Kellogg Company

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Kellogg Company Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
397 Reviews
2.9
397 Reviews
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Kellogg Company President & CEO John Bryant
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is a lot of effort going into maintaining work/life balance (in 32 reviews)

  • Benefits are good and when I worked there we had a company car and gas card (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is less than ideal at times, but it comes with the territory (in 47 reviews)

  • middle management is lousy, no work life balance, god forbid if u have an opinion about anything (in 17 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Kellogg Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, company car

    Cons

    Overwork, too much pressure, working at home and weekends, no job security

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good company, decent pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Junior Designer  in  Battle Creek, MI
    Former Employee - Junior Designer in Battle Creek, MI

    I worked at Kellogg Company as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Heritage company with a good culture and work ethic.

    Cons

    Too slow to innovate. Managers aren't great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move forward with the times and hire more young people to bring in fresh ideas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Opportunities to Grow

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Social Media Specialist  in  Battle Creek, MI
    Current Employee - Social Media Specialist in Battle Creek, MI

    I have been working at Kellogg Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility (Work-Life Balance is a focus with new Work Anywhere initiatives) and personal/professional development have been the standout pros for me. The people are the very best part of working at Kellogg. I am always encouraged to develop my skills, particularly my leadership skills, and given every opportunity to do so. Although my career path will likely take me outside of my current function, my manager and leadership team have taken a direct interest in setting me up for long-term career success at Kellogg.

    Cons

    Adaptability is a necessity, as the business and CPG environment are changing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Changes are tough of everyone, continue to support employees and build morale.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kellogg Company

    Pros

    Valued employees encouraged professional growth

    Cons

    hires a large amount of contract employees that makes for a divided work environment,

  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Stop! Please do not destroy your life an apply for a DSD role at this company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Kellogg Company full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The only pro's working at this company is that you are out in the field, you get a pay check, and a company car in question, and benefits.

    Cons

    There are so many cons working with this company that I would rather walk through a land mine field. The Upper Management is always looking for negatives. Middle Management does not follow through as well. God forbid if you have constructive criticism on how to make change for the better - they look at it as negative and will write that on your review. They preach work, life, balance, but it doe s not happen. You might have better luck in a turkish prison. They can never make decisions in a timely manner. They work you to death, and are never satisfied with your achievements you accomplish. If you never want a life, be stressed out all the time, work weekends, and never want to see your family again, then work at Kellogg. I could write a book on why you should not work at this company. If you don't believe me ask anyone that does this job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not make empty promises. Listen to your employees, and put trust in them until they give you a reason not to trust. Make realistic goals that employees can actually achieve, and spend some time building morale up within the organization starting at the top. Bring Kellogg back to the Grrrrreat company it used to be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    A lot to learn, mostly this is a temp job. Always maintain your connections and look for your next job.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kellogg Company

    Pros

    Learn new ways to do things. Lots and lots of change and the overall work values are good.

    Cons

    Leadership is weak due to far too many things for them to do other than manage employees or try to effect change. If you have not moved to another role, hopefully a promotion within 18 to 24 months, look for another job before they move you out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would if I thought there was even a remote chance that they would listen and make even modest changes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Very disappointing comapny to work for over the last 2 years.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fianance  in  Battle Creek, MI
    Current Employee - Fianance in Battle Creek, MI

    I have been working at Kellogg Company full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedule depending on your department

    Cons

    No job security. You live in fear of being reorg'ed right out of the company everyday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Board of Directors and the CEO need to invest in their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overall a decent place to work but company is too risk-adverse to play in today's market.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Food Technologist  in  Battle Creek, MI
    Current Employee - Associate Food Technologist in Battle Creek, MI

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

    Pros

    I love the work that I do and the people I work with. Everyone is super supportive and there seem to be good opportunities for those who are willing to put in the time to get where they want to go.

    Cons

    Living in and around the Battle Creek area is terrible for anyone without a family. There is very little life outside of work for those under 40 and single. Kalamazoo is a slightly better town but not by much.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ops
    Current Employee - Ops

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

    Pros

    growth--great place for the hard worker

    Cons

    work life balance, pay raises,overworked

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst company I ever worked for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Manager  in  Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - District Manager in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I worked at Kellogg Company full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Company car, free food. Nothing else worthy of proclaiming here.

    Cons

    I worked for a tyrant. As I see many of the reviewers also had problems with management. I was foreced to put hard-working employees on PIP's because my manager didn't like them. I didn't fit in their culture because I valued my team more than my region manager did. As would follow, I was eventually terminated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of the good ol' boys mentality

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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