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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 for 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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Diageo

  1.  

    Nothing special, tipical multi.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scripting Specialist  in  Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Scripting Specialist in Budapest (Hungary)

    I have been working at Diageo full-time for 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
  2.  

    It was a challenging and memorable experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager  in  Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Manila, Manila (Philippines)

    I worked at Diageo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Diageo has good processes in place and takes good care of their employees.

    Cons

    Must be aggressive with their marketing campaign

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diageo brands sold in the Philippines have different (SRP), there should be a uniform selling price anywhere you go.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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