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Diageo Reviews

Updated January 15, 2015
Updated January 15, 2015
293 Reviews
3.5
293 Reviews
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Pros
  • They promote work life balance in the sense that - most people work from home on Fridays (in 32 reviews)

  • Great people, great benefits, global opportunities, great industry, great brands (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance is rather difficult to manage here (in 17 reviews)

  • Sometimes decision making process is not as quick as the business need (in 12 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strange

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

    I have been working at Diageo

    Pros

    Benefits are considered good broadly.

    Cons

    Culture is bizarre and culty

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Review

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

    I have been working at Diageo full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Diageo has strong brands, great people, and a very strong innovation pipeline.

    Cons

    Challenging industry with rapidly changing dynamics puts pressure on the business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Former long time employee of Diageo, overall great salary and benefits, leadership needs improvement

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

    I worked at Diageo full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits, global opportunities, great industry, great brands

    Cons

    Most of current leadership team lacks leadership, alcohol sales are down, several years of downsizing, company prefers to hire outside for Sr Mgt level vs promoting from within

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Individuals need to be moved cross-functionally early in career; need to find mechanism to reward high performers since there are no upward positions available, take a "risk" on internal employees vs hiring leadership from outside

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great growth opportunity

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

    I worked at Diageo

    Pros

    Strong leadership
    Freedom to succeed
    Work hard, play hard

    Cons

    Frequent re-orgs
    Connecticut headquarters location a drawback

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    overall positive 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 Diageo

    Pros

    people form close relationship and exciting business

    Cons

    work life balance is rather difficult to manage here

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fast paced CPG company

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

    I have been working at Diageo full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced, lots of change, never boring

    Cons

    Changes to quickly, no time to embed and culture is no longer the same, too cost conscious

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Wonderful company, great people. Too many reorgs

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Coral Gables, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Coral Gables, FL

    I have been working at Diageo full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Diageo has the best people, committed, bright, responsible. Wonderful work environment and values. Great brands, top quality. Social responsibility is important at Diageo. So is complying with guidelines and regulations. Proud to work for the company.

    Cons

    Organizational restructures have always been common. Change is the norm. However, during the past 4 years this has increased dramatically. Since the new top management took office, work environment has turned more competitive, workload has always been heavy but employees enjoyed working in Diageo because the environment was of progress, thinking breakthrough, growing continuously. Low voluntary turnover. However during the past couple of years, many good employees either were restructured out, or left for other jobs. The fun and engaging work environment is no longer there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees, don't stretch them so much that we lose sight of the Diageo Purpose: Celebrating Life, Every Day, Everywhere, Responsibly. Recent reorgs have cut down career opportunities for employees, discouraging many of them that are looking for opportunities elsewhere.
    Business growth and profit for shareholders go hand in hand with an engaged workforce.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Global Company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plainfield, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plainfield, IL

    I have been working at Diageo full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great HR processes and focus on people development. Dynamic work environment where broad skill sets are appreciated. Fun place to work , you work hard but play hard too...
    I enjoy the ability to interact with the global teams and that you are encouraged to work as one Diageo. The people are very talented and focused on delivering.

    Cons

    There are an endless number or reorganization. The senior exec is committed to this model so there is a burn and churn mentality. Strong advocates are required to be successful and get promoted. Can be quite political.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Choose an operating model and give it the time to see if it will be successful.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work if you can get in and if you can keep your job once you get in.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Team Member in Plainfield, IL
    Former Employee - Operations Team Member in Plainfield, IL

    I worked at Diageo full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay and friendly people

    Cons

    Long twelve hour night shift. Have to start in the warehouse at low pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you're going to hire people because you are going to sell a new product, maybe you should actually market that product.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Working as a team player with a good group of people all set on a goal.

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

    I worked at Diageo full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Diageo offers growth and offers support. They will support you if you choose to take college courses, work from home and volunteer. As incentive bonuses are given every September if you meet your goals, set by you and your manager.

    Cons

    I feel there was a shortage of help. Every year there were hug layoffs causing pressure on the remaining team members to fulfill the empty job slots and take on jobs they were unfamiliar with and this reflected on the customers who purchase, deliver, make our products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more hours to work from home especially if you have a long commute or children still at home. Stop following the script put out by Diageo and use more of your own working life experience when working with employees on problems and day to day situations

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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