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"Great company but could be so much better"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Global multinational that offers lots of opportunities to move internationally
Diageo has some of the worlds most established brands so selling them isnt too difficult compared to some of the competition
Fantastic office facility in London and some of the benefits are as good as you will find
Unrivalled share scheme, opportunity to make lots of money if you stay long term
Great people who are very passionate about the company
Great regular staff events

Cons

Some managers tend to be quite old school in their approach which doesnt help people at the early stage of their career and can intimidate some
Competitors pay better salaries
Appraisal/Development system is poor, management don't really help you get to where you want to be they expect you to 'own' your development and do all the work yourself, which is tough when you are a new employee and don't know much about the company
Lots of focus and attention goes to graduates as opposed to other employees at the same level who are as good as and usually better performers
Lots of change and restructuring which leaves employees in limbo for long periods, and management don't do a lot to reassure employees who are under threat
Graduates are often given roles they are not worthy of and don't understand how things work at customer level which leads to a lot of pointless activities on the ground
Feedback from employees is often ignored

Advice to Management

Listen to your employees and stand up for them
If you feel an idea is a bad one then say so as opposed to the view that every idea will work
Spend more time with new employees when they start instead of using team mates to get them started

Other Employee Reviews for Diageo

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Diageo Scotland - Fantastic company, great opportunities and benefits."

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great working environment, incredibly friendly people and opportunities for advancement. The benefits are also very good. Opportunities exist to work worldwide and to travel within the role.

    Cons

    A strong emphasis on providing fantastic opportunities to the students and graduates but less recognition goes to the other consistently hard-working people, even if they are better qualified with more experience.

    Advice to Management

    There should be less of a divide between those on the graduate/student placement scheme and those who have recently left university and are following non-graduate scheme routes. More recognition should go to the people who have been with the company longer than 3 years.


  2. "Fantastic career opportunities in growing business""

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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

    Growing business across rural Scotland with a fantastic quality of life and salary for local conditions.
    Opportunities to move across wide range of production plant from malting, distilling through to packaging within Scottish production facilities. Further opportunities to move into beer , wine and marketing across the globe.

    Cons

    A lot of competition for promotion across a relatively flat structure does cause some slower progression and some dissatisfaction with opportunities with young ambitious staff who value hierarchical promotion over quality of life .Taking time to assess the conditions and roles they have and the life balance they can enjoy should help everyone realize the grass is not always greener elsewhere.

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