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Diageo Reviews

Updated January 19, 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. "Director"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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


  2. "Commercial Capabilities Manager"

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    • 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

  3. "Most Trusted and Respected"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Performance Driven, Results Delivered. Great culture that reflects a sincere commitment to social responsibility, integrity, personal development and leadership growth. Employees are supported and encouraged to Be the Best.

    Cons

    Not for those who enjoy working in a Status Quo environment


  4. "Great company"

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary and employee benefits. Lots of vacation time allowed. Excellent brand portfolio. Diverse and collaborative thinking encouraged. Fair talent reviews.

    Cons

    Work life balance isn't always great, especially if you're working on the supply side rather than corporate. To move up you usually have to move geographical location.


  5. "Procurement"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    extremely intelligent people as they hire people from the best schools

    Cons

    nothing can get done-nobody makes any decisions

    Advice to Management

    too many meetings


  6. "Great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Key Account Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Key Account Manager in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Diageo (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Focus on employees and growth

    Cons

    Restructures too often. Every 2 years.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep the talent.

    Diageo Response

    May 26, 2017 – HR Coordinator

    Hi, thanks for your feedback. Thanks for your positive feedback on our focus on development. At Diageo we want to see our people learn and grow. It's a key element of the way in which we keep our... More


  7. "Great company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits, good retirement program, great company

    Cons

    upward mobility. Must be willing to move to move up

    Diageo Response

    Apr 18, 2017 – HR Coordinator

    Hi, thanks for your feedback. It's great to hear you enjoyed your benefits. Your comments on career development have been noted and passed on to help us improve. Thanks.

  8. Helpful (7)

    "A good place to get trained and then leave."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Diageo is a flexible working environment. The senior management is approachable. Great place to learn functional skills. The employee resource groups provide great foundations for diverse employees.

    Cons

    They want to move as many jobs overseas as possible. Restructures happen every six months, a lot of knowledge is lost during this process and it makes the job harder to execute. Middle management lacks basic management skills.

    Advice to Management

    Stop all the constant restructures, it makes the company look like it does not have a strong strategic plan and it ruins the morale of employees.

    Diageo Response

    Apr 18, 2017 – HR Coordinator

    Hi, thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We’re glad to hear that you are enjoying the flexible work, ways of working, development opportunities and our diverse culture. Your feedback on our... More


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Finance Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Norwalk, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice friendly co-workers. Early close on Friday's.

    Cons

    Lots of layoffs. Offshoring is the norm.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  10. "great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Diageo part-time

    Pros

    Great People to work with

    Cons

    Lifting can be difficult at times

    Diageo Response

    Apr 18, 2017 – HR Coordinator

    Thank you for letting us know about your experience at Diageo, we’re pleased to hear you’re enjoying your career with us. We aren’t entirely sure what you mean by you comment on lifting but please... More


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