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Yum! Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
119 Reviews
3.4
119 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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  1.  

    Outstanding place to work. A unique culture that is actually unique!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Yum!

    Pros

    Outstanding leadership and a focused direction. They know what they want to deliver.

    Cons

    Constant change and political game needs to be played.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focused on your best talent.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Yum!

    Pros

    Flexible time off, work from home, laid back atmosphere, great sr. leadership, always keeping you abreast of what the company is doing. Lots of tenured employees. No one breathing down your back. Work hard/play hard.

    Cons

    Too many people are in positions because of whom they know, NOT what they know nor what type of