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Overall, a great place to learn, grow and advance your career.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Norwalk, CT
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT

I worked at Diageo full-time for more than a year

Pros

Internal Mobility, Market-level compensation and benefits, work-life balance promoted throughout the company, a lot of highly skilled managers from which to learn.

Cons

Lack of accountability for higher level executives who exhibit inappropriate behavior, sometimes can feel like a "boys-club".

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Positive Outlook
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    Diageo was great at first, but now it's a different story

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT

    I have been working at Diageo full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Outstanding premium brands and great perks.

    Cons

    Unless you mobile and willing to relocate to the U.K., there’s not much opportunities to advance your career. I assumed going in that there would be an opportunity to advance my career, especially with a MBA. Unless you’re on the “Golden List,” well-liked by upper management, you would not succeed. Hard work doesn’t pay at Diageo. Work harder on developing relationship is only ticket to “success.” If you’re in the HR field, I repeat Diageo HR is worst department. They do not know what the hell they are doing. They promote their “Golden Childs” before they can really understand or become an expert at their former role, before moving on to the next. You have to stay in a role from 18 to 24 months, but I have seen people move around and get promoted less than a year. HR does not practice what they preach for other departments. They would hire a less qualified external candidate over current internal talent. Lead by example. I see a lot of favoritism across all functions. Very political.

    Current employees are very unhappy, but are comfortable and don't want to take the leap.

    Diageo constantly restructure and layoff every 6-12 months. Forever changing the models and not allowing the model to work before changing again. Some areas are high turnover and can't retain the best talent.

    Because they give bonus and pension, they feel the salary is competitive, but it's not. Bonus is not guarantee.

    They promote "Going Red" and being authentic, but in reality, you can't.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop promoting individuals that doesn't have "People Manager" experience and who cannot manage others. Require all People Managers go through an extensive course work on how to manage. You are losing great talent due to mismanagement. Stop listening and taking sides with the managers and figure out the root cause of the problems. If you are going to have to make them feel valued, appreciated and part of the decision making process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Beverage industry leader with global brands

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    Former Employee - Sales Director  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Diageo full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Amazing Brands, great core of workers, stable company with plenty of $

    Cons

    Management changes, limited career growth at more senior level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove the clicky culture that exist, it starts from the top

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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