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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    • Career Opportunities
    • 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. Marketing Department, Danone, Warsaw

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Warsaw (Poland)
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Warsaw (Poland)

    I worked at Danone full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Dynamic marketing environment allowing to gain cross-touchpoint experience

    Cons

    Very operational mindset, limited coaching


  3. Good company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Danone

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

    Pros

    Good culture, fun environment, strong product range, keen to develop learning, good HR processes for development, international opportunities, decent office.

    Cons

    Competitive among peer group. Office location is difficult to access.

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. Nutrition Officer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Nutrition Officer in Delhi (India)
    Former Employee - Nutrition Officer in Delhi (India)

    I worked at Danone (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good and Enthusiastic Upper management.. or so called CODI

    Cons

    Worst Middle Management, and Slowest Career progression.

    Advice to Management

    Review entire sales force (ENTIRE!!!!!)... take time, and build a team of True Danone Quality.


  6. Gute Firma für den Jobeinstieg

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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)

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

    Pros

    Sehr schnell große Verantwortung, super Kollegen, kostenlose Joghurts und Café,

    Cons

    Keine bzw. kaum Einarbeitung, kein Wissensmanagement vorhanden, sehr hohe Arbeitsbelastung, hohe Fluktuationsrate innerhalb der Teams

    Advice to Management

    Werte vorhanden werden aber nicht gelebt vom top Management


  7. 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.


  8. 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.


  9. great place to start my career

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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


  10. Gemiddeld Average

    • 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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Informele en vriendelijke omgeving, flexibele werktijden

    Informal and friendly environment, flexible working hours

    Cons

    Niet al te gestructureerd, geen onboarding proces in plaats

    Not too structured, no onboarding proccess in place

    Advice to Management

    Geen commentaar

    No comment


  11. 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.



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