Danone is a French multinational in the food industry. Its headquarter is located in Paris, and the company was founded in Barcelona. Danone is specialized in dairy products, yoghurt, bottled water and medical nutrition. Danone reported a revenue of over €22 billion in 2015. Danone’s activities are separated into four groups: fresh dairy, water, baby food and medical nutrition. Fresh dairy is the main source of income with 50% of the revenue, followed by food with 30% of the revenue, and at last, one-fifth of the revenue is realized with the sale of water. The company is active all over the world, and 40% of the revenue is realized in Europe. France is their biggest sales market after the United States.
The first step when applying with Danone is replying to the vacancy online. Here you will be asked to provide your CV and your motivational letter. You can also link your LinkedIn account. If Danone thinks that your profile seems like a fit for the vacancy, you will usually be asked to do dome online tests. These tests are provided by assessment publisher CEB/Gartner (SHL).
If the previous steps were a success, you will usually be invited for a first interview. Following this, you will be invited to an assessment centre if the interview had a positive result. In this assessment centre, you will perform several tasks and activities during one or two days. You will be asked to retake the previous online tests, conduct some more interviews, and do a group assignment. If all goes well you will receive an offer after this.
Danone uses, depending on the specific job profile, one or more of the following psychometric tests during their recruitment process:
Danone usually uses CEB/Gartner (SHL) tests to test their applicants. However, this might differ depending on where you're taking your tests. We, therefore, advise you to inquire about the test publisher and the tests that will be used during your aptitude test.
Note: It is possible that the organization, based on specific job roles and/or specific personality traits, composes a tailored assessment. As a candidate, you have the right to know what you can expect on your assessment day. Therefore, it is wise to make sure that you are well informed before the assessment and request information from the recruiting organization or assessment centre where you will take your tests.