Yum!
3.5 of 5 101 reviews
www.yum.com Louisville, KY 5000+ Employees

Yum! Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.5 101 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

Yum! Chairman, President, and CEO David C. Novak

David C. Novak

(69 ratings)

67% 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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    Great company!

    Operations (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat Benefits, above average pay (not the top but benefits were great). Excellent training program and always looking to increase / improve your knowledge of the business.

    Conssometimes long hours which will affect your work / life balance. Certain parts of the country they have "get results however your can"

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

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    Great Experiences

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Louisville, KY

    ProsYum definitely has a good work life balance. The culture is wonderful. This place has a great opportunity for experience for those getting ready to graduate and enter the work force.

    ConsThe direction of the company is too marketing driven. The work hours at times can be long depending on the projects that you are working on.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting and frustrating

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsYou can build things and watch them grow (to some extent). Fun culture and people are friendly.

    ConsConfused leadership, politics for politics' sake, like to go around in circles.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink like leaders. Take risks and prepare to change fast because you are living in the past.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    People?

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsNot as people orientated as they like to believe

    Advice to Senior ManagementPractice what you preach

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

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    The Culture is very good

    Shift Manager (Current Employee)
    Hyderābād (India)

    ProsGrowth of the company and ourselves are very easy, if u show your self

    ConsEverything is good, we have to involve in PROS and CONS

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to develop the training session in depth

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Senior Applications Technologist (Former Employee)
    Louisville, KY

    ProsBonus 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.

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

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

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    Smart leaders with relentless pursue of value and growth

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    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)

    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

    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)

    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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