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Supply Leadership Development Program

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Current Employee - Supply Leadership Development Program
Current Employee - Supply Leadership Development Program

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

Pros

They give you real jobs, not just mini internships, and a lot of exposure to upper management and growth opportunities.

Cons

Working at a plant versus working at corporate is a VERY different environment. It's still a great company culture, but be prepared to work some crazy hours.

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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 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Once dynamic but now a more traditional management style company now

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    Former Employee - BDM  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - BDM in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Diageo full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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