Diageo

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First line managers do all the work and get none of the credit, company held hostage by unions.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Team Leader in Baltimore, MD
Current Employee - Team Leader in Baltimore, MD

I have been working at Diageo

Pros

Pay is excellent. Annual bonuses are usually over 100%. Company is investing a lot in North American packaging upgrades which can be both a blessing and a curse. Better equipment requires less workforce. Liquor allowance. The company likes to hire young for 1st line managers.

Cons

Company is held hostage by the union, at least at the Baltimore facility. Impossible to get rid of less than stellar employees. Very little to no training for the equipment for operators and machinist. New equipment upkeep is poor. Team leaders do everything but get none of the credit for their work. I have yet to see a team leader promoted to the next level in the company as a result of good performance, and their are a lot of team leaders that deserve to be promoted to the next level. Work life balance is poor. Lines run three shifts all week including Saturdays. Team leaders have to work every other Saturday. Plant has said multiple times that production on the weekend is only going to last for a while. Three years later we are still running on the weekend.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get rid of the hourly personnel that are not performing. Make a legitimate effor to promote from within. Take better care of your new equipment by cleaning and maintaining and provide proper training for your operators. Assess operator and machinist performance.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

269 Other Employee Reviews for Diageo (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Great brands, great culture, great people, great performance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT

    I have been working at Diageo

    Pros

    Great talent and people all around you. Great brands, highly profitable. Great business strategy. Compensation in general is competitive. Workplace is very good. Very good recognition scheme. Strong diversity networks. Very participative. Growing feedback and talent initiatives.

    Cons

    The company needs a more formal trainning, better academy site, less complexity without reducing employee participation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't deviate the strategy and the culture we built.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fun products but disorganized management and silo'd

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Diageo

    Pros

    fun products
    great brands
    flexibile work arrangements, abbreviated fridays; work from home when appropriate
    entreprenuerial enviroment for those that don't need much training or direction
    bright and energetic employees

    Cons

    routine and excessive re-orgs and layoffs
    consultants are embedded in the leadership
    priorities are unclear and change often
    values are written down but not practised

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live and enforce the values. Stick to a strategy and see it through. Offer more training for this very young organisation.

    Disapproves of CEO
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