Danone Reviews

Updated July 17, 2014
Updated July 17, 2014
86 Reviews
3.5
86 Reviews
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Danone Chairman and CEO Franck Riboud
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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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  1.  

    Great company for interning, a lot of responsibilities and support from the company to learn.

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

    I have been working at Danone as an intern

    Pros

    - High responsibilities
    - Good working environment

    Cons

    - You have to be able to be very flexible and adapt to change (fast-pace working)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Very good school

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Brand Manager  in  Prague (Czech Republic)
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Prague (Czech Republic)

    I worked at Danone full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Local marketing, therefore variety of very interesting projects. Mostly nice colleagues.

    Cons

    Micro management. Meeting & presentations culture. A lot of overtime. Not transparent yearly salary increases and promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency towards performance review/career planning needed. FOCUS, employees do not have unlimited time at their disposals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Danone is a Company where you can have freedom to take decisions. Very nice environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director  in  São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I worked at Danone full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    freedom to act, matrix structure, nice products (health related), people oriented. Social responsibility projects, relationship between all divisions , shared services department,

    Cons

    Compensation - gap between Directors vs other levels, very focused on the Dairy division, office location (Avenida Paulista), lack of common procedures for all divisions, different benefits

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great people, challenging responsibilities

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

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

    Pros

    - atmosphere at work
    - benefits package
    - flexible working hours
    - for ambitious people who like challenges

    Cons

    - workload, poor work/life ballance
    - promotion prospects

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Danone full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent training, better then average salary

    Cons

    This company is very political,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should be more transparent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A great place to work

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

    I worked at Danone

    Pros

    great work environment, everyone is really helpful, lots of perks

    Cons

    low salary compared to industry standards

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    embrace more innovative technologies to reach customers

  8.  

    Very demanding but very interesting projects with an exceptional team

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Brand Manager  in  Barcelona (Spain)
    Former Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Barcelona (Spain)

    I worked at Danone as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    -innovative company
    -incredible culture
    -very transparent
    -leader in the market
    -many opportunities
    -possibility to collaborate in different projects

    Cons

    -no work-life balance
    -very demanding seniors
    -sometimes too many responsibilities for your experience
    -stressful

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company to learn mkt, have to be patient and networked to be promoted.

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

    I worked at Danone full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Innovative campaigns, you learn traditional marketing.
    The fact that its a Worldwide company gives you input to international standards and practices

    Cons

    Upper and lower management is driven by politics. Poor hr. Long hours of working if with the wrong boss.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training of employees and support them. Politics and personal hidden agendas, drive evaluation procedure.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good company, nice office, friendly pple

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Danone full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    culture products people time pressure atmosphere freebies

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    raise the salary!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Com pany profaneness in India

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Executive  in  Sonipat (India)
    Current Employee - Warehouse Executive in Sonipat (India)

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

    Pros

    its no 1 dairy plant in World

    Cons

    Operation Excellence planning not good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve Operation Excellence planning For company business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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