Mondelez International

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Mondelez International Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
222 Reviews
3.0
222 Reviews
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Mondelez International Chairman & CEO Irene Rosenfeld
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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.  

    Not a good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales and Service Representative in Paintsville, KY
    Current Employee - Sales and Service Representative in Paintsville, KY

    I have been working at Mondelez International part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You have the freedom of working in the field alone traveling from store to store unloading trucks and backstocking shelves. The pay isnt too bad either

    Cons

    You never know what days you will be working until late at night the night before sometimes, you dont always get paid for the work you've done the prior week because the system they have is flawed, communication between the merchandiser and the supervisors is nearly impossible at times, and the stores are usually upset with the ordering which gets taken out on the merchandiser unloading it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better with merchandiser and stores on whats going on and fix the payroll system

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Decent job out of college but not a long term company

    • 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

    You get a company car and great benefits. Also you have a lot of freedom and do not have a boss criticing everything you do.

    Cons

    The company went through a merger and made it a lot more difficult to move up in the company. They have downgraded are benefits, taken away vacation, and made bonuses more challenging to obtain. This is a good company to gain experience out of college but do not expect to stay long-term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more hands on. Managing through emails and text messages creates low morale for the team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Brands with No Job Security and Below Average Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director in East Hanover, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Director in East Hanover, NJ

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

    Pros

    1. Brands
    2. Co workers
    3. Above average benefits and competitive compensation
    4. Encourages multi culture hiring and very friendly to women
    5. Flexible work from home schedule

    Cons

    1. No job security. Ongoing restructuring, high number of layoffs, performance doesn't create security, recent re org eliminated mostly men aged in the low 50's. Very very political atmosphere.
    2. Limited Career Opportunities. Layoffs eliminate positions that could offer career advancement
    3. Mid and upper middle management often have little management training and often limited understanding of their function. Decisions take too far long. Inexperience leads to heavy red tape and the bureaucracy can be overwhelming.
    4. Senior management has created a false sense of camaraderie. Meetings and town halls show us faking enthusiasm. Fear of telling it like it is. Seeming arrogance by senior leaders. No one cares that our global strategy officer also has to manage his old north american president job. Ongoing changes leaves us feeling they have no direction and just making changes to appease investors.
    5. Work life balance: 50+ hour weeks are common. Elimination of administrative assistants adds many hours of tedious work. Common to not use 10 vacation days each year. Productivity is constantly being disrupted by communication of upcoming org changes
    6. Open office structure has further reduced productivity. Everyone in a cubicle separated by 6 inch wall. You can see and hear everything everyone on the floor is doing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live the values you publish and recognize your employees want to love this company. Stop the incessant accusations that our company's expenses are twice that of peer companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Horrible to it's injured workers!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stationary Engineer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Stationary Engineer in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Living wage and benefits. The jobs are very challenging and rewarding. Old world mentality with a distinct expectation towards success and profit. Independent opportunity based management processes within a total world direction.

    Cons

    Cut throat atmosphere with a big worry every day of injury. The career I was in was a Union Stationary Engineer position within the Portland Nabisco Plant. The job has a 200 pound repetitive lifting capacity job description. If you are injured, and you report it properly, your career will be destroyed. You will be harassed and degraded. Thank god for workers compensation laws. This company policy's for management is to treat their injured workers like the enemy. In the six years I was there, the plant manager/lower level managers and maintenance managers were changed numerous times leaving a huge divide between management and union employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the long term (management and lower level) employee retention. Get away from the current cutthroat safety processes towards a more self reflective responsibility platform. This Company is like so many others who do not value it's employees and focuses on giving huge bonuses to their top executives.

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

    Not always as happy as the brands they manage

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Brand Management in East Hanover, NJ
    Former Employee - Brand Management in East Hanover, NJ

    I worked at Mondelez International (less than an year)

    Pros

    Mondelez certainly wants to try new things and has had some great marketing around its brands because of their willingness to work with agency partners and push forward. They allow employees to move around to different departments if they can prove a genuine interest (and get the necessary graduate education for certain roles). It's definitely a good name for the resume. Fun brands to work on. Work life balance is okay (not the best in the industry but certainly not the worst).

    Cons

    Some teams are great to be part of while others leave quite a lot to be desired. People are promoted because it's time rather than because they have the skills; this is particularly a problem when it comes to managing others. There are some people who truly understand the business but do not know how to manage a team yet they are managing teams and brands because they've been working for a certain number of years. The worst manager I've worked for was at Mondelez. She clearly did not know how to motivate others or foster collaboration, but in all fairness I do not believe that Mondelez ever trained her to be a good manager. There's also quite a bit of internal competition that is more about schmoozing than who is the most qualified (though this is typical of larger organizations). Along those lines, while having Mondelez on a resume shows others you're a good worker, they also assume you're cutthroat because that's the culture Mondelez portrays.

    I often noticed a disconnect between my direct manager and her manager, which made it hard to do my job since they were not communicating effectively. It was to the point where I felt I should ask my manager's manager before going forward with a task because her opinion mattered more. Unfortunately I wasn't the only person who felt this way - several others in the organization saw this same disconnect within their teams making it hard to truly collaborate and understand the goals they were aiming for.

    Finally, there's a lot of pressure internally to cut those margins and change downward trends. This can be kind of wearing on people and (while very important) should not be the end all be all of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't simply train people how to do a task, but train your employees how to be effective leaders. Understand that some people (no matter how business savvy) should not lead others. Also don't allow for misalignment of goals within a single team! Focus perhaps on more open communication within teams to have thorough dialogues to clear up any issues. Lastly, know what pressures do and do not need to make their way all the way down the chain.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern

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

    I worked at Mondelez International as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work life balance, Easy going atmosphere, Great Networking events and opportunities to meet with senior management.

    Cons

    Interns who get hired full-time are ones with the best assigned projects. Communication between managers and directors is not clear. Direction is not given to complete assignments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not send the wrong message to interns and be more direct in the objectives and expected outcomes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Run away as fast as you can...the place is in a mess and you never know what and when is the next blow up...

    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great brands..some very good people. Great portfolio of brands...that are under invested. Growth potential is huge if the company gets its act together.

    Cons

    But leadership is directionless...under tremendous investor pressure. Looks like 1 or 2 big investors are doing back seat driving while Management pretends to be in charge...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lost In Transition

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

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

    Pros

    Great brands, great history (Nabisco) and most categories are sustainable long term in the eyes of the consumer. Strong pay and benefits package but comes at a cost.

    Cons

    Organization continues to promise expectations above consumer purchase patterns driving a significant increase in costs. Within the same breath they implement cost cutting strategies without any adjustment to the objective. Senior leadership is lost chasing trough rabbit holes just to justify their commitments to the street. With all that being said they have significant moral issues throughout the organization all while leadership continues to add head count at the top while reducing lower tiers of the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership needs a shake up, not just adding a CGO and other higher level roles. Marketing and product development needs true innovation that does not cannibalize base sales. Calling a line extension incremental over and over will not get it done. In addition the sales organization continues to be rewarded with incentives that drives poor behavior, and then you write them up for doing what you asked them to do (drive sales beyond consumer trends).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Live the values you so profess

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - District Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Mondelez International (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Comprehensive medical/dental program. Bonus potential is available for quarter and annual basis as well as miscellaneous incentives from time to time.

    Cons

    Culture has been consistently eroding over the past two years as Mondelez International was spun off from Kraft Foods. Company does not demonstrate the high levels of integrity they profess on paper. Employees are stuck dealing with corp decisions that should be dealt with at a much higher level than the field. Budgets have taken over and have ruined the great in store service once known for. RVP's and up have become more dictorial than every before. Company does not put resources into their people. Bonuses are a thing of the past as that savings now goes to the bottom line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for the best person to fill the job and not focus so much on the diversity factor. Diversity will always take over as the decision factor at Mondelez International for new hires/promotions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Out of touch, unreasonable expectations, shareholders and customers are the only ones valued.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Mondelez International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    M-F work week with the weekends and Holidays off. Company car with gas card for personal use. Flexibility to adjust your start time. Work independently on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Pay, benefits are low quality, dealing with abusive store personnel, unattainable sales goals, no room for error mentality, constant change, poor leadership, almost no training or employee development, EXTREMELY STRESSFUL, physically demanding work, all changes or cuts come at the sales rep's expense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As of late, this has been a disorganized place to work. The opportunities for advancement have declined, the future does not look hopeful. Please put some focus back into your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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