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Yum! Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2014
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3.5 104 reviews

75% Approve of the CEO

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

David C. Novak

(72 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is some movement towards work/life balance(in 9 reviews)

  • Recognition culture is real and alive(in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Little to no room for advancement and raises(in 3 reviews)

  • Work Life balance could be a big issue(in 3 reviews)

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    Moving forward for a better future.

    Shift Manager (Current Employee) Northampton, MA

    ProsMost Friendly place to work at.

    ConsSometimes a get impossible to reach a goal

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore rewards for the team members

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

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    Great exposure and experience

    Senior Technology Position (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    Pros- recognition culture
    - great people
    - great pay
    - good benefits

    Cons- very performance related and sometime politically related'
    - good people managed out because they did not get along with current management
    twice a year reviews so you knew where you stood
    company is selling a lot of US stores. International is the only good place left to work

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou are forcing 20+ year people out. These are the people who know your business from an Operations perspective. It's no wonder store operations continue to suffer. There used to be standards that were enforced, just not talked about.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Change happens but may not be wise

    Project Manager (Former Employee) Louisville, KY

    ProsThe best part was the flexibility in the work place especially when an employee has a personal situation of family emergency.

    ConsThe most disappointing part was the lack of interesting in helping employees grow professionally - there was too much focus on training all employees on internal language and visions but training employees to help them in their careers was denied year after year.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote your team to upper management instead of only promoting yourself to upper management. Be more willing to listen to other ideas and open to new options.

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    Positive Learning Experience for any software engineering intern.

    Intern (Former Employee) Louisville, KY

    ProsStrong community values in the company

    ConsProject reviews can be slow.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Have to be a special kind of person to work there

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Louisville, KY

    ProsThe pay is high and the benefits are good as they are considered one of the top companies to work for in Louisville, KY

    ConsThe politics are consuming and a person has to learn it on their own to succeed. The culture that is posted on the walls, is not what is lived out by management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe leadership needs to learn how to communicate more directly and concise in the vision they are developing. The leadership can concentrate more on politics than focusing on assisting the employees to do the best job as possible. They also need to not play favorites!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    yum is a great place to gain experience, but the politics can be tiring

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Louisville, KY

    Prosstrong analytically, company values intelligent leaders who speak their mind. culture is great - recognition is very important. worldwide company, so relocation is possible if you are interested.

    Conspolitics is the worst part at yum. navigating how to present an idea, how it will be received, the specifics words to use, who to pitch it to first, how to work behind the scenes, etc. just tiring after a while. company would be better served by being more direct - letting ideas and work stand for themselves.

    Advice to Senior Managementreduce bureaucracy, be intentional around developing talent, adopt a rotational approach to leadership development where people get short-term assignments in other groups to broaden their experience

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    Odd.

    Site Registration Coordinator (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsWhile working for YUM!, there were some great survey opportunities to taste test their food - had Pizza once a month to test the markets. The food was great, the people were nice enough, and the pay was great.

    ConsSay one thing but do another. Odd behavior displayed when in a financial crunch. Was unlucky timing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementForecast accurately.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It is a company with a nice working environment but it lacks structure, management that is not forced to grow!

    Marketing Manager (Current Employee) Deerfield Beach, FL

    ProsIs a company that is big in recognition
    Has three main brands with different challenges, you can learn from the three of them very different skills

    ConsManagement is old fashioned and have been in the same position for too long.
    It is a conservative culture
    Career advancement is not clearly defined.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStructure career progression. Nobody should be in a position for more than 5 years.
    Learn from other industries. Use more research to build know how, too much relies on implement and see what happens.

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    Nice place to intern but be prepared to do the dirty work.

    Intern R&D (Former Employee) Louisville, KY

    ProsLearned a lot from my team and manager. Treated me as part of the team even though I were only there for 3 months as an intern. Very open workplace office. Met full time scientists that went to same college for network. Had regular interaction with management. Great company culture.

    ConsDrama in other departments. During the three months I were there I saw 3 upper level managers that had worked for Yum for over 10 years be let go. Lots of politics. If your not with the in crowd be prepared to be demoted or moved. Saw this happen several times. Intern pay not too good.

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue your scientists that are doing the constant product evaluations. Check up on resturants, their quality standards do not match yours.

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    Overall good place to work .. but image has become more important than results.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Louisville, KY

    ProsGreat competent team members. Team members are dedicated to doing a good job! good recognition culture .. but can be superfacial.

    Cons10+ yrs ago great place to work. Your efforts were recognized and rewarded. Since then the good old boy network kicked in. Once someone puts you in a box .. its never getting out. They also use terms like going for breakthrough results to get people to sacrifice there children to the work place.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImage is not the way to determine leadership. You need to look at accomplishments of individuals.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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