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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. "Great Company but bad Work environment"

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


  2. "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

  3. "Guest Services Representative"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  4. "Average Corporate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  5. "Great company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Diageo full-time

    Pros

    Company has a great culture, great people and good energy

    Cons

    While they are working to improve layers for approval, sometimes things move slowly.

    Diageo Response

    Jul 21, 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 company culture and people. Our culture is rooted in a deep sense of our... More


  6. "Intern"

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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

    Pros

    Really good culture, with intelligent and kind employees.

    Cons

    Very large company so things can be a little slow.

    Diageo Response

    Jul 6, 2017 – Social Media Team

    Hi, thanks for your feedback. Our culture is rooted in a deep sense of our purpose and values, the personal connections we have to our brands, our relationships and our passion to win in the... More


  7. "Great company to gain experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    multinational nature of the company, travel, great perks, opportunity for growth

    Cons

    poor work-life balance, ever changing business strategy

    Advice to Management

    try to stick to the values that you preach. its a fantastic company with great people and great brands

    Diageo Response

    Jul 7, 2017 – Social Media Team

    Hi, thanks for taking the time to provide feedback for us. It's great to hear you enjoyed the multinational nature of the company. We seek to maintain a diverse workforce in which the different... More

  8. "Trade Marketing"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Marketing in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and lots of autonomy within most roles. The brands are industry leading and well known to all retailers and consumers.

    Cons

    The workload grows each year as the company tries to do more with less and less and less. This is par for the course for a publicly held company I suppose but it is not acknowledged, certainly not to be questioned.

    Advice to Management

    Spend time in 'day of the life' of employees to better understand what they do.

    Diageo Response

    Jun 22, 2017 – HR Coordinator

    Hi, thanks for your feedback. Thanks for your positive feedback on our brands. We are the present day custodians of some of the most iconic brands in the world, with a responsibility to ensure they... More


  9. "Director"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked for Diageo for 10 years in three countries. Now that I work for another company I have a new level of appreciation for its structure and leadership. It is political like any big corporate, but overall if you are talented and you are able and willing to move Diageo has a huge range of opportunities. Culture is up or out, which keeps talent fresh (cons on this below).

    Cons

    Re-orgs occur every 18-36 months, creating significant uncertainty and poor morale during the periods of change. Individual experience can vary greatly depending on the leader of your market or business unit. Culture is up or out, and every re-org cuts both strong talent and lower performers. If you cannot move you will quickly top out on opportunities. It is always a matter of when, not if, you will leave Diageo. Employee diversity is lacking vs. many of its competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on the consumer. Be more open to taking risks in the innovation portfolio. Hold leaders accountable to leadership behavior and not just financial results.

    Diageo Response

    May 26, 2017 – HR Coordinator

    Hi, thanks for taking the time to provide feedback for us. Thanks for your positive feedback on talent and leadership. Thanks for your comments and feedback on how to improve the management of... More


  10. "Commercial Capabilities Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in America, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in America, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    portfolio of brands, diverse functional roles, fun industry, great colleagues

    Cons

    bias towards diversity, decision making complex, complex hierarchy, heavily regulated industry

    Advice to Management

    keep it simple, live the values

    Diageo Response

    May 26, 2017 – HR Coordinator

    Hi, thanks for taking the time to provide feedback for us. We’re pleased to hear about the positive experience that you had with us. It's great to hear your positive feedback on our portfolio of... More


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