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
  • "Recognition culture is real and alive"
    in 7 reviews
Cons:
  • "Little to no room for advancement and raises"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Career advancement is not clearly defined"
    in 3 reviews
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Smart leaders with relentless pursue of value and growth

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsMany smart people with great people skills. Recognition culture is real and alive.

ConsPromotion based on employee potential instead of actual. results. If you are over 50+, don't even bother to apply.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on the high growth markets, and promote executives in Operations in stead of Marketing so to be consistent with the strategy.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Shareholders come first via sales growth or staff downsizing strategies.

Director (Former Employee)

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

ProsStrong Franchisee community with passionate leaders.

ConsPoor mentoring and executive management selection processes.

Advice to Senior ManagementBecome more involved in the decision making at the Regional level.

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

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I thought it would be a cake walk but you actually work really hard and do many tasks not just Cashiers.

Cashier (Former Employee)
Tempe, AZ

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

ProsOh they do contest every month and if you get the most people to call in or sell the most promotional items they give you a little cash.

ConsPeople always call in sick so you have to come in for them on your days off. Alot of turnaround. The uniform is horrible everything sucks to the pants when you leave you look filthy . People will come in and order food and be secretly filming you and then they give them to your bosses to talk to you about improving. It made me feel violated.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire people that may try to stick around longer than a week. Reward people that work hard and make sure the employees finish there jobs before they leave. Schedule more than four people on days its going to be really busy.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Never boring. always on the go!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsWorked as a team always sharing ...BDPs

ConsIf you want, you could work seven days a week. Your work is never done. The years go quickly.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't look at internationa as your only major asset. Domestic is vital to one's success as well.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to begin your career

Accounting (Former Employee)
Louisville, KY

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

ProsAtmosphere can't be beat--work environment is very fun
Co-workers are very friendly and always willing to help
Amazing benefits and cafeteria and gym on site

ConsA lot of politics
You need to know someone to get an interview

Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure those working hard are rewarded

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great at first, became disappointing

Consumer Insights (Current Employee)
Louisville, KY

I have been working at Yum! full-time for more than 8 years

ProsSome great, smart people to work with

ConsBecame very political and financially - vs consumer - driven

Advice to Senior ManagementWalk your talk - listen to your customers and invest in your brands

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsStrong Brand Recognition / Very Fake / Diversity is a joke and it has been forever.

ConsOver 50 you are out of there .. Benefits cost company to much.

Advice to Senior ManagementSenior Management out of touch. Very cut throat

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Below expected experience from the interview

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Yum! as an intern

ProsThe culture is kind relaxed for professionals and experienced people with family

ConsNot very good for recent college graduates

Advice to Senior ManagementLacks college recruiting

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Ok, but not great!

Associate Manager Finance (Former Employee)

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

ProsGreat recognition culture and nice offices

ConsSlow growth and few career advancement opportunities

Advice to Senior ManagementTake people with you

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Positive but unstructured

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsGreat informal culture, mentorship programs

ConsUnclear career opportunities, invests only in highly growing markets

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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