Benefits and rewards

Benefits & Rewards

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Truly rewarding careers

We believe that the unique skills, diversity and hard work of our people should be celebrated and rewarded. The Diageo reward package varies depending on where you work and what you do. Therefore, you should contact the Resourcing Specialist in your location for specific information about the package relevant to the role you are interested in. However, the following summary should give you an idea of the kinds of things you could expect from reward at Diageo.

Salaries and bonuses

We offer a competitive cash package that we regularly benchmark against our talent competitors. Salary levels reflect the market that you work in and your level of experience, your performance and contribution to the business. Our annual bonus plans reward year-on-year delivery of short-term performance goals and reflect company, as well as individual or team performance.


Diageo’s purpose is to celebrate life every day, everywhere, and we look for opportunities to enable this through our reward offering. For example, we offer a generous core annual leave entitlement in addition to statutory holidays, with the opportunity to flex this allowance in some regions and roles. We also give our people access to our extraordinary portfolio of industry-leading brands through a product allowance, and many of our office locations have on-site, brand showcase bars where you can enjoy our products with your colleagues and friends. On top of this we offer a range of voluntary, lifestyle-related benefits wherever we can, and, depending on location, these could include things like childcare benefits, bicycle purchase schemes and retailer discount schemes.


Long-term health and well-being is also a priority for us. That’s why we offer a range of health-related benefits for employees and their families. These differ depending on geography and individual needs: wherever possible, we provide access to fitness facilities and occupational health advisors. In some areas we provide private healthcare schemes, and many employees benefit from an Employee Assistance Programme, providing access to independent advisors and counsellors.

Share ownership

Share participation is a great way to give our people a long-term stake in the success of our business. For example, many employees participate in share incentive plans that link our long-term performance to individual reward through the company’s share price growth. Wherever possible, we offer employees the opportunity to participate in profit sharing schemes, and in voluntary savings and share purchase plans that enable them to build a shareholding in the company and share in the company’s success.

Training, development and career progression

We’re committed to allowing you to realise your potential within a demanding and exhilarating performance culture. So, our online Academy gives access to self-development resources, e-learning and online booking for classroom courses around the world, while our online career shop enables you to actively manage your careers through search agents, giving you access to job opportunities globally. For more information visit Training and Development.


We provide a range of competitive retirement savings plans, such as pensions, to enable you to save and plan for the future. These include related benefits such as life assurance.

Celebrating success is at the heart of what we do and this is reflected in our approach to rewarding people, through our competitive and flexible total reward packages that recognise people’s contribution to delivering consistently great performance across Diageo.

Ian Archbold, Global Reward Director