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"A brilliant place to work - but not as good as it was"

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Former Employee - Senior Marketing in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Senior Marketing in London, England (UK)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Very bright people. Friendly informal culture. Top quality brands you can really identify with. Good salaries. International reach and scope. Serious company but still in the leisure and entertainment business - and that permeates down through the company, especially for celebrations. Great brand heritage. Excellent marketing organisation with very good continuous training. Basically fun, challenging and stimulating.

Cons

It's still a big corporation with all that that implies: complicated processes, constant stakeholder alignment, plenty of jumping through hoops, new mantras from the top that are mysteriously and silently replaced a couple of years later. Doesn't always live up to its purported values. At the end of the day, driven by the need to keep the City constantly happy, rather than doing what may be best for the company long term.

There is little pro-active career management. Staff have to do all the running, get mentorship and proactively manage their careers, engineer change. No one will do it for you.

Company is increasingly risk-adverse which stultifies creativity.

Advice to Management

Take more risks. Act like a major heavyweight company in terms of sponsorships and marketing initiatives.

Having said that - look at the share price increase in last 5 years then tell the management they have got it wrong.

Other Employee Reviews for Diageo

  1. "Good pay, ok company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fairly good work/life balance. Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic company and political environment.


  2. "Complete disaster"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Current Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good products, great events, young people

    Cons

    High competition, stress, too much pressure

    Advice to Management

    Do not play with people's lives

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