Kraft Foods Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
653 Reviews
3.2
653 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 52 reviews)

  • Great people who is willing to learn with you and sincerely try to get things better (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • There is diminishing respect for work-life balance - which used to be more tolerable when bonuses were good (in 27 reviews)

  • Long hours no work life balance normally in rural areas (in 17 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Packaging Coop in Tarrytown, NY
    Current Employee - Packaging Coop in Tarrytown, NY

    I have been working at Kraft Foods as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company culture is great. Every one is helpful and rather young so you are able to relate to them easily. You are not tied down to one function so you can move to another function.

    Cons

    Advancing within R&D might be hard since relative age is young so the people might be there for a while. Also getting a full time job is hard in packaging if one of the limited positions are not opened.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Company is always changing, keeping up with the market

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kraft Foods full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great salary, high deductible benefits, fantastic work life balance, very foused on employee development.

    Cons

    The constant change is occasionally difficult to execute.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your field employees, they don't all have to be in corporate to contribute!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Opportunities are hit or miss

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

    I worked at Kraft Foods full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There are many good people within Kraft. If you join the company with the intention of building a professional career, your goal should be to get up to Corporate or R&D. Vacation time was also excellent for salaried individuals.

    Cons

    There was a lack of training and professional development opportunities at the plant. Career development was not taken seriously. Additionally, the heavy focus on cost savings resulted in insufficient investments in critical areas that would otherwise support proper functioning of the facility. Morale, safety and quality were essentially overlooked for the sake of saving money. There were many layers of bureaucracy to wade through. Also, individual pay was not always commensurate with experience, rather, related to favoritism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to focus on improving the morale of the plant. Also, without proper investments in training, maintenance and manufacturing equipment, the plant will continue to struggle. Some managers were also often disrespectful, unprofessional and discriminatory - inappropriate in any work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Like any large companies, Kraft has good and bad points.

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

    I have been working at Kraft Foods full-time

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits
    Push for more work - life

    Cons

    People in Corporate are judged to be "high-potential" and in general, I agree with the concept behind this. However, many Kraft managers have become too focused on this and so anyone that is not tagged as "hi-po" is not supported as much as someone who's "hi-po".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to treat all employees equally - hi-po or not.

    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    The management team lacked effective leadership.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Champaign, IL

    I have been working at Kraft Foods full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity for upward mobility

    Cons

    Highly political and sometimes hostile work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in managers and leaders that can help change the negative workplace culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Continuous Improvement Engineer in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Continuous Improvement Engineer in Phila, PA

    I worked at Kraft Foods full-time (more than an 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
  8.  

    An ordinary internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    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
  9.  

    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.

  10.  

    Fun at the factory

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than an 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
  11.  

    I was a breast puller

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Breast Pull in Newberry, SC
    Former Employee - Breast Pull in Newberry, SC

    I worked at Kraft Foods full-time (less than an 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

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