on financial growth at any cost

Director (Current Employee)
Jakarta (Indonesia)

I have been working at Danone full-time for more than 5 years

Prosyoung staff, growing, aggressive planning, strong financial focus, no regional layers

Consno career planning, false promises for career, capacity not mkt led planning, investments

Advice to Senior Managementbesides french other people hv talent too. dont be so euro centric

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good learning experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsGreat work and learning environment.

ConsMicro management from seniors staff.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou recruited staff.
Have courage and faith in thrm to deliver. Dont micro manage them.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Danone is a Company where you can have freedom to take decisions. Very nice environment

Human Resources Director (Former Employee)
São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

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

Prosfreedom to act, matrix structure, nice products (health related), people oriented. Social responsibility projects, relationship between all divisions , shared services department,

ConsCompensation - gap between Directors vs other levels, very focused on the Dairy division, office location (Avenida Paulista), lack of common procedures for all divisions, different benefits

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good start and looks good on CV

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Danone full-time

ProsGood learning experience and overall good company with relevant vision

ConsThis is something that is difficult to understand unless you worked there. It is simply put french business. They are very francocentric - exactly why struggling to expand and grow...

Advice to Senior ManagementMake it multinational in real sense. It would help you a lot.

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Pleasant environment, Fast decisions

Senior Brand Manager (Current Employee)

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

ProsOpen minded environment, ready to innovate, still exploring new marketing ideas

ConsVery fast moving, therefore not enough time is devoted to evaluation; experienced people on key positions; too many committees & meetings, not enough time for critical decisions

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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