Yum! Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
107 Reviews
3.7
107 Reviews
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Yum! Chairman, President, and CEO David C. Novak
David C. Novak
73 Ratings

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.  

    Ok, but not great!

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    Former Employee - Associate Manager Finance
    Former Employee - Associate Manager Finance

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

    Pros

    Great recognition culture and nice offices

    Cons

    Slow growth and few career advancement opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take people with you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    Employee recognition is #1 here.

    Cons

    Too political to get the opportunities to grow your career!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in consistent employees vs. the younger generation....they just leave in 2 years and that investment leaves with them!!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    yum

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Clerk  in  Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Human Resources Clerk in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    culture is number one nice 401k match

    Cons

    small increases of pay growth is hard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be supportive stop out sourcing everything

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company to work for with great working conditions

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant

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

    Pros

    Lots of perks..fitness center, various Yum! food brand options, convenient location and a fun recognition atmosphere.

    Cons

    Their continual downsizing and turnover. Being expected to continually be involved with all the recognition antics when the time could be better spent on getting work done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper Management needs to listen and show more concern for the workers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Overworked and underappreciated

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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 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great culture, fun company, personal development challenging

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Culture values people. I would recommend to others. Ability to transfer between three leading restaurant brands.

    Cons

    Compensation is low. Lots of "recognition" but nothing tied to compensation and promotion. Challenging to get ahead as not a meritocracy. Lots of political motivations for promotions or lack thereof.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    smart people, great culture

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    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Yum! as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    awesome people who you could easily be friends with outside of work. very driven smart culture.

    Cons

    eating too much fast food...??

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Loved and was loyal to the brand, but left broken hearted after being pushed out at 51.

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    Former Employee - Various  in  Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Various in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    Lot of recognition
    Generally pay raises based on performance

    Cons

    at 50 you now have a target on your back. They want you gone. They have left more people go over 50 in the last 5 years then I bet they did in the first 30 years of existence. It's a shame that Novak who is over 50 does not value people with tenure who made him successful. The same for the Lawyer, the HR SVP, the Media VP, and other all who are on the senior team, collecting millions in options each year, yet finding it OK to terminate or ask people over 50 to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    David, you have been there a long time. You've tried many times to have great operations and it never had happened. Cutting labor, too many products, skimping on quality by cutting costs everywhere you go is only making you rich and the brand poor and inn bad shape. You forgive remodels when the brands at KFC and Pizza Hut are old in order to get concessions that line the pockets of executive. Your tenants state franchisees are partners yet you have senior management in place that thinks nothing about lying to them and it is tolerated. No organization is perfect, but it is very hard to see you and your team getting rich at the expense of the very people who supported you. Shame on you. Karma will come around!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Manager  in  Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    Belief in People! Employees are given the tools and autonomy to do their job. People are encouraged to take risks. There is some movement towards work/life balance.

    Cons

    Some areas of the company are not given the overall respect for their contributions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure all areas are given equal respect for their contributions. Althought operations and marketing drive our core business, remember all functions serve a purpose and deliver results helping YUM achieve excellent EPS.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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