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Reviews by DIAGEO graduate employees
- starstarstarstarstar4.7GradAustralia surveyed 8 graduates working at DIAGEO. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate. 8 responses.
- I get to work on some of the biggest and most loved brands in our industry
- The incredible work culture, the brands we work on and the focus on developing individuals to be the best they can possibly be
- The people you work with are great
- The people we work with is the best thing. I have a fantastic team and a great leader
- The culture and focus on being yourself, as well as the ability to move around different teams and gain cross-functional experience
- In peak selling periods like the lead up to Christmas, working in field sales can mean longer hours
- As a marketing grad, you’re required to do a rotation in the commercial function so that you get an understanding of the sales/marketing mix; normally this is a field sales role
- During my time with Diageo I’ve seen a lot of structural changes as the business streamlines the way we operate
What insiders say about…
I essentially assist in activating our brands in marketing executions in venues. Day to day I am involved in working on projects to bring activity to fruition, I spend some time evaluating past activities, I work with the sales operations teams to ensure the field sales team are executing properly and I work with agencies to make sure our creative concepts and strategies are coming to life.
We are great when it comes to cross-functionality and connecting across departments/teams. Diageo is very results driven and have introduced more structured performance metrics to measure how we are performing in our roles. This can sometimes feel overwhelming, but the challenge is great and I’ve learnt that if you get stuck in and seek support from your peers anything is possible and the learning growth is huge. Socially we are very good - having a fully functioning cocktail bar open on Thursdays and Fridays in the office definitely does a lot to bring people together at the end of the week and catch up/unwind.
Quite challenging - a range of online quizzes, online interviews, online test and an all-day workshop with the final graduates
Business case studies, one-on-one interview about job experience, challenges etc.
Quite flexible, especially in sales as I am out on the road or working from home the vast majority of the time. This role probably requires the longest hours in the company, my previous roles had much better work life balance.
The pay package is very satisfying at Diageo, but in the graduate program you do commit to a capped salary progression for three years so by your third year you can feel under compensated for the work you're doing. That being said, the experience, training, and development you get through the program is unbelievably good so I am happy with the trade-off.
Summer hours - during the summer months the office closes at 3pm on Fridays, allowing people to get to the beach or go home and spend more time with family and friends. It is expected that you work an extra few hours Mon-Thurs to compensate for the early finish but it is an amazing perk.
Great mentors, open door policy and really willing to help out
Systems training and exposure are really good support for external qualifications. There's emphasis on developing both soft and hard skills through mentoring and growth plans.
It is quite a lean structure so it can be difficult, however if you are a strong performer the business will ensure you are giving the learning and development opportunities you need.
We are doing a lot of work on becoming more diverse in all aspects, but it is a journey and we are not there yet
I am an ambassador for our "Drink IQ" programme that promotes responsible drinking by educating people on healthy drinking habits and how to have a safe night out. We run this both internally and externally (to corporates like law firms or NRL teams etc.) and take our commitment to drink responsibly seriously.
Office space is light and airy and great location just down the road from North Sydney (easily accessible by bus, train, or even ferry down the road). We also have a car park that operates on a rotational roster - you get a spot for a month every 2-3 months. We have a great rooftop that overlooks the whole harbour and city, as well an amazing bar with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the city as well. The dress code is smart casual which makes it a relaxed environment.
We do have recycling initiatives and make the effort to reduce paper waste, but I think we could do more hereJoin us to bookmark!
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