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Danone Reviews

Updated April 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is prioritised and ensured to keep employees helaty and most efficient during wokr hours (in 18 reviews)

  • la hauteur du travail fourni et l'ambiance de travail est tr (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • However Danone work hard to try and reduce this by improving Work-Life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • s grande charge de travail pour un manager (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fast-paced and a lot of opportunity if you step up"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Danone full-time

    Pros

    Great mission and culture, very fast-paced, you won't be bored, Good work-life balance depending on the department, opportunities to learn and grow if you step up and take them, great benefits package

    Cons

    Constant change in direction and focus can be frustrating, lack of communication, not a lot of opportunities for junior talent to move up


  2. Helpful (10)

    "Great Company & Career if you are French Only! All top level management is French!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    entrepreneurial spirit in less established countries for their small teams, (dairy & yogurt division

    Cons

    ALL top management is French or at least a couple French Expats! This was the case in many geographies worldwide. Their website claims they are a diverse company but that is absolutely not true. Being French puts you at a huge advantage over your peers. In other multinational companies such as Kraft, Mondelez, Pepsi, Unilever see you a huge diversity when it comes to country of origin but not in Danone. If you're French, your career is limitless but if you're not French that is a huge obstacle. At higher levels, the French people who are typically upper management, start to congregate and speak French. In Asia you had a French person running at least operations & as the general manager at minimum. In China it was the worst I had seen globally as it was full of expats as directors: marketing director, supply chain director, logistics director, market research director, general manager, and the finance director. Globally, there are even positions for regular level managers who become expats even though they are less seasoned employees simply because they are French.

    Advice to Management

    More diversity! Too much French and especially French men at the top. Also, nepotism is huge. Which is a vicious cycle because at the end it is even more French people. This company is way behind other similar profile companies when it comes to diversity at the top levels.


  3. "Very poor in team management and marketing plans."

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    Former Employee - Quality in Brazil, IN
    Former Employee - Quality in Brazil, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment to work. Good team relationship. Average income. Very good health insurance, strong HR presence. Coworkers are very committed in action plans, task forces.

    Cons

    The current manager usually achieved goals by threatening the employees, he doesn't know how to motivate his team. Poor marketing plans, courses prohibited. No growth plan. Bad process support.

    Advice to Management

    Feedback and team support. No threat!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Just like any other big company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Many in Lake of the Pines, CA
    Current Employee - Many in Lake of the Pines, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible with time off good benefits hours are pretty good

    Cons

    never keep to one thing all ways changing

    Advice to Management

    stop giving compliments and then slapping some one in the face


  6. "Great Experience, Nice work life balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Manager in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - District Manager in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Work life balance
    Strong base salary and aggressive bonus potential
    Networking opportunities
    Not micro managed
    Great benefits-ipad, laptop, cell phone and care expensed

    Cons

    Frequent lay offs
    "what have you done for me lately" management approach
    Poor coaching/training & development


  7. "I greatly enjoyed the flexibility and autonomy that Danone Waters gave me."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great staff, a sense of entrepreneurship, setting your own hours and schedule, and working from home.

    Cons

    Management can be delayed on giving feedback.

    Advice to Management

    Would like to be reviewed more often and thoroughly. Also, the opportunities for full-time employment are taking longer than expected to pan out


  8. "review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Danone full-time

    Pros

    culture, family-like company, trainings, mission

    Cons

    too much out-of office work, late working hours


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Danone was an awesome company. Not it is just OK."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Danone full-time

    Pros

    - There is used to be a lot of local autonomy but it disappeared
    - Compensation is fair
    - People are usually nice and most of them have common sense

    Cons

    - a more and more centralized, with less autonomy to the business units
    - lack of sound strategic decision
    - more short term actions

    Advice to Management

    - lack of sound strategic decision
    - more short term actions


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Danone - Dannon review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, self-management, "intrapraneurial," great benefits, flat structure, global opportunities

    Cons

    slow on promotions, do the work of next level before receiving that level's compensation and/or title


  11. "Seniore Brand Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Danone full-time

    Pros

    Global Exposure, Strong Nutrition Portfolio, Reputed Company, Strong Brands

    Cons

    Variation in the pay package for the same position, no transparency in annual appraisal system

    Advice to Management

    Transparent Annual Appraisal System



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