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Great place to work but senior management need work.

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
Recommends
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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

Other Employee Reviews for Cadbury

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    A major reduction is still required in the number of senior managers. There is so much duplication of responsibility in the organisation


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    Cadbury Canada Review - Marketing Group

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ABM in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - ABM in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cadbury 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.

    Cons

    What 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 Management

    I 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!


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