Kellogg Company Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good but used to be greeeeeaaaaattttt

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Kellogg Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company a lot of perks and they promote from within

    Cons

    Changing and taking a lot away from employees used to be a lot better

    Advice to Management

    Keep your salesman happy as they are the driving force of the business

  2. Helpful (1)

    Overworked Territory Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Kellogg Company full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The only "pro" was the company vehicle. From my understanding they have taken that perk away. Decent health insurance and 401K

    Cons

    Overworked! Not enough variable labor hours. The company would also dump product on stores which was not ordered or needed. 12 hour days are the norm. When your merchandiser calls in, or there just isn't anyone to work, its all on you. Your days off aren't really days off.

    Advice to Management

    Quit promising the shareholders unrealistic numbers

  3. Helpful (1)

    Ok company depending on way too many factors.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Service Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Territory Service Representative in New York, NY

    I have been working at Kellogg Company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, guaranteed full time hours, meet a lot of people, benefits, hours can be flexible.

    Cons

    Slave to delivery schedule. Salesman's ordering skills can make or break you. All depends on your territory size and business.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your merchandisers. Shove all the product you want into a store, it won't sell from the back room.

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  5. Helpful (3)

    Frantically going nowhere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kellogg Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - There are some genuinely good people at Kellogg who are not only good at what they do, but who treat people the right way

    - Brands still have strong equity

    Cons

    - The #1 problem at Kellogg is leadership development. There is very little, if any, inspiration coming from anyone in a leadership position. What's worse, there doesn't seem to be any concern about identifying or developing strong leaders, not just people with the capability to do basic managerial functions. Leaders often alienate large portions of their teams with either favoritism towards a few people or rude, unprofessional communication with their subordinates. Real leadership traits like coaching, development and real concern for individuals do not appear to be important to the company.

    - The company consistently ignores the K Values, which are supposed to guide interactions among all levels of employees. While there is still lip service to these values, they are never adhered to when it is inconvenient.

    - The business is struggling and the company is trying to apply a 1980s band-aid to 21st century problems. Restructuring is extremely common and there is a lot of frantic activity, but nothing seems to work or even be tried for very long.

    - Both the culture and the brands are surviving solely on reputation at this point. The business issues are well-documented, but the culture is declining even faster. Kellogg has become a highly-political organization where leaders manipulate and maneuver employees to further their own agendas.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on developing leaders who care about people. Fixing the culture will go a long way towards fixing the business because you will have inspired people who are invested, rather than an employee base that is always looking over their shoulders.

  6. It was grrreeaatttttt

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PLS in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - PLS in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Kellogg Company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers and are willing to work as a team. We all look out for each other safety. Good benefit.

    Cons

    Management at all levels, all the way to the top
    This company used to be employee driven, now it is greed at the top

    Advice to Management

    Be fair, compromise, share the wealth. Take the time and help with the safety in the plant. Let's make the cereal in the USA NOT Mexico.

  7. The people and products are what makes this company great.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Organizational Development Specialist in Battle Creek, MI
    Former Employee - Organizational Development Specialist in Battle Creek, MI

    I worked at Kellogg Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People, brand, pride, and the leadership.

    Cons

    Location - Battle Creek, MI

    Advice to Management

    Provide more center of excellence opportunities outside of Battle Creek, MI.

    Kellogg Company Response

    Mar 13, 2015Global Sourcing & Social Media

    Thank you for sharing your feedback - we couldn't agree more with your title statement. W.K. Kellogg built Kellogg Company on his belief in the power of great food and great people. We're happy to ... More

  8. Helpful (1)

    Stress

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative

    I have been working at Kellogg Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Company car, good benefits, great not being sheltered in one place all day or behind a desk. Form good relationships

    Cons

    Horrible work life balance, constantly exhausted physically and mentally, too much on your plate for the pay. Less then great incentives

    Advice to Management

    We understand as sales reps that we need to push hard to obtain our numbers. It's hard when 24/7 it's work work work. We need more non work related activities to do with our teams to keep our minds not so much in "work mode" 24/7

  9. Helpful (2)

    If you want to feel like your a doormat, work at kelloggs as a low end supervisor or hourly employee.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Kellogg Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    At present, pay and benefits are good.

    Cons

    The company treats you like your disposable. The facility I work at doesn't give consideration to anyone that they know something and if you try to help out with a reoccurring problem, they won't listen to your advice.

    Advice to Management

    The upper management needs to start treating its employees like assets and invest in them. You'd be amazed at how much more efficient the facility will run if you treat people like they are worth something.

  10. Work/life balance?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - TSR in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - TSR in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at Kellogg Company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are good. 401k with a company match and medical/dental/vision. Health saver account is also nice.

    Cons

    I am a Territory Service Representative. When I am running a sales route, I am not expected to work over 50 hours per week.(because I am hourly and get over time) All of the salaried sales reps work at least 65-70 hours per week.
    To many stores and not enough help.

    Advice to Management

    Either give the sales reps less stores or much more help. Sales reps spend around 95% of their time merchandising and 5% selling. It should be the other way around.

  11. Merchandiser

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Merchandiser

    I have been working at Kellogg Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    you get to pick your own schedule

    Cons

    hard work, long hours, stressful job with high levels of stress

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