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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
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Financial reporting at each month's end of brands, products and customer performance.
Relatively flat hierarchy, strong relationships and positive energy. Being a drinks company, it's a social working environment and enjoy socialising during after work.
For the graduate program there are several stages. Initially there is the standard CV and personal essay. Then you move to a video recorded Q&A online. Finally you have an assessment centre with other finalists where you are given mock scenarios and you have to work collaboratively to come up with solutions.
It was less about what I knew and more about how would I handle certain situations and people. I really value that Diageo believes we can be taught anything we need and that we should really just hire based on the ability to problem solve, collaborate, and give/take constructive feedback in high pressure environments.
Don't shout just so you're the loudest in the room. Be a leader/facilitator and be the person that makes sure everyone at the table is being heard. Those are the qualities we look for in candidates.
My work hours are quite standard, usually 7:45am - 5:30pm.
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.
Extremely accessible, there are no teams that I know of in our office where you aren't getting daily contact with your line manager. There is great access to senior management as well, I am totally comfortable walking into the marketing directors' office without an appointment if I need to speak to him about something.
Our sales curriculum is second to none, it's taught me more commercial acumen in three weeks than I learned in three years at university
Diageo is extremely performance-focussed, you don't get the politics here that you do elsewhere when it comes to promotions and succession planning. If you are performing in your role and have expressed interest in a new role or opportunity to your manager and HR, you will have every opportunity to get that job.
Diageo has made a big shift recently in continuously striving to improve the culture, from my experience we have a really solid level of diversity within the company
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.
Beautiful office on Sydney Harbour with amazing in-office bar, rooftop and close to public transport
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