Kellogg Company Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Senior Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kellogg Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The base composition pay is good

    Cons

    Chaos and Planning at account level -last minute decisoins contstantly chasing the bigger companies for ideas

    Advice to Management

    Proactive get ahead of the competition compete with force

  2. Helpful (1)

    What started as a good culture went bad with current CEO

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kellogg Company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They make some good cereals.

    Cons

    Care more about their consultants opinions then their own employees.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees to make the appropriate decisions. Stop hiring relatives of employees that don't have the appropriate qualifications.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Retail Sales Representative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kellogg Company full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great insurance and benefits. Everyday is different, you definitely can't get bored working this job. Meeting new people.

    Cons

    Corporate is concerned only about numbers and does not want to hear what the reality is at store level. Treating their reps like they don't know what they are doing just because they don't hit numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Let the reps work their store relationships instead of forcing product into back rooms.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good work but it can be a hard culture to survive.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Battle Creek, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Battle Creek, MI

    I have been working at Kellogg Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Dynamic projects and interesting work. Challenges in a good way and an many good coworkers in the mix. Even in down years still a positive feel to what comes next.

    Cons

    The adage, 'A company that has to post its values on the walls is probably devoid of them in its culture.' Well they are posted and re-posted everywhere you look at Kellogg... just saying. In reality there are massive difference in how people get treated from supply chain, to RQT, to IT, to sales, to BU, etc. The silo you live in does determine if you are in a protected culture(an Ivory Tower), or if you deal with a cut-throat environment, or an systemically abusive one, and how much political risk you personally must field.

    Advice to Management

    Such dysfunction in the culture leaves a massive waste of talent, resources, and money in its wake; what permeates BC is something that smells like the '70's but without the love. Current initiatives like KWS, 'Kellogg Work Systems' which are supposed to be about standard work and efficiency have turned into weapons to re-enforce the silos and perpetuate the worst politically bullying behaviors in the current culture. Make it stop!

  6. Boring job while fighting to get more hours

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Kellogg Company part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    work on your own time. (within reason)

    Cons

    Lonely occupation. contact only via phone with management. No more than 20 hours a week to keep labor hours down for management.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate this job completely and hire only full time employees.

  7. Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kellogg Company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Learn a lot, given responsiblity to do things you do not have much experience in. Company store for disounted products, Portion of bonus usually paid. Laterals usually available to other business or corporate functions.

    Cons

    Very long hours, managers constantly in defensive mode looking out for their jobs and careers. Constant turn over and lay offs so they can meet sales and revenue numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Layoffs are the signs of laziness and cowards way out to make the numbers, especially if it is part of the busness model. Listen more to the field employees than the consultants with more numbers and theoretical experience than practical.

  8. Very bad management, inconsistent hours.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kellogg Company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not many pros, starting pay alright.

    Cons

    Bad management not gas reimbursement, etc..

  9. Helpful (3)

    Company review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager

    I have been working at Kellogg Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good salary
    great benefits
    Flexible work from home when needed

    Cons

    limited career growth
    Company looks outside for before employees before looking internally

    Advice to Management

    Promote internal talent before looking externally

    Kellogg Company Response

    Feb 27, 2015Global Sourcing & Social Media

    Thank you for your feedback, your views are a bit contradictory of those others have shared. We strive to grow talent from within and make job opportunities available to our employees via our ... More

  10. Helpful (4)

    Mgt. lack of focus & constantly changing directions and laying off experienced people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kellogg Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Well known company
    - Fair pay
    - If you play suck up politics, you may survive

    Cons

    - Employee's often can't focus on task due to ever changing corporate executional directives and manager decision making.
    - No sooner than you start working on what is expected, if monthly numbers are off, you scrap what you were doing and head in different directions.
    - Very confusing to truly know what is expected of you or your department.
    - Management tend to focus more on internal politics (who likes who) versus giving credit to those that are committed and doing their jobs
    - If corporate numbers start to not look good, managers are asked to cut headcount and very knowledgeable people are let go.

    Advice to Management

    -Before taking an ax to departments, understand the skills of your people and stop cutting good people versus friends
    - If corporate numbers aren't good, look in the mirror (You set the direction) You stay and good long serving people are laid off.
    - Commit to training your people and have a real training department. Company this size under serves their employees and many managers lack basic managerial skills.

  11. Helpful (2)

    no work/life balance

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kellogg Company

    Pros

    good pay and ok benifits

    Cons

    no work/life balance if you have children dont work here!!!!!!

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