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Fantastic career opportunities in growing business"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Diageo full-time

Pros

Growing business across rural Scotland with a fantastic quality of life and salary for local conditions.
Opportunities to move across wide range of production plant from malting, distilling through to packaging within Scottish production facilities. Further opportunities to move into beer , wine and marketing across the globe.

Cons

A lot of competition for promotion across a relatively flat structure does cause some slower progression and some dissatisfaction with opportunities with young ambitious staff who value hierarchical promotion over quality of life .Taking time to assess the conditions and roles they have and the life balance they can enjoy should help everyone realize the grass is not always greener elsewhere.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company but could be so much better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Global multinational that offers lots of opportunities to move internationally
    Diageo has some of the worlds most established brands so selling them isnt too difficult compared to some of the competition
    Fantastic office facility in London and some of the benefits are as good as you will find
    Unrivalled share scheme, opportunity to make lots of money if you stay long term
    Great people who are very passionate about the company
    Great regular staff events

    Cons

    Some managers tend to be quite old school in their approach which doesnt help people at the early stage of their career and can intimidate some
    Competitors pay better salaries
    Appraisal/Development system is poor, management don't really help you get to where you want to be they expect you to 'own' your development and do all the work yourself, which is tough when you are a new employee and don't know much about the company
    Lots of focus and attention goes to graduates as opposed to other employees at the same level who are as good as and usually better performers
    Lots of change and restructuring which leaves employees in limbo for long periods, and management don't do a lot to reassure employees who are under threat
    Graduates are often given roles they are not worthy of and don't understand how things work at customer level which leads to a lot of pointless activities on the ground
    Feedback from employees is often ignored

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and stand up for them
    If you feel an idea is a bad one then say so as opposed to the view that every idea will work
    Spend more time with new employees when they start instead of using team mates to get them started

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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Nothing special, tipical multi.

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    Current Employee - Scripting Specialist in Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Scripting Specialist in Budapest (Hungary)

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

    Pros

    Nice building, nice people, stable environment, precise salary, good neighborhood, good (customizable) cafeteria and other benefits, good healthcare

    Cons

    Low salary, even for a junior programmer,
    slow solution management in the company,
    (really) idiot middle-managers, who doesn't even know what their team does as a daily work,
    boring, absolutely useless meetings, where nothing happens except talking about nothing and/or trivial things

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide about the promotions based on the results, not about the who is who's who, and asslicking (russia team in hungary knows very well, what I'm talking about).
    Oh, and you should really hire someone to the upper management who knows more about IT than you do. As I see now, all you know about IT is that it's some thingy with blinking screens.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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