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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Very good school

Brand Manager (Former Employee)
Prague (Czech Republic)

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

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

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

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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focussed on financial growth at any cost

Director (Current Employee)
Jakarta (Indonesia)

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

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

Consno career planning, false promises for career, capacity not mkt led planning, investments

Advice to Senior Managementbesides french other people hv talent too. dont be so euro centric

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 learning experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsGreat work and learning environment.

ConsMicro management from seniors staff.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou recruited staff.
Have courage and faith in thrm to deliver. Dont micro manage them.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Danone is a Company where you can have freedom to take decisions. Very nice environment

Human Resources Director (Former Employee)
São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

I worked at Danone full-time for more than 8 years

Prosfreedom to act, matrix structure, nice products (health related), people oriented. Social responsibility projects, relationship between all divisions , shared services department,

ConsCompensation - gap between Directors vs other levels, very focused on the Dairy division, office location (Avenida Paulista), lack of common procedures for all divisions, different benefits

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

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Good start and looks good on CV

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Danone full-time

ProsGood learning experience and overall good company with relevant vision

ConsThis is something that is difficult to understand unless you worked there. It is simply put french business. They are very francocentric - exactly why struggling to expand and grow...

Advice to Senior ManagementMake it multinational in real sense. It would help you a lot.

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Pleasant environment, Fast decisions

Senior Brand Manager (Current Employee)

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

ProsOpen minded environment, ready to innovate, still exploring new marketing ideas

ConsVery fast moving, therefore not enough time is devoted to evaluation; experienced people on key positions; too many committees & meetings, not enough time for critical decisions

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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