Danone Reviews

Updated 3 August 2014
Updated 3 August 2014
82 Reviews

3.5
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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 to grow and develop capabilities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Logistics Buyer  in  Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Logistics Buyer in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

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

    Pros

    trainings, open people, culture of collaboration, multicultural, Great company to grow and develop capabilities

    Cons

    HR department really slow, IT lacks of structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve human resources management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    I was a sales agent there for 3 years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Agent  in  Varna (Bulgaria)
    Current Employee - Sales Agent in Varna (Bulgaria)

    I have been working at Danone full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You can learn a lot of thinks there.

    Cons

    Handling with uneducated customers, driving in bad condition roads

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the salaries

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Average

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Danone

    Pros

    Informal and friendly environment, flexible working hours

    Cons

    Not too structured, no onboarding proccess in place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comment

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  5.  

    Has potential to be better, but will it ever be?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Danone

    Pros

    Good values, working atmosphere, not excessively hierarchical, more activity oriented than process oriented which allows to take new directions relatively fast. Lots of room to succeed if you have leadership and want to get things done

    Cons

    The ability to be fast is hindered by insufficient focus on performance at a micro level; all focus on performance is on macro level and rather with short term perspectives
    Limited coaching, it can be swim or drown.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good not great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Danone full-time

    Pros

    people, compensation, benefits, fame, growth

    Cons

    some management and cultur like every other companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    authenticity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    good company..something to improve

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Finance in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    good environment
    people friendly
    good worklife balance

    Cons

    some people are not competent enough

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

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

    Pros

    Lots of freedom to implement your skills; many fun company events; friendly work environment; free food!

    Cons

    office politics in the HR department;
    hard to get promoted after an internship;
    low internship salary in Amsterdam office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take in new blood

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Danone values

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Utrecht (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Utrecht (Netherlands)

    I have been working at Danone full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Danone supports career development and promotes mobility.

    Cons

    everything depends on your manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    some divisions are not in line with whole Danone values

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    French origin international company :-)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst  in  Warsaw (Poland)
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Warsaw (Poland)

    I have been working at Danone full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Big, middle level advanced, trainigs available, good attitude towards employees

    Cons

    French company mnagement stile, the company long term vision isnot clear

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Danone

    Pros

    The company has wonderful health benefits and 401K options.

    Cons

    Promotions are slow although it depends on your department

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