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Updated Jul 4, 2014

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3.9 38 reviews

90% Approve of the CEO

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

Irene Rosenfeld

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91% of employees recommend this company to a friend
38 Employee Reviews
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    Very good

    Trainee (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsT he company has a very good reputation,
    Provide good training for staff,
    The job is challenging
    Encourage self development
    Career progression is good

    ConsThe job is very demanding and rigorous
    Balancing work and family life can be difficult
    Lots of procedures and processes

    Advice to Senior ManagementCan improve on communication to all members of staff
    Involve a wide variety of representatives of all staff members in decision making

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    rewarding and full of development

    Finance Planning Manager (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    Prosdriven performance led culture. huge level of scope for progression both cross functionally and within function locally and internationally. high emphasis on leadership

    ConsBy virtue of being a large organisation, decision making can often involve unnecessary meetings and stakeholder consultation, which in turn slows down decision making

    Advice to Senior Managementcontinue to drive performance ethically. maintain the spirit and belief behind the brands; it is a major driver of people motivation and pride

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Opportunity does exist

    Manager (Current Employee)

    Prosreputation, scale, development all give cadbury an edge in talent recruitment. global role moves possible but getting harder due to emerging markets.

    Conscorporate identity preservation means decision making and reaction to change are slow and difficult to sustain. recent takeover by kraft creates uncertainty.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEnsure you identify key talent and experience during stabalisation to deliver results. Our futures depend on this as we are no longer the big fish.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    a nice but conservative company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosnice people to work with. Work and life balance has been respected. People usually will stay there for many years without moving around.

    Consdo not encourage to take risks. People who is willing to take risks will find very difficult in the environment. Lack of motivation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe leaders in this organization should move people around instead of letting them stay in one position too long. Don't do too much restructuring

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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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    Great place to work but senior management need work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Melbourne (Australia)

    Pros- Great fun to work on products that consumers love (everyone is always jealous when they find out).
    - Great collegiate vibe overall between teams and departments.
    - Generous salaries and financials compared to the market.

    Cons- Training and development opportunities not formalised.
    - Parochial feel in Australia
    - Many restructures in Australia in the last few years, leading to a "here we go again" mentality and diminishing enthusiasm for the job.
    - No transparency in promotions

    Advice to Senior Management- Better communications to staff.
    - Fewer restructures.
    - More flexibility in moving staff across geographies.

    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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