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Diageo Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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  • May present an improper work-life-balance (in 42 reviews)

  • Decision making is usually slow and less efficient in the matrix organization (in 39 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome Culture with Amazing Benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "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

  3. "A good company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  4. "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


  5. "Good but could be great"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "Great job"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "Great Company but bad Work environment"

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    Former Employee - Logistics Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Logistics Manager in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    great company with great brands

    Cons

    great company, but the worst Work environment, peopple very selfish

    Advice to Management

    Your human resources department should improve a lot, do not fit with the organization

    Diageo Response

    Aug 18, 2017 – Social Media Team

    Hi. Thank you for leaving your comments; the opinions of our employees are extremely important to us and help us improve. Thanks for your positive feedback on the company and its brands. We are the... More

  8. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Diageo full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance, generous perks (bonus is 15%), fun brands and projects, free bar in the office

    Cons

    corporate atmosphere can be stiff, frequent downsizes / re-organizations, huge focus on productivity (i.e cutting down on costs wherever possible),

    Diageo Response

    Aug 1, 2017 – Social Media Team

    Thanks for letting us know about your experience at Diageo. It's great to hear your positive feedback on our work life balance. Our purpose is to celebrate life, every day, everywhere. We know that... More


  9. "Guest Services Representative"

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

    I worked at Diageo full-time

    Pros

    Fun environment, get what you give, if you give 110% they'll give you the reward.

    Cons

    Standing all day long was rough

    Diageo Response

    Jul 30, 2017 – Social Media Team

    Hi, thanks for your feedback. We’re pleased to hear about the positive experience that you had with us. All the best in your future career.


  10. "Average Corporate"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great physical work environment and big structure. Lots of resources

    Cons

    Most team members are incapable of modern-day computer skills and need to be educated or upgraded. The environment is so bureaucratic that no project ever gets done, no matter how small or specific.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs more power within their realm of departmental structure.

    Diageo Response

    Aug 12, 2017 – Social Media Team

    Hi, Thanks for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We're pleased you enjoyed the work environment and the resources. At Diageo we want to see our people learn and grow. It's a key element of... More


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