Kraft Foods

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Kraft Foods Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
677 Reviews
3.2
677 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

    Working for Kraft

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    Former Employee - Materials Handler in Newberry, SC
    Former Employee - Materials Handler in Newberry, SC

    I worked at Kraft Foods

    Pros

    Great pay and benifits some of the people are great

    Cons

    Extremely physically taxing and could be dangerous safety is key

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do intense investigation on candidates hired in management positions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    it was good at first.

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    Former Employee - Turkey Plant in Newberry, SC
    Former Employee - Turkey Plant in Newberry, SC

    I worked at Kraft Foods full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    they pay pretty good every two weeks.

    Cons

    young supervon't know what they are doing.isors that d

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get experienced supervisors.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A wonderful company filled with smart, professional and ethical people.

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    Former Employee - Manager, New Business Development in East Hanover, NJ
    Former Employee - Manager, New Business Development in East Hanover, NJ

    I worked at Kraft Foods full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place for MBA's to get proper classical business training and experience and build a great professional network.

    Cons

    Very large corporation. It's not for everyone. Sometimes projects can last for years and you may not stay with your project. Can be frustrating for entrepreneurial types who want to see fast results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to drive a nimble, free-thinking culture that tasks risk and can deal with a certain percentage of failure. No one has 100% success no matter who you are.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kraft Foods

    Pros

    Good pay & benefits

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard work little reward

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Kraft Foods

    Pros

    The administrative staff is very helpful.

    Cons

    Not enough money for all the time spent just securing one large account.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add more incentive bonuses to you sales staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Get your degree in underwater basket weaving and become a supervisor. Otherwise, stay the wretched turd that you are.

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    Current Employee - Sanitation in Davenport, IA
    Current Employee - Sanitation in Davenport, IA

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

    Pros

    The pay is decent for the area. The health insurance is amazing (for now). You work around a lot of good people that feel the same way about kraft. Well, I guess that sums it up. Good people to work with (not for).

    Cons

    Management doesn't come from within. They hire kids out of school to come into a falling down building and change everything to chaos. If you have colored in a book before, you can run the company. Rats fleeing a sinking ship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. Spend some money on the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Not the same company it once was...

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Northfield, IL
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Northfield, IL

    I worked at Kraft Foods full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There use to be a lot of pros.... good company, great products, good leadership, benefits and pay! It very much felt like a family, especially when we were under GF and Phillip Morris. At the beginning, I loved working there.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, tons of restructuring over these last few years has taken away all the pros. It was sad to see so many good friends and co-workers lose their jobs or forced to move with the company split (Mondelez) . Products are no longer relevant and too processed for today's heath-conscious consumer. It's always about productivity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop pushing out the older/experienced employees and stop hiring and promoting so much talent from the outside, ex P&G employees will not save the company. There needs to be a good mixture for long term sustainable growth and knowledge continuity. And as previously mentioned, Kraft is very much a "horse and pony" show. Lot's of people talking, but very few doing anything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    lies

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kraft Foods

    Pros

    paid time off was good

    Cons

    they lied to us about jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    working at kraft

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kraft Foods

    Pros

    Kraft has a very strong reputation. The size of the company provides many learning opportunities

    Cons

    Decision making was disorganized and poorly thought out. Be prepared to deal with decisions that will change frequently. Poor communication just increases confusion among employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistent, talk to the lower level staff about decisions that impact them before implementation. Can avoid having to find ways to work around problem by consulting staff first

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Working for Kraft

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Kraft Foods

    Pros

    In the 8+ years I've been with Kraft, the pay is good also the benefits

    Cons

    No bonus,no profit sharing, your forced to work 6 days a week. No social life, no family life. No sick days, upper management has not a clue of what you do on a day to day basis, cause they don't involve themselves in your work unless given a directive or a project to watch over. Raises don't meet inflation. I could go on and on. But on the bright side it's a great stepping stone.

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