Diageo Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes
Ivan Menezes
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Pros
  • Work/Life Balance (dependant on manager) (in 32 reviews)

  • great brands and great marketing (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance is rather difficult to manage here (in 17 reviews)

  • Speeding up decision making, primary benefits could be a little better (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Diageo NYC

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The employees are smart, the yearly review process is taken seriously, and interviews are well thought out.

    Cons

    The politics can be bad, sometimes people are inappropriately chosen for roles, the company keeps being restructured, and excellent employees are laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Before people are given senior management roles, 360 reviews should be mandatory and they should be reviewed as part of the decision making process.


  2. Great place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people, exciting and fast paced atmosphere.

    Cons

    Tend to change strategy too often, leading to short sighted focus


  3. Good people, good hours, free booze

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Accountant in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - General Accountant in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, friendly mostly competent people. The culture is great, and there are a lot of great perks, like free products.

    Cons

    Not a lot of negatives, normal large company red tape, and corporate governance issues. But overall a good place to work.


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  5. Diageo is okay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, very flexible, great work from home balance

    Cons

    Must be very adaptable as most plans change swiftly


  6. Quality Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Diageo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people working with great products that are enjoyed worldwide. Tons of flexibility and responsibility. Value acting like an owner and pushing your limits to new heights.

    Cons

    Fast paced work environment. Not an easy transition for some working in other traditional CPG companies and used to more "structure."

    Advice to Management

    Grow your talent in the middle levels. Higher than normal turnover in certain areas creates more turmoil than necessary and forces management to go outside the company to fill higher level roles.


  7. Great brands, weak senior management.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Middle Management in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Middle Management in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Diageo full-time

    Pros

    Amazing brands and products, global presence, competitive compensation.

    Cons

    Senior leadership likes to talk about being cutting edge but not really interested in making changes. Very much a boys club in senior management - you either play by their rules or you will not advance.

    Advice to Management

    Work harder to understand how your leaders perform, how they treat their people, how they live the values. Then hold them accountable. Value employee opinions, contributions and creativity more highly. Take action - go beyond rhetoric to start changing behaviors for the better.


  8. Sales Speciallist

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation, stock options, perks, work life balance,

    Cons

    Lack of Advancement opportunities between brands and products

    Advice to Management

    More opportunities for talent development


  9. The best ever

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Diageo full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefiets, liquor allowance, bar at the office, the people, the purpose "celebrate life everday, averywhere" the brands, location, the culture

    Cons

    Too many reorgs is the only thing I see as a con

    Advice to Management

    Develop people. Promote from inside


  10. Overall good company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Diageo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company has very good benefits.

    Cons

    Management claims to care about the employee but actions do not backup that statement. Lots and lots of red tape that prevent employees from getting their jobs done.


  11. Helpful (4)

    Director

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Diageo full-time

    Pros

    Great brands, exciting culture, celebrates diversity. Smart people, really committed to doing great work.

    Cons

    In a publically traded company driven to be the best -there is a lot of change to ensure we stay on top. Those who seek consistency in day to day, year to year might not love it here. Those who are energized by our drive to be the best - that is who thrives!



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