Louis Dreyfus Group

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Louis Dreyfus Group Reviews

Updated 10 June 2014
Updated 10 June 2014
10 Reviews
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  1.  

    Worst if you are looking for a job that prepares you for the future(LD Commodities India)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Louis Dreyfus Group full-time

    Pros

    informal work culture, up beat mood

    Cons

    1. Zero training(technical) for new joiners/existing employees.
    2. Unbelievable focus on cost cutting in the weirdest of areas( basic maintenance, toilet accessories)
    3. Non existent HR department.( Money allocated for employee satisfaction is not used and shown as savings)
    4.Very less qualities of a MNC ( upper management is happy with low standards if it saves money)
    5.Pay rise is not according to talent but according to the extent you can flatter your boss

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be a bit more professional(sorry lot more). Give some teeth to the HR dept. Focus on well being of employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Good till management change

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    Former Employee - Tax Manager in Wilton, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Tax Manager in Wilton, CT (US)

    I worked at Louis Dreyfus Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Independence, great boss, good pay, not overloaded, people

    Cons

    Nothing when I was there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about the employee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Commodity Trading Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Louis Dreyfus Group

    Pros

    Good company until company sold shares to another company and went through many layoffs. Now the company has been sold and has a different name.

    Cons

    Each department went to layoffs.

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  5.  

    Great internship experience, flat culture

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    Former Employee - Commodities Analyst in Changping, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Commodities Analyst in Changping, Beijing (China)

    I worked at Louis Dreyfus Group part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Traders are fun and helpful. Generally very upbeat, energetic working culture. I was incredibly fortunate to have been given the exposure to a desk that doesn't even take interns at a young age.

    Cons

    I was not prepared, as a college sophomore, for this internship. I had only rudimentary understanding of trading and economics and had trouble with basic concepts around how the market works. I wish I had had more formal training but it was a small desk where resources were limited.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great learning curve

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    Current Employee - Trainee Trader
    Current Employee - Trainee Trader

    I have been working at Louis Dreyfus Group

    Pros

    global web, great risk control, rapid and stable growth, good school

    Cons

    salary and compensations could be better

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    dont work there!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geneva (Switzerland)

    I worked at Louis Dreyfus Group

    Pros

    good location and colleagues, dynamic environment, pay ok - about market rate

    Cons

    15 hours a day often 7 days a week
    not allowed vacation - had to cancel
    no support
    no progression, development or training at all
    very French company
    senior management have a very poor relationship with staff and treat people really bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get some soft skills!
    become more international and less french

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant
    Current Employee - Accountant

    I have been working at Louis Dreyfus Group

    Pros

    Great Experience, and good people

    Cons

    Work processes can be improved

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    very short sighted managment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Louis Dreyfus Group

    Pros

    flat structure and informal culture

    Cons

    was a good place to work - but grew and managment focus is lost.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a big picture view of the world

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Challenging but Supportive

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    Former Employee - Trader
    Former Employee - Trader

    I worked at Louis Dreyfus Group

    Pros

    - Nice people for a trading job
    - Good hours
    - Relaxed atmosphere as long as you are making money
    - Potential to learn, and colleagues that want to help you learn

    Cons

    - Lots of pressure if you are losing money
    - Compensation decisions seemed opaque, you get the feeling you are making a fair amount relative to your profit/loss but you wonder whether you aren't

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The training program is great, don't change it a bit... but you should consider recruiting from more schools. There is a lot of talent out there you are missing by only advertising your company in a few places.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Louis Dreyfus Group

    Pros

    The hours here are reasonable; most people work around a 60 hour week with differences depending on the trading desk. Not exactly the best place for advancement, as it is a relatively small company.

    Cons

    LD's Human Resources department is notoriously slow and ineffective. Job offers were given almost 2 whole months after the interview with no word in between. Advancement is difficult as it is a small company with few upper level jobs open.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall, not a bad place to work; the culture is very segmented depending on the desk. Changes to consider would be more HR changes than anything else.

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