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Lactalis Directeur Général Michael Léonard
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  1. Great industry with long term stability. Generally vibrant and intelligent workforce. Perceived poor management.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Lactalis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting processes and equipment throughout their global presence.

    Cons

    Somewhat of an Old Boy's Club.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Big name in the industry but not so great company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Choisy-le-Roi (France)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Choisy-le-Roi (France)

    I worked at Lactalis full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Famous company in the industry, good to have on a CV
    - interesting range of products
    - Free cheese and yoghurt
    - good benefits (outside salary)
    - nice people but sometimes they seem unhappy

    Cons

    - long working hours (felt guilty and leaving at 6pm...)
    - salary is low !!!
    - IT system outdated and complicated to use at the same time. was of time
    - bad facility office
    - management could improve. A bit old school
    - no canteen
    - for a Sales Assistant no opportunity to evolve.

    Advice to Management

    better training, improve IT systems.


  3. interest in employment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operator Technological Lines in Bjelovar (Croatia)
    Current Employee - Operator Technological Lines in Bjelovar (Croatia)

    I have been working at Lactalis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    operator technological lines in the dairy industry. currently working in the production of fresh cottage cheese

    Cons

    I want to expand the knowledge of the English language and culture, meet new people and thus gain more experience and motivation in their work


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  5. poor management

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    Current Employee - Production in Stranraer, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Production in Stranraer, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Lactalis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    its a full time job .... thats it

    Cons

    kindergarten management ..... cliques rule

    Advice to Management

    be aware of who the spine of the company actually is ... not management, line leaders or shift managers.... its your process techs.... these are the ppl who really decide on how much goes out the door..... degraded on a dailly basis, moral knocked out of us and being looked upon as a common criminal, untrustworthy but the ones keeping the ship sailing .... management team who look out for their little clique .... serious addressing needed... no management on the factory floor to oversee the running, and would be lucky if the " big chiefs " knew your name .......... stand up and do the decent thing bigwigs .... try looking after the honest workers


  6. Helpful (2)

    Don't go there!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moscow (Russia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moscow (Russia)

    I worked at Lactalis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I can hardly figure out any pros.

    Cons

    Top management is rough and arrogant, the salary is average (unless you are a French passport holder...), with lots of office politics. Firefighting from morning to evening with no long-term action plans. Hard to learn anything from them on-the-job, also there is no formal training because “it has a cost”. Safety rules have no priority (unless the cost of their non-implementation is higher than the cost of their implementation). A French family business with the size of a global conglomerate, not yet enough to call themselves a “multinational” company, at least until they will build a Corporate culture and making money will no longer be their first and only priority.

    Advice to Management

    Be more international and less French, you can only become better.


  7. It will take time to establish corporate culture for Lactalis and become mature organization.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Procurement Manager in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Former Employee - Procurement Manager in Kiev (Ukraine)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company has No.1 global presence in diary products.

    Cons

    Lots of management and lack of leadership.


  8. Stay away from this company!

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    Former Employee - Senior Customer Service in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Former Employee - Senior Customer Service in Prague (Czech Republic)

    I worked at Lactalis full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    if you like cheese, you can get it for better money

    Cons

    post communist environment, bureaucracy, there are no opportunities to develop, isn't flexible, low salary(unless you are from western countries), too much hierarchy, people forgot to smile, unprofessional management, no leadership

    Advice to Management

    Change the mentality of the company, more friendly environment, professional training, integrate with the western world


  9. Learning cost control n plant mgmt

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Al Lusaylī (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Director in Al Lusaylī (United Arab Emirates)

    I have been working at Lactalis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Detailed cost mgmt And financials variance

    Cons

    Family business paris visits cheese taste

    Advice to Management

    Leadersjip improvement
    Diversification


  10. Good opportunities for personal development

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Belgrade (Serbia)
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Belgrade (Serbia)

    I have been working at Lactalis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good opportunities for personal development.
    Good for career development

    Cons

    Salary under average in industry



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