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Danone Reviews

Updated April 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is prioritised and ensured to keep employees helaty and most efficient during wokr hours (in 19 reviews)

  • la hauteur du travail fourni et l'ambiance de travail est tr (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • However Danone work hard to try and reduce this by improving Work-Life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • Sensation parfois de "grosse entreprise" avec un manque de dynamique (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (10)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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!


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Ok place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company pays well, lot's of opportunity.

    Cons

    Work life balance is non-existant for corporate jobs.


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  5. "very nice"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    friendly environment, nice management, there are always yogurts in the refrigerators for employees:)

    Cons

    employees salaries could be higher

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work and increase salaries of your employees


  6. "Not a place for everybody"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mexico City (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mexico City (Mexico)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of learning (on the job)
    Great co-workers
    OK facilities

    Cons

    Extra hours are the standard (really long nights!!!)
    Cero long term vision
    Cero hard-work recognition
    Had one of the worst bosses ever! (Company knew he's bad and don't do anything)

    Advice to Management

    Check labor health through interviewing employees


  7. "high expectations low feedback , constant stress"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Former Employee - Intern in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good salary and benefits with location of the city center , benefits in lunches

    Cons

    high stress with the amunt of constans need to achive too hard things , no help from managment


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Supply Chain"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary and other economic bennefits

    Cons

    There are low chances to grow and the workday is too long, there are not balance between personal life and job


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Tough working environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Global company, opportunity to move around within the company

    Cons

    Hostile work environment, bureacractic, poor staff morale


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Cash Flow Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Danone full-time

    Pros

    International company with a name

    Cons

    Usual discrimination from CODI (board of directors) side.

    Advice to Management

    Better develop your people instead of separate with them and replace with another...


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There is a great work environment with a lot of potential for growth

    Cons

    There is a lot of internal domestics. There us also poor flow of information between departments

    Advice to Management

    Better organization and role distribution


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