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Danone North America Reviews

Updated Oct 11, 2019

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3.3
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61%
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88%
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Danone North America CEO Mariano Lozano
Mariano Lozano
89 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits and lots of opportunity for advancement(in 27 reviews)

  • "Good pay, 6 months maternity leave, FTO, free yogurt & Evian water(in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • "Forced overtime if your the low guy on the list expect to not have much work life balance(in 39 reviews)

  • "french culture can be tough for upper management at times(in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineering Intern in West Jordan, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very helpful and friendly people. Everyone is willing to help you out if you ask for their input. Very loose work environment, meaning that they give you time on your own to work on projects (which I loved). Awesome management and leadership team. Great potential for growth since it is a world wide company. Amazing benefits and everyone has a stellar work life balance. This company does a lot for the community... as well. We had three volunteer opportunities while I was there and they constantly look for ways to give back.

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    Cons

    If you aren't someone that can stay on top of deadlines and be self motivated to get things done without someone checking up on you, this may be a challenging work environment.

    Danone North America2019-10-11
  2. "Great company, fast paced, 24/7 ops"

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    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

    Advice to Management

    Need to cascade a clear vision and need to hold all business partners accountable

    Danone North America2019-10-01
  3. "Still experiencing growing pains."

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    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.

    Advice to Management

    Start focusing on how we can work together instead of creating silos. Stop allowing leaders to bully employees. Reward collaboration not conflict.

    Danone North America2019-10-01
  4. "Great Company culture"

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    Former Employee - Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great culture. Very transparent. Co-workers and management very supportive.

    Cons

    Benefits could be better. Could use more training.

    Danone North America2019-09-12
  5. "Corporate Behemoth"

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    Former Employee - Manager 
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed the people Due to vast size, many opportunities for movement/development are available for motivated employees

    Cons

    Dysfunctional and inefficient in many ways

    Danone North America2019-09-15
  6. "Great company. Awesome people"

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    Current Employee - Line Operator in West Jordan, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced. Great pay with good benefits. 401k match

    Cons

    Forced overtime if your the low guy on the list expect to not have much work life balance. Seniority based environment so some back stabbing from employees

    Danone North America2019-08-23
  7. "Passive aggressive at all levels!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some iconic brands, but in today’s world that is not enough!

    Cons

    Highly unorganized company with fire drills daily! People managers strongly believe in micromanagement, and DO NOT push back or they will retaliate against you, treat you unfairly holding you up to different standards than everyone else and turn everything you say and do against you. Leaders also tend to hire mainly young people with very little experience since young people do not tend to voice opinions outside of... what directors, VPs, etc. say to do. Age discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and favoritism all present at Danone. With all the amazing companies out there, don’t waste your time here.

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    Advice to Management

    Scrap and start over- especially with the old Dannon leaders and bring in folks who do not play favorites and know how to lead large organizations to profitable growth.

    Danone North America2019-09-14
  8. "Generally good company"

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Lab Technician in Mount Crawford, VA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Danone North America full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very well paid, great benefits, 401k matching 50% up to 10%, management typically respectful and open to suggestions, bonus gifts and parties regularly

    Cons

    Some positions have poor work/life balance, job can be stressful and physically demanding.

    Danone North America2019-07-18
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - QA Supervisor in Dallas, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great culture , and very innovative.

    Cons

    I never worked for Danon just for White Wave. They are growing so fast sometimes it can be chaotic

    Danone North America2019-07-03
  10. Helpful (1)

    "good pay good opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    opportunity for advancement, fair work load, friendly employees, good pay

    Cons

    lack of/poor communication at times between shifts and departments

    Danone North America2019-07-03
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