Kraft Foods Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
654 Reviews
3.2
654 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 53 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.  

    Good company with plenty of growth potential

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor

    I have been working at Kraft Foods full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The bells and whistles of a huge food manufacturing company. Pay range provides good growth within a role. The growth opportunity is unlimited to the employee as long as mobility is not an issue.

    Cons

    In most facilities, prior experience is almost a necessity. Coming in the door to Kraft Foods, you must have your "A" game or it will be a short lived career. Hours can be long at times and stepping outside of your role is a must.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    good work place

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

    I have been working at Kraft Foods

    Pros

    provide with good development opportunity

    Cons

    hr system not very transparent

  3.  

    The management team lacked effective leadership.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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
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  5.  

    Good, but not as good as it once was

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Development Manager
    Current Employee - Customer Development Manager

    I have been working at Kraft Foods full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, good employees that want to do good work, opportunities for advancement if willing to relocate. Company trying to create a new culture

    Cons

    Probably similar to other large companies. Many depts do not work well together. Different depts have different goals. Reorgs have weakened the workplace due to less people. HQ seems to have different culture than field sales. Goals and areas of focus change too often

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Not the best, but enough to get by

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Relief III in Newberry, SC
    Current Employee - Relief III in Newberry, SC

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

    Pros

    Fairly good benefits and a good 401k

    Cons

    The pay is average in comparison to other Kraft locations. We are the lowest in pay scale to all other Kraft production facilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer better pay and a better attendance policy regarding promotions to other positions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    What is home life?

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Machine Operator
    Current Employee - Machine Operator

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

    Pros

    Most co-workers are great, pay is good, benefits are okay and there is a lot of OT(if that is your thing) and the jobs are quite easy.

    Cons

    There is a lot of forced OT, family life means nothing. Training is a joke because you can sign off on a job and be training someone yourself the very next week. Training is done by several people so it is inconsistent. Frustration level is high due to scheduling procedures and not being sure when you will get a day off or have a day off pulled away from you. Facilitators and supervisors seem unaware or maybe unconcerned about worker behavior on the floor and feel that we should deal with/confront the people and correct the situation. This can lead to hostile interactions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more aware of what really happens on the floor and deal with it, stick to rules, be aware that there is favoritism. Remember that a happy employee with a healthy work/family life is a dedicated employee. An exhausted employee who hasn't had a day off in many weeks ... is a frustrated, apathetic employee.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Started off great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Category Manager in East Hanover, NJ
    Former Employee - Customer Category Manager in East Hanover, NJ

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, work from home, decent pay, got to travel every year to cool places like Vegas for sales meetings, good benefits, company car. vacation time, etc. Workplace environment is nice,

    Cons

    The company has changed completely over the last few years. There have been alot of layoffs. Tons of new items that were garbage. Used to be much better when I first came on board. They dont allow you to cross over different departments much. For example, if you are in sales... getting into marketing even with an advanced degree rarely will happen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Overall positive experience, but challenging

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with.
    Fair and competitive salary and benefits.
    Promotes work family balance.
    Work from home when necessary.
    Independent work environment in conjunction with Project Teams with other key functional groups.

    Cons

    Stressful work environment due to short staffing, especially at lower salary grades.
    Middle management top heavy, slow decision making.
    Company has become too process oriented, resulting in less efficient product development and commercialization.
    Must work outside of core hours just to keep up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Very poor management.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Maintenance in Woburn, MA
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Woburn, MA

    I have been working at Kraft Foods full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good pay, too much over time.

    Cons

    too much over time over worked too many 16 hour shifts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    plant is closing, it shouldn't have to get new management thats knows there job. not just the right sex

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Kraft treat middle managers like crap

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Decent entry level management salary

    Cons

    Worked three-four weeks in a row. Suppose to be 8 hr days but often 9-10. Plant manager treated operators like crap often making them cry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company is now Mondeleze and the plant I worked at has new plant manager. Maybe things are better now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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