Danone Reviews

Updated July 17, 2014
Updated July 17, 2014
85 Reviews
3.5
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Danone Chairman and CEO Franck Riboud
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42 Ratings

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.  

    Good company, nice office, friendly pple

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    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Com pany profaneness in India

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    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
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great ideas let down by mixed execution

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    Current Employee - Sales Director  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Director in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    - Genuine interest in its people
    - Commitment to healthier consumer solutions
    - Tend to see the slightly longer term horizon
    - Can do culture for a largish company (ie fail or succeed fast)
    - Some genuinely visionary senior management
    - Employees get discounts on brands!

    Cons

    - Still very franco-centric
    - Silly seniority rules based on turn over of area of responsibility - makes it hard to get good people for new ventures or start up phase businesses
    - HR Banding system too limiting
    - Too Euro-centric still
    - Does not have real plan for next generation of healthy but enjoyable products
    - Does not really know what to do with its Nutricia business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think more vertically in its product development (from getting well to staying well) - inject some genuine cross cultural leadership at the more senior levels. More agile HR policies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits. Free yoghurt & water at work. You get to own your projects and minimum interference is there from your seniors (providing you are doing a good job). Senior management is amazing, they take care of employees, held a lot of events. Conferences all over the world.

    Cons

    The cash package is not be in line with other companies of similar size. Hard to progress further (in IT atleast) as people tend to stick to their positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can't say much really, they are awesome! Better than the CEOs of other companies who are solely interested in making bucks for themselves. Say Hi5 to the executives of Danone who are genuinly interested in the people who work for them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just Great!

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Danone full-time

    Pros

    - great culture
    - general positive climate
    - exposure to transversal projects
    - transparency
    - career opportunities
    - individual development plans

    Cons

    - some ambiguity due to informal way of working
    - general tendency to have negative competitivity between people that want to proove they are the best
    - to much show-off in a continuous strugle for visibility and success
    - compensations could be better
    - some work-load issues (only some departments or functions)
    - some personnel turn-over issues that hurts the image

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - to take into consideration the Cons

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    very interesting

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Danone full-time

    Pros

    enthusiastic environment, equal opportunities employment, development programs, satisfying compensations, good HR system.

    Cons

    it needs more teamwork, and more motivation to the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train , develope, motivate and retain your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Perfect company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Representative  in  Cairo (Egypt)
    Current Employee - Medical Representative in Cairo (Egypt)

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

    Pros

    very good environment to work. perfect colleagues.

    Cons

    low basic salary compared to other multinational company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    raising basic salary will make us best employer middle east

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    DBN

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Danone

    Pros

    Young and ambitious environment, good place to grow, strong ethics

    Cons

    Very decentralised, sometimes chaotic and random

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    student job : encourage people to buy yogurts

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

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

    Pros

    they are very loyal. They respect the work contract and paid everytime at time.
    I like my flexible schedules.

    Cons

    You have to work under pressure, because if you miss you sale goal you could be fired.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SI Manager  in  Saint-Ouen, Ile-de-France (France)
    Current Employee - SI Manager in Saint-Ouen, Ile-de-France (France)

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

    Pros

    Work in a very nice atmosphere, with very nice colleagues, good place to work (quality of offices), good social advantages

    Cons

    hard work, need to be very committed / empowered, need to love working in reaction more than in anticipation but it is also a force because everything are moving very quick

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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