Diageo
3.6 of 5 225 reviews
www.diageo.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

Diageo Reviews

Updated Jul 5, 2014
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3.6 225 reviews

                             

88% Approve of the CEO

Diageo CEO and Director Paul S. Walsh

Paul S. Walsh

(96 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work with the smart people, competitive package, work/life balance"
    in 23 reviews
  • "Great brands to sell, marketing support is ok, fair pay and benefits"
    in 27 reviews
Cons:
  • "No work life balance; Limited communication and direction from the executive team"
    in 17 reviews
  • "Work a lot in Strategy, no work life balance"
    in 6 reviews
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    Ratings ok

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBenefits/ Salary are both very good.

    ConsThey talk about being first in class but they do not develop the right systems to make it happen.

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

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    Finance

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsThe brands and most people are great.

    ConsLeadership takes a long time to make decisions and it affects peoples workload. Also the work hours are extremely long and while there is a bonus you are earning every penny of it. There is no life/work balance or consideration to your personal time. Manager is one of the worst I have had, he is improper and definitely is over demanding. While I get it is fast paced there should be a threshold of how much time we spend investigating $100, we can spend our time looking at other things that are more material. Also systems are awful and while Sales and Marketing have it good here-definitely not Finance they are always working long hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake decisions faster and watch your leadership carefully as they do not always behave properly.

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

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    Great place to work

    Marketing (Current Employee)

    ProsDiageo is a great place to work. The culture is very collaborative, the brands are very solid and the company invest a lot on marketing for their brands.

    ConsSometimes decision making process is not as quick as the business need

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    great place

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosit is a great place to work

    ConsThe environment is competitive among employees. Sometimes the vision of working as a team towards the same goal is left behind and it turns into a more individualistic vision.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent place to work.

    Production Team Leader (Former Employee)
    Menlo Park, CA

    ProsGreat management team, keeps an eye on the ball.

    ConsEmployee not engaged. Union facility kept employees from being more active.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more on the production floor

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

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    Nice place to work

    Demand Planning Analyst (Current Employee)
    Miami, FL

    ProsNice offices, good perks such as free happy hour every Thursday.

    ConsReorganizations every 6 months that don't give a sense of job security at all.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a business plan to at least two years instead a one every 6 months. Otherwise management looks like don't know what they are doing.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A powerful industry monster with lots of process

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMany industry perks, great co benefits. Having DIAGEO on your résumé opens many other doors within the industry

    ConsDecision making is long and tedious, career advance could be challenging due to process, but you are "good" if you know someone.
    Yearly company re-organization, has people wondering for their future constantly

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove HR, make it more limber and accessible
    Recognize people as individuals
    Be flexible, loose the ends and make more decisions based on circumstances not always process

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

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    Who you know, not what you know

    Finance Manager (Current Employee)
    Norwalk, CT

    ProsNice offices
    Decent salaries
    Good benefits package

    ConsBlame-storming environment.
    Management talks a great game and does little
    Favoritism is prevalent
    Reorganization a every 18-24 months guaranteed...not the sign of a good management team
    Managers like to send e-mails on the weekends to fein that they are working (and you are not)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent

    Finance Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsCulture, growth, people are its best qualities.

    ConsThings are constantly changing. While some change is good, need to give time for things to settle down.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay the course, catch trends early

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

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    Sales Director (Current Employee)
    Miami, FL

    ProsGreat brands amazing growing industry

    ConsPoor structure
    Not enough managers to do the need jobs

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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