Danone Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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Danone CEO Emmanuel Faber
Emmanuel Faber
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Pros
  • Good benefits, work life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • Senior Management in Danone global are very open minded and helpful (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • De la gestion et de la culture comme tous les autres soci (in 3 reviews)

  • Too much internal politics and struggle between departments (in 3 reviews)

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120 Employee Reviews

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  1. Danone

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Danone

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment, nice people

    Cons

    Lack of processes and frameworks


  2. Great Company & Career if you are French Only! All top level management is French!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Danone

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    entrepreneurial spirit in less established countries for their small teams, (dairy & yogurt division

    Cons

    ALL top management is French or at least a couple French Expats! This was the case in many geographies worldwide. Their website claims they are a diverse company but that is absolutely not true. Being French puts you at a huge advantage over your peers. In other multinational companies such as Kraft, Mondelez, Pepsi, Unilever see you a huge diversity when it comes to country of origin but not in Danone. If you're French, your career is limitless but if you're not French that is a huge obstacle. At higher levels, the French people who are typically upper management, start to congregate and speak French. In Asia you had a French person running at least operations & as the general manager at minimum. In China it was the worst I had seen globally as it was full of expats as directors: marketing director, supply chain director, logistics director, market research director, general manager, and the finance director. Globally, there are even positions for regular level managers who become expats even though they are less seasoned employees simply because they are French.

    Advice to Management

    More diversity! Too much French and especially French men at the top. Also, nepotism is huge. Which is a vicious cycle because at the end it is even more French people. This company is way behind other similar profile companies when it comes to diversity at the top levels.


  3. very nice

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Danone

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    friendly environment, nice management, there are always yogurts in the refrigerators for employees:)

    Cons

    employees salaries could be higher

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work and increase salaries of your employees


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  5. Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Danone

    Pros

    The company has wonderful health benefits and 401K options.

    Cons

    Promotions are slow although it depends on your department


  6. Good learning experience

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Danone full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work and learning environment.

    Cons

    Micro management from seniors staff.

    Advice to Management

    You recruited staff. Have courage and faith in thrm to deliver. Dont micro manage them.


  7. Good place to work

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst
    Current Employee - IT Analyst

    I have been working at Danone full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Culture is empowering, Directors and Vps approachable...first name basis. Good friends at work

    Cons

    No advancement and hard headed about hiring more personnel, concentrating all the time on efficiency and working long hours...

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people...you say you do but you dont..


  8. good to start at

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Internal Audit Manager in Moscow (Russia)
    Former Employee - Internal Audit Manager in Moscow (Russia)

    I worked at Danone

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    positive international culture and true career opportunities

    Cons

    slow-style franch management at the top


  9. Great Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ealing, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ealing, England (UK)

    I have been working at Danone

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly culture flat hierarchy lots of benefits excellent training and development real responsibility even in intern roles great company ethos and values

    Cons

    work life balance is sometimes an issue as everyone is very passionate and works really hard


  10. Account Executive

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Recife, Pernambuco (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Recife, Pernambuco (Brazil)

    I worked at Danone full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are industry average or above.

    Cons

    A lot of politics and constant changes.

    Advice to Management

    Trust employees, don't change as much.


  11. Wondering

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Marketing Manager in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Current Employee - Regional Marketing Manager in Nairobi (Kenya)

    I have been working at Danone full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    multinational company with lots of good products most of which not sold in ESA

    Cons

    small relative to other regions

    Advice to Management

    Keep people at the forefront and don't forget succession planning. In the end they deliver all the results whether good or bad.



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