Kellogg Company

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Kellogg Company Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
86 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very flexible on work-life balance especially with the summer hour schedule (in 33 reviews)

  • Pay and benefits are average IT work life balance is good (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is less than ideal at times, but it comes with the territory (in 62 reviews)

  • middle management is lousy, no work life balance, god forbid if u have an opinion about anything (in 22 reviews)

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  1.  

    Boring job while fighting to get more hours

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate this job completely and hire only full time employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kellogg Company

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Very bad management, inconsistent hours.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kellogg Company

    Pros

    Not many pros, starting pay alright.

    Cons

    Bad management not gas reimbursement, etc..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Promote internal talent before looking externally

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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

  6. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    -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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    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!!!!!!

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Restructure

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kellogg Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great salary, great benefits, worked with great people

    Cons

    heavy workloads, forced to work 70+ hours every week.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Territory Service Rep

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good Name to have on our resume.

    Cons

    Long Hours, Poor communication with Management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure Brand Managers and corporate communicate with all the field reps.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Would not recommend this job unless changes are made.

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    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Kellogg Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Compensation and you can try the products daily.

    Cons

    Out of touch upper management. No work life balance. Constant overtime with little warning and scheduling changes constantly. Upper management pushes their tasks down to supervisors. No support. Constant machine break downs. Broken promises by upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We have given plenty advice as a team to improve, but upper management does not follow through.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 6 people found this helpful  

    Hostile Work envirnoment

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Kellogg Company as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    I cannot think of any at this time

    Cons

    Wanted me to break down what I was doing every hour of everyday. This was requested by by a new Director in Recruiting who had zero corporate experience. She was a complete micro manager which is usually a great indication of someone incompetent and over their head.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The types of emails I would receive from my "manager"

    "We are paying you at a rate of over $150k/year ($65/hr + 20% agency fee). For 40 hrs/week for 50 weeks….that’s over $150k. We can’t justify spending that cost and not have specifics on what you’re working on hourly….especially in these first few months. If other companies are comfortable paying that without justification, then great. Here at Kellogg, that’s not possible."

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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