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Yum! Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
115 Reviews
3.3
115 Reviews
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Yum! Chairman, President, and CEO David C. Novak
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I worked at Yum!

    Pros

    Great people who are commuted to constant improvement of themselves, and the brands they serve and build.

    Cons

    There can be some politics in getting things executed, and at times I'm not sure the best idea always saw the light of day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that although you may eat the food occasionally, you are not the typical customer.

  2.  

    Great company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations
    Former Employee - Operations

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

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Experiences

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Intern in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Yum! as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Yum 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.

    Cons

    The 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 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
  6.  

    Used to be a People focused company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Yum! full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work because of scale; upward growth potential, recognition culture is great (when taken seriously), lot of great folks, dedicated and passionate.

    Cons

    Can be cliq-ish... beware the boys club mentality as you move upward... constant pressure of aggressive performance targets can causes work/life balance issues...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower the people you have working for you. You just might be surprised at what could be accomplished.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Wonderful people, fantastic China business international exposure and nice/affordable city.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director, Finance in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Director, Finance in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    People/culture are all about teamwork, international experience tops, and retail industry exposure great.

    Cons

    Smaller city several hours away from larger ones like Chicago.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote or rotate people faster.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting and frustrating

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yum! full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    People?

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yum! full-time (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
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Technologist in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Technologist in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Yum! full-time (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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Smart leaders with relentless pursue of value and growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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