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Diageo Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
269 Reviews
3.5
269 Reviews
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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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    Finance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Diageo full-time

    Pros

    The brands and most people are great.

    Cons

    Leadership 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 ManagementAdvice

    Make decisions faster and watch your leadership carefully as they do not always behave properly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Diageo full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Diageo 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Team Leader in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Production Team Leader in Menlo Park, CA

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

    Pros

    Great management team, keeps an eye on the ball.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more on the production floor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    great place

    • 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

    it is a great place to work

    Cons

    The 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.

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

    Nice place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Demand Planning Analyst in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Demand Planning Analyst in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Diageo full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A powerful industry monster with lots of process

    • 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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Decision 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 ManagementAdvice

    Improve 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Who you know, not what you know

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Norwalk, CT

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

    Pros

    Nice offices
    Decent salaries
    Good benefits package

    Cons

    Blame-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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent

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

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

    Pros

    Culture, growth, people are its best qualities.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course, catch trends early

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Sales director

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Diageo full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great brands amazing growing industry

    Cons

    Poor structure
    Not enough managers to do the need jobs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience, love everything about this job

    • 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 part-time

    Pros

    Diageo is a great company to gain real experience especially for those seeking a marketing career

    Cons

    Sometimes there is a lack of communication between management and employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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