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"
    in 3 reviews
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Complex business, great school & fast career path, poor work-life balance

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Bucharest (Romania)

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

ProsDynamic company, global but also local, health-oriented, good products, enthousiastic people, good school

ConsWork-life balance, lack of consistency in strategy and plans, highly opportunistic approach

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 company to learn mkt, have to be patient and networked to be promoted.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsInnovative campaigns, you learn traditional marketing.
The fact that its a Worldwide company gives you input to international standards and practices

ConsUpper and lower management is driven by politics. Poor hr. Long hours of working if with the wrong boss.

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter training of employees and support them. Politics and personal hidden agendas, drive evaluation procedure.

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Great

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Danone full-time

ProsGreat company culture, interesting work, nice collegues.

ConsHR people are not so nice, be ready to be overworked for no real compensation.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company, nice office, friendly pple

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

Prosculture products people time pressure atmosphere freebies

Conssalary is under average industry by a cool 10%...

Advice to Senior Managementraise the salary!

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

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Great ideas let down by mixed execution

Sales Director (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

Pros- Genuine interest in its people
- Commitment to healthier consumer solutions
- Tend to see the slightly longer term horizon
- Can do culture for a largish company (ie fail or succeed fast)
- Some genuinely visionary senior management
- Employees get discounts on brands!

Cons- Still very franco-centric
- Silly seniority rules based on turn over of area of responsibility - makes it hard to get good people for new ventures or start up phase businesses
- HR Banding system too limiting
- Too Euro-centric still
- Does not have real plan for next generation of healthy but enjoyable products
- Does not really know what to do with its Nutricia business

Advice to Senior ManagementThink more vertically in its product development (from getting well to staying well) - inject some genuine cross cultural leadership at the more senior levels. More agile HR policies.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work!

Business Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

ProsGreat people, great benefits. Free yoghurt & water at work. You get to own your projects and minimum interference is there from your seniors (providing you are doing a good job). Senior management is amazing, they take care of employees, held a lot of events. Conferences all over the world.

ConsThe cash package is not be in line with other companies of similar size. Hard to progress further (in IT atleast) as people tend to stick to their positions.

Advice to Senior ManagementCan't say much really, they are awesome! Better than the CEOs of other companies who are solely interested in making bucks for themselves. Say Hi5 to the executives of Danone who are genuinly interested in the people who work for them.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Just Great!

Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Danone full-time

Pros- great culture
- general positive climate
- exposure to transversal projects
- transparency
- career opportunities
- individual development plans

Cons- some ambiguity due to informal way of working
- general tendency to have negative competitivity between people that want to proove they are the best
- to much show-off in a continuous strugle for visibility and success
- compensations could be better
- some work-load issues (only some departments or functions)
- some personnel turn-over issues that hurts the image

Advice to Senior Management- to take into consideration the Cons

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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very interesting

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Danone full-time

Prosenthusiastic environment, equal opportunities employment, development programs, satisfying compensations, good HR system.

Consit needs more teamwork, and more motivation to the employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementTrain , develope, motivate and retain your employees.

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

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Not a international view of business

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsWorking Environment is good since the people is young and with energy

ConsOpportunities are given to people sent from Corporate

Advice to Senior ManagementLook to talent in the host country

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Perfect company

Medical Representative (Current Employee)
Cairo (Egypt)

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

Prosvery good environment to work. perfect colleagues.

Conslow basic salary compared to other multinational company

Advice to Senior Managementraising basic salary will make us best employer middle east

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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