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Yum! Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
115 Reviews
3.3
115 Reviews
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Yum! Chairman, President, and CEO David C. Novak
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work life balance is the job's biggest perks (in 10 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  

    Good experience but recognition culture is kind of phony.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yum!

    Pros

    Ability to work from home if needed. Pay is good.

    Cons

    Ability to work from home if needed = you are expected to be available outside of office hours on a regular basis. Major emphasis on organizational hierarchy. Upper level management (VPs) are totally disconnected from their teams.

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

    Good experience! But management needs improvement!

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    Former Employee - Shift Lead in Colfax, CA
    Former Employee - Shift Lead in Colfax, CA

    I worked at Yum! full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    At the location I was at, my co-workers are the reason I stayed so long. It was a "home" atmosphere.
    It is easy to move up in the company.

    Cons

    Management needs to get a handle on things. I was a shift lead, because of their dis-organization, I now decline any offer as a management position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Taco bill needs people who actually care about what happens with the company, as well as their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company culture and work environment is going down hill, no sign of improving.

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    Former Employee - Senior, Applications Developer/Technologist in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Senior, Applications Developer/Technologist in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Yum! full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The work life balance is the job's biggest perks. Hours may be long during certain projects but no one is standing by the door to make sure you are in by 8.

    Cons

    The company culture has changed dramatically since I first worked there. This was once one of the best places to work in Louisville and I use to recommend it, during the last years of my employment, it slowly started to gain a body shop feel. Recruiting any talent or hiring interns full time became difficult since no one wanted to work there.

    The pay and benefits are not great, while not bottom of the barrel bad, you can find the same job (IT jobs) in the Louisville area paying over 20% more with better health insurance.

    I seen this place lay off very talented young individuals over people who had 5+ year experience who could not do 25% off what laid off person could do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to value IT and understand there is a lot of untracked work they do for the company. The moves you have made against your IT has caused ALL the talent to leave. It may not slow down tacos sales but walk around and ask the end users/clients of your IT on how they feel about the changes.

    We use to say we worked for Yum! Brands with pride and felt like we was apart of something. Now, I mumble it when I talk to people and glad I'm no longer there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great place to learn but frustrating as you try to grow

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Yum!

    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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    People?

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yum! full-time (more than 5 years)

    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
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Senior Applications Technologist in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Technologist in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Yum! full-time (more than 10 years)

    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
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Field OPS

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yum! full-time (more than 10 years)

    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
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Culture and morale need a boost

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Yum! full-time (more than 8 years)

    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
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Yum! full-time

    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
  11.  

    Change happens but may not be wise

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

    I worked at Yum!

    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

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