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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  • "Good work-life balance if you are not too lasy to do your job in time"
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  • "Nice colleagues, nice working environement"
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Great people, challenging responsibilities

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

Pros- atmosphere at work
- benefits package
- flexible working hours
- for ambitious people who like challenges

Cons- workload, poor work/life ballance
- promotion prospects

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

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Great company to work for

Regional Sales Manager (Current Employee)
Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

ProsExcellent training, better then average salary

ConsThis company is very political,

Advice to Senior ManagementThey should be more transparent

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A Good Start!

Supply Chain (Current Employee)
Ealing, England (UK)

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

Pros-The people are driven and kind and helpful
-There is free water and yoghurt in the office
-There is opportunity to move in your department
-They are supportive and always put family first
-They have weekly 1-2-1’s with your line manager and regular performance reviews
-Lots of training avalible
-Raises your self-awareness

Cons-The don’t pay in line with FMCG and are very open about this
-They are thinning out middle management so you are left with a lot of tasks and not a lot of time for finding optimisation projects or improvements
-If you don’t 100% fit the culture of CODE in the way they want you will get overlooked
-They care more about the how you got the result then the result itself
- They go back on their word in regards to social issues to save money
-You will never get the 133% stretch bonus as the benchmark is always changing and moving
- There is bias in roles and promotion and salary
- You get ahead by being a yes man to your director

Advice to Senior ManagementGive more autonomy let people challenge the status quo and pay better to keep the good people.

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

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Fast, forward-thinking company

Analyst (Former Employee)
São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

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

ProsCasual profile
Dynamic (it is not unusual for entire projects happen within a couple months)
Discounted goods

ConsToo informal (lacks processes, relies too much on personal contacts)
High cost awareness
Old IT equipment
High turnover

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

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A great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Danone

Prosgreat work environment, everyone is really helpful, lots of perks

Conslow salary compared to industry standards

Advice to Senior Managementembrace more innovative technologies to reach customers

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Nice company, but ...

Project Leader (Former Employee)
Paris (France)

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

ProsGlobally, is a good company to work for. Nice colleagues, nice working environement. Some interresting projects, even if responsabilities are limited.

ConsRepeated projects, old fashioned computers, limited ressources. Mainly because of financial issues, the Management is sometimes difficult to convience about the new trends or the most appropriate solution.

Advice to Senior ManagementOffer more freedon to employees to innovate !

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very demanding but very interesting projects with an exceptional team

Assistant Brand Manager (Former Employee)
Barcelona (Spain)

I worked at Danone as an intern for less than a year

Pros-innovative company
-incredible culture
-very transparent
-leader in the market
-many opportunities
-possibility to collaborate in different projects

Cons-no work-life balance
-very demanding seniors
-sometimes too many responsibilities for your experience
-stressful

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Stay away from this company if you are in Russia

Brand Manager (Former Employee)
Moscow (Russia)

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

ProsVery strong and healthy products, R&D is the best in diary industry and has huge investments into development of new products

ConsSelf-explanatory - for the last year more than 20 people left marketing out of 45 and the rest are searching for the new jobs. Danone is a chauvinistic company as all the management team in Russia are French, the internal politics is common. Overall the company is under pressure and not growing.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou would better clean up the mess in Danone Russia very quickly (especially in marketing), otherwise the situation might deteriorate even further. One of recruiters from the head hunter agency complained, that nobody from the pool of available candidates on the Russian job market wants to work there and there is a negative buzz about Danone as HR brand.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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IT Specialist (Former Employee)
Warsaw (Poland)

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

Prosgood start to the other job

Consno bonuses, corporation, lack of empathy

Advice to Senior Managementmore empathy to your starff

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Interesting experience

Analyst (Former Employee)

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

ProsLots of opportunities to be seen if you work hard enough and are not too modest about it.
Good work-life balance if you are not too lasy to do your job in time. Easy to grow if you have good relations with your boss.

ConsSometimes too burocratic, but probably it is common for all big companies. Salary and compensations could be better. Stressfull

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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