Lactalis Reviews

Updated May 3, 2014
Updated May 3, 2014
6 Reviews
2.4
6 Reviews
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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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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY

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

    Pros

    Interesting processes and equipment throughout their global presence.

    Cons

    Somewhat of an Old Boy's Club.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  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 for more than 5 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

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

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    Former Employee - Procurement Manager  in  Kiev (Ukraine)
    Former Employee - Procurement Manager in Kiev (Ukraine)

    I worked at Lactalis full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lots of management and lack of leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    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 for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Learning cost control n plant mgmt

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    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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Detailed cost mgmt And financials variance

    Cons

    Family business paris visits cheese taste

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadersjip improvement
    Diversification

  7.  

    Good opportunities for personal development

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    Current Employee - Brand Manager  in  Belgrade (Serbia)
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Belgrade (Serbia)

    I have been working at Lactalis full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good opportunities for personal development.
    Good for career development

    Cons

    Salary under average in industry

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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