Danisco A/S Reviews

Updated July 4, 2015
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  1. Good career

    Former Employee - Spray Operator/Back-up Lead in New Century, KS
    Former Employee - Spray Operator/Back-up Lead in New Century, KS

    I worked at Danisco A/S full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    1) GREAT BENEFITS that start the same day you start! 2 ) Fun environment when the work is completed 3)raises and advancement opportunities if you work hard!

    Cons

    They chose family and family friends for hiring instead of people that were qualified and gave away people that deserve a promotion and gave them to family and friends

    Advice to Management

    the same do not pick favorites! you guys did a great job making everyone feel comfortable like we were family


  2. Gone but not forgotten

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Danisco A/S full-time

    Pros

    Fun, challenging, international, focused, innovative

    Cons

    Too constrained, very Danish focused


  3. Sole sucking

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    Former Employee - Cost Accountant in Gardner, KS
    Former Employee - Cost Accountant in Gardner, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Danisco A/S full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay check cleared twice a month

    Cons

    Micro manage salary employees. Treated like an hourly staff that had zero experince

    Advice to Management

    let folks do the job you hired them to do.


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  5. good family like atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Bulk in New Century, KS
    Former Employee - Bulk in New Century, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Danisco A/S full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    the people you work with

    Cons

    long hrs hot dirty work

    Advice to Management

    no issue with management


  6. It is a decent company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukesha, WI
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits for full-time employees, large company, well known name in many industries, vacation sick and holiday paid time off is available.

    Cons

    Inequality, preference to certain individuals, unfairly biased employees, benefits are not given to all employees equally, communication and work life balance is inadequate.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent in order to allow open communication with ALL employees. This should includ the lower level employees and lower level managment, not just upper management.


  7. Danisco was a good place to work with great people and very good benefits and values.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Century, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Century, KS
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and support, big on education and moving ahead, seem to care about the employees and environment. Team work was important and interdepartmental relations were very good. A good place to work.

    Cons

    With Danisco being a Danish company many differences can be found between US ideas and Danish. Still a great place to work over all.

    Advice to Management

    Tom Knutzen is doing a great job. He has brought Danisco through some hard times and they seem to be growing even in the economy downturn.


  8. Be wary of joining Danisco US; your experience very much depends on the department that you will join.

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    Current Employee - Manager Business Systems in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Manager Business Systems in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Genencor division was one of the best places to work in America. Since the aquisition of Genencor by Danisco, many of the old Genencor values are being destroyed. The benefits and perks and the superb co-workers are the best reason to work at Genencor division, Danisco.

    Cons

    The culture clash between the top-down hierarchical, 'do as you are told' Danish management and the expectation that being a loyal supporter of the status quo is more important that innovation and risk taking.

    Advice to Management

    Innovation and growth comes from the bay area employees, embrace change!


  9. Student employee

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    Former Employee - Student Employee
    Former Employee - Student Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Danisco A/S part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    International company, the colleagues are nice and the company has a good profile, social environment, responsibilities given okay compared to level, good compensation and extra benefits especially regarding maternity and pension

    Cons

    Ineffective cost cutting, not a lot of opportunities for someone in finance, when I left there was uncertainty about outlook, but they are now taken over by Dupont

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Scientist II
    Current Employee - Scientist II
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Independence in creative thinking Open work culture Easy communication with senior management

    Cons

    Perception is bigger then actual output sometimes


  11. Overall best job I have ever had

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    Current Employee - Maintenance
    Current Employee - Maintenance
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation. Great environment. A large company with a small company feel. Leaders who listen and follow through with plans and act as leaders.

    Cons

    To easy on employees who dont follow the rules of attendance and pull favorites within departments. Hard to plan things in my life sporatic schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a great job as a company just try to focus more on the employee as an individual and his or her accomplishments.



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