Danone Reviews

Updated June 17, 2015
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Danone CEO Emmanuel Faber
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Pros
  • Good benefits, work life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • Senior Management in Danone global are very open minded and helpful (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • De la gestion et de la culture comme tous les autres soci (in 3 reviews)

  • Too much internal politics and struggle between departments (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Wondering

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Marketing Manager in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Current Employee - Regional Marketing Manager in Nairobi (Kenya)

    I have been working at Danone full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    multinational company with lots of good products most of which not sold in ESA

    Cons

    small relative to other regions

    Advice to Management

    Keep people at the forefront and don't forget succession planning. In the end they deliver all the results whether good or bad.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Interesting company with lack of sincerity and very high personnel turnover

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Kiev (Ukraine)

    I have been working at Danone full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Its very good company to start a carrier with international business management approaches. Lots of free trainings. Free yoghurt everyday:) All managers have corporate cars. Modern office. Team buildings etc..

    Cons

    Very slow promotion. Mostly impossible to become a director (departments head) as usually they receive new ones from France (80%) or other countries. PDR (personal development review) is a mean of punishment and position change or even company's leave instead of real development! Corporate culture CODEF (commitment-open-doer-empower-fun) is simulation for top-management directors and very cynical attitude. Very strange salary policy, ex. my predecessor received 2 times higher salary and worked 2 time less efficiency. So if you are really doer you will receive less than undoer:))) I had around 4 persons upper management and 1 direct subordinates and dozen of cross-functionals and in the same time was responsible for everything even for a partners part of job)))

    Advice to Management

    Turn CODEF (commitment-open-doer-empower-fun) instead of only fun into real openness and commitment (and other letters) from directors and management. More sincerity in attitude and higher payment for real doers.


  3. Nice place to get experience in marketing, brand management and project management.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Almaty (Kazakhstan)
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Almaty (Kazakhstan)

    I have been working at Danone full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    International experience. Opportunity to realize yourself. Good springboard to find a better job.

    Cons

    overworks, low salaries, bureaucracy. low corporate culture.

    Advice to Management

    Motivate employers.


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  5. great place to start my career

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Danone full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good career management, flexible working hour

    Cons

    no overtime salary, no job description


  6. Has potential to be better, but will it ever be?

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Danone

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good values, working atmosphere, not excessively hierarchical, more activity oriented than process oriented which allows to take new directions relatively fast. Lots of room to succeed if you have leadership and want to get things done

    Cons

    The ability to be fast is hindered by insufficient focus on performance at a micro level; all focus on performance is on macro level and rather with short term perspectives
    Limited coaching, it can be swim or drown.


  7. Great company culture and values!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Danone full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  8. Good but can be better

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Danone full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, work life balance. Friendly colleagues in general, at least in front of you but becareful there are backstabbings/politics. Good for those who put family as 1st priority above career and want a stable job without much stress

    Cons

    Politics, boring, lack of support & direction from mgmt. Not good for those who are ambitious, who wants to climb the career ladder and seeking a challenging and exciting career.

    Advice to Management

    Set clear strategy and work with the team. Recognize the effort of those who perform and not just base on skin color or nationality


  9. Helpful (1)

    focussed on financial growth at any cost

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Current Employee - Director in Jakarta (Indonesia)

    I have been working at Danone full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    young staff, growing, aggressive planning, strong financial focus, no regional layers

    Cons

    no career planning, false promises for career, capacity not mkt led planning, investments

    Advice to Management

    besides french other people hv talent too. dont be so euro centric


  10. Helpful (3)

    Good start and looks good on CV

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Danone full-time

    Pros

    Good learning experience and overall good company with relevant vision

    Cons

    This is something that is difficult to understand unless you worked there. It is simply put french business. They are very francocentric - exactly why struggling to expand and grow...

    Advice to Management

    Make it multinational in real sense. It would help you a lot.


  11. Pleasant environment, Fast decisions

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Brand Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Brand Manager

    I have been working at Danone full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Open minded environment, ready to innovate, still exploring new marketing ideas

    Cons

    Very fast moving, therefore not enough time is devoted to evaluation; experienced people on key positions; too many committees & meetings, not enough time for critical decisions



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