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Diageo Reviews

Updated October 18, 2018
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Pros
  • "As a mum with young children however I find the work life balance a real positive" (in 91 reviews)

  • "Great company Great brands Great package" (in 124 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance at times can be hard to achieve" (in 44 reviews)

  • "Decision making can be a bit slow, also the ongoing pressure to deliver on quarterly financial performance is always there" (in 51 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Diageo Family"

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

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

    Pros

    Working for Diageo is by far one of the best career moves I have ever done and I would highly encourage any person thinking about joining us to do so - you won't regret it!

    Having worked here for 4 years now I have been able to experience a couple of different roles around the business, which is extremely important for me as I'm keen to grow my knowledge and experience throughout various different functions. My team are supportive, caring and will always have my back no matter what, something I have found difficult to find in other organisations.

    Other benefits of working for Diageo?

    Amazing Office Spaces - during my time here I've been able to visit offices all over the world and trust me you won't find nicer offices! Our global HQ contains a gym, a bar, 6 floors of office spaces, relaxation rooms, faith rooms and more.

    Work Life Balance - if work-life balance is something you're after then Diageo is perfect for you! Our flexible hours, dress-code and working from home behaviour benefit not just working parents but everyone.

    Development - Diageo have continually coached and developed me to be a better employee, my line-manager couldn't be more supportive of me.

    World Class Brands - the Diageo brands were by far the biggest factor encouraging me to work for them. Unlike other companies, Diageo embrace the heritage and legacy of each individual brand. The offices are continually being decorated for new product launches which is always great to see.

    There are many other great benefits of Diageo, I could go on forever.

    Cons

    I personally can't think of any cons, it’s a great company with a diverse range of people all of whom get respected and listened too.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget to stop and live Diageo's purpose - Celebrating life, every day, everywhere. It's so easy to get caught up in the day job, so every day stop to think about the amazing difference you're making every single day.

    Diageo Response

    Oct 10, 2018 – Social Media Team

    Thank you for the positive review. It's great to hear that you are happy working here and what it means to you in terms of teamwork, work life balance and career development. Kate


  2. "Great People, Great Brands"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Diageo full-time

    Pros

    Amazing co-workers and brands, fantastic culture

    Cons

    Career paths can be difficult to determine/follow through on; HR is limited

    Diageo Response

    May 3, 2018 – Social Media Team

    Hi and thanks for getting in touch. We're happy to hear you're enjoying your time with us and hope that you continue to develop and grow your career with Diageo. Best regards, Anna.

  3. "Love it here"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Diageo full-time

    Pros

    very good work life balance, ability to work from home or from Chicago office, plenty of opportunity for growth

    Cons

    large company, hard to get decisions made


  4. "Expect to get laid off"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Diageo full-time

    Pros

    Learn a lot and given lots of freedom

    Cons

    Work hard with little recognition

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "-"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Brands, great people, good pay

    Cons

    severe gaps in communication from top down


  6. "Diageo"

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

    I have been working at Diageo full-time

    Pros

    Good company, nice environment and benefits

    Cons

    Development opportunities are limited in some regions


  7. "Customer Marketing Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Diageo full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, high salaries and great brands

    Cons

    Unstable company that is constantly going through re-orgs

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company, Needs to be more open to growing in new ways"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Training, Good Mentors, Strategic Planning, Brilliant at Market Execution

    Cons

    Too traditional,Unrealistic target setting,Reorgs can lack credibility, Too inward focused

    Advice to Management

    Company can be much bigger, Diageo needs to take some risk make some major moves through JVs or aquisitions


  9. "trhth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice people and will learn a lot

    Cons

    workload is a lot, and can get stressfull


  10. "Executive Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Diageo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    benefits, flex-time, work from home

    Cons

    restructuring for the past 5 years

    Advice to Management

    revisit restructuring goals, losing great talent

    Diageo Response

    Aug 30, 2018 – Social Media Team

    Hi and thanks for being in touch. We're happy to hear you enjoyed the benefits of working with Diageo. Your advice to management has been taken into account. Best regards, Anna.


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