Kraft Foods Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
640 Reviews
3.2
640 Reviews
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Kraft Foods CEO Tony Vernon
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There can be great work/life balance, it all depends what group you are in (in 51 reviews)

  • Great people who is willing to learn with you and sincerely try to get things better (in 35 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours no work life balance normally in rural areas (in 25 reviews)

  • long hours equates to a good employee which isn't necessarily true (in 16 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Able to make changes easily at local level; difficult corporate structure to crack.

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    Former Employee - Continuous Improvement Engineer  in  Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Continuous Improvement Engineer in Phila, PA

    I worked at Kraft Foods full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work independently at local level, generous PTO structure, Union structure has some flexibility. People factor is a plus throughout organization.

    Cons

    Incorporating Best Practices across multiple plants is extremely tedious due in large part to unweildy corporate super structure. Compensation below average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more flexible so that change can be adopted in an effecient fashion.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    An ordinary internship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kraft Foods as an intern

    Pros

    You could pick which departments to intern - it fits your interest.
    There were some nice mentors.
    It is a reputable company, and you know it is meaningful work.

    Cons

    Very busy so mentor might be talking to employees or co-workers.
    They try to dish you the repetitive work that they dont want to do.
    Makes you feel like they don't care much what you do when they actually do.

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Kraft Foods

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kraft Foods

    Pros

    Kraft Foods rewards its employees well with compensation, 401K plan, and Medical Benefits.

    Cons

    Recent company split into Kraft Foods Group / Mondelez has resulted in numerous managerial changes adversely affecting the knowledge and experience of management in comparison to what existed beforehand.

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  5.  

    Fun at the factory

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    Former Employee - Handi Snacks (Misc) Line Worker  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Handi Snacks (Misc) Line Worker in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Kraft Foods part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Many other good spirited people to work with. People are professional and safe, but friendly and fun so the hours pass by quickly.

    Cons

    Everyone is treated equally, but when it came to saving money, a lot of good people lost their jobs no matter how good they were at it. As a part timer I was one of the first to go.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    I was a breast puller

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    Former Employee - Breast Pull  in  Newberry, SC
    Former Employee - Breast Pull in Newberry, SC

    I worked at Kraft Foods full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    its a great place 2 work good benefits and great pay

    Cons

    You really have to prove that your work skill are acceptible

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company with plenty of growth potential

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor

    I have been working at Kraft Foods full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The bells and whistles of a huge food manufacturing company. Pay range provides good growth within a role. The growth opportunity is unlimited to the employee as long as mobility is not an issue.

    Cons

    In most facilities, prior experience is almost a necessity. Coming in the door to Kraft Foods, you must have your "A" game or it will be a short lived career. Hours can be long at times and stepping outside of your role is a must.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    good work place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kraft Foods

    Pros

    provide with good development opportunity

    Cons

    hr system not very transparent

  9.  

    Lots of process red tape and jaded culture more focused on documentation than improvement

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kraft Foods

    Pros

    good people in general, very employee work life balance friendly for example giving 20 PTO days to start, and being flexible in the use of those days.

    Cons

    Development and promotion of entry-level/associate employees is inconsistent at best (non-existent at worst). They recently stopped doing tuition reimbursement for MBAs for R&D employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to understand the end to end implications of using old generation equipment in terms of quality, uptime, maintenance costs, etc.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    The Company is disorganized

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kraft Foods full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Hard working job and lot of learning

    Cons

    To many doubles standards in the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Frustrating environment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kraft Foods full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay. Flexibile work hours, but (unwritten) high expectations to put in heavy hours. Beautiful new corporate HQ. Ehnically diverse.
    Career opportunities exist if you're willing to play "the game".

    Cons

    Highly, highly political work environment. A lot of energy wasted on internal conflicts.
    Claims of work-life balance are over-rated.
    There are good people there but the company (i.e. management) doesn't know what to do with them. Much of the work is activity based.
    Benefits aren't the best. Only one option for healthcare provider. Coverage costs are high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try being "Leaders". Most managers at Kraft are focused on doing a good job of "reporting up". I would say try being more honest but you'd probably lose your jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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