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Danone North America Reviews

Updated 3 Jul 2019

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Danone North America CEO Mariano Lozano
Mariano Lozano
83 Ratings
  1. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Processing Manager 

    I worked at Danone North America full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great people. Great product.

    Cons

    Salaried employees work 24/7. New plant so a lot of problems to start.

    Danone North America2019-01-21
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Needs a Culture Integration"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance Incredible flexibility (e.g. work from home/remote) Fantastic coworkers Accessibility to upper management High visibility for those who work smarter

    Cons

    Legacy Danone vs. Legacy WhiteWave, an us vs. them mindset No training in Finance (they are trying to change this) Leadership gets defensive when criticism is given High turnover Lack of process Lack of innovation and eCommerce strategy

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to criticism. Get more Americans in Financial Leadership roles. It feels like there’s a glass ceiling for all Americans in this department; you lose exceptional talent this way. HR and functional managers must be more proactive to reduce turnover.

    Danone North America2018-12-24
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Talks the talk does not walk the walk"

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    Current Employee - Plant Management 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    FTO policy, pay is competitive, advancement internally for floor positions and the company is growing.

    Cons

    Company has a strong set of values but they are not followed by most Plant Management teams until they are forced to. Production first over safety, and there are a lot of politics at the management level. The company is focused on numbers and profit not the individual employees. Turn and burn mentality with high turnover. Work life balance is non existent, you are expected to be at the plant dark to dark everyday, on...

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    Advice to Management

    Take better care of the employees and they will drive results. Be careful about the people you put in management and protect even though employees make multiple complaints to HR. Operations needs to focus more on values, safety, professionalism and the employees over production numbers.

    Danone North America2019-01-10
  4. "Logistics Manager"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Danone North America full-time

      Pros

      Great company to work for

      Cons

      Company meet all of my expectations

      Danone North America2018-12-25
    • Helpful (1)

      "Not a good place to work"

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        Former Employee - Customer Business Manager 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Danone North America full-time

        Pros

        There were not any pros

        Cons

        Terrible culture and tons of turnover

        Danone North America2019-01-26
      • "Great place to learn and grow"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I have been working at Danone North America full-time

          Pros

          Great people, challenging work, opportunities for growth and development

          Cons

          Unclear and varying decision making autonomy at various levels, lacking clear priorities leading to burn out

          Danone North America2018-12-09
        • Helpful (4)

          "Moving in the wrong direction"

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          Current Employee - Manager in West Jordan, UT
          Doesn't Recommend
          Negative Outlook
          No Opinion of CEO

          I have been working at Danone North America full-time for more than 10 years

          Pros

          Pay is comparable, location in West Jordan, insurance is decent (for now)

          Cons

          Since the White Wave merger Dannon has become a very demanding, low reward company. We have seen our bonuses eliminated, 401k shifting and our pensions terminated as well. The bonus we used to get called PFP was eliminated via email! EMAIL! Corporate or the in house management couldn’t even give us the respect of a meeting. Just a “I’m sorry we must stay competitive” email. Even though Danone is making more many now...

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          Advice to Management

          You truly need to listin to ALL employees in the plant. Stop with the friends inside/outside of work mentality and learn to separate friendship and work relationships. People need to be held accountABLE! There has never been such a separation between maganment team and the hourly team as there had been here the past year. To move forward you must take a step back at times.

          Danone North America2018-12-11
        • Helpful (2)

          "Good Ol' Boy culture in Finance from Top Down"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
          Doesn't Recommend
          Negative Outlook
          Approves of CEO

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

          Pros

          Company has Good Benefits and Bonuses

          Cons

          Poor work/life balance Pro - male culture - good luck if you are a female in Finance Company 1st no matter what Constant complaining

          Advice to Management

          Finance leadership is too long tenured/ too many expats for a US Company

          Danone North America2018-12-04
        • "Great job"

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          Current Employee - Production Machine Operator 
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

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

          Pros

          Great pay and benefits and managers really care about their employees.

          Cons

          12 hour shifts. Sometimes lines become outdated and have troubles with troubleshooting errors

          Danone North America2018-10-30
        • Helpful (3)

          "Great Company/ Great Benefits"

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          Current Employee - Quality Engineer 
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

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

          Pros

          Great Benefits. 6 Month Maternity Leave. 4 weeks for fathers. Good work life balance. Wonderful upper management. Lots of opportunity for advancement.

          Cons

          Middle management not up to speed with changing society/ work life balance. Policies in place that are great for salaried exempt employees but aren't applicable to salaried non exempt even though they should apply to them, for example the Flex Time Off benefit. There is no cap on time off.

          Danone North America2018-10-17
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