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Diageo Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
232 Reviews

3.7
232 Reviews
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Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work with the smart people, competitive package, work/life balance (in 25 reviews)

  • Great brands to sell, marketing support is ok, fair pay and benefits (in 28 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great experiences a lot of re-orgs

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Finance in Miami, FL

    Pros

    Agile environment, freedom to succeed, great professionals working there, very big into personal development, the office in coral gables is amazing

    Cons

    Not organized, priorities change a lot, difficult to grow, a lot of politics, but if you can cope with the cons, they are a fantastic company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many reorgs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall a pretty good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY

    Pros

    The company has great values - they are all about celebrating life everyday, everywhere and it permeates the culture. They promote work life balance in the sense that - most people work from home on Fridays.

    Cons

    The company does a terrible job at talent management and succession planning. Also, people rarely leave and that makes it really difficult to move up within the organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work if you can get in and if you can keep your job once you get in.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Team Member  in  Plainfield, IL
    Former Employee - Operations Team Member in Plainfield, IL

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay and friendly people

    Cons

    Long twelve hour night shift. Have to start in the warehouse at low pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you're going to hire people because you are going to sell a new product, maybe you should actually market that product.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Planning  in  Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Planning in Norwalk, CT

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere, opportunities are more available overseas

    Cons

    decision making takes too long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more mentoring programs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work, great benefits, disorganized and they have a lot of re-orgs. watch out.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Miami, FL

    Pros

    freedom to succeed. great benefits. compensation. nice culture. happy hours! the work environment is terrific. very professional.

    Cons

    some people don't like the industry. I do. too many re-orgs. It is disorganized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop the re-orgs and plan better career planning.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Working as a team player with a good group of people all set on a goal.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Diageo offers growth and offers support. They will support you if you choose to take college courses, work from home and volunteer. As incentive bonuses are given every September if you meet your goals, set by you and your manager.

    Cons

    I feel there was a shortage of help. Every year there were hug layoffs causing pressure on the remaining team members to fulfill the empty job slots and take on jobs they were unfamiliar with and this reflected on the customers who purchase, deliver, make our products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more hours to work from home especially if you have a long commute or children still at home. Stop following the script put out by Diageo and use more of your own working life experience when working with employees on problems and day to day situations

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Stagnating

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT

    Pros

    The business side tends to be fun, lots of free liquor, and bars at the main offices

    Cons

    The company is making some major changes, going from a growth mindset to taking margins

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Diageo NA Headquarters - Norwalk

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT

    Pros

    The benefits are great and it's a fun environment to work in.

    Cons

    Constant re-orgs which result in lay offs. Only those who fit the "culture" remain for the long-term haul.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Haphhazard company with reorganizations going on

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You can get exposure to different responsibilities just because everyone is so busy that they don't have time to help you out on your project. I don't mind being a jack of all trades.

    Cons

    lots of work but make do with contractors. Manager had an immature attitude when I told them that I am leaving for a new opportunity as there was no scope for me here to move up or gain more responsibilities. Maybe it is a location thing as I have read good reviews about the east coast location, which seems to be the headquarters in NA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value employees and hire new people. Smaller companies hire and value their employees so they contribute a lot to their respective companies as well. You want brand and/or company loyalty then you have to hire new people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience at Diageo was wonderful!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Intern in Norwalk, CT

    Pros

    I was an intern and the company was really wonderful. Everyone was generally happy, willing to help, and enthusiastic about their job.

    Cons

    The interview process felt rather disorganized as they were restructuring the division I was interning. My initial start date kept being pushed back, but once I began, I loved it!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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