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Danone North America Reviews

Updated 13 Feb 2020

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3.3
67%
Recommend to a Friend
79%
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Danone North America President & CEO Mariano Lozano
Mariano Lozano
95 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good people, free yogurt and multiple schedules(in 28 reviews)

  • "Co workers are fantastic , good benefits(in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • "Forced overtime if your the low guy on the list expect to not have much work life balance(in 39 reviews)

  • "french culture can be tough for upper management at times(in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Not all it’s cracked up to be"

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    Associate Brand Manager in Broomfield, CO
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Danone North America

    Pros

    There are some good, sharp people in Danone

    Cons

    Poor behavior is pretty prevalent, lack of good people managers, businesses lack strategic vision - largely tactical goals.

    Danone North America2020-02-14
  2. "Not bad"

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    Former Employee - Shipping/Receiving in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Danone North America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good people, free yogurt and multiple schedules

    Cons

    Should listen to the employees more

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    Danone North America2019-12-06
  3. "Good company to work at"

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    Current Employee - Sales Analyst 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Danone North America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible time off, very good work-life balance, opportunities for growth if willing to relocate, competitive pay

    Cons

    Lack of understanding between internal teams, sometimes this gets you super demotivated. Each team has its own interests and it's more of an internal battle versus go sell to your customers

    Danone North America2019-11-20
  4. "Great Job and wonderful environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Danone North America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Clean environment, great pay and benefits

    Cons

    not enough help; more often than not

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    Danone North America2019-11-07
  5. "Great Experience"

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    Current Employee - Supply Planner 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Danone North America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    *Lots of experience learning how to fix things

    Cons

    *Things might never get fixed

    Danone North America2019-11-20
  6. "Finance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Danone North America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Interesting culture being a B Corp. and developing international presence.

    Cons

    Misaligned management and expectations cause confusion among lower-level teams.

    Danone North America2019-10-29
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good Corporate Job, but Typical Office Politics"

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    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Danone North America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits, job security, corporate experience

    Cons

    Changing culture due to new hires from larger, stuffier CPGs. People can be cut throat and mean.

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    Danone North America2019-11-05
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Manage deductions, Accounts Receivable"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Danone North America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Unlimited paid time off. Very flexible work/personal life balance. Lots of opportunities for growth within and outside of the departments. Great benefits

    Cons

    Very corporate. All work, no play. Not a very “fun” or “exciting” work environment.

    Danone North America2019-10-27
  9. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineering Intern in West Jordan, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Danone North America full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very helpful and friendly people. Everyone is willing to help you out if you ask for their input. Very loose work environment, meaning that they give you time on your own to work on projects (which I loved). Awesome management and leadership team. Great potential for growth since it is a world wide company. Amazing benefits and everyone has a stellar work life balance. This company does a lot for the community as well. We had three volunteer opportunities while I was there and they constantly look for ways to give back.

    Cons

    If you aren't someone that can stay on top of deadlines and be self motivated to get things done without someone checking up on you, this may be a challenging work environment.

    Danone North America2019-10-11
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Stay FAR away..."

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    Former Employee - National Account Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Danone North America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you are in with the french team and keep their favor, you may do well.

    Cons

    It is sad to see what Danone has become. Others have mentioned the Whitewave integration, but on the Evian side, things got just as bad. The bottom line is, the company has no clear direction and leadership completely undervalues the US market. There is an illusion that because Evian is successful in Europe and elsewhere abroad, it's a given that it should be in the US...not true. They continue to bring new senior level people in from France to work on the US business. They simply don't understand the market, have unrealistic expectations and only favor other french. It's a shameful culture and such a wasted opportunity on what could have been a strong US business.

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    Danone North America2019-11-08

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