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Diageo Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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  • Some focus on work life balance (in 41 reviews)

  • Also decision making in a matrix is challenging particularly while you build up your relationships (in 34 reviews)

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  1. "Should Be A Great Place To Work, but isnt!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Diageo (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Employee Brand Ambassador Program
    -Flexibility is nice especially for families
    -Pub nights are fun, but after awhile loses its luster

    Cons

    -Management lack of focus
    -favorites always getting the opportunities
    -my way or highway approach
    -constant reorg and threatening of lowering band level

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers with management experience to cultivate talent. Too often there are managers in role who are more self centered. I see this in my entire department.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "great place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Diageo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great industry, great products, ability to be creative and make your mark. Lots of brands that people know and love

    Cons

    it is in a big period of transition and there is lots of false starts as the company tries to find its way to a future growth track

    Advice to Management

    less is more. focus on fewer things and do them better. grow the big brands and make them bigger; support the next gen brands


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great products..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plainfield, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plainfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Diageo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great salary for experienced employees. Great hourly workforce that very entertaining at times. Perks are good. Great place if you are an immigrant. Looks great on a resume.

    Cons

    Huge division between the people up front (BTC), and operations. Hard to find positive reinforcement for hard work. Certain people get opportunities. Politics are placed over performance. Managers with big egos and selfish intent. Poor decisions and empty promises have hurt the morale.

    Advice to Management

    Record breaking case outputs should be praised, instead of just patting yourselves on the back. Invest in a real process improvement initiative that uses proven concepts, instead of one person's narrow minded view. Get rid of the smoke and mirrors, because the employees can see through it. Follow your own company vales that are posted for all to see.


  4. "Marketing Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in India, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in India, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic brands to work on with lots of challenges to manage. Continually stretching high performers and recognizing them is a big plus.

    Cons

    Decision making is slow and sometimes short term oriented.

    Advice to Management

    Stick with it, rome wasn't built in a day

    Diageo Response

    Jan 15, 2016 – Diageo Talent Engagement Team

    Hi, thank you for taking the time to provide feedback for us. We are glad that you are enjoying working with our brands and the career support you are receiving. Your comments for improvement are ... More


  5. "Great company. Great People."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Plainfield, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Plainfield, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Diageo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to move laterally.
    Great benefits.
    Great open work environment and great people.

    Cons

    Too many complex processes to keep track of.
    Too many innovation projects.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more projects focused to improve supply optimization.

    Diageo Response

    Jan 15, 2016 – Diageo Talent Engagement Team

    Hi, the opinions of our employees are extremely important to us and are the main way in which we can look to constantly be improving. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience of working ... More


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Proceed with Caution"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    great brand portfolio, ownership of brands

    Cons

    constant reorgs and structural changes, competitve to a fault, inability to promote and develop employees based on merit/readiness, high school clique behavior from senior executives down to entry level roles, not honest

    Advice to Management

    change people in your leadership roles, live up to your values


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist in South Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist in South Norwalk, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diageo is a great company to work for, the always provide career development and they keep up with new trends, always in the look out of what is the newest tool for learning or development. Performance reviews are really fair. Company Culture is amazing.

    Cons

    Watch out for company politics. If you have a terrible manager, please take it from me, don't run away from the company, just run away from that manager and you will be fine!

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good work

    Diageo Response

    Jan 15, 2016 – Diageo Talent Engagement Team

    Hello, thank you for sharing your experience of working for Diageo and we are glad that you enjoyed your time with us, especially the culture. Thanks for sharing your advice on management, we are ... More


  8. "Place is terrible"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Tax in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Diageo full-time

    Pros

    None - unless you want to work 24/7

    Cons

    All they want is for you to work endlessly. Under staffed and want you there on the weekends. No work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Get a life


  9. Helpful (1)

    "good perks, bad management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great work life balance and benefts

    Cons

    poor management. company doesnt use its infinite resources to train line managers and therefore has creeated a toxic culture. used to be a fun place to work, but now day to day is driven by performance only and no enjoyment for the job

    Diageo Response

    Jan 15, 2016 – Diageo Talent Engagement Team

    Hi, thanks for your feedback. It's great to hear you enjoy your work life balance at Diageo and that you would recommend working with us. Your comments on management have been noted and passed on to ... More


  10. "Great company with even better brands"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Category Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Category Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, perks and growth opportunity. World renown brands that immediately gives you the "cooler" job when talking to a stranger in the airport.

    Cons

    Sometimes can take management a long time to make a decision. The company can have the normal "publicly traded companies" issues with being too big.

    Advice to Management

    Be better at decision making


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