Kraft Foods

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Kraft Foods Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
695 Reviews
3.2
695 Reviews
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Kraft Foods CEO John Cahill
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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.  

    Fun, enjoyable, but demanding

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kraft Foods

    Pros

    Friendly and approachable workers
    Relaxed and stress free work environment

    Cons

    Very Bureaucratic and hierarchical
    Inter- department communications needs to be improved

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company, people, culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kraft Foods

    Pros

    There are a lot of opportunities, great office, open environment, flexibility, and challenging work.

    Cons

    No cons to discuss at the moment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Kind of a let down.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kraft Foods

    Pros

    Pay is decent when you are full-time.

    Cons

    But if you're part-time then you must wait until your seniority is next in line to become full-time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop picking your favorites and be fair towards everyone.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for if your willing to push yourself to be your very best

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    Former Employee - Cost Accounting Assistant in Tulare, CA
    Former Employee - Cost Accounting Assistant in Tulare, CA

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

    Pros

    Company provides excellant training and promotes from within in many cases. They offer tuition reimbursement if you would like to continue your education and have a very good benefit package. They beleive in the value of the knowledge of their employees. All employees have say in how plant is run. (self directed work team environment)

    Cons

    Hours can be long and job can be stressfull. Must be dedicated to the company. Mandatory plant and team meetings could cut into personal time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kraft Foods

    Pros

    Good Experience Great work/Life Balance

    Cons

    Not really many cons Very pleasant experience

    Recommends
  7.  

    Great Entry Level Position for Recent College Graduate

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I worked in a newly formed Sales Services organization. Like myself, most of my fellow colleagues were also recent college graduates. All being brand new to the workforce, and working in a brand new department, everyone was tremendously supportive towards one another. This created an environment great for teamwork and collaboration, as we all (including management) had to face challenges and come up with answers together. I was able to obtain several promotions as a result of this starter role.

    Cons

    There was a slight disadvantage in terms of the advancement policy. The employee's ability to apply for another internal position was left completely at the discretion of management. Though I personally had no issues, many of my colleagues were denied opportunities to pursue certain roles that they desired, and it would appear that politics and the self-interests of management could have been playing a role. Though the company did seem to reward top performers, it would still be nice to at least give everyone an equal opportunity to apply for positions that they might be interested in. Many were stopped cold before they even had the opportunity to do so.

    Also, constant threat of outsourcing going on, which makes it difficult to plan your financial future around this job.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    sales rep

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kraft Foods

    Pros

    very flexible position to have

    Cons

    no room for advancement with in the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very Political environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kraft Foods

    Pros

    Opportunities to move between groups. Good benefits and work-life balance. Internal training is plentiful.

    Cons

    Promotions were rare, bell-curve rating system w/rating determined prior to reviews being written. Very political and cutthroat culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Lots of changes

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kraft Foods

    Pros

    Kraft is a great training ground for anyone seeking to start their marketing career
    Lots of empowerment, autonomy

    Cons

    Overly process oriented
    Focus on generating cash
    Growing discontentment of employees

  11.  

    Not Drinking the Kool-Aid

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kraft Foods

    Pros

    Salary, training, smart employees,

    Cons

    Work-life balance, direction, corporate culture, company values

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan more than a year ahead

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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