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Yum! Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
123 Reviews
3.3
123 Reviews
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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.  

    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
  2.  

    Tough quality of life in Food

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  3.  

    Great brands under one roof..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
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  5.  

    Global restructuring, brand focus but corporate culture moving from bad to worst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  6.  

    Accounts Receivables

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Nasty food, too few hours,

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

    I worked at Yum!

    Pros

    Nope. Nope. There are none.

    Cons

    The general manager leaves much to be dedited.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Good experience but recognition culture is kind of phony.

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

    I worked at Yum!

    Pros

    Ability to work from home if needed. Pay is good.

    Cons

    Ability to work from home if needed = you are expected to be available outside of office hours on a regular basis. Major emphasis on organizational hierarchy. Upper level management (VPs) are totally disconnected from their teams.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I had a very positive experience at yum.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Restaurant General Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Restaurant General Manager in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Big focus on development and teamwork. Achievable goals were always present.

    Cons

    It is a 50 hour work week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work on focusing on development of teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    General Manager

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

    I have been working at Yum! full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great salary and job locations as well as interaction with other managers.

    Cons

    Poor Training and no upper management direction when needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get area coaches that can help and not just tell to fix things and then not give proper means to correct them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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