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"
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  • "Nice colleagues, nice working environement"
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A great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Danone

Prosgreat work environment, everyone is really helpful, lots of perks

Conslow salary compared to industry standards

Advice to Senior Managementembrace more innovative technologies to reach customers

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Nice company, but ...

Project Leader (Former Employee)
Paris (France)

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

ProsGlobally, is a good company to work for. Nice colleagues, nice working environement. Some interresting projects, even if responsabilities are limited.

ConsRepeated projects, old fashioned computers, limited ressources. Mainly because of financial issues, the Management is sometimes difficult to convience about the new trends or the most appropriate solution.

Advice to Senior ManagementOffer more freedon to employees to innovate !

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very demanding but very interesting projects with an exceptional team

Assistant Brand Manager (Former Employee)
Barcelona (Spain)

I worked at Danone as an intern for less than a year

Pros-innovative company
-incredible culture
-very transparent
-leader in the market
-many opportunities
-possibility to collaborate in different projects

Cons-no work-life balance
-very demanding seniors
-sometimes too many responsibilities for your experience
-stressful

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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5 years exp. in sales & marketing

Sales Officer (Current Employee)
Muzaffarpur, Bihar (India)

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

Prosthis is very good quality product & reputed company

Consvery good company & work very good

Advice to Senior Managementno any advice

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

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Stay away from this company if you are in Russia

Brand Manager (Former Employee)
Moscow (Russia)

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

ProsVery strong and healthy products, R&D is the best in diary industry and has huge investments into development of new products

ConsSelf-explanatory - for the last year more than 20 people left marketing out of 45 and the rest are searching for the new jobs. Danone is a chauvinistic company as all the management team in Russia are French, the internal politics is common. Overall the company is under pressure and not growing.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou would better clean up the mess in Danone Russia very quickly (especially in marketing), otherwise the situation might deteriorate even further. One of recruiters from the head hunter agency complained, that nobody from the pool of available candidates on the Russian job market wants to work there and there is a negative buzz about Danone as HR brand.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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IT Specialist (Former Employee)
Warsaw (Poland)

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

Prosgood start to the other job

Consno bonuses, corporation, lack of empathy

Advice to Senior Managementmore empathy to your starff

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Interesting experience

Analyst (Former Employee)

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

ProsLots of opportunities to be seen if you work hard enough and are not too modest about it.
Good work-life balance if you are not too lasy to do your job in time. Easy to grow if you have good relations with your boss.

ConsSometimes too burocratic, but probably it is common for all big companies. Salary and compensations could be better. Stressfull

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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to see all production activity as a production incharge

Production Supervisor (Current Employee)
Sonipat (India)

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

Prosworld's no. 1 fresh dairy company

Consoperation with all production activity

Advice to Senior Managementno coment

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm 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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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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