Dannon
3.0 of 5 113 reviews
www.dannon.com White Plains, NY 500 to 999 Employees

Dannon Reviews

Updated Jun 17, 2014
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Dannon President & CEO Mariano Lozano

Mariano Lozano


52% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Plus lots of free yogurt, frozen yogurt, and Evian water to eat and drink every day"
    in 10 reviews
  • "Dannon pays very well and the benefits are great and there are some really great people"
    in 9 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work-Life Balance is difficult to achieve in this fast paced environment"
    in 14 reviews
  • "Fast paced and changes happen all the time"
    in 6 reviews
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    Crazy but fun

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people
    Excellent compensation and benefits plan
    Never bored, something new everyday
    100% health focused
    Excellent upward mobility

    ConsWork-life balance is a struggle with very lean company
    Pace of change can be hectic

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on taking care of your employees with some acknowledgement...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Has become an awful place to work over the past few years, with no sign of improvement.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat products in a growing category. Good pay and excellent PTO policy.

    ConsEnvironment of bullying behavior by leadership. Over the past few years, promotions are based on who you know or what country you came from, rather than about performance and results. High employee turnover is encouraged and expected, to keep the workforce young.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLeadership needs basic employee management training. Allowing experienced and dedicated talent to leave the company now, will hurt your performance when the category tightens, or the competition gets more fierce. You are thinking too short term, build your talent and business for the future too.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fast Paced with too many errors

    Supply Chain (Current Employee)

    ProsVery open atmosphere. Growing company that has great products and a great vision. So much potential. Great vacation package.

    ConsCompany ran too lean. Too many people doing too much work. So much to be done but there is not enough time or enough people to do the best work. Because of this, there are too many errors that are made.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your people . Give positive feedback. Reward a job well done.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    If the shoe fits, could be your Cinderella story. If it doesn't, it won't be.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMotivated team who are focused on being a growth company. Dynamic environment intended to react to the market while also defining the future. Fast growing and market leadership. Those who believe in overcoming obstacles will thrive.

    ConsNot the right environment for most people. Total expectation that individuals engage and drive their own success. Those who expect to be given a career roadmap, a stable set of responsibilities, and handholding for their job will be perpetually frustrated. Easy to be (or at least feel) overwhelmed by the challenges.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe culture is right for a growth focused organization. Focus on attracting and retaining people who thrive in that culture, not changing the culture to fit the people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company with declining leadership

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBenefits, pay, flexibility with work schedule /Work from Home all excellent. Culture of the company is great, investment in the growth of their people is exceptional.

    Cons"Office Politics" is a real issue.
    -Departmental leadership is poor to non-existent.
    - Push to outsource and downsize the department is causing good talent to leave or become paranoid.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure your department heads are aligned with the vision of the Groupe and not making changes that are counter to the culture of the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Much learning and developing experience

    Quality Manager (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsVery open atmosphere, encouraging and skilled colleagues, growing company.

    ConsVery demanding job, with a lot of work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Dannon is a great place to grow and requires ambition/agility to succeed within this talented group.

    Finance Manager (Former Employee)
    White Plains, NY

    ProsCompany Pride and camaraderie are very high. There is a true sense of ownership in the air. Dannon sees the high potential of their industry and keeps the team chasing after this goal.

    ConsWork-Life Balance is difficult to achieve in this fast paced environment. Top performers usually don't make it home by 6pm. Some managers are not able to execute the standards of Coaching and feedback during personnel reviews. HR tools are offered but with some managers it feels like they are just checking boxes on a list.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDannon is on the right track! The relentless efforts to deliver the vision have paid off and will continue to do so. Opportunities to improve relate to finding the right work-life balance across the teams to avoid burn out and ensuring managers are consistently focused on coaching, corrective action, and feedback for the all-star as well as the underperformer.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    You are your own boss!

    Purchasing (Current Employee)
    White Plains, NY

    ProsAs a relatively small consumer goods company you personally have the ability to make a significant impact on the companies results.

    This freedom creates an environment that is similar to a start up company with most employees acting as entrepreneurs.

    This is a very fun place to with with many opportunities to grow and learn.

    ConsWith the environment being so customer focused we tend to change paths and direction quickly and without notice. This takes a while to get used and might not be for all people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAll departments and markets need to have a strategy, and use it as a road map. You might not drive on the same road but we will end up at the same place.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun, Innovative, Good place to learn and grow

    IT Analyst (Current Employee)
    White Plains, NY

    ProsQuick to change and adopt new technology and market strategies.
    Fun Open fairly informal environment.
    Some great managers in certain roles.
    Compensation is about average for the role.

    ConsNot much room for advancement, very "lean" company flat org structures.
    Prefers Outsourcing and external hires over internal progression.
    Sometime all the constant change though it can be exciting sometimes it just doesn't work, but you can't make an omelet.....

    Advice to Senior ManagementSet up advancement Career Paths, let us know we have a future in 3 years.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Stable positions yet ever-changing environment.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStability of the job
    High health products
    Expected growth in the market
    Quick Pace

    ConsRecognition
    Few selected individuals on advancement path, rest linger
    High demand in short time frames, low appreciation for efforts
    Some positions are set for failure based on manager intervention

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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