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Louis Dreyfus Group Reviews

Updated May 5, 2017
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  1. "Operations Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Louis Dreyfus Group full-time

    Pros

    if I had to list something I would have to say job security.

    Cons

    everything; no transparency, management lacks fundamental skills to lead teams, no lunch breaks, no break room, one person does something wrong everyone is held accountable.

    Advice to Management

    zero


  2. "Ne travaillez pas là-bas !"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Bon endroit et collègues sympathiques, environnement dynamique, salaire OK - aux alentours des prix du marché

    Cons

    15 heures par jour, souvent 7 jours par semaine

    Pas de vacances autorisées - j'ai dû annuler

    Aucun soutien

    Aucune évolution, développement ou formation

    Entreprise très française

    La direction senior a de très mauvaises relations avec le personnel et traite les gens très mal.

    Advice to Management

    Obtenez des compétences générales !

    Devenez plus international et moins français.

  3. "very short sighted managment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    flat structure and informal culture

    Cons

    was a good place to work - but grew and managment focus is lost.

    Advice to Management

    Have a big picture view of the world


  4. "Worst if you are looking for a job that prepares you for the future(LD Commodities India)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Louis Dreyfus Group full-time

    Pros

    informal work culture, up beat mood

    Cons

    1. Zero training(technical) for new joiners/existing employees.
    2. Unbelievable focus on cost cutting in the weirdest of areas( basic maintenance, toilet accessories)
    3. Non existent HR department.( Money allocated for employee satisfaction is not used and shown as savings)
    4.Very less qualities of a MNC ( upper management is happy with low standards if it saves money)
    5.Pay rise is not according to talent but according to the extent you can flatter your boss

    Advice to Management

    Please be a bit more professional(sorry lot more). Give some teeth to the HR dept. Focus on well being of employees.


  5. "Commodity Trading Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good company until company sold shares to another company and went through many layoffs. Now the company has been sold and has a different name.

    Cons

    Each department went to layoffs.


  6. "Good till management change"

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    Former Employee - Tax Manager in Wilton, CT
    Former Employee - Tax Manager in Wilton, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Louis Dreyfus Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Independence, great boss, good pay, not overloaded, people

    Cons

    Nothing when I was there

    Advice to Management

    Care about the employee


  7. "Louis Dreyfus Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Louis Dreyfus Group full-time

    Pros

    Truly international business with global outlook. Great opportunities for younger employees, lots of room to gain experience and advance. Super training ground

    Cons

    Overall weak organizational structure, more recently a loss of family values that have been integral to LD success

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Decent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The hours here are reasonable; most people work around a 60 hour week with differences depending on the trading desk. Not exactly the best place for advancement, as it is a relatively small company.

    Cons

    LD's Human Resources department is notoriously slow and ineffective. Job offers were given almost 2 whole months after the interview with no word in between. Advancement is difficult as it is a small company with few upper level jobs open.

    Advice to Management

    Overall, not a bad place to work; the culture is very segmented depending on the desk. Changes to consider would be more HR changes than anything else.


  9. "GA & EA of President Director"

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    Former Employee - General Affair in Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Former Employee - General Affair in Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Louis Dreyfus Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good friend environment
    Good value of company

    Cons

    To much turn over, to much management changing

    Advice to Management

    People oriented please


  10. "Challenging but Supportive"

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    Former Employee - Trader
    Former Employee - Trader
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Nice people for a trading job
    - Good hours
    - Relaxed atmosphere as long as you are making money
    - Potential to learn, and colleagues that want to help you learn

    Cons

    - Lots of pressure if you are losing money
    - Compensation decisions seemed opaque, you get the feeling you are making a fair amount relative to your profit/loss but you wonder whether you aren't

    Advice to Management

    The training program is great, don't change it a bit... but you should consider recruiting from more schools. There is a lot of talent out there you are missing by only advertising your company in a few places.


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