Danone North America Director Reviews

Updated 30 Sep 2019

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Danone North America CEO Shane Grant
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  1. "Great company, fast paced, 24/7 ops"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Director in America, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great talent, competitive pay, avg benefits

    Cons

    Ops are 24/7 and expectations are high, difficult to disconnect from work

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  2. Helpful (3)

    "Still experiencing growing pains."

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment. Strong company values shared by employees. Lots of opportunity for movement.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional leadership. Lack of aligned direction. Culture supports bullying. Siloed functions don't work cohesively.

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  3. "Regional Business Manager"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director, Regional Sales Management in Remote, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very diverse company with many different countries and nationalities working together as one team.

    Cons

    Too big and too much red tape

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  4. Helpful (4)

    "Production Director"

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Director in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Above average salary, generous PTO, significant capital investment in the new products provided a chance to work with the latest wquipment technology

    Cons

    French influence makes for a very difficult work environment. The ceiling for US citizens to advance is quite low. Corporate HR tells you what you want to hear but acts differently. Very clicky.......if you arent in the right social circle you will not succeed regardless of your results. Be cautious of site leader corruption......corporate tuned their back to what was really going on until it was too late. High turnover among the high performers, which isnt suprising when ethics are lacking

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  5. Helpful (7)

    "Great opportunities in cutthroat environment"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in White Plains, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growth environment. Company focused on topline and will invest to drive growth. Great name on resume which brings great outside offers. At manager level and below, pay is above market average.

    Cons

    Decision making is very centralized. Lots of talk about empowerment but managers are not free to do what's right for the business. Promotion to director and above are difficult if you aren't a foreign national. The number of women at director level is embarrassing. Very much a European boys club

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "Chaotic"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Danone North America full-time

    Pros

    Great PTO, comp and benefits. A lot of autonomy , free for all. Nice location and easy to get to. Make up your own career

    Cons

    European egotistical run leadership team, mostly expats. No clear roles, chaotic decision making based on gut vs data leading to expensive bad decisions without repercussions.

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  7. Helpful (6)

    "This CPG Vet Says "Stay Far Far Away""

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Danone North America full-time

    Pros

    We currently have a strong PTO program, and I think they are fair with their compensation packages.

    Cons

    We have completely turned over our entire sales & marketing teams in the past 12 months. Those employees were some of our strongest & most experienced leaders in our organization. We constantly change our strategies & our senior leaders are absolutely clueless on why morale is so low. The current management style is to manage through fear and if you aren't part of the inner circle then you run the risk of losing your job.

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  8. "A special place for UNIQUE people"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Director in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Danone North America

    Pros

    You will never touch as much in your career as you will here, no matter what your role. We are on the cutting edge of changing this category every day. We work with the most creative, intelligent and caring people in the industry. We are about results, not hierarchy...action not politics. EVERYONE is responsible for making the company a success. There have been many who are not up for this type of challenge as you can see from the negative posts on this site. What is not reflected here are the masses who thrive, have been developed and promoted and who couldn’t imagine working anywhere else. This environment is not for people who want to clock in an 8 hour day, who are not willing to push themselves both personally and professionally every day or who want to give the minimum in terms of effort. It is for people who want to make a difference, be challenged and stretched and who want to WIN! I absolutely LOVE it here.

    Cons

    Very fast moving and sometimes we changes too much, too quickly. We have work to do in the area of efficiency. Not a formal training ground...bring your talent and create something amazing here.

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