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Diageo Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
293 Reviews
3.5
293 Reviews
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Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes
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Review Highlights

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. 2 people found this helpful  

    It was a great opportunity and I learned a lot.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Diageo

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Growth potential, training opportunities & generous perks.

    Cons

    There are too many reorganizations within Diageo.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more effectively

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dedicated marketing organization where you learn how to build strong business cases for your ideas.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    You learn how to navigate a complex organization and sell/win over key stakeholders through numerous meetings and presentations. Great consumer understanding.

    Cons

    Very politically driven organization, which can mean a lot of opinion offsetting facts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is an opportunity to better understand what truly motivates people in their careers, and drive engagement and loyalty through that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    disconnect from emplyees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Spec Writer in Plainfield, IL
    Current Employee - Spec Writer in Plainfield, IL

    I have been working at Diageo full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    lots of work.
    approval of hours right away

    Cons

    short contract
    unreasonable expectations of work from manager hwo probably hasn't set foot in lab for years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great opportunities shame about the re-orgs

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

    I have been working at Diageo full-time

    Pros

    Given a lot of responsibility, opportunity and trust. They are flexible on where you work and the majority of people are very approachable.

    Cons

    There are a lot of re-orgs going that affects morale. They aren't great at day to day engagement, it's a little basic for such a huge company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would spend more time training new employees and make use of technology more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work if you perform

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Director in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Great Salary, bonus, and pension

    Cons

    Feels like Russian Roulette with the compnay always conducting reorg's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find an organizational structure and keep it....at least for a few years

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall a good company depending on department/function

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Diageo

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to work on new projects and gain new experiences and skills. Many talented dedicated employees. The company is truly dedicated to community work and services and making a positive impact and giving back.

    Cons

    Difficult to move within the company from department to department. The company struggles with it's culture and is inconsistent with how it demonstrates, implements and rewards it's core values.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Far too much emphasis is placed on "branding" one's self and managing upwards. Due to this cultural phenomenon the right thing is sometimes not done in an effort to do what is perceived as the political right thing to be done or the easy "check in the box". Managers/leaders tend not to show courage rather they fall in line rather than challenge status quo.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Continually cutting corners

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain
    Former Employee - Supply Chain

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

    Pros

    Product Allowance
    Work/Life Balance (dependant on manager)

    Cons

    No room to grow - continually reorging and cutting headcounts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to be "lean". The people that are left after every reorg are miserable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great brands, great people

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

    I have been working at Diageo full-time

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere with nice perks and usually a good bonus

    Cons

    Perpetual reorganizations drive good people out and keep moral from being where it should be

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to recreate the wheel with personnel structure all the time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Heartless

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

    I have been working at Diageo

    Pros

    fun product line built on years of heritage.

    Cons

    culture is one that is very focused on conflict, working 24 hours on global programs and reporting to London everyday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so hard on the furniture

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

    Good family oriented , diversified company with visions and attainable goals,

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Diageo full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good wages, benefit package, family oriented, safe working environment. Vision has changed many times but overall outlook is within reason. CEO is focused and leads well,

    Cons

    long hours, took advantage of my willingness to work long hours without appreciation, the harder working employees were given more work while the drifters stayed drifting, need a handle on elimination of non valued employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    believe more in the workers they generally will lead you correctly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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