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This is a great place to work
Facilities Coordinator (Former Employee), New York, NYDecember 12, 2012
Pros: free liquor, free parties, free lunch
Cons: short breaks, overwhelming, allot of overtime involved.
A typical day here is very efficient, filled with meetings and event planning.

I learned how to be a better manager here

Co-workers responded to me in an efficient manner

Hardest part of the job was firing people

The most enjoyable part of the job was the free booze!
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Extremely fast paced. Exciting brands to work on. high energy
Director (Former Employee), New York, NYOctober 14, 2012
A lot of VERY smart marketing people at Diageo. High energy. A little too much going on at one time. too many agencies vying for business. a lot of pressure to compete with others
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Great environment to work
Payroll Specialist (Former Employee), Norwalk, CTSeptember 28, 2012
Great company and great people to work with. They are one of the biggest beverage manufacturers and the work and company environment.
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Great place to work.
Packing/Filler Machine Operator (Former Employee), Arbutus, MDSeptember 18, 2012
Pros: good benefits
Cons: work/your personal life
Bottling Alcoholic Beverages, Operates manufacturing equipment that supplies raw materials to the production line and/or fills, caps, seals, labels or packages product. Removes damaged product or supplies, as needed. Maintains required product inspection process. Performs basic troubleshooting and minor repairs to ensure production equipment runs efficiently. – more... - Operate and monitor line, removing or shifting materials and/or finished product as necessary to facilitate proper flow and machine operation -Ensure package quality -Operate all manufacturing equipment efficiently and safely -Clean equipment and area during and after shift -Maintain clean work area throughout good house-keeping practices -Expedite repairs to line; with maintenance as necessary -Keep daily records of down time and machine operations – less
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BIG CAFATRIA
Fork Lift Driver (Former Employee), Menlo Park, CASeptember 18, 2012
Pros: free lunch on saturdats
Cons: drive to menlopark
GET TO WORK AT 2;00PM START WORK AT 2;30;PM SHORTMEETING .START UNLOADING TRUCKS I LEARNED TO AL WORK AS A TEAM GREAT COWORKERS AND GREAT MANAGERS END WORK AT 10;30 PM NOTHING TO HARD ALWAYS WORK AGETHER
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Great company
Contractual - Financial Analyst (Current Employee), Norwalk, CTSeptember 15, 2012
Pros: work life balance
Cons: insecurity
Great company to learn financial systems and training opportunites.
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Perks > Pay
Supply (Current Employee), CTSeptember 8, 2012
Pros: work/life balance, telecommuting, laid back atmosphere
Cons: disengaged management, lots of smoke blowing, stale vision statements.
Diageo has very good benefits and employee programs. Pay is below average (for my position) and management is very disengaged. Things move at a very slow pace and no one seems to want to take ownership of their function. They will do anything to save even the smallest about of money even though it ends up costing them more in the long term with service – more... failures.
They switched us to being paid once a month to save money which is a bigger pain than I can describe.
It's a very "who you know" company. I think that morale is very differently among departments. Advancement from within does exist but there are far more external hires. – less
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Great Company
On-Premise Sales Specialist (Current Employee), Atlanta, GASeptember 8, 2012
Pros: company car
Cons: late nights
Diageo is a great company to work for. As a sales representative, sales calls start around 10am and go until 7pm. There is frequent evening/night work events. The hardest part about the job is creating value within the accounts while staying compliant with State laws and company policies. The most enjoyable aspect of the job is that it is very social – more... and Diageo provides great benefits. – less
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Good benefits
n/a (Current Employee), n/aAugust 29, 2012
The salary and perks are great, however, work life balance does not exist.
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Fun and productive workplace
Packaging Technology Innovation Co-op (Former Employee), Plainfield, ILAugust 27, 2012
Pros: salary, benefits, open/fun workplace, busy, helpful colleagues
Cons: sometimes too busy, lack of formality in projects, hands-off management
Open, fun productive workplace that is also very fast-paced and productive.

Management gives employees freedom to lead projects with their own style.

Projects can be difficult to navigate with lack of formal direction.

Management tends to be hands-off.

