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Danone Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is prioritised and ensured to keep employees helaty and most efficient during wokr hours (in 23 reviews)

  • Les conditions de travail et les (in 19 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. "Good learning experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work and learning environment.

    Cons

    Micro management from seniors staff.

    Advice to Management

    You recruited staff.
    Have courage and faith in thrm to deliver. Dont micro manage them.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Just like any other big company"

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    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

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good learning playground"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Danone full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, result oriented

    Cons

    lack of project management in export business, important people turn over at that time


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Good for young people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Danone full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company has good benefits comparable to other companies in the area. Culture has improved over the years. Lot's of opportunities for younger employees.

    Cons

    It is challenging to manage work life balance. Projects are managed too quickly and often inefficiently.

    Advice to Management

    In the US: Until more women and americans are in senior positions you're going to have retention problems.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Customer Marketing Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Growing company with lots of market opportunity

    Cons

    Leadership wasn't connected with the people in the field


  6. Helpful (5)

    "OD MANAGER"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great corporate values, great people, wonderful company mission, lots of opportunities. Always in transformation and eager to grow. Danone communities leads wonderful project to make the world a better place. Feeling pride to work for the company.

    Cons

    Highly political and corporate values not really alive in leadership team. Senior age is 45 ! Clear problem in diversity, gender, age, race.

    Advice to Management

    Walk your talk


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Quality Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Have very good product, welcomed by market, good salary pay

    Cons

    business expansion too fast, not strong on basic quality working procedure foundation

    Advice to Management

    slow down a little bit, focus on working system optimization

  8. "Talent Acquisition Manager"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in White Plains, NY
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in White Plains, NY

    I have been working at Danone as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Strong company mission statement
    Team oriented environment
    Line of sight to senior leadership
    Embodies health an wellness

    Cons

    Tight office space - impossible to reserve conference rooms


  9. "A Company in Canada that had becomed a USA division"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Danone full-time

    Pros

    Offers a lot of development and learning opportunity: World Class Programs
    Really good Salary
    Opportunity to growth for early and mid career employees
    Still a good employer
    Avoid the traffic in Montreal

    Cons

    Life Balance!
    Really demanding
    Hero to Zero culture
    People Appreciation
    Centralized Company, more US centric
    Heavy politicize
    A lot of contradictions
    Leaders promoted not always based on the right criteria and sometimes more based on their way of managing up.

    Advice to Management

    Why people that were not ready to be promoted at Danone are really successful in larger role within other companies as much as big as Danone?


  10. Helpful (5)

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

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    • Senior Management
    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


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