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  1. "GA & EA of President Director"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "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


  3. "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.


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  5. "Commodity Trading Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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. "Great internship experience, flat culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commodities Analyst in Changping, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Commodities Analyst in Changping, Beijing (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Louis Dreyfus Group part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Traders are fun and helpful. Generally very upbeat, energetic working culture. I was incredibly fortunate to have been given the exposure to a desk that doesn't even take interns at a young age.

    Cons

    I was not prepared, as a college sophomore, for this internship. I had only rudimentary understanding of trading and economics and had trouble with basic concepts around how the market works. I wish I had had more formal training but it was a small desk where resources were limited.


  7. "Ne travaillez pas là-bas !" "dont work there!"

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    • Senior Management
    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

    good location and colleagues, dynamic environment, pay ok - about market rate

    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.

    15 hours a day often 7 days a week
    not allowed vacation - had to cancel
    no support
    no progression, development or training at all
    very French company
    senior management have a very poor relationship with staff and treat people really bad

    Advice to Management

    Obtenez des compétences générales !

    Devenez plus international et moins français.

    get some soft skills!
    become more international and less french


  8. "Great learning curve"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trainee Trader
    Current Employee - Trainee Trader
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    global web, great risk control, rapid and stable growth, good school

    Cons

    salary and compensations could be better


  9. "Great Experience"

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    Current Employee - Accountant
    Current Employee - Accountant
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Experience, and good people

    Cons

    Work processes can be improved


  10. "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


  11. "Challenging but Supportive"

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    • Senior Management
    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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