Kraft Foods

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Kraft Foods Reviews

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
630 Reviews

3.2
630 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 51 reviews)

  • Great people who is willing to learn with you and sincerely try to get things better (in 35 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours no work life balance normally in rural areas (in 25 reviews)

  • long hours equates to a good employee which isn't necessarily true (in 16 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Used to be a good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, employees i get to work with

    Cons

    work life balance, the company split in 2012 which took away a lot of opportunities, promotions are based on politics and not skill/ability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop pinching pennies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Unappreciated

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They started me off with great pay and hours.

    Cons

    Didn't treat me right when I got hurt on the job. Actually fought them for 3 yrs just to get Workman's Comp.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you claim to be a family oriented family then, treat your employees like they matter.

  3.  

    Good name on a resume, hard to progress

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Northfield, IL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Northfield, IL

    Pros

    The best thing a job at Kraft offers is a really well known name on your resume to progress with in the future at other employers. The pace of work is generally pretty balanced and manageable. Nice side benefit of a company store with discounted food products.

    Cons

    I found it hard to make meaningful connections, breach the bureaucracy, or move up in my career. The typical age of employees here seems a little higher than average, so as a younger person beginning your career it may be harder to be taken seriously here than in other companies or industries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer better career development and promotional opportunities for younger employees

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Spirit of a Startup, Soul of a Powerhouse

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Marketing
    Current Employee - Marketing

    Pros

    Big company that puts a lot of emphasis on brand strategy, great benefits for little to nothing in terms of out of pocket expenses, nearly limitless opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Can seem to get lost in the hustle and bustle, have to be willing to work for a company in which you'll probably never meet the CEO, there are very set ways of doing things and those will not be changed (you'll have to adapt to their ways)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some time getting to know your employees. It's always nice when a boss' boss knows your name and a few things about a lower-level employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Director

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Good, solid processes. Onsite fitness facility is great. Benefits are competetive.

    Cons

    Too many re-orgs. Transitions tended to slow getting the work done. There are politics just like in big organization, but generally people were fair. Chicago area is always a long commute.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Experience overall working for Kraft Foods

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice people, good compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Big company, sometimes difficult to maneuver within

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company with good people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager

    Pros

    Kraft provides lots of opportunity for career growth and development. There are good people who work hard and are passionate about what they do. Compensation and benefits are competitive.

    Cons

    Systems and processes are antiquated. For a company of it's size, it should be much further along with the use of systems capabilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time and money spent to update systems will be well spent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dissapointed we were contracted to Genpact. Used to be a wonderful place.

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Coordinator  in  Wilkes-Barre, PA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Coordinator in Wilkes-Barre, PA

    Pros

    Great Pay, Flexibility, Advancement, Unmatched PTO program

    Cons

    Outsourcing to Genpact was a bad idea.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good. Good work life balance.

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    Current Employee - Associate Principal Scientist  in  Tarrytown, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Principal Scientist in Tarrytown, NY

    Pros

    Good work life balance. leadership is very participative. Compensation competitive. Several Experts to work with in a large corporation setting.

    Cons

    The location is expensive to live. Kraft Foods is a smaller company after Mondelez spun off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing the good things.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Push production regardless of safety or quality

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    Former Employee - Processing  in  Fair Lawn, NJ
    Former Employee - Processing in Fair Lawn, NJ

    Pros

    very good pay and benefits

    Cons

    everything else. no true care for employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    worry about quality and places wouldn't be shutting down

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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