A truly great company to work for with excellent products, good location (I worked in the London office), flexible working opportunities, good benefits and even an onsite shop, gym and bar. I met some brilliant people and built friendships.
However, job security is definitely not a given especially if you have been at the company less than two years as I was. When it was clear that there was a restructure, I tried to apply for a role that was very similar to what I had been doing but did not get it as I did not have the support of the manager. The role went to someone else who was lovely about the whole thing as we were friendly. There were no problems between us as it was not her fault that she got it but I think the fact that my line manager failed to press my case (because in their opinion, I was not qualified for the role despite the good feedback that I received from the team advertising the position) certainly undermined my application. I appreciate that I did make mistakes during my time there but I feel that they were exaggerated and the support from my manager was limited especially when it came to finding a new role.
I think the company will continue to grow, expand and attract skilled people but unfortunately, I believe that those who have been there longer and have been able to build relationships will do better whilst those who have been there a short time will continue to be disproportionately affected by the numerous reorganisations that Diageo has.
Excellent facilities, some good people, great location, good benefits
Constant reorgs undermining job security, too many managers getting rid of those they see as a threat