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Employee experience is very dependent upon line manager. Line managers vary greatly, but mentors are readily available.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Global Category Manager  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Global Category Manager in New York, NY

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

Pros

High company standards for marketing responsibly to consumers.
Work/life balance & scheduling flexibility. Great focus on getting your work done and not so much about when.
Truly global, opportunity to learn about other regions and meet those who have your role in those regions.

Cons

There is a strong people agenda, but it is not followed consistently by all line managers. HR is there to support the line manager & company, and the employee doesn't get support to make sure performance reviews, stakeholder feedback & stack-ranking processes are consistent.
Little input to annual performance goals; very top-down. Very performance driven culture (which can also be good)
If you hit your numbers, you get a good review, usually.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The annual employee survey doesn't ask all the right questions. If you're really interested in employee feedback, get it directly. Stop and talk to us during Happy Hours.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Diageo

  1.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Diageo

    Pros

    It was a family type atmosphere at work

    Cons

    Upper Management is not compliant with company motto or goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come inline with company policies

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Extremely top heavy and inexperienced management at local level

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hourly  in  Plainfield, IL
    Current Employee - Hourly in Plainfield, IL

    I have been working at Diageo

    Pros

    • Superb medical insurance, 100% employer paid premiums.
    • State off the art manufacturing facility
    • Stock options , profitable year after year
    • Employees have strong work ethics and believe in team work
    • Potential to become in the top 10 best place to work
    • Clean and safe maufacturing environment
    • Manufactures a product that is always in strong consumer demand

    Cons

    • Nano management, managers to hourly employee ratio very high
    • Blatant disregard and manipulation of collective bargaining agreements
    • 12 hour day/ night work shifts over 36 and 48 hour work week
    • Use of on call employees to supliment and displace regular workers
    • Nonexistent employee/ management dialog
    • Managers have little or no idustry specific experiance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expunge duplicate mid / low level management, several posistions are redundant. Hiring more low level managers will not fix currant issues, it makes the real causes more opaque. Listen to the hourly employees: they have hundreds of years of valuable experience behind them. Promote from within, having a degree doesn’t always make a good or competent manager. Treat all employees like people and not an asset item.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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