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Danone Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated May 30, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Product Development Interview

Product Development
Wageningen (Netherlands)

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Danone in September 2011.

Interview Details – communication was not so successful. two interviewers were giving different values to different parts.
Not so much of explanation about the job itself.
It was so flexible to fix a date.

Interview Question – what would you think as a process of making a product   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – not so much space for negotiation


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Business Development Specialist Interview

Business Development Specialist
Vancouver, BC (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Danone in August 2013.

Interview Details – 3 Interviews, 2 of which were conducted over the phone (different people) and the third was in person with just the manager. Not very difficult, and by the last interview the manger just wanted to get to know me as a person, not so much my past experience.

Interview Question – What do you enjoy doing on the weekends or for fun?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation, take it or leave it, which I was informed about before I started interviewing.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Assistant Brand Manager Interview

Assistant Brand Manager
Paris (France)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Danone in June 2011.

Interview Details – Submitted application to HR, received notice for interview, went for the interview with the hiring manager and then subsequently the senior management. Both interviews were pleasant experiences.

Interview Question – What is your leadership style?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Trade Marketing Intern Interview

Trade Marketing Intern
Paris (France)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Danone in October 2013.

Interview Details – Sent my application through referral, got contacted by the manager who asked me for a first interview. The next day, I had another interview with the operational manager. A few days later, the HR called for a 30 min phone interview and finally got validated.

Most of the questions where behavioral that aren't very unexpected nor difficult to answer if you prepared well. It is very important to show confidence and smile. They look for someone who can integrate well with the team, "a professional with a good sense of humor", a good team player - since it is a small team (relatively to other departments in the company) and they focus a lot on that.

Interview Question – Give an example of a time when you were the leader on a project and had to make a difficult decision for your team.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Marketing Trainee Interview

Marketing Trainee

Interviewed at Danone

Interview Details – Communication was done through e-mail, there was one first interview with the marketing manager one-on-one, and in the second interview, it was a group of candidates answering case studies real time. The selection of some canditates was immediate.

Interview Question – The case study was about defective detergents   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Area Sales Supervisor Interview

Area Sales Supervisor
Makassar (Indonesia)

I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Danone in October 2012.

Interview Details – how do are you doing at current company?detail about job desk?detail about achievement?

Interview Question – question about what you expected in next company?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Stagiaire Marketing Interview

Stagiaire Marketing

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Danone.

Interview Details – First step: group interview (self-presentation, 2 group case studies, 1 logical written test)
Second step: interview with HR + Senior BM
Third step: interview with BMM

Interview Question – "How much is the average daily profit of a McDonalds restaurant?"   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Stagiaire Marketing Interview

Stagiaire Marketing
Barcelona (Spain)

I applied through college or university and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Danone in June 2013.

Interview Details – 3 interviews - HR, Brand Manager Senior and Brand Marketing Manager

Interview Question – Business Case   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I didn't negotiate


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Director Senior Interview

Director Senior

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Danone.

Interview Details – the interview process was single - with the MD directly and the HR director. was focussed on what value add in short term could be made by me. focussed on financial aspects

Interview Question – none per se the questions were more focussed on what i would to drive change and people handling .   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – a bit of take it or leave it. not very transparent. tend to give as low a figure as possible esp if you re non-euro


No Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Marketing and Sales Graduate Scheme Interview

Marketing and Sales Graduate Scheme
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Danone in November 2013.

Interview Details – Online app, in office tests (numerical and verbal) and then a two day assessment centre. Doing the tests in their Ealing Broadway office gave me a chance to meet the employees AND I was allowed to be retested for the numerical test as I failed it the first time. I would try and do the tests in office if possible because if you do them online and get through the the assessment centre you have to re-do them on the day which adds another level of stress and they don't give you another chance. The assessment centre is quite brutal- 2 days with only half making it through to the next day (30 down from around 60). The first day was a group ex and then some workshops and then networking in the evening. The second day was another group ex and a one on one interview which lasted about an hour. The group ex are on one arm of their business (first on dairy and then on baby) and was a standard SWOT and new product thing. The interview was focused purely on their CODE vaules.

Interview Question – How do you network? How many activia yoghurt's are sold in the UK each year?   Answer Question

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