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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. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Brands, People and Culture. Clear strategy that links to the performance culture.

    Cons

    The level of change. It almost feels like the change is for change sake. Take time to embed one change before you are on to the next.

    Advice to Management

    Change is good and invigorating at times but don't throw the baby out with the bath water. You risk losing what was special at Diageo.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Generous Company but beware......."

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    • 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

    Great brands and apparently good culture. Company seems to care how employees feel.

    Cons

    "Good ole' Boys Club". Management positions are VERY political. Beware of knife wielding peers who would slit the throats of those they want to be noticed over for advancement.

  3. Helpful (9)

    "Marketing Manager"

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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

    Pros

    The people are all very knowledgeable and capable. The benefits and travel were good compared to other companies in their peer group. Deeply discounted alcohol. Profit sharing is nice.

    Cons

    Old boys club! Former President of NA ran the company like a 'mafia' family if I'm honest. If he didn't like you, your days were numbered. HR basically would do nothing. Its better to do your job versus offering instructive feedback, views and opinions.

    Advice to Management

    Replacing the past President was a good thing! Now, its time to look at replacing any soldiers still standing. Revamping the entire HR department wouldn't be a bad thing.


  4. "Director"

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

    Pros

    Great culture, great brands, work life balance

    Cons

    Salary increase policy is not very market focused, Human Resources can improve focus on employees growth

    Advice to Management

    Review Salary increase policy


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work"

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

    I worked at Diageo full-time

    Pros

    Been an employee for over 15 years
    Grew in my position
    Pays well with great benefits
    Great products
    Made many great friends for life

    Cons

    So many re-organization structures people always getting laid off
    Just sold wine business
    Lots of red tape in management
    Out source jobs/departments to India & Budapest

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees - who is going to do all this work once people leave the business? Transition is not clear for people who left


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Iconic brands but experiences depends on the people"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The brands are amazing and iconic. Huge portfolio to manage, but you can prioritize based on your market needs. Your overall experience depends on the your team and line manager and the relationships you establish. I was able to work with several teams and the last one was really great. International opportunities are widely available, but I hear relocation assistance is not really offered anymore.

    Cons

    There are constant re-orgs with very little change management. It creates a fear culture during these times which is pretty frequent- approximately every 2 years. Being considered for positions outside of your own department also becomes difficult if you haven't already established a relationship with the hiring managers. It seems that its more important who you know rather than what you know at times. Lastly, budgets are being cut constantly which makes it hard to plan and achieve the very ambitious plans.

    Advice to Management

    Need more leaders that are focused on leading a team vs. managing up. This applies most to middle management with direct reports.


  7. "Diageo - mid/senior level"

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

    Pros

    - empowers employees
    - develops employees
    - creates conditions to succeed

    Cons

    - progression is slow sometimes
    - may get political

  8. "Supply Planner"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Diageo full-time

    Pros

    Great Company. Excellent Brands. Good Benefits

    Cons

    Development. Training. Re Organizations. NA


  9. "Diageo executive"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing brands with great heritage.
    A lot of pride in the workplace.
    Very caring culture.

    Cons

    People and cost-saving strategy changes frequently.
    Many internal opportunities based on relationships rather than merit.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Lots of changes and unceirtanty"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a great environment when I started 7 years ago but lately there are too many changes and reorgs.

    Cons

    They say that talent is the most important thing but they don't sustain that with actions.


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