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Mondelez International Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
178 Reviews

3.1
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Mondelez International Chairman & CEO Irene Rosenfeld
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pays well and job schedule/ work life balance is very reasonable (in 13 reviews)

  • great people, great brands, nice working atmosphere (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • It is hard to keep a work-life balance, HR area should focus on people interests as well as budget accomplisment (in 6 reviews)

  • Extreme short term focus overshadowing long term goals (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    What have you done for the company in the last two seconds. What are you doing for the company now.

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

    I have been working at Mondelez International full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The ability to not have to be in the same office space day after day. Company car is nice with the fuel card and maintenance card.

    Cons

    If you are not a female forget about applying here. The company has a womens sales council tried to make a mens sales council and was told to keep quiet. The function of the womens sales council is to recruit, trainl, and promote women. For every thank you you might get, be ready for 20 times opportunities being pointed out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay away-health risk. Not kidding.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing  in  East Hanover, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing in East Hanover, NJ

    I have been working at Mondelez International full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great brands. Paychecks on time. Many hardworking peers. Nice HQ office.

    Cons

    Unrealistic demands, intense ongoing pressure accompanied my threats if daily-monthly- quarterly objectives not hit. Antiquated systems combined with complete lack of ADM support. Seventy plus hour work week expected- with no provisions for overtime pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue. You're taking wonderful brands and squashing growth and killing company morale. Actually read the survey results and embrace the results. Stop the quarter end loading. Only poorly run companies push inventory to customers in the way we've been doing the past year to hit unrealistic target numbers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sucks

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Mondelez International full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Company car and thats about it nothing fun about it used to be a great company to work for

    Cons

    Sales quota is way too high always pushing for numbers dont care about employees just a number

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give back the pto time u took away and the yearly bonus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Empty promises, get out while you still can

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Mondelez International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It was a great job right out of school with alot of hope and promise. Looks good on a resume to work for a large company (was Kraft foods while I was there) and the other sales reps were great to work with, management made it unbearable

    Cons

    Was told I would spend 6 months to a year as an SA, travel the territory and learn the business which was not a problem. Was promoted to a sales rep and did that for two years with promises that after one year I would be up for Assistant DM positions in the region. After my two years, I was told I would need at least three more as a rep to be considered for management so I decided to leave the company. I had also dealt with enough Wal-Mart managers that were the worst human beings on the planet enough times that I dreaded every second I had to spend in those stores. Being that they are a large percent of your sales, you spend a lot of time around these people who are told in their trainings that vendors (Mondelez) steal from them (Walmart) so never give them what they are asking for, only what is on their planner. The pay was not bad for the state I was in given my limited experience right out of college but 30K (even with the company car) in every major city impossible to live on. The sales objectives I was given were outrageous during my second year as a rep. due to my good first year and they dictate your bonus which was very frustrating. We were told to not make excuses even though our warehouses would run out of our highest volume items during peak seasons or show up very damaged which is a pretty good excuse to me. My DM was one of the most condescending and hypocritical people have ever met in my life and am so thankful I no longer report to him. Most of the other Reps did not have an education and had been doing it for so long they had no other options (which most of the told me before I left) which was very depressing considering they were great people but became miserable stocking grocery store shelves all day and dealing with receiving clerks who hated their jobs as well. To make things worse, you only get an increase of pay around 1%-2% (top reps get 3!!!) every year which is not even close to covering inflation. I was told that Assistant DMs only make 45K when promoted and DM’s make around 60k. Women always got opportunities before men, even if they were more inexperienced or incompetent and this is due to their culture. I am not bitter about this but it is just a fact with their culture, they promote minority candidates ahead of anyone, even those who are better fit for the job. So, if you want to stock grocery store shelves all day, trying to sell space to Walmart managers who despise all vendors, while being filled with promises of promotions that less qualified people are given based on their gender alone, spend a couple years with this company and end up loathing your job. I read many similar stories out of college before I worked for Kraft (now Mondelez) and wish I would have gone with my instincts, I could have saved myself a lot of headaches and frustration. I love the job I am doing now and my past co-workers who have since left (directly out of college hires as well) tell me the exact same thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most of their managers have the same philosophy and mindset due to the Mondelez culture- hit your outrageous sales objectives that have increased due to some arbitrary percent conjured up by some finance guy in Illinois and don't tell me legitimate excuses as to why you can't hit them. They get ALOT of pressure from their RVPs and to keep their jobs, they treat you terribly. Tell your employees the truth about their career path and don’t call them after they get home from work. That was one of the worst aspects of the job, knowing that your boss would call you at all hours of the night demanding to know why your projection was so low. When I am home from work after my job is complete, I am DONE working.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    STAY AWAY! Avoid the Sales organization.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mondelez International

    Pros

    Benefits and Company Car - honestly that is about it. Some of the best brands of cookies and crackers.

