Cadbury
3.9 of 5 37 reviews
www.cadbury.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

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Cadbury Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kraft Foods Inc. Irene Rosenfeld

Irene Rosenfeld

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90% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Graduate to Senior Manager

    Manager (Current Employee)

    Pros- Treated Well
    - Management will try to treat you well
    - International moves are promoted
    - Work life balance is promoted and achieved

    Cons- Pay is lower than similar business
    - The business is over using its brand to recruit
    - Middle management has remained static making it hard to gain promotion

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should focus on selecting a single management model and then sticking with it. There are tow many poorly communicated models from the corporate group that are not implemented by the local businesses.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Everyone goes on about the free chocolate, but actually you can only eat so much dairy milk

    IT Manager (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsGreat brand to have on your CV
    Free chocolate
    Use some great brand advertising agencies
    Employee benefits are very good

    ConsSenior management are stuck in the 1970s - aloof and awkward around employees
    'Collegiate approach' means that its hard to get anything done

    Advice to Senior ManagementA major reduction is still required in the number of senior managers. There is so much duplication of responsibility in the organisation

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Cadbury Canada Review - Marketing Group

    ABM (Former Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsCadbury Canada is a good place for people who have been in brand management before to work on a good strong portfolio of brands. Since I worked there a lot of the program management was moved to the US, so from what I understand little creative is actually made in Canada for Canada. The office is fairly new and in a good location (although it's uptown - north york) - office morale was pretty good in the marketing group with a lot of young people who were fun to work with. HR activity was also pretty good in terms of benefits.

    ConsWhat I mentioned before about Canadian creative being picked up from the US - regardless of this, a very large proportion of the brand management work at Cadbury was product development (ie working with other offices around the world including factories to create new product offerings ) while this is interesting and enjoyable, it can make the work very project management-oriented. The advertising side of things was a small portion of the job and usually followed the launch of a product. Nielsen is also a very large part of the more junior positions - overall training was also not that great for junior positions. Cadbury was becoming famous for losing their people to better companies promotions in the marketing group at that time would happen rarely.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI think overall there was a lot of staff movement that was done, not always taking into account the member's own preference of which direction they wanted to take their career. People were moved without much choice into different departments and while that works with certain people, I did not get the sense that management did so taking the actual person's style into account. Also they need to promote good work more readily - good people on staff would leave and all be promoted elsewhere - so if the market feels they should be promoted, Cadbury would not be any different!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Cadbury was amazing to work for, Mondelez however... was NOT

    Assistant Brand Manager (Former Employee)
    Uxbridge, England (UK)

    ProsBig company with lots of exciting brands and roles

    ConsMondelez International feels like it has become a faceless business where you are simply a cog in a machine

    Advice to Senior ManagementCare more about people and retaining talent

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Technical Exposure

    Graduate Engineering Trainee (Former Employee)
    Pune (India)

    ProsMakes one very technically strong
    Great deal of inter departmental knowledge sharing

    ConsLong working hours for Maintenance Engineers
    Hard to deal with Operators who are resistant to change

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Tehcnical critical decisions in a democratic way resulting in infficient equilibrium.

    Project Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsCompany is more tolerant and soft towards employees with a cultural fabrc knitted into it. people ar not harsh in their day to day behaviour and managers are not bully type. People in general are respected as humans.

    Consmangement is scary fo decisons and repsonsibility is pushed downa wards from the top. Lower work force is not aligned with mangement and the sam is not acceped as s aproblem resulting in every one downg the job 2-03 levels below and hence vaccum in liong term strategy. Decsions are adhoc and unplanned. Most importantly every one does the job of other person and takes pride rather than doing their own.

    Advice to Senior ManagementComplete revamping the system from the scratch and puuting system before the person in all repects. Stop personifying the success and failure. In good system , no one can perform badly and in same way in a bad system, no one can perform in a better way. Puuting very clear accountability and resposnisbility bot at the top and bottom as they are the back boen. Should have a control on work force at the bottom in terms of discipline and resposnisbility which absolutely non- exstent as of now and noone like to bell the cat and take the bull by horns. If it coninues, already on teh down path.

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    Changed for the worse

    Graphic Designer (Former Employee)
    Birmingham, England (UK)

    ProsBig company, training good if it suited others, pension was good.

    ConsCulture not good - people out for themselves and willing to step on others to get there.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to listen to the people doing the work instead of t=riding on the backs of others.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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