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. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work if you can submerge yourself in the culture and take the daily grillings..

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Lancaster, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Lancaster, PA

    I worked at Kellogg Company

    Pros

    At the supervisory level, overtime and bonuses are paid (no overtime for managers). The overtime for supervisors can be extreme, but they get paid for it, getting double salary base for Sundays and holidays.

    The bonuses are very good, 10% is an average all the way down to the clerk level, though they are based on plant-wide numbers. Individually, it can be lowered if there are negatives on a performance review.

    The company is very receptive to employee feedback, more so from senior hourly employees than management staff. Sometimes you can feel like you are running in an election, as what other people say about you will influence your review more than objective accomplishments and metrics. There are lots of committees that include managers, supervisors, and hourly employees, to determine steps to take on improvements, but usually only the minor initiatives are approved quickly.

    Overall the company is very successful at what it does, and quite competitive. It re-invents itself and its structure in different ways about every 18 months.

    Cons

    Long hours; internal politics; ideas must pass a series of committees or approvals before implementation.

    When I got promoted to resource and then manager, this overtime pay ended, but the hours didn't, and the raise to make manager seldom makes up for the loss of the overtime pay, even though the hours stay at an average of 11-14 a day. Managers are always on call, and you can be called over a problem at any time of the night or on a weekend.

    When things aren't working out, there is a lot of finger-pointing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't value hourly employees above your plant management staff.

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  2. 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
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