    Cons

    RMS works 24/7. No work-life balance. Too complex and controlling. Employees are dispensable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect and fix the work load and work/life balance problem. Provide employees with tools and technology to be able to excel at their job. Do what you say you are going to do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Do yourself a favor and look elsewhere for employment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandiser
    Former Employee - Merchandiser

    I worked at Mondelez International part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Hourly pay is decent
    -Typically has pay raises
    -You get to work most days independently and by yourself

    Cons

    -Upper management shows little concern and respect for their employees and rarely listens to feedback
    -Paid hourly, often wanting you to work faster and way beyond what would be reasonable for workload in the time frame given
    -Highly stressful if Upper Management is told the entire workload couldn't be completed for that day
    -Scheduled for "On Call" and expected to be On Call with no pay to wait around while you are on call
    -Breaks & Lunches are not heavily enforced
    -Outdated technology used for recording work activity and hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Update forms and uses of technology
    -Show concern and also stand up for your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mondelez International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Early hours and weekends off

    Cons

    Never enough help nor time to get things done properly, no appreciation and endless pressure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Little compensation for the pound of flesh extracted. Upper management is doing great, they get paid in stock options and they bonus, but those doing the heavy lifting are having more placed on their backs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Moral at all time low

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Service Representative  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Service Representative in New York, NY

    I have been working at Mondelez International full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    With new district manager for almost a year all the pros has disappear.

    A down graded company car
    Tuition reimbursement
    Weekends off

    Cons

    Management: threats everyday and constant harassment if your sales are up to expectations

    Bonus: unrealistic sales objectives so making bonus is impossible. Took away annual bonus

    Company car: yes we get one but downgraded with taking out the same amount

    Promotion: did everything asked for and hit objectives, answered surveys and still no advancement. If you are managers favorites you get promoted. Or if you speak Spanish you get promoted. It's there saying "he spoke Spanish that's why he got the job"

    Training: no real training, boring web training that is a waste of time.

    Freedom: job used to have freedom and flexibility throughout the day but with new management and gps tracking you cannot leave and come back

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dear Management from the VP to the District Managers

    Please start to listen to your people. Senior Management your district managers especially in the metro region do nothing but threat write ups and being let go everyday.
    Your sales force moral is at an all time low.

    You want mondelez to be a place where you "want to come to work" but truthfully it is the opposite.

    Company car please offer two options not just one. Some ppl are over 6 foot and they are crammed in these cars.

    Treat your merchandisers with respect and not a piece of trash.

    Objectives: I know you need to reach results for the stockholders but you are making it impossible. The amount of displays you want in stores is impossible. I have 15 up in one store and I am told it is not enough. Please wake up and smell the coffee.

    Training: what happen to the training? When I first started we had training but that has disappeared

    Promotion: instead of management favorites who get promoted how about the ones who get results out in the field not in the office

    Technology: tablets are jokes, get up to date products like an iPad which will make our jobs easier

    Bonus: bring back yearly bonus. To me that motivates people to get to 100% for the year. Maybe take a few percentages off the month and quarter and put it to a yearly

    Products: I know new items grow business but 20 plus within the 1 quarter is crazy. We get no new footage in the stores and facings are down to 1 or 2 for major accounts.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 6 people found this helpful  

    A New Company with No Morals or Values

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

    I have been working at Mondelez International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    None i can think of . The Car is not a pro anymore, They down graded our vehicle from Ford Fusion to Ford Focus. And make us pay the same amount from our paycheck.

    Cons

    Management has their head in the Clouds. Forces Sales teams to Load in Unnecessary Product into Stores when they don't need it to hit Quarters. Its been like this for over a year now. Causing every route to struggle the beginning of every new quarter. Setting the sales reps up for a failing first month guaranteed. Management knows what they are doing. They are creating a way to only Pay us Minimal amount of money. Every year we loose about 5K from our salaries, while management gives them selves secret Pay Increases. This past year they Eliminated Our Annual Bonus, Down graded our Vehicles and making us pay the same amount of money for a Turd of a car. Reality is your Making 100 bucks a day after all the crap they deduct. Insurance is Terrible. Lost another 100 bucks in pay due to increase in insurance pricing they stuck to us. Moral of Sales Teams is at all time low. Sales numbers are from another planet. Growth figures are not realistic to actual market increase.

    Do your self a favor Dont Waste your time here!.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up. Pay your People, Listen to your people. We took a survey this past year and you didn't listen to the Problems we have at all. You make up BS about how management needs to communicate more. Were tired of hearing from them. We spend more time in front of the computer at home not being paid for our work expected to be attached to this at all times. You pay us terribly for the volume we produce for you. Reward us not with your BS Rewards cards. Pay us with MONEY in the Bank.

    Then Get off your High Horse and start actually listening to your People. Come out to the field and speak to us. not some focus group.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    A good company gone bad

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at Mondelez International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nabisco was a good company under Kraft Foods.

    Cons

    The upper management has taken a great food company
    and turned it into a mediocre one.
    If your family plays golf with a member of upper management, you move up really fast in this new company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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