Danone Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
86 Reviews
3.5
86 Reviews
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Danone Chairman and CEO Franck Riboud
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance if you are not too lasy to do your job in time (in 3 reviews)

  • Good social connections between employes (in 3 reviews)


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

  • Danone is a chauvinistic company as all the management team in Russia are French, the internal politics is common (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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

  2.  

    very nice

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Danone

    Pros

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

    Cons

    employees salaries could be higher

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work and increase salaries of your employees

    Recommends
  3.  

    Good learning experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Danone full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work and learning environment.

    Cons

    Micro management from seniors staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Danone

    Pros

    Senior Management in Danone global are very open minded and helpful

    Cons

    They seem to miss the complexity of the emerging market and a lot of energy is spent to make them understand how a task needs to be accomplished in the MENA region and for them to approve it

  6.  

    Nice place to get experience in marketing, brand management and project management.

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    Current Employee - Brand Manager  in  Almaty (Kazakhstan)
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Almaty (Kazakhstan)

    I have been working at Danone full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    International experience. Opportunity to realize yourself. Good springboard to find a better job.

    Cons

    overworks, low salaries, bureaucracy. low corporate culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Motivate employers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    great place to start my career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Danone full-time

    Pros

    Good career management, flexible working hour

    Cons

    no overtime salary, no job description

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to grow and develop capabilities

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    Current Employee - Logistics Buyer  in  Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Logistics Buyer in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I have been working at Danone full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    trainings, open people, culture of collaboration, multicultural, Great company to grow and develop capabilities

    Cons

    HR department really slow, IT lacks of structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve human resources management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Average

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Danone

    Pros

    Informal and friendly environment, flexible working hours

    Cons

    Not too structured, no onboarding proccess in place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comment

  10.  

    I was a sales agent there for 3 years

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    Current Employee - Sales Agent  in  Varna (Bulgaria)
    Current Employee - Sales Agent in Varna (Bulgaria)

    I have been working at Danone full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You can learn a lot of thinks there.

    Cons

    Handling with uneducated customers, driving in bad condition roads

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the salaries

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Has potential to be better, but will it ever be?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Danone

    Pros

    Good values, working atmosphere, not excessively hierarchical, more activity oriented than process oriented which allows to take new directions relatively fast. Lots of room to succeed if you have leadership and want to get things done

    Cons

    The ability to be fast is hindered by insufficient focus on performance at a micro level; all focus on performance is on macro level and rather with short term perspectives
    Limited coaching, it can be swim or drown.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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