People can be too busy to provide useful help.
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Talented group of great people
Digital Strategy and Engagement Manager (Current Employee), New York, NYAugust 7, 2012
Diageo is the leader in the alcohol beverage business. They produce and distribute dozens of brands including Smirnoff, Captain Morgan, Crown Royal, Jose Cuervo, Baileys, Guinness and many others.
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Relaxed workplace
Project/Change Management Pool (Former Employee), Norwalk, CTJune 23, 2012
It was a pleasure working at Diageo when the employees had perks and good benefits. The workplace is very relaxed and fun at times. Diageo has good vacation package for employees and the capability to work from home.
The cons are that the company has changed a lot in the past 5 years. Employee incentives are not good. Travel is extremely limited. It – more... is very difficult to advance up the corporate ladder or around within the company. Management blocks you. Also management is difficult to deal with and HR does nothing to fix the problems. – less
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Not a good place
Decision Support Manager (Current Employee), Miami, FLJune 16, 2012
Pros: free products, flex time, travel
Cons: bad management, high in discrimination
Better start practicing your brown nosing skills because that is all that matters at Diageo. If you brown nose the right people you will get promoted it is not about the work since only a small % are doing it while the rest spend their time with politics. Very high in favoritism for a "certain" kind of group. They promote drinking in the office and – more... employees drive home after drinking, very unethical and they don't practice what they preach. – less

June 26, 2012

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A typical day at Diageo
Production Worker (Current Employee), Plainfield, ILJune 5, 2012
Pros: having evey other week end off.
Cons: working with some coworker you don't like
Typical day is going to work board and finding where you will be working. Two days are never the same. management is ok, some better then others. coworkers do help you when needed. Working twelve hours a day. going home after a long day and know you have two days off.
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Excellent Company
Digital Technologist (Current Employee), New York, NYMay 9, 2012
I enjoy going to work every day and working with the brand managers and other stakeholders.
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Great Company for the Most Part
Customer Service Coordinator (Former Employee), Napa, CAMarch 28, 2012
Benifts and company culture are a plus. Sometimes the company seems to make desisions on company reorganization based on money but then ends up spending more to rehire when customer service fails.
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You Better Know the Right People and Brown Nose
Rather Not Say (Former Employee), Norwalk, CTJanuary 18, 2012
Pros: environment, telecommuting option, get to take laptops home, best in product
Cons: it's not about what you know, it's about who you know/likes you
I worked there as a consultant for a half year assignment; was ONLY given 3 days notice my assignment was ending (VERY unprofessional). The experience was good and bad (at the end). I liked the working environment very much. However, I didn't like the amount of favoritism I saw. Everyone who is a non-employee there will literally throw the other non-employee – more... "under the bus" to get hired. What's even worse is what I saw in sheer favoritism from Hiring Managers to those who knew how to brown nose and suck up to them instead of hiring a GOOD employee who would be an asset to their department. I actually witnessed reverse discrimination/favoritism which is clearly against company policy and am deciding whether or not to "whistle blow" on it to H.R. – less
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Not a good place to work at
Finance Analyst (Former Employee), Miami, FLDecember 28, 2011
Pros: some free lunches and product incentives
Cons: unethical management practices, management and most staff are incompetent
Not a very healthy place to work at. Management is cut-throat and its a good old boys club mentality. Very corupt, alot of sleeping around between bosses and their direct reports. Constant restructures you never know when they will take you out. You have two people doing all the work while the rest do nothing and get promoted.
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Work & have fun
Accounts Payable Analyst (Former Employee), 401, The West Mall, 800 Etobikoke ON M9C 5P8November 24, 2011
Pros: free pizza lunches
Cons: long travel from home
At Diageo we work & have fun too. All occassions are celebrated. Employess gathering once a week to know each other. Managers very friendly to work with.Colleagues very helpful in all aspect. Very professional approaches. Lot to learn & do. Time spent very usefully.
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Great company to work for at any level non-management/mangement
Finance Coordinator (Former Employee), Norwalk CTNovember 20, 2011
Pros: bonuses, family oriented, telecommunting
Cons: extremely high expectations, some departments not as flexible, diversity is limited but improving
company is flexible and believes in helping its employees reach their goals.

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