Danone
3.7 of 5 67 reviews
www.danone.com Paris, France 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 5, 2014

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Danone Chairman and CEO Franck Riboud

Franck Riboud

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83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great company culture and values!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Danone full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat enviroment with good colleagues and benefits as well. Good place for people who put family as first priority.

ConsNot very structured. Lacking a lot of systems and processes.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good but can be better

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Danone full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood 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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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focussed on financial growth at any cost

Director (Current Employee)
Jakarta (Indonesia)

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

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

Consno career planning, false promises for career, capacity not mkt led planning, investments

Advice to Senior Managementbesides french other people hv talent too. dont be so euro centric

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good start and looks good on CV

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Danone full-time

ProsGood learning experience and overall good company with relevant vision

ConsThis 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 Senior ManagementMake it multinational in real sense. It would help you a lot.

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Pleasant environment, Fast decisions

Senior Brand Manager (Current Employee)

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

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

ConsVery 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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A Good Start!

Supply Chain (Current Employee)
Ealing, England (UK)

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

Pros-The people are driven and kind and helpful
-There is free water and yoghurt in the office
-There is opportunity to move in your department
-They are supportive and always put family first
-They have weekly 1-2-1’s with your line manager and regular performance reviews
-Lots of training avalible
-Raises your self-awareness

Cons-The don’t pay in line with FMCG and are very open about this
-They are thinning out middle management so you are left with a lot of tasks and not a lot of time for finding optimisation projects or improvements
-If you don’t 100% fit the culture of CODE in the way they want you will get overlooked
-They care more about the how you got the result then the result itself
- They go back on their word in regards to social issues to save money
-You will never get the 133% stretch bonus as the benchmark is always changing and moving
- There is bias in roles and promotion and salary
- You get ahead by being a yes man to your director

Advice to Senior ManagementGive more autonomy let people challenge the status quo and pay better to keep the good people.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Complex business, great school & fast career path, poor work-life balance

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Bucharest (Romania)

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

ProsDynamic company, global but also local, health-oriented, good products, enthousiastic people, good school

ConsWork-life balance, lack of consistency in strategy and plans, highly opportunistic approach

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not a international view of business

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsWorking Environment is good since the people is young and with energy

ConsOpportunities are given to people sent from Corporate

Advice to Senior ManagementLook to talent in the host country

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Fast changing company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Danone

ProsInnovitive and fast moving company

ConsNot well organized and too flexiable

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Great Brand, mediocre HR

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Danone

ProsFast Paced, tons of projects to get involved with, great brand name

ConsHR is very uneffective and is has very little impact on employees general well being and is mostly concerned with passing a good image to corporate HQ , not backed up by actual initiatives.

Advice to Senior ManagementFor HQ´s HR staff: dig deeper into the affiliates HR practices - don´t be fooled by reports and good personal marketing done by HR directors.

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