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Yum! Reviews in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work life balance is the job's biggest perks (in 10 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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  1.  

    smart people, great culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Yum! as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    eating too much fast food...??

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Culture and morale need a boost

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Nice offices, gym and facilities plus cafeteria

    Cons

    Lack of promoting from within

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the talk

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company that is people-oriented with a culture of success!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director, IT in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Director, IT in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    People-focused
    Success-oriented
    Great benefits and lots of opportunities within the company.

    Cons

    I believe that their employee performanc review process could have been better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great exposure and experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Technology Position in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Technology Position in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Yum!

    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 ManagementAdvice

    You 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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Odd.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Site Registration Coordinator in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Site Registration Coordinator in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Yum!

    Pros

    While 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Forecast accurately.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    YRI is Good for some...not for all

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Yum!

    Pros

    Challenge, pay, diversity, job experiences

    Cons

    Place is highly political; rules don't apply to HR; promotes bad behavior - the bigger the stink you make, the more you get away with; YRi Finance is infamous for being a burn 'em and churn 'em group - (particularly now); investment in great innovation a waste because company lacks effective Leadership - no directon at alllll

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on company's key priorities and listen to the people...not HR.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Satisfied

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Yum!

    Pros

    There is a strong culture of teamwork, collaboration, and positve energy. Employees are supportive of one another and there is very little backstabbing. Also, management is pretty understanding about time off for family or personal reasons.

    Cons

    Advancements and promotions are kind of a mystery. Everyone's performance is measured by achievement of goals, etc., but there is definitely an undefined subjective element which determines which people get promoted faster.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Establish some sort of process to rotate talent through jobs at the brand level and corporate. Also, better training resources to non-restaurant level employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great pay but no advancement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Manager, Architecture and Design in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Associate Manager, Architecture and Design in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Yum!

    Pros

    Great pay especially when compared to other jobs in the AEC market.
    Good facilities - gym, day care, food court, and such.
    Recognition is sincere and appreciated in most departments, but not all.

    Cons

    No room for advancement - all senior level people so unless someone quits or gets hit by a bus no room to advance.
    Coaching and recognition is talked about but not practiced.
    Way behind on the tech curve - if it can be done in excel than its probably not done at YRI.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more. Talk less.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Yum!

    Pros

    Flexible time off, work from home, laid back atmosphere, great sr. leadership, always keeping you abreast of what the company is doing. Lots of tenured employees. No one breathing down your back. Work hard/play hard.

    Cons

    Too many people are in positions because of whom they know, NOT what they know nor what type of education they have. Most of the tenured employees come from the restaurantsand are in high positions and do NOT have a college degree, while individuals with college degrees and higher are in lower positions and it's obvious it doesn't matter. In addition, there is no diversity in management, everyone looks alike.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop promoting people just because you know them. Give the people that actually qualify for the positions an equal opportunity.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great place for leaders, but a little past its prime. PepsiCo lite - so why not try PepsiCo instead!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director Finance in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Director Finance in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Yum!

    Pros

    Heritige of being part of PepsiCo gives it higher standards, executive compensation levels, and well qualified people compared with other restaurant companies. Compensation is more performance based than many companies, with higher upsides and downsides on bonuses than many large companies. Stock options have also been a big part of compensation and the company is managed to drive the stock price up.

    Cons

    While the company is well managed and business is growing, the opportunities for employees are not growing as fast because it makes more financial sense for fast food to be run by franchisees instead of by the company itself. This means fewer employees are needed, unless you want to work for or become a franchisee in the future. Yum is also not a great place if you don't like to talk about yourself and how great a job you do. You need to be consious of your image and "personal brand" so that you don't get labelled as an average (or worse) performer, which will hurt you bonus as well as chances for promotion (risky in an "up or out" environment like Yum).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management seems to much based on personal relationships among top management. You should find a way to make more fact based judgements about people - maybe HR needs to have a stronger role in assessment?

    No opinion of CEO

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