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Diageo London Reviews

Updated December 11, 2017
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  • May present an improper work-life-balance (in 42 reviews)

  • Decision making slow but making strong improvements (in 40 reviews)

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  1. "Great opportunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commercial Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Commercial Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Career progression is great, strong ambitious team, great experiences

    Cons

    Strong internal culture at leadership, working hours extremely long

    Advice to Management

    Management recruitment centrally to ensure a more balanced organisation

    Diageo Response

    Dec 12, 2017 – Social Media Team

    Hi. Thanks for taking the time to leave us your review. We're pleased to hear your positive feedback on our culture and development opportunities. We've noted and passed on your comments on... More


  2. "Fantastic Company with Lots of Opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - DBS in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - DBS in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Diageo full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - The work/life balance.
    - The encouragement given to learning.
    - The people you work with.
    - The industry in general!

    Cons

    - My job has been quite basic and I'd of preferred more of a challenge.

    Diageo Response

    Nov 16, 2017 – Social Media Team

    Hi, thanks for getting in touch. We're happy to hear that you enjoy working with Diageo. We hope you continue to develop and grow your career with us and that you find the challenges you seek.

  3. "Losing its soul"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Diageo (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Bright people, exciting sector, truly international

    Cons

    Appointed multiple senior managers who don’t really care about their teams - only self promotion & their bonus. More political & back- stabbing than it used to be. Some senior managers lack authenticity.

    Advice to Management

    Reconnect back to values.

    Diageo Response

    Oct 20, 2017 – Social Media Team

    Hi. The opinions of our employees are extremely important to us and help us improve. Thanks for your positive feedback on our global business. Our strength lies in our scale, the geographical... More


  4. "Short term focus, painfully slow decision making"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Innovation Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Innovation Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working location, relative freedom in executing the strategy, people, global career opportunities. Location of the offices in London. Brands

    Cons

    Due to regular rotation/turnover no long term thinking, decision making is slow as too many people are involved, it is a culture of influencing and individuals somehow avoid decisions. Maternity terms are bad

    Diageo Response

    Sep 19, 2017 – Social Media Team

    Hi, we're happy to hear from you. It's good to know that you're enjoying your freedom and flexibility. Your feedback on maternity benefits and the decision making process is noted. We hope you... More


  5. "Former Finance Professional"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Diageo full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, talented people in a fun environment. Lots of responsibility at a young age for those who can handle it.

    Cons

    Can be long working hours

    Diageo Response

    Jul 20, 2017 – Social Media Team

    Hi, thanks for letting us know about your experience at Diageo and for your positive feedback on our culture and environment. We're sorry to hear that you weren't as pleased with the working hours... More


  6. "Fantastic brands and people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Finance Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Finance Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Diageo full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic brands and fantastic people

    Cons

    A bit of a boys club

    Advice to Management

    Promote people based on their ability and what they deliver

    Diageo Response

    Jul 17, 2017 – Social Media Team

    Hi, thanks for your feedback. We’re pleased to hear about the positive experience that you had with us, especially about the brands and the people you worked with. At Diageo we want to see our people... More


  7. "Fantastic Employer!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Human Resources in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Diageo full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Big roles with lots of room to reach your full potential
    - Fantastic global brands
    - Warm, collaborative and genuine people
    - Great benefits including office bar & free gym membership

    Cons

    - Salary could be more competitive

    Diageo Response

    Jul 14, 2017 – Social Media Team

    Hi, the opinions of our employees are extremely important to us and help us improve. It's great to hear your positive feedback on benefits, brands and the scope to achieve your potential. The... More

  8. "Retail Development Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Development Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Retail Development Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Diageo (Less than a year)

    Pros

    global travel division; very international

    Cons

    restructures constantly happen therefore tough to feel secure.

    Advice to Management

    less re-organizations

    Diageo Response

    Jun 22, 2017 – HR Coordinator

    Hi, thanks for your feedback. Thanks for your comments and feedback on how to improve the management of Diageo, these comments are valuable in helping us to improve. Good luck in the future.


  9. "Customer Marketing Executive"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Marketing Executive in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Marketing Executive in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Diageo full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great culture
    - Amazing brands
    - Ethical & Responsible business

    Cons

    - Salary not competitive
    - Limited opportunities to move cross-functionally

    Diageo Response

    Jun 22, 2017 – HR Coordinator

    Hi, the opinions of our employees are extremely important to us and help us improve. Thanks for your positive feedback on our culture and our brands. It's great to hear you talk about our... More


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Overall good company but lots of change yet to happen to keep employees for longer term"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CSM in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - CSM in London, England (UK)
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great brands, interesting work and some really good people you get to work with. Sadly management can be a let down. However maybe this is department specific?

    Cons

    Poor management, poor pay, don't treat employees well

    Advice to Management

    Improve on how you treat your employees, work vs pay balance and work /life balance needs to be reviewed.

    Diageo Response

    May 26, 2017 – HR Coordinator

    Hi, thanks for taking the time to provide feedback for us. Thanks for your comments and feedback on how to improve the management of Diageo, these comments are valuable in helping us to improve . All... More


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