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. very nice

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Danone

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    friendly environment, nice management, there are always yogurts in the refrigerators for employees:)

    Cons

    employees salaries could be higher

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work and increase salaries of your employees


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great Company & Career if you are French Only! All top level management is French!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Danone

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

    Pros

    entrepreneurial spirit in less established countries for their small teams, (dairy & yogurt division

    Cons

    ALL top management is French or at least a couple French Expats! This was the case in many geographies worldwide. Their website claims they are a diverse company but that is absolutely not true. Being French puts you at a huge advantage over your peers. In other multinational companies such as Kraft, Mondelez, Pepsi, Unilever see you a huge diversity when it comes to country of origin but not in Danone. If you're French, your career is limitless but if you're not French that is a huge obstacle. At higher levels, the French people who are typically upper management, start to congregate and speak French. In Asia you had a French person running at least operations & as the general manager at minimum. In China it was the worst I had seen globally as it was full of expats as directors: marketing director, supply chain director, logistics director, market research director, general manager, and the finance director. Globally, there are even positions for regular level managers who become expats even though they are less seasoned employees simply because they are French.

    Advice to Management

    More diversity! Too much French and especially French men at the top. Also, nepotism is huge. Which is a vicious cycle because at the end it is even more French people. This company is way behind other similar profile companies when it comes to diversity at the top levels.


  3. Ok, but poor management team

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I have been working at Danone

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, good work life balance

    Cons

    Poor IT systems, poor project management, euro model not suitable for Asia Pac, culture not healthy

    Advice to Management

    Need to balance the experience with youth. Improve IT systems.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Fast Paced, Young Company, Nobody Knows what they are doing

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - High Turnover in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - High Turnover in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at Danone

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

    Pros

    You can be promoted very quickly. We have seen secretaries promoted to entry level positions in marketing, supply chain, and sales in less than six months. But that is also a possible sign of finding a lack of qualified applicants from outside.

    Cons

    High turnover rate. The company has the lowest score for employee satisfaction feedback surveys annually. Managers and directors have no long term vision or experience when put into their positions. It is a mess and creates a bad environment for growth, so you end up looking for other opportunities.


  6. Great

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

    I worked at Danone full-time

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

    Pros

    Great company culture, interesting work, nice collegues.

    Cons

    HR people are not so nice, be ready to be overworked for no real compensation.


  7. Very bad culture in Dubai Office

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    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

    Free yogurt and water. nuthing else

    Cons

    Too much internal politics , extremely bad management, HR behavior appalling. Incompetent people at management level

    Advice to Management

    senior management needs to be changed in Dubai


  8. professional roller coaster

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cairo (Egypt)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cairo (Egypt)

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

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

    Pros

    It is a good company to start your career in. you will be exposed to lots of learning experience and a diverse work place. there is a good proximity between top management and middle managers. it is a very friendly place

    Cons

    salaries are low compared to any other multinational in Egypt. There are lots of office politics and allies. you will often find favorites in every department and usually those favorites will be exposed to more opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    I think you should put of focus on personal growth and equality. it is really sad to find such a great companies with such bad office politics.


  9. Account Executive

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Recife, Pernambuco (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Recife, Pernambuco (Brazil)

    I worked 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

    Salary and benefits are industry average or above.

    Cons

    A lot of politics and constant changes.

    Advice to Management

    Trust employees, don't change as much.



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