Mondelez International

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Mondelez International Reviews

Updated December 5, 2014
Updated December 5, 2014
222 Reviews
3.0
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is okay (not the best in the industry but certainly not the worst) (in 21 reviews)

  • Great brands, great history (Nabisco) and most categories are sustainable long term in the eyes of the consumer (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Worked long hours creating a difficult work-life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • Extreme short term focus overshadowing long term goals (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Team

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mondelez International

    Pros

    Good Products and some good people, Strong growth in past in core products although slowing lately.

    Cons

    Massive cost cutting, poor leadership, complete 180 from what they set out to be post split. Poor systems and very slow to react to opportunities. Starting to step up in investment in plant but coming at cost of layoffs and system redesign. Clearly following the Peltz model at heinz

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    admit that Peltz is basically driving the direction of the company now and treat employees being laid off with some respect

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

    Backwards company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mondelez International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Brands, not much else to say

    Cons

    Poor Systems, no understanding of crappy structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in company systems to prevent massive amounts of re work and work arounds

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Management lacks leadership skills, stay away I wish I was warned.

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Mondelez International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Competitive pay for area. That is about it for this company, that is in serious need for a complete management overhaul.

    Cons

    Expect you to live and bleed for this company. So called "leadership team" is out for number one and that's themselves. Zero development, no training and lots of discipline that is rude and very unprofessional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step into the twenty-first century and read a book about leadership. Stop micromanaging your supervisors and allow them to do what they were hired to do and that is improve the processes that you have screwed up beyond recognition.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. 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.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mondelez International full-time (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
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Stay away-health risk. Not kidding.

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    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 (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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sucks

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Mondelez International full-time (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
  8. 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 (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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    STAY AWAY! Avoid the Sales organization.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  10.  

    Manager

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    Former Employee - Manager in East Hanover, NJ
    Former Employee - Manager in East Hanover, NJ

    I worked at Mondelez International as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    You'll get your hands dirty...meaning the intellectual property and tribal knowledge is waning, so you'll be challenged to reinvent of discover how/what to do.

    Cons

    Accountability Nil. Projections not challenged . Unconventional trust placed in new talent which lack long term sustainability. What's the NextQ smokescreen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get real and end your obsession with Latin America guidance or risk credibility

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

    Do yourself a favor and look elsewhere for employment

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser
    Former Employee - Merchandiser

    I worked at Mondelez International part-time (less than an 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

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