Yum! Reviews

Updated March 18, 2015
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Greg Creed
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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. Excellent place to build a career

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yum!

    Pros

    People oriented company which believes in the mantra 'people first' to a great degree. Yum gives you opportunities to expand your career in new areas and doesn't slot you into a box based on your past experience or background. Also really good at moving people across geographies when opportunities arise. Depending on who you work for, generally a flexible work culture. While a lot is expected from each individual, the company does a lot to keep employees happy and motivated, Compensation is good as are the benefits.

    Cons

    Training is not a strength, so don't expect much apart from on the job training. The work can get pretty intense, specifically with frequent travel in certain parts of the world which is not easy for everyone. Leadership in certain business units is not strong and can leave you frustrated. Office politics can get ugly as well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Militaristic environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Yum!

    Pros

    Good pay, good holiday schedule

    Cons

    Blaming leadership, need someone to blame

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lighten up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yum!

    Pros

    life and work balance is good

    Cons

    politics as other big companies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. culture is nice but lots of politics

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yum!

    Pros

    culture, food, fun at times. some perks

    Cons

    politics, low salary, politics, managers are young

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management is very young. no one is older than 33

  6. Satisfied

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yum!

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people work there.

    Cons

    Flexible hours, not always flexible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Culture starts great at the top but gets lost as it is cascaded down.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Tough quality of life in Food

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Restaurant General Manager in Saint Charles, MO
    Former Employee - Restaurant General Manager in Saint Charles, MO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and for food service decent hours

    Cons

    Lots of nights and weekends. Shrinking margins means less labor dollars so you must do more with less yearly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You must simplify operations to continue to reduce the labor allotment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great brands under one roof..

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Brand Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Brand Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    Fantastic work culture, Power brands, Pedigree leadership team, company with a big heart, flexible compensation benefits

    Cons

    Top heavy org structure, Lacks big company mindset, heavy emphasis on tactical vs strategic measures. lack of processes- throw people at problem/projects instead of establish process, myopic vision on sales, career progression opportunities need to be defined cross functionally, needs to go beyond being a boutique F&B consulting firm

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to build a strong middle management layer, empower teams, stay the course on strategy,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Global restructuring, brand focus but corporate culture moving from bad to worst

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Yum! full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Clearer brand's prospect and potential growth due to global restructuring. Act as a recovery plan for the weak performance in China since 2011. Global management is aggressive on business performance in order to regain the confidence from investors.

    Cons

    Overly aggressive in spinning off the business without considering the risk and morale of the existing employees. In particular, shared functions do not have a clear corporate's direction. The management from each brand is expecting the similar efficiency and productivity with the limited shared resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Considering increase headcount on shared function instead of brands specific. Otherwise, it creates an imbalance productivity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Accounts Receivables

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yum!

    Pros

    Can learn a lot with the right supervisor.

    Cons

    If you don't have a college degree I would suggest that you don't apply. This company is all about degrees no matter how much experience you have.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to look at everybody that does something in a department not just the top level. You have to remember that it is not always the supervisors or managers getting you the information that you may need. It might be someone that is a lower level that has come up everything you need and it is that person you should reward not always management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Good company and culture, energetic, competitive, political

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good Salaries and Benefits.
    Great Top Leadership, at high level, reputations in the industry which helps stock price
    International outreach - Opportunity to travel
    Get in good with the leaders and show them what you got and you will advance

    Cons

    Very political so you need to know how to navigate through the politics to get noticed and promoted
    Competitive at almost all levels so assertiveness is a plus otherwise you won't go anywhere
    Hard to get hired - Must have high education and experience or know someone in the company
    Mid Managers focus on their own growth they don't follow through on team members personal of professional growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train mid manager to learn how to manage people before promoting them to managerial positions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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