Yum!
3.5 of 5 95 reviews
www.yum.com Louisville, KY 5000+ Employees

Yum! Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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3.5 95 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

Yum! Chairman, President, and CEO David C. Novak

David C. Novak

(64 ratings)

68% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "There is some movement towards work/life balance"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Great recognition culture and nice offices"
    in 6 reviews
Cons:
  • "No room for advancement - all senior level people so unless someone quits or gets hit by a bus no room to advance"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Almost all of the Senior management is men"
    in 3 reviews
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Culture and morale need a boost

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX

I worked at Yum! full-time for more than 8 years

ProsNice offices, gym and facilities plus cafeteria

ConsLack of promoting from within

Advice to Senior ManagementWalk the talk

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company to work for with great working conditions

Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)

I worked at Yum! full-time for more than 10 years

ProsLots of perks..fitness center, various Yum! food brand options, convenient location and a fun recognition atmosphere.

ConsTheir continual downsizing and turnover. Being expected to continually be involved with all the recognition antics when the time could be better spent on getting work done.

Advice to Senior ManagementUpper Management needs to listen and show more concern for the workers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work!

Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)
Louisville, KY

I worked at Yum! full-time for more than 5 years

ProsEmployee recognition is #1 here.

ConsToo political to get the opportunities to grow your career!

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest more in consistent employees vs. the younger generation....they just leave in 2 years and that investment leaves with them!!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Human Resources Clerk (Current Employee)
Louisville, KY

I have been working at Yum! full-time for more than 5 years

Prosculture is number one nice 401k match

Conssmall increases of pay growth is hard

Advice to Senior Managementbe supportive stop out sourcing everything

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Overworked and underappreciated

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Louisville, KY

I worked at Yum! full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat matching 401k plan and some good co-workers

Cons24/7 culture, no vacations without constant calls, management has a have/have not superior attitude, they say it's great pay but when you end up working the extra hours constantly and give up your personal life it's not worth it

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees fair and equal, share the wealth and spread the work/life balance across the company and not just for management

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great culture, fun company, personal development challenging

Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee)

I worked at Yum! full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat company to work for. Culture values people. I would recommend to others. Ability to transfer between three leading restaurant brands.

ConsCompensation is low. Lots of "recognition" but nothing tied to compensation and promotion. Challenging to get ahead as not a meritocracy. Lots of political motivations for promotions or lack thereof.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Loved and was loyal to the brand, but left broken hearted after being pushed out at 51.

Various (Former Employee)
Louisville, KY

I worked at Yum! full-time for more than 10 years

ProsLot of recognition
Generally pay raises based on performance

Consat 50 you now have a target on your back. They want you gone. They have left more people go over 50 in the last 5 years then I bet they did in the first 30 years of existence. It's a shame that Novak who is over 50 does not value people with tenure who made him successful. The same for the Lawyer, the HR SVP, the Media VP, and other all who are on the senior team, collecting millions in options each year, yet finding it OK to terminate or ask people over 50 to leave.

Advice to Senior ManagementDavid, you have been there a long time. You've tried many times to have great operations and it never had happened. Cutting labor, too many products, skimping on quality by cutting costs everywhere you go is only making you rich and the brand poor and inn bad shape. You forgive remodels when the brands at KFC and Pizza Hut are old in order to get concessions that line the pockets of executive. Your tenants state franchisees are partners yet you have senior management in place that thinks nothing about lying to them and it is tolerated. No organization is perfect, but it is very hard to see you and your team getting rich at the expense of the very people who supported you. Shame on you. Karma will come around!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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smart people, great culture

Associate Brand Manager (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX

I worked at Yum! as an intern for less than a year

Prosawesome people who you could easily be friends with outside of work. very driven smart culture.

Conseating too much fast food...??

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Place to Work

Associate Manager (Current Employee)
Louisville, KY

I have been working at Yum! full-time for more than 10 years

ProsBelief in People! Employees are given the tools and autonomy to do their job. People are encouraged to take risks. There is some movement towards work/life balance.

ConsSome areas of the company are not given the overall respect for their contributions.

Advice to Senior ManagementEnsure all areas are given equal respect for their contributions. Althought operations and marketing drive our core business, remember all functions serve a purpose and deliver results helping YUM achieve excellent EPS.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It's David's way or the highway

Marketing Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Yum! full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat amount of trust at an early stage in my career.
Great training and mentorship among the few in our crew
All the benefits rock

ConsLong, long, hours
Crisis management attitude everyday

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't try to be human, just be real.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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