Diageo Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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Pros
  • They promote work life balance in the sense that - most people work from home on Fridays (in 32 reviews)

  • Great people, great benefits, global opportunities, great industry, great brands (in 36 reviews)

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

  • Sometimes decision making process is not as quick as the business need (in 12 reviews)

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  1. made good $, union not really helpful until contract negotiations

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Diageo

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent pay, benifits paid by company

    Cons

    Confused mgt., Favoritism exercised when filling open positions, tend to make their own rules

  2. Great company, great people

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Diageo

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company offers lots of perks, a great package and they really make you feel appreciated. They're definitely of the mentality of work hard/play hard.

    Cons

    I honestly don't have any.

  3. Good company, but it used to be better

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager

    I have been working at Diageo full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Prestigious brands, work life balance, respect of diversity

    Cons

    Values are not lived as consistently as they used to. To progress in the company sponsors and friends are more important than talent.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of talent

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  5. Great company, great people, good work-life balance.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Diageo

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management always thinking about the employees. Work-life balance is great. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Huge organization with tons of hierarchy which can make getting things done slow.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  6. Love working here. People are the best asset.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director
    Former Employee - Marketing Director

    I worked at Diageo

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, great people

    Cons

    Hard to get work done on Fridays

  7. Marketing

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

    I worked at Diageo

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

    Pros

    Great brands, with stories history, known by consumers around the world. There's products are inherently fun to market when the business invests the proper amount of money.

    Cons

    Tense work environment with layoffs every few months. Brands underperforming and management doesn't seem to know how to improve sales. Moral is in the toilet.

    Advice to Management

    Take steps now to stop losing great talent.

  8. Supplier Performance Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Diageo

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Learn to be very operational and challenges you to manage multiple category

    Cons

    low compensation for what it's worth

    Advice to Management

    decision making process is too slow , not risk takers at all

  9. Great working environment

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

    I worked at Diageo full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Progressive work place, a good place to start a career

    Cons

    Poor remuneration for a company with such a reputation, work demands extra hours.
    Management talk about engagement only when results are poor. Both horizontal and vertical career moves can be very difficult.

  10. Would not recommend if you are a woman

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Diageo full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good salary, good products

    Cons

    Upper management was very stuck in their ways. Refused to look outside of the box and try something new. In addition, this company is very much a old boys network. Woman are not welcome, and upper management made sure I was aware of that. HR didn't care that my VP had been reported more than three times due to his mind set towards women, they continued to allow this person work in a roll he had no business working in. Not only was he sexist, but he didn't know what he was doing and his team turned over 2 times in one year. People don't quit companies, they quit leaders. Clearly the case with Diageo.

    Advice to Management

    Step out of the box. Start looking for new talent. Don't stay loyal to people who are hurting your business.

  11. Layoffs Rule and not a company for women

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Diageo

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    none really come to mind

    Cons

    Layoffs are constant. Limited growth opportunities for women.

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