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Updated July 17, 2014
Updated July 17, 2014
104 Reviews

3.7
104 Reviews
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Yum! Chairman, President, and CEO David C. Novak
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is some movement towards work/life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Recognition culture is real and alive (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Little to no room for advancement and raises (in 3 reviews)

  • Work Life balance could be a big issue (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to learn but frustrating as you try to grow

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

    Pros

    Used to be a great company with significant growth potential, has lost focus on it's people.

    Cons

    You must be willing to do what the company asks of you and you can't say no to an opportunity or you will never be given another chance. The leadership team particularly at KFC is highly disfunctional and has teams running in circles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become aware that there is a true problem in the organization and that good talent is walking out the door every day. Their know how cannot be replaced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    People?

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

    Pros

    Big company great benefits there are opportunities if you are the favored person

    Cons

    Not as people orientated as they like to believe

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Be prepared to be treated like a cost center if you are one.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Technologist  in  Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Technologist in Louisville, KY

    Pros

    Bonus structure was excellent for salaried employees, as a senior worker bee my target bonus was 8%, which even in bad years was a decent lump of cash.
    Excellent amenities for workers.
    Decent health insurance plan. Was awesome, now just competitive.

    Cons

    Lots of 9-5 mentality. Heroes that fix problems they create get recognized. Big annual layoffs and restructuring for the last 4-5 years I was there. Not much challenge for a technical person. Big emphasis on style over substance. Recognition culture went from fun to lip service to a horrible chore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you don't care to support people be skilled at a job function, just go ahead and stop doing that function.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Field OPS

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Strong Brand Recognition / Very Fake / Diversity is a joke and it has been forever.

    Cons

    Over 50 you are out of there .. Benefits cost company to much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior Management out of touch. Very cut throat

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

    Culture and morale need a boost

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Nice offices, gym and facilities plus cafeteria

    Cons

    Lack of promoting from within

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the talk

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    If they lived the culture they teach, it would be a great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are comparable for the location and industry. Several in-office ammenities for those that desire them (Childcare, Fitness Center).

    Cons

    Culture is not as advertised. Annual re-organizations and job reductions. Heavy politics and bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize that the culture is being taught and learned, but living it can be difficult inside the organizational political structure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Change happens but may not be wise

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Louisville, KY

    Pros

    The best part was the flexibility in the work place especially when an employee has a personal situation of family emergency.

    Cons

    The most disappointing part was the lack of interesting in helping employees grow professionally - there was too much focus on training all employees on internal language and visions but training employees to help them in their careers was denied year after year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote your team to upper management instead of only promoting yourself to upper management. Be more willing to listen to other ideas and open to new options.

    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Have to be a special kind of person to work there

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY

    Pros

    The pay is high and the benefits are good as they are considered one of the top companies to work for in Louisville, KY

    Cons

    The politics are consuming and a person has to learn it on their own to succeed. The culture that is posted on the walls, is not what is lived out by management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The leadership needs to learn how to communicate more directly and concise in the vision they are developing. The leadership can concentrate more on politics than focusing on assisting the employees to do the best job as possible. They also need to not play favorites!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Multibrand Assistant Manager

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Louisville, KY

    Pros

    Fast-paced, meet a lot of people

    Cons

    Poor upper-level management, low pay for associates means constant turnover and high expectations of them for too-little pay. I managed a multi-brand concept store and it was an epic failure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify, organize, consistently train

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Working hard doesn't give you a better pay.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Somersworth, NH
    Former Employee - Cashier in Somersworth, NH

    Pros

    If you want to cook this can be a good place to get experience because you'll have to learn how to fry. It's basic and a good for beginners.

    Cons

    I worked hard there, I did everything that was asked of me and picked up other peoples slack when because they wouldn't do there job. I did this in hopes that my hard work would be noticed and because I like organization and cleanliness. I also trained incoming employees and after a short while was able do multiple jobs there. Whle the manager and other employees took smoke brakes when we had no customers I stayed inside to make sure that if any customers came in they would be taken cared of.

    When they hired a new person once again I was asked to train the trainee and found out a few weeks after her being there that she was making more then me. I was more experienced, worked hard, a team player and she had next to no experience and was making more then me. I wasn't disliked there because everyone that worked there all hung out or went to parties after work together from time to time, even the manager. So there was no reason competence wise or personality wise that they would not want to pay me more over a new trainee. It was greed.

    If they could get away with paying someone that works hard a small amount they were willing to do it. They did not value anyone as an employee and because of it I quite. When I told them I was quiting they offered me a raise that would be the same as the new trainee. When I turned down there offer they offered an additional 25 cent raise. I again turned them down and left there for good. Had they valued me and rewarded me for my hard work I would've stayed, but that was not the case.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value and reward your hard working employees and you will have less stress in your life and theres. Business will be better and customers will be more satisfied.

    Doesn't Recommend

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