Danone Reviews

Updated 3 August 2014
Updated 3 August 2014
82 Reviews

3.5
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Danone Chairman and CEO Franck Riboud
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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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  1.  

    Fantastic company to work, depending on the country you are.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Barcelona (Spain)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barcelona (Spain)

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

    Pros

    Values initiative and achievements at a personal level, good recognition via bonus and senior management respect, politics relatively easy to navigate, general good organizational culture

    Cons

    Promotions are slow, HR behaviour appalling. Barcelona office is largely a team of old school catalan dinossaurs (hardly anyone speaks english well, apart from new people, mostly ex-pats). once these dinos retire the company might have a chance to be more competitive, open, innovative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the jurassic team in Spain (specially HR) and value new talent, promote quick.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very bad culture in Dubai Office

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

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

    Pros

    Free yogurt and water. nuthing else

    Cons

    Too much internal politics , extremely bad management, HR behavior appalling.
    Incompetent people at management level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    senior management needs to be changed in Dubai

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It's OK. Nothing special ot exciting

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain  in  Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Sofia (Bulgaria)

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

    Pros

    Good social benefits. Supply chain team is strong and helpfull.

    Cons

    Too much internal politics and struggle between departments. Some benefits are restricted only to Sales and Marketing departments (team buildings, etc.)

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company culture and values!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great enviroment with good colleagues and benefits as well. Good place for people who put family as first priority.

    Cons

    Not very structured. Lacking a lot of systems and processes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Graduate

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    Current Employee - Graduate  in  Trowbridge, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate in Trowbridge, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    The graduate scheme offers real roles, great benefits and rewards, nice culture

    Cons

    sometimes you have to work longer hours but nothing major

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Trade Marketing Assistant for the Away from Home channel

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    Current Employee - Trade Marketing Assistant  in  Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Trade Marketing Assistant in Paris (France)

    I have been working at Danone as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company culture, people are open and friendly. Lots of learning in a short duration.

    Cons

    Projects move quite slowly in this department due to lack of resources and complexity in the decision making process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Amazing Work Place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Danone

    Pros

    CODE (Comitment, Openess, Doers, Empower) culture company

    Cons

    varous task but mazing experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pathetic culture and dysfunctional setup

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    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Marketing in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    I worked at Danone full-time

    Pros

    Free yogurt that you get in the office..thats about it!

    Cons

    Unaligned and dysfunctional setup. They can restructure the organization in a day and from one department shift you to another(despite your career path) or simply ask you to leave! With no clear reasoning. Too much politics and management makes fake plans till their temporary tenure and the lower management takes the brunt of their mistakes. No job security or even department security..they could shift you from supply chain to research! No clear career paths and everyone is working in circles and trying to make the other look bad, instead of focusing on the present problems in hand. No strong leaders and airheads running the show...!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent and share your worries with the lower management
    Work as a team, and not a dictator set up on which you alienate the hardworker and put your mistakes on a poor scapegoat. Own up to your mistakes and solve them. stop the blame game!You will lose and are losing good employees who will never even think of ever returning back

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    IT in Danone

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    Former Employee - IT Manager  in  Moscow (Russia)
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Moscow (Russia)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits for managers,
    Development programmes, however not addressed to IT

    Cons

    IT department is of support funciton in company outlook

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Protect your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience to learn to multitask and work in a stressful environment

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    Former Employee - Assistant Brand Manager  in  Almaty (Kazakhstan)
    Former Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Almaty (Kazakhstan)

    I worked at Danone full-time

    Pros

    Great working conditions, professionalism, good payment.

    Cons

    However, due to specification of the product line of the company working mode is always in an extreme rush, incredibly short deadlines, high stress level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more cooperation between offices internationally. Provide more support to departments with big projects, budget planning needs improvements as well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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