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Danone Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2014
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3.6 80 reviews

98% Approve of the CEO

Danone Chairman and CEO Franck Riboud

Franck Riboud

(42 ratings)

80% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Good company, nice office, friendly pple

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    Prosculture products people time pressure atmosphere freebies

    Conssalary is under average industry by a cool 10%...

    Advice to Senior Managementraise the salary!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Com pany profaneness in India

    Warehouse Executive (Current Employee) Sonipat (India)

    Prosits no 1 dairy plant in World

    ConsOperation Excellence planning not good.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove Operation Excellence planning For company business.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great ideas let down by mixed execution

    Sales Director (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    Pros- Genuine interest in its people
    - Commitment to healthier consumer solutions
    - Tend to see the slightly longer term horizon
    - Can do culture for a largish company (ie fail or succeed fast)
    - Some genuinely visionary senior management
    - Employees get discounts on brands!

    Cons- Still very franco-centric
    - Silly seniority rules based on turn over of area of responsibility - makes it hard to get good people for new ventures or start up phase businesses
    - HR Banding system too limiting
    - Too Euro-centric still
    - Does not have real plan for next generation of healthy but enjoyable products
    - Does not really know what to do with its Nutricia business

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink more vertically in its product development (from getting well to staying well) - inject some genuine cross cultural leadership at the more senior levels. More agile HR policies.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work!

    Business Systems Analyst (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsGreat people, great benefits. Free yoghurt & water at work. You get to own your projects and minimum interference is there from your seniors (providing you are doing a good job). Senior management is amazing, they take care of employees, held a lot of events. Conferences all over the world.

    ConsThe cash package is not be in line with other companies of similar size. Hard to progress further (in IT atleast) as people tend to stick to their positions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCan't say much really, they are awesome! Better than the CEOs of other companies who are solely interested in making bucks for themselves. Say Hi5 to the executives of Danone who are genuinly interested in the people who work for them.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Just Great!

    Manager (Current Employee)

    Pros- great culture
    - general positive climate
    - exposure to transversal projects
    - transparency
    - career opportunities
    - individual development plans

    Cons- some ambiguity due to informal way of working
    - general tendency to have negative competitivity between people that want to proove they are the best
    - to much show-off in a continuous strugle for visibility and success
    - compensations could be better
    - some work-load issues (only some departments or functions)
    - some personnel turn-over issues that hurts the image

    Advice to Senior Management- to take into consideration the Cons

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    very interesting

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosenthusiastic environment, equal opportunities employment, development programs, satisfying compensations, good HR system.

    Consit needs more teamwork, and more motivation to the employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrain , develope, motivate and retain your employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Perfect company

    Medical Representative (Current Employee) Cairo (Egypt)

    Prosvery good environment to work. perfect colleagues.

    Conslow basic salary compared to other multinational company

    Advice to Senior Managementraising basic salary will make us best employer middle east

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    DBN

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYoung and ambitious environment, good place to grow, strong ethics

    ConsVery decentralised, sometimes chaotic and random

    Advice to Senior Management-

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    student job : encourage people to buy yogurts

    Sales Manager (Current Employee)

    Prosthey are very loyal. They respect the work contract and paid everytime at time.
    I like my flexible schedules.

    ConsYou have to work under pressure, because if you miss you sale goal you could be fired.

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    Good Company

    SI Manager (Current Employee) Saint-Ouen, Ile-de-France (France)

    ProsWork in a very nice atmosphere, with very nice colleagues, good place to work (quality of offices), good social advantages

    Conshard work, need to be very committed / empowered, need to love working in reaction more than in anticipation but it is also a force because everything are moving very quick

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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