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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. "Not a place for everybody"

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    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


  2. "Mais où sont passées les valeurs et la culture de Danone?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    La qualité des collaborateurs: très stimulant et formateur de travailler au quotidien avec des équipes très professionnelles,créatives et engagées.

    Cons

    Des changements fondamentaux dans l'organisation et le management du groupe, des équipes épuisées et sur-stressées. Une entreprise qui se cherche et qui n'est plus en phase avec ses valeurs et sa culture.

    Advice to Management

    "walk the talk"


  3. "high expectations low feedback , constant stress"

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    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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Supply Chain"

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    • 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


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Tough working environment"

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    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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Cash Flow Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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...


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Internship"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    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


  9. "Comme un stage, ça ne marche pas"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stagiaire in Rabat (Morocco)
    Former Employee - Stagiaire in Rabat (Morocco)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    tu peux manger autant de yaourt possible.

    Cons

    pas d'encadrement. l’encadrant ne veut que profité et ne donne aucune information ni directif.


  10. "Poor"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Payroll Officer in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Contractor - Senior Payroll Officer in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Danone as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Average salary. Not a lot to add other than close to public transport, nice cafes, nice streets to walk at lunchtime.

    Cons

    Poor management in certain departments. Lack
    of documented process and procedures manuals in order to effectively complete role expectations. Very outdated operations and systems.

    Advice to Management

    Implement efficient systems, HR should look after employees better.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Danone India: Where marketers are mere peon!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Mumbai (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Danone full-time

    Pros

    Well Danone is a decent name to have on CV, no argument there. Lot of employees refer Danone India as a retirement company, and I agree with them totally, If one wants a low pressure job with hindu rate of growth then Danone India might be an ideal place for you. A big pro is you can get a jump of life-time while switching to Danone in India, there are multiple hires who got 2-3 level of designation jump along with up to 100% of increment. So be aware, open your mouth as wide as you can while negotiation. HR is struggling to get people on board, and I am not exaggerating a bit here.

    Cons

    Now cons, as you feel by now I am a little dissatisfied employee here and I make no other claim here. I joined Danone thinking of it as a high career growth company for a talented marketer (My previous career record did hint that I am :D), but it is not. Marketing role's significance is almost close to zero here. Finance decides even tiniest of the marketing initiatives, Medical, Legal, Regulatory decide what communication you can roll out, Operations decide what new product you can launch...So the nutshell you are a peon running from door to door to seek everyone's approval. At last place is full of mediocre people and also run by them, so no scope for top performers, top institute guys (Don't think you will make a cut among mediocres, we few did and have failed). Absolute no for FMCG guys, its a doctor business. Danone dairy , which is an fmcg setup, is too small to join in for a core FMCG person unless you are paid twice of your current pay.

    Advice to Management

    You have failed big time in P for People. you have far below average standard people here in India. And your hope of achieving 5 year vision is as lame as a lie without good people. My advice to management is to first hire a good "Indian" leader at top followed by high talent pool below him from top bschools. India is a complex country, case studies of outside world don't apply here always.


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