Yum! Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
107 Reviews
3.6
107 Reviews
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Yum! Chairman, President, and CEO David C. Novak
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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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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Overworked and underappreciated

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    Great matching 401k plan and some good co-workers

    Cons

    24/7 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    .......NO

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    I likes the coworkers and thats about it on the pros

    Cons

    No breaks.. Asst. Manager would go in and change my hours... 13 hour shifts for almost 10 months i mean come on now then i left to take care of my family and they refused me

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your workers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Odd.

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    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
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    LJS and A&W

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Yum!

    Pros

    Work life balance. Half day and casual Fridays are nice. Great cafeteria and special events with the 3 brands in Louisville. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Pay is very poor for the area. Little to no room for advancement and raises. Bonuses are small and laughable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To better recruit and not keep the revolving door theory, this is a franchise run company and they are getting tired of being told what to do by a different person every 2 years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Company culture and work environment is going down hill, no sign of improving.

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    Former Employee - Senior, Applications Developer/Technologist  in  Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Senior, Applications Developer/Technologist in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    The work life balance is the job's biggest perks. Hours may be long during certain projects but no one is standing by the door to make sure you are in by 8.

    Cons

    The company culture has changed dramatically since I first worked there. This was once one of the best places to work in Louisville and I use to recommend it, during the last years of my employment, it slowly started to gain a body shop feel. Recruiting any talent or hiring interns full time became difficult since no one wanted to work there.

    The pay and benefits are not great, while not bottom of the barrel bad, you can find the same job (IT jobs) in the Louisville area paying over 20% more with better health insurance.

    I seen this place lay off very talented young individuals over people who had 5+ year experience who could not do 25% off what laid off person could do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to value IT and understand there is a lot of untracked work they do for the company. The moves you have made against your IT has caused ALL the talent to leave. It may not slow down tacos sales but walk around and ask the end users/clients of your IT on how they feel about the changes.

    We use to say we worked for Yum! Brands with pride and felt like we was apart of something. Now, I mumble it when I talk to people and glad I'm no longer there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to learn but frustrating as you try to grow

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Yum!

    Pros

    Used to be a great company with significant growth potential, has lost focus on it's people.

    Cons

    You must be willing to do what the company asks of you and you can't say no to an opportunity or you will never be given another chance. The leadership team particularly at KFC is highly disfunctional and has teams running in circles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become aware that there is a true problem in the organization and that good talent is walking out the door every day. Their know how cannot be replaced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    People?

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Big company great benefits there are opportunities if you are the favored person

    Cons

    Not as people orientated as they like to believe

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Be prepared to be treated like a cost center if you are one.

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    Former Employee - Senior Applications Technologist  in  Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Technologist in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    Bonus structure was excellent for salaried employees, as a senior worker bee my target bonus was 8%, which even in bad years was a decent lump of cash.
    Excellent amenities for workers.
    Decent health insurance plan. Was awesome, now just competitive.

    Cons

    Lots of 9-5 mentality. Heroes that fix problems they create get recognized. Big annual layoffs and restructuring for the last 4-5 years I was there. Not much challenge for a technical person. Big emphasis on style over substance. Recognition culture went from fun to lip service to a horrible chore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you don't care to support people be skilled at a job function, just go ahead and stop doing that function.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Field OPS

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior Management out of touch. Very cut throat

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Culture and morale need a boost

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Yum! full-time for 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

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