Kellogg Company

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Kellogg's is a good company to work for

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Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Las Vegas, NV
Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Las Vegas, NV

I have been working at Kellogg Company

Pros

Open and honest, easy to get time off, management was helpful when work/life balance was needed. Overall, they did a good job of commincating

Cons

Promotions were far and few, depending on if you were under a manager that liked to promote or liked you! It wasn't rocket science, if you want to be promoting, keeping you in the field for 3 years until you are "ready" is nonsense.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

They need to work directly with their subordinates to actually understand how they perform in the field, not go on heresay. Promotions need to be more frequent and I don't beleive that we should be forced to work in the field forever in order to be promoted to the next level. It is not rocket science! A 6 yr old child could have done my job.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Be sure you want to work for "Old School" managers before you move to Michigan.

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Scientist in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Kellogg Company

    Pros

    It is part of one of the more stable industries today. Americans will always eat the basic foods as the economy labors and Kellogg is in the middle of decent nutrition in grain-based foods. While this sector feels the downturns in it's premium products, you can pretty much count on the base business being solid.

    Cons

    Location, Location, Location. Southwest Michigan is a tough place to thrive in today. Even if Kellogg stays up the area has nothing else to offer in terms of employment or lifestyle enhancement. Kellogg claims to be a leader in many areas but that is their perception based on the competitor days when all grain-based food companies were in the middle of nowhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop making everything a crisis only to be trumped tomorrow, or this afternoon, by the latest "crisis" to make the new number one priority!

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

    Where is the incentive to do this job well?

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Kellogg Company

    Pros

    As an employee of Kellogg Snacks, you're pretty much guaranteed the most flexible schedule out there. While working in each of the stores you will also meet so many different people and begin building relationships with each of them, which can really make your workday enjoyable. Its a good feeling when you arrive at each store, and be greeted by name by each of these "friends". The independance is also nice because it gives you a sense of ownership to the job your doing. These things make the job highly motivating to want to go further with the company and become even more involved.

    Cons

    There is no communication of anything happening with the company. Merchandisers have no incentive to work as hard as they're expected to when they are made to feel non-existent. Good work is not rewarded, yet if you make a mistake it will be noticed and communicated to you immediately. They don't get benefits, no gas re-imbursements, bonuses, awards, or entries into drawings for prizes like the rest of the company, and you'll be lucky if you even receive an annual review much less any pay raise. Merchandisers are extremely unappreciated and overworked. Don't expect to have any kind of quality time with family because even part-time you will be working day and night nearly seven days a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some sort of recognition to the employees at the bottom and reward their hard work. Let them know they are valued and not invisible laborers forgotten. After all, they are the ones stocking the shelves that make the sales to keep this company successful. If they don't make the product presentable on the shelf, sales will decline. Kellogg's "k values" mean nothing if its own employees, all of them, are not valued.

    Doesn't Recommend
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