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Helpful (2)

Great company but could be so much better

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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

Other Employee Reviews for Diageo

  1. Helpful (1)

    Once dynamic but now a more traditional management style company now

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - BDM in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - BDM in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Diageo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Can work from home, great package and benefits to employees. Good bonus structure

    Cons

    More like a big brother to you. Must share your wins with everyone and always tell them how great you are at your job. Long hours, lots of admin work, so tend to work weekends but no overtime. An industry not in growth. Not great base salary and pay increases.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees, you have a great team, a balance of women in management would improve things


  2. Nothing special, tipical multi.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scripting Specialist in Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Scripting Specialist in Budapest (Hungary)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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