Compare Danone North America vs Stonyfield Farm BETASee how Stonyfield Farm vs. Danone North America compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
What Employees Say
I have been working at Danone North America full-time for less than a year
Very helpful and friendly people. Everyone is willing to help you out if you ask for their input. Very loose work environment, meaning that they give you time on your own to work on projects (which... I loved). Awesome management and leadership team. Great potential for growth since it is a world wide company. Amazing benefits and everyone has a stellar work life balance. This company does a lot for the community as well. We had three volunteer opportunities while I was there and they constantly look for ways to give back.
If you aren't someone that can stay on top of deadlines and be self motivated to get things done without someone checking up on you, this may be a challenging work environment.
I have been working at Stonyfield Farm full-time for more than a year
Benefits - vacation is generous, annual bonus, 401k bonus, and 401k (low fee index funds), pay People - The people are nice and care about what they do. Thoses that dont really fit the mold do... tend to leave. Upwards mobility - There seems to be room for advancement and the company likes to promote and help people advance into different roles. Manager - My manager helps me learn and wants me to grow. Likely different for everyone, but I have had a very positive experience. Low cost lunch - Cafeteria onsite with various options and specials. Decent food and pretty good price. Very convenient. Parent company - Stonyfield is owned by Lactalis and they have been investing heavily in the company to make it successful. Excellent change of pace from Dannon.
Hours - There is alot of work so it seems like you are expected to get it done some how. I really only work for 830 to 530 with a working lunch and it hasn't been a problem. There are lots of... people that do take time so it may just be department dependent. Resistance to change - There is some resistance to change especially when it comes to managment. If it's always been done that way then there is a push to keep doing it that way. It makes things cumbersome. Small changes happen, but big shifts do not. Maybe eventually.
Advice to Management
Try to explore more options for using technology in the office environment. Finance and sales could benefit from Salesforce. Be more open to change. Communication should be better from managers.... There are emails sent to managers that should go to all employees as well but often they do not. Should send to all employees rather than just managers.