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Danone Reviews

Updated August 3, 2014
Updated August 3, 2014
82 Reviews

3.5
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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.  

    IT Specialist

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    Former Employee - IT Specialist  in  Warsaw (Poland)
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Warsaw (Poland)

    Pros

    good start to the other job

    Cons

    no bonuses, corporation, lack of empathy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more empathy to your starff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Interesting experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to be seen if you work hard enough and are not too modest about it.
    Good work-life balance if you are not too lasy to do your job in time. Easy to grow if you have good relations with your boss.

    Cons

    Sometimes too burocratic, but probably it is common for all big companies. Salary and compensations could be better. Stressfull

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    to see all production activity as a production incharge

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor  in  Sonipat (India)
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Sonipat (India)

    Pros

    world's no. 1 fresh dairy company

    Cons

    operation with all production activity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no coment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Complex business, great school & fast career path, poor work-life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bucharest (Romania)

    Pros

    Dynamic company, global but also local, health-oriented, good products, enthousiastic people, good school

    Cons

    Work-life balance, lack of consistency in strategy and plans, highly opportunistic approach

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good company to learn mkt, have to be patient and networked to be promoted.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Innovative campaigns, you learn traditional marketing.
    The fact that its a Worldwide company gives you input to international standards and practices

    Cons

    Upper and lower management is driven by politics. Poor hr. Long hours of working if with the wrong boss.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training of employees and support them. Politics and personal hidden agendas, drive evaluation procedure.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company culture, interesting work, nice collegues.

    Cons

    HR people are not so nice, be ready to be overworked for no real compensation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company, nice office, friendly pple

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    culture products people time pressure atmosphere freebies

    Cons

    salary is under average industry by a cool 10%...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    raise the salary!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Com pany profaneness in India

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Executive  in  Sonipat (India)
    Current Employee - Warehouse Executive in Sonipat (India)

    Pros

    its no 1 dairy plant in World

    Cons

    Operation Excellence planning not good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve Operation Excellence planning For company business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great ideas let down by mixed execution

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    Current Employee - Sales Director  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Director in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    - Genuine interest in its people
    - Commitment to healthier consumer solutions
    - Tend to see the slightly longer term horizon
    - Can do culture for a largish company (ie fail or succeed fast)
    - Some genuinely visionary senior management
    - Employees get discounts on brands!

    Cons

    - Still very franco-centric
    - Silly seniority rules based on turn over of area of responsibility - makes it hard to get good people for new ventures or start up phase businesses
    - HR Banding system too limiting
    - Too Euro-centric still
    - Does not have real plan for next generation of healthy but enjoyable products
    - Does not really know what to do with its Nutricia business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think more vertically in its product development (from getting well to staying well) - inject some genuine cross cultural leadership at the more senior levels. More agile HR policies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits. Free yoghurt & water at work. You get to own your projects and minimum interference is there from your seniors (providing you are doing a good job). Senior management is amazing, they take care of employees, held a lot of events. Conferences all over the world.

    Cons

    The cash package is not be in line with other companies of similar size. Hard to progress further (in IT atleast) as people tend to stick to their positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can't say much really, they are awesome! Better than the CEOs of other companies who are solely interested in making bucks for themselves. Say Hi5 to the executives of Danone who are genuinly interested in the people who work for them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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