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An exciting and supportive environment.

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Operations Manager  in  White Plains, NY
Former Employee - Operations Manager in White Plains, NY

Pros

A great corporate culture where your voice will be heard. Focused and driven management.

Cons

If you aren't success driven you may be left behind and discarded rather quickly. The pay is good, but you will work hard for it.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 9 people found this helpful  

    You Are Only a Cog on a Wheel Waiting to Wear Out and Be Replaced

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

    Pros

    1-Great, benefits
    2-Awesome co-workers who care
    3-Opportunity to Grow

    Cons

    1-Just do not tell anyone the honest truth of how you appreciate those benefits, because you will be seen as a person who is not fully committed to relentlessly labor for the Dannon way.
    2-Try to enjoy your co-workers, but most of them are nose deep in excessive amounts of work just trying to catch a breath of personal life, as are you. Dannon seldom trains, mentors or develops people to meet their responsibilities. They place employees in overextended situations and due to attrition beyond levels of effective productivity for the company.
    3-You grow if you know someone that will look out for you, otherwise you just have various critical eyes waiting for you to mess up so their buddy from some other company, where they originally came from, is waiting for your position. Dannon is great for people whom have been trained and invested in fully, by other companies.
    4-Change is good, God knows that it is, but changing for the sake of changing (everything: company structure, product lines, timelines, the list goes on...) every month and on a whim with little to support the reason for the change, just makes for countlessly lost hours of work and a diminished self-value due to the lack of appreciation of upper management, and as a consequence direct managers.
    5-Replace the word stability in your vernacular, by the words 'Crisis Mode." These words are the CEO's and the rest of his SLT's favorite. You cannot expect to work to live, no that would only be a dignity some human beings can have, but you are just a cog. You live to work and if you think otherwise, do not fret, you will be ejected and replaced in an expeditious manner. They fire people every 3 to 6 months, it is only a matter of time, one cycle you are up, another you are just some guy who could not get it done after they increased your workload.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1-Great culture, in theory. Walk the talk and talk the walk management.
    2-'30-60-90 development': actually have your managers have one prepared for your employees long before they get into their positions and follow thru. Teach them how to manage and develop.
    3-provided a seasoned veteran who can share their 'tricks of the trade' with employees, new and newly promoted
    4-Set your people up for success, if you know someone is inheriting a crappy role help them clean it up, don't wait until they figure it out months later, try and fix it and then tell them they have been in their role X number of months and should know better (a conversation I have heard many times repeated about many good people). Develop people, this sink or swim accepted cultural milieu is appalling.
    5-You want Health for the greatest number of people. Why don't you start by offering your employees an opportunity to have a healthy work life balance, or rather, life work balance, and appreciate them for the excessive sacrifices you demand of them every day, night and weekend?

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

    Opportunity for growth, but no training..

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Category Analyst  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Category Analyst in Irvine, CA

    Pros

    Company is constantly changing which means there is typically opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    Do not develop talent internally. Tend to poach talent from other companies, but do not support you/them once they are onboard..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend a little money on developing your talent. Doing so will pay dividends in the long run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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