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Danone Reviews

Updated 3 August 2014
Updated 3 August 2014
82 Reviews

3.5
82 Reviews
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Danone Chairman and CEO Franck Riboud
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance if you are not too lasy to do your job in time (in 3 reviews)

  • Good social connections between employes (in 3 reviews)


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

  • Danone is a chauvinistic company as all the management team in Russia are French, the internal politics is common (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company culture and values!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great enviroment with good colleagues and benefits as well. Good place for people who put family as first priority.

    Cons

    Not very structured. Lacking a lot of systems and processes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    IT in Danone

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Manager  in  Moscow (Russia)
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Moscow (Russia)

    Pros

    Good benefits for managers,
    Development programmes, however not addressed to IT

    Cons

    IT department is of support funciton in company outlook

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Protect your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pathetic culture and dysfunctional setup

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Marketing in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    Pros

    Free yogurt that you get in the office..thats about it!

    Cons

    Unaligned and dysfunctional setup. They can restructure the organization in a day and from one department shift you to another(despite your career path) or simply ask you to leave! With no clear reasoning. Too much politics and management makes fake plans till their temporary tenure and the lower management takes the brunt of their mistakes. No job security or even department security..they could shift you from supply chain to research! No clear career paths and everyone is working in circles and trying to make the other look bad, instead of focusing on the present problems in hand. No strong leaders and airheads running the show...!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent and share your worries with the lower management
    Work as a team, and not a dictator set up on which you alienate the hardworker and put your mistakes on a poor scapegoat. Own up to your mistakes and solve them. stop the blame game!You will lose and are losing good employees who will never even think of ever returning back

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Great experience to learn to multitask and work in a stressful environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Brand Manager  in  Almaty (Kazakhstan)
    Former Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Almaty (Kazakhstan)

    Pros

    Great working conditions, professionalism, good payment.

    Cons

    However, due to specification of the product line of the company working mode is always in an extreme rush, incredibly short deadlines, high stress level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more cooperation between offices internationally. Provide more support to departments with big projects, budget planning needs improvements as well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Business Development Manager  in  Almaty (Kazakhstan)
    Current Employee - Junior Business Development Manager in Almaty (Kazakhstan)

    Pros

    You 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good but can be better

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good 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

    Cons

    Politics, 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Human

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Manager in Paris (France)

    Pros

    Strong leadership, global company but with a local touch

    Cons

    could benefit from a more international leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - High responsibilities
    - Good working environment

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Very good school

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Brand Manager  in  Prague (Czech Republic)
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Prague (Czech Republic)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    focussed on financial growth at any cost

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Current Employee - Director in Jakarta (Indonesia)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    no career planning, false promises for career, capacity not mkt led planning, investments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    besides french other people hv talent too. dont be so euro centric

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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