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Diageo Overview

London, England (UK)
10000+ employees
1997
Company - Public (DEO)
Food & Beverage Manufacturing
₹500+ billion (INR) per year
As a global leader in beverage alcohol, our 200+ brands are part of everyday celebrations in over 180 countries. Our ambition? We want to be one of the best performing, most trusted and respected consumer products companies in the world.

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Mission: To be the best performing, most trusted and respected consumer product company in the world.

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Diageo – Why Work For Us?



Diageo

Diageo are a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of over 200 brands – old and new, large and small, global and local – that are enjoyed in more than 180 countries around the world. Our ambition is to be one of the best performing, most trusted and respected consumer products companies in the world. We are in a strong position to achieve this due to our scale, the geographical diversity of our business and our desire to continuously improve our performance.

Diageo Business Services India

In October 2016, Diageo extended its global shared services operations into India, through its opening of Diageo Business Services  India  (DBSI) in  Bangalore. Situated  at  the  Karle  Town  Special  Economic  Zone (SEZ), the centre is providing great career opportunities for business professionals, not only in the fields of  Finance  and  Accounting, but  also  in other  areas  such  as  Business  Intelligence,  Analytics  and  Data Services, Application and Technology Services amongst others. 

Diageo  Business  Services  India currently offers services  like Source to Pay, Sell  to Cash, Financial Control, HR shared services and more. Serving over 70+ Diageo countries, 100+ entities in 23/6 hours, Diageo’s in-house centre provides a world-class  business  services  and  an  open,  exciting  and  dynamic  culture.  It  has  created  a  vibrant  and  diverse environment living up to its promise of offering exciting career opportunities for those who wish to make a difference for themselves, the organisation and the local community.

Diageo India (United Spirits Limited)

Diageo is also present in India through its subsidiary United Spirits Limited, India’s leading beverage alcohol company, with an outstanding portfolio of premium brands. In 2013-14, Diageo plc acquired a 54.8% shareholding in United Spirits making India one of its largest markets. Founded in 1826, we are the largest Indian spirits company involved in the manufacture, sale and distribution of beverage alcohol, producing and selling around 120 mn cases of Scotch whisky, IMFL whisky, brandy, rum, vodka, gin and wine. Our portfolio of over 140 brands includes the much-loved McDowell's No.1, Royal Challenge, Signature, and Antiquity as well as Diageo’s iconic brands such as Johnnie Walker, VAT 69, Black & White, Smirnoff and Ciroc among others.


Celebrating the Success of our People

Our success as a business depends on the success of our people. So we make sure that we create an environment where all our employees feel included and able to perform at their best.

We have a culture where success is celebrated, no matter how big or small. We trust each other and value openess and honesty in our working relationships. As an example, look at our performance management process, Partners for Growth. This programme provides opportunities for everyone in Diageo to share their broader goals in life and supports them in exploring and harnessing their unique strengths at work.

More generally we recognise that our employees have commitments away from the workplace and encourage working patterns that balance home life and career. We also aim to attract and maintain a diverse employee base with a wide variety of individual characteristics, perspectives and experiences in every part of our business.

Empowering Women in India

At Diageo, we believe no progress can be sustained without the inclusion and equal participation of women. We remain wholeheartedly committed to empowering women in our society and communities, and enabling them to realise their true potential. This is why our internal diversity programme has seen more women in leadership roles within Diageo.

To help women from marginalised backgrounds become self-reliant and integrated into the mainstream of progress , we have partnered with the British Council of India to run The Young Women Social Entrepreneurship Development Programme (YWSEDP) programme. The module developed by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode, is focussed on building social enterprise skills and the skills practically needed for running a business. These include management, finance, communications, leadership, marketing and fundraising. The programme began in 2014 and has trained 60 Master Trainers from NGOs and institutes, who in turn, have trained over 4,000 women till date.

Responsible Consumption

We are aware of the importance of being responsible about our brands, and the way we develop, produce and sell them. As the world’s leading premium drinks business, we want to be at the forefront of industry efforts to promote responsible drinking and reduce the harmful use of alcohol. We continuously collaborate not just with individuals and families but also with governments, educators and law enforcers to reduce alcohol misuse and ensure responsible drinking.

With over 1,45,000 fatalities a year, India accounts for 12.5% of global road accident fatalities. ‘Diageo’s Road to Safety’ is a signature intervention that addresses drink driving and the broader cause of Road Safety.

We are a signatory to the Global Beer, Wine and Spirits Producers’ Commitments to reduce harmful drinking, aligned with the World Health Organization’s goal to reduce the harmful use of alcohol by 10 per cent by 2025. The key action areas under this pledge are: reducing underage drinking, strengthening and expanding marketing codes of practice, providing consumer information and responsible product innovation, reducing drink driving, and enlisting the support of retailers.

We'll Help you Discover your Potential

At Diageo we want to see our people learn and grow. It's a key element of the way in which we keep our global team excited, stimulated and engaged. We're always looking at new ways to release the potential of our people. 

Global Business Services

Diageo Global Business Services provides a broad range of services to our businesses around the world.

The team includes around 1,600 people working from a network of regional centres in Budapest, Bogota, Nairobi, Manila and Bengaluru. This global scale and reach helps deliver significant cost savings and a strong control environment, while freeing local teams to market and sell our great brands to customers and consumers.

As part of the team, you’ll have the opportunity to develop your skills in an array of different areas, including:

  • Financial controllership
  • Cash cycle
  • Statutory compliance
  • HR shared services
  • General accounting
  • Co-located tax and treasury
  • Business intelligence and analytics

Whichever part of the team you work in, you'll be providing essential financial and business services in four key areas:

  • Ensuring continuous improvement, with a focus on the simplification and standardisation of our offering
  • Maintaining and improving our compliance and controls
  • Delivering productivity savings through expansion of shared services
  • Driving competitive advantage by delivering insights through analytics

Ready to apply? Check out our Careers website today to see our current vacancies here.

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    Pros

    Unique in how the company and people care about the performance we deliver, the inclusion of all employees plus the impact on communities and society. Genuinely have freedom to determine the impact you want to have, the way you want to work, and to try out new ideas and build your career. Working with such iconic brands you feel privileged and excited every day to be holding the torch for their future. A globally connected company, that despite its size is only 30,000 people means it feels like a real community and somewhere that is both ambitious and incredibly fun to work at with people you care about.

    Cons

    It is good to see the business making changes in areas that are needed. Being less internally focused and more geared to customers and consumers will make sure we focus on the things that are fewer and most important, and remove some unnecessary complexity that has increased over time by being too inward looking. Also because it has been so internally driven for so long it can be hard to sometimes see that changes being made in the company are not only essential, they are being driven (often far harder!) in most other companies in order to stay competitive in this fast changing world. Need to keep doing more to bring the outside world in to keep perspective on what is truly important.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what makes this company great - investing in incredible brands, growing talented and diverse people and caring about our impact on communities.

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Diageo Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Diageo (Mumbai) in April 2009.

    Interview

    The initial interview was an HR fit interview. He kept asking me standard HR questions about myself, my resume, and what I want to do in life. I didn't clear it, so I negotiated for the position. My negotiations happened after I got another job. I asked them whether I was in or out. I was interviewed by another 2 people. and was selected.

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Diageo Awards & Accolades

  • Australia's 50 Best Places to Work, Great Places to Work Institute, 2012
  • Best Multinational Workplaces in Europe((#8)), Great Places to Work® Institute, 2012
  • World's Best Multinational Workplaces, Great Place to Work, 2014
  • World's Best Multinational Workplaces, Great Place to Work, 2013
  • Best Multinational Workplaces in Europe, Great Place to Work Institute Europe, 2014
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