Wrigley Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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Wrigley President Martin Radvan
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Pros
  • You can have great work-life balance there (in 15 reviews)

  • Great benefits, great products, and fantastic brand recognition (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • They paid the interns well and had a great work life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Brand awareness of Mars (and each of its segments) as a great place to work has not reached its pottential (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    Wrigley- Chicago, IL

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Packaging Buyer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Packaging Buyer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Wrigley full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I recently joined the Wrigley Packaging Procurement function for North America. I have nothing but great things to say about the company so far. The office has open seating which allows for the ability to work closely and efficiently within your team. The culture is fun, collaborative, and definitely values a balance between working hard, but taking time for family. Wrigley pays it's associates very competitively relative to other CPG companies. There is a cafeteria, discounted gym membership available, discounted parking available to use which are major perks.

    Cons

    So far, I have had a fantastic onboarding process with Wrigley. I have nothing bad to say about the company. I feel like I have all the tools I need to be successful and have a great understanding of my role and responsibility. Wrigley focuses a lot on engaging associates and making sure everyone is happy to come to work each day. The only negative I can think of is the cafeteria has limited options so it gets repetitive, however, there are food trucks outside the building on a daily basis to mix it up.


  2. Brand Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Illinois in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Illinois in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Wrigley full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    family oriented, great culture, highly cross-functional

    Cons

    because owned by mars, lots of layers and politics


  3. Hard to believe it could get better.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Wrigley full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fantastic brands. Great sales leadership. Good people. Fun & young culture.

    Cons

    Very lean and over metriced.


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  5. Brand Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Wrigley full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Love the culture, the work, and the iconic brands.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say...Wrigley is amazing!


  6. Helpful (2)

    Once a great place to work, now not so much.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Packaging Mechanic in Yorkville, IL
    Former Employee - Packaging Mechanic in Yorkville, IL

    I worked at Wrigley full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay was fair, benefits are excellent, health, dental, vision, 3wks vacation, 401k, a savings plan, a yearly bonus, and a picnic.

    Cons

    Once Wrigley was bought by Mars, everything slowly but surely went to crap. Production/manufacturing employees were treated as expendable slaves. No trust, no morale, safety is an issue, management just doesnt seem to care(not all but most), use of scare tactics, HIGHLY STRESSFUL ENVIROMENT!

    Advice to Management

    Stop acting like what you do is changing the world, you make gum and candy. If you feel like you need to change the world do it by making the company a great place for the factory employees to work again.


  7. Sr. Patent Specialist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Wrigley

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Relate-able products (confections and chewing gum). Internal intellectual property department.

    Cons

    Very large with its integration with Mars, Inc.


  8. Helpful (1)

    A good place to be.....but tough to go grow there

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Category Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Category Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Wrigley full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance, talented people, friendly environment, great benefits, fun product, summer hours & work from home flextime.

    Cons

    Tough to grow or change roles laterally. Same Senior Management Team set in their ways, declining business. Segregated departments. Often times your career path is chosen for you, but never communicated, especially if it is something you don't want to do.

    Advice to Management

    Switch teams up so departments aren't so segregated & communication is free flowing. Focus on actually developing employes into what they want to become, not just to fill business needs; this will ultimately make them happier and more productive employees.


  9. Nice company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Wrigley as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    -Nice people to work with

    Cons

    -Not always focused on work.


  10. Excellent Employer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Wrigley

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is easy to focus on your development with the different tools it has. It is becoming more strategic each day and it is easier to impact the business and the results.

    Cons

    Often a lot of time it is spent in meetings that are not as efficient. There is lack of comfort with honest confrontation so a lot of alignment needs to happen behind the scene which is time consuming.


  11. Strong career opportunities & company values

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - GLDP - Wrigley Sourcing Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - GLDP - Wrigley Sourcing Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Wrigley full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - As part of the GLDP program, career opportunities available are very broad. Cross-functional and cross-segment experiences within the company are highly valued. - The company's 5 principles are alive in the decision making process of associates. They are the common thread between different functions and segments. - Work life balance is excellent. Each employee is resposible for delivering a high performance while managing their schedule.

    Cons

    - Brand awareness of Mars (and each of its segments) as a great place to work has not reached its pottential. The private nature of the company contributes to this matter. - For GLDP candidates, geographical mobility can be challenging since the program truly requires flexibility in this aspect.



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