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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tremendous career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Kraft Foods full-time

    Pros

    Culture of people with high values all trying to do the right thing. Demanding workplace with challenging goals and fair compensation. A great training ground for most any function. Kraft name on your resume carries weight in the CPG space.

    Cons

    Challenging industry/environment with a goal of low growth but high bottom-line and cash flow performance. Results in intense cost pressure that in some cases has gone too far and impacted top-line results. Lack of significant, sustained innovation adds to growing cost pressure. Significant outsourcing across most functions results limits entry-level opportunities for college grads. Entry level now is spending 3-5 years in functional roles at other CPG's that Kraft has outsourced.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I loved working there. The people were kind and friendly . Always helpful in the community. Good pay and benefits.

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    Former Employee - Fto in Dover, DE
    Former Employee - Fto in Dover, DE

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

    Pros

    They were always considerate of your wellbeing. Always had good support teams, and safety was a good key factor as well as quality in the manufacturing of their products for consumption.

    Cons

    There wasn't too many cons accept some of the upgrades needed for sanitation goes and some safety procedures, but it is a growing process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing, always give back to the community as well as what you plan to put into it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Stable

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Champaign, IL

    I have been working at Kraft Foods full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Productive challenging stable and rewarding

    Cons

    Emphasis on education rather than experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend less time in meetings and more time leading the teams in the production area

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Analytics Professional

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great culture. Dedicated employees. Company store is a nice perk

    Cons

    Healthcare sucks. Work life balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place for learning experience

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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 love the company culture, employee development program and most of all the benefits. Ideal place to work for first timers. You will learn a lot of things from this company.

    Cons

    It is stressful at times. You will be required to work long hours that could reach up to a month or so.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Sales Manager

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Great company, with excellent benefits. Incredible marketing tools and brand recognition for assisting in sales. Nice incentive opportunities with lucrative bonus opportunities.

    Cons

    Limited promotion opportunities. Flexible work schedules but requiring work time on many weekends and evenings.
    Tremendous pressure to attain sales objectives on a weekly basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider a more long term approach to sales and objectives.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Customer Category Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kraft Foods full-time

    Pros

    Great people with great brands that consumer reasonate too!! Love selling their products.

    Cons

    The company is so large that decision making is very time consuming. To much complexity and process.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overworked

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The pay is competitive for the work, and ideally you should work a consistent schedule. If you are lucky you will have a competent supervisor that understands your job.

    Cons

    Overworked, plain and simple forced 12 hour days and 7 days a week this can last for months at a time. The employee hand book is written in order to always allow management to change rules and be right. In many cases you are solely seen as a body that can be replaced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better scheduling, and management and maybe care about your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It's a job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I enjoy who I work with. The management team at this plant works well togather and supports each other the best we can. I have been with Kraft a few years and had the opportunity to work in multiple areas and functions.

    Cons

    It can be challenging at times to get everything done and the hours can be long. Work life balance is tough. Career advancement is not as common as it used to be. Corporate support is non existant. Cost reduction is taking it's toll on experience with good people leaving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the people that made Kraft a sucessful company. Listen to the employees who make the product. I understand the financials but you really need to work on the message of change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A good company to work for...constantly evolving at the speed of business.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Brand Manager in Northfield, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Brand Manager in Northfield, IL

    I have been working at Kraft Foods full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay is solid -- work-life balance can be achieved in most functions. Good culture and people.

    Cons

    Career progression not always as fast as most expect. Beaurocracy & red tape aplenty. Poltical savvy sometimes more important for advancement than excellent work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Big changes coming in terms of salary grades and career progression, so hopefully upcoming changes will help. Very focused on young, ethnic talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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