Kraft Foods Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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Kraft Foods CEO John Cahill
John Cahill
45 Ratings

Pros
  • Large company leadership promotions work life balance (in 55 reviews)

  • good benefits good ways to make extra money health rewards (in 38 reviews)

Cons
  • There is diminishing respect for work-life balance - which used to be more tolerable when bonuses were good (in 29 reviews)

  • Long hours no work life balance normally in rural areas (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    The very last day of my beloved Kraft.

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

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

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

    Pros

    I worked at Kraft 15 years and it's been a great ride. Being a working Mom I have never been challenged to advance within the organization. I even was supported with the opportunity to work part-time. Although we all know things are going to change on Monday, Kraft will always have a place in my heart.

    Cons

    Kraft didn't move fast enough to compete with Private Equity firms so thus we are being overtaken by one and it's not going to be pretty.

    Advice to Management

    I wish you all would have done more and acted like the owners you asked us to be. Good luck to all of you with your golden parachutes and pray for the 20% who will be looking for new jobs with families to support.


  2. Helpful (7)

    Fantastic Company, Great People

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

    I have been working at Kraft Foods

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

    Pros

    Although I've only been at Kraft for one year, it's been a great one. It's a positive atmosphere, the people I work with are smart and friendly, and I'm given a lot of autonomy in my job. It's encouraged to try new ways of doing things and management is very supportive.

    Cons

    The merger with Heinz will change the company a great deal. Some thrive in that atmosphere, but I don't believe most current employees will. John Cahill really threw the company and its employees under the bus. Instead of actually leading and creating the change the company needed, he took the easy route.

    Advice to Management

    It doesn't really matter at this point. I hope that all of the great leaders i the company land on their feet and end up in a good place.


  3. Current Employee

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

    I have been working at Kraft Foods

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    No training, lots of changes


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  5. Procurement

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, great systems, strong culture, solid long term strategy

    Cons

    Staff is to lean. Senior leadership approval processes are cumbersome. Goal setting, which effect bonuses, can be aggressive and unrealistic

    Advice to Management

    Interview your people like an exit interview every 90 days.


  6. Helpful (1)

    In Limbo

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

    I have been working at Kraft Foods full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits; flexible hours; casual dress (jeans are allowed daily); free snacks and beverages provided; discount company store on site; can work from home when needed; warm and friendly environment.

    Cons

    Currently going through a merger with Heinz and everyone is terrified of being laid off. For those of us who get to stay, fear that the warm and friendly environment here will change dramatically in a negative way. Lots of uncertainty right now.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that happy employees are willing to go the extra mile for the company. Don't forget humanity in the quest for prosperity. Both elements matter.


  7. Masterfile Coordinator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer/Product Master File Coordinator in Northfield, IL
    Former Employee - Customer/Product Master File Coordinator in Northfield, IL

    I worked at Kraft Foods (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    I have worked for Kraft for 20 years where I earned good amount of 401k and pension. Kraft is one of the biggest food industry and offers plenty of room for growth and was sustainable during challenging economic times.

    Cons

    But that was before the merger with Heinz. Now lots of folks will be loosing their jobs because Kraft got bought out.

    Advice to Management

    While employed, I had the privilege to work with many diverse and wonderful people. Respect and honor is the key.


  8. Senior Financial Analyst

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

    I have been working at Kraft Foods

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

    Pros

    Great individuals to work with.

    Cons

    The future is full of uncertainty.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Director HR

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

    I have been working at Kraft Foods full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Collaborative, Open Space, Progressive,

    Cons

    The Heinz acqusition may make the budget process cumbersome, and from what I see so far, they don't value the work HR can do to improve the company.


  10. Great Company!

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

    I have been working at Kraft Foods full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great community within the company. Very LGBTQ supportive company. Great benefits

    Cons

    There aren't many opportunities to move up in the company


  11. Corporate Professional

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Professional in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Corporate Professional in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Kraft Foods

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

    Pros

    Great company, people, marketing, and innovation. A great place to work! The company believes in and rewards its people. Competitive pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Bad decision to allow 3G acquisition. Bracing for big changes that will likely affect many jobs, the company culture, and employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    Stand up for what's right once the acquisition is finalized. 3G has much to learn from Kraft; I hope they take into consideration what has made Kraft a top company with strong brands for
    over 100 years..



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