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Updated January 18, 2018
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  • Work life balance at times can be hard to achieve (in 43 reviews)

  • decision making is slow sometimes (in 42 reviews)

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  1. "Warehouse Operator"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Operator in Plainfield, IL
    Former Employee - Warehouse Operator in Plainfield, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for. Pay & benefits were great. Unlimited Overtime.

    Cons

    Schedule was different, have every other weekend off.

    Diageo Response

    Nov 1, 2017 – Social Media Team

    Hi. Thanks for taking the time to leave your comments. It's great to hear that you enjoyed working with us. All the best in the future.


  2. "Bad culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and Benefits
    Best portfolio in business
    Good team in local market, and some good people in company.

    Cons

    Horrid senior management in ct
    Never want to know what really is going on in market, just want results
    Stressful
    If your a white male you have zero chance at promotion.
    Backstabbing mentality
    Lack of upward mobility, unless you want to constantly move
    Lack of job security

    Advice to Management

    Clean out some senior leadership, and test employees like family, not a number on spreadsheet.

    Diageo Response

    Jan 18, 2018 – Social Media Team

    Thanks for letting us know about your experience at Diageo. Your feedback on our structure and your comments for management have been noted, thanks for taking the time to share these with us. We wish... More

  3. "Seagrams was better before Diageo took over"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Relay, MD
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Relay, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits were great. Most of the people were nice. Loved my job. I was proud to be a part of top selling brands. Great when it comes to diversity.

    Cons

    Management didn't promote from within enough. Too competitive. Would put plant against plant often to try to maximize profits. Close plants. I call it the Locust Effect.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like people instead of numbers

    Diageo Response

    Nov 17, 2017 – Social Media Team

    Hello. Thanks for leaving us a review. It's great to hear you enjoyed the culture and benefits with Diageo, Thanks too for your comments and feedback on how to improve the management of Diageo, as... More


  4. "Good place for the short term"

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    Current Employee - Commercial Director in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Commercial Director in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Diageo full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good money, awesome brands, good atmosphere, great benefits

    Cons

    Is very though to develop your career as a lot of positions are managed in a political way.

    Advice to Management

    Need to somehow change this culture of preferred candidates and look for innovative ways to rotate the people.

    Diageo Response

    Oct 24, 2017 – Social Media Team

    Hi and thanks for your review. We're happy to hear that you enjoy the benefits of working with Diageo. Your feedback has been noted and will help us improve. We hope that you continue to enjoy your... More


  5. "Awesome Culture with Amazing Benefits"

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

    I worked at Diageo full-time

    Pros

    You're not going to beat the culture at Diageo. Very inclusive, tight net group of people who truly love what they do. Yes, most offices have a bar for a weekly happy hour. Very generous company pension in place, tuition assistance, and a great performance benefits.

    Cons

    Has been known to reorg a lot, which can make people a little uneasy about their job security. In order to move to the Director level, you have to be championed by leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Consider moving some leadership roles to field based positions. There is a lot of talent in the company who doesn't want to move to Connecticut for cost of living purposes.

    Diageo Response

    Sep 17, 2017 – Social Media Team

    Hi, thanks for your feedback. Thanks for your positive feedback on the company culture. Our culture is rooted in a deep sense of our purpose and values, the personal connections we have to our... More


  6. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Diageo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company - Nice culture - Great people to work with and great benefits/perks

    Cons

    Things are constantly changing - they keep on restructuring (and laying off)

    Diageo Response

    Aug 29, 2017 – Social Media Team

    Thanks for letting us know about your experience at Diageo, and for your positive feedback on our culture and benefits. Your comments on restructure have been noted and passed on to help us improve... More


  7. "A good company to work for"

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

    I worked at Diageo (Less than a year)

    Pros

    * Focus on people
    * Freedom and space to do your job
    * Good salary and benefits

    Cons

    * Lots of politics
    * Cyclical people restructures generates disruption in the business
    * Lack of automation and standardize processes and data analysis generates overload and prevents Diageo from having much better business intelligence

    Advice to Management

    Invest in automation and lean processes to sustain low overheads and improve business intelligence

    Diageo Response

    Aug 28, 2017 – Social Media Team

    Hi. Thanks for taking the time to get in touch. We're really pleased to hear about the positive experience that you had with us. Your comments and feedback for management have been noted and passed... More

  8. "Good but could be great"

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary and bonus structure. Good, honest people. Fantastic brands with fascinating histories. Brand Ambassador Program. Community reinvestment programs instill a sense of pride (opportunity to engage employees and leverage brands). Flexibility (although I am told that is changing). Overall a great company to work for with several kinks to work out.

    Cons

    Zero "real"professional development. Review process is time consuming, ineffective and dysfunctional. Employees are not really involved in the process. Everyone knows that decisions have already been made during the "calibration" process. No clear lines of communication between markets and global. Tremendous amount of politics. People are always pitted against each other. Limited engagement between functions/teams. Employees are always in the dark. Constant turn over.

    Advice to Management

    Your "productivity" agenda is counterproductive. You are hemorrhaging talent at all levels because you are trying to cut costs. Individuals with historical knowledge of the industry are going to cost you more. Like the saying goes "you get what you pay for". Be more open, transparent and authentic with your employees. Be accessible.

    Diageo Response

    Aug 22, 2017 – Social Media Team

    Hi and thanks for taking the time to write to us. We’re pleased to hear about the positive experience you had with our people and our brands. We appreciate your comments and feedback on how to... More


  9. "Nice product, not a good career"

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice location, working environment; good discount on liquor; good salary and benefits package.

    Cons

    Very political and volatile workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people better, clean up the politics and make this a better place to work.

    Diageo Response

    Sep 5, 2017 – Social Media Team

    Hi and thanks for taking the time to write to us. We appreciate your positive feedback on the working environment, benefits and salary. Your feedback on the negative aspects of the workplace is... More


  10. "Great job"

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    Former Employee - The Guy in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - The Guy in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Diageo (Less than a year)

    Pros

    love working here , great mangement

    Cons

    fast pace, get it how ulive

    Diageo Response

    Aug 9, 2017 – Social Media Team

    It's great to hear that you enjoyed working at Diageo. Thanks for your positive feedback on management. Our values underpin our business and guide how we work: we are passionate about our customers... More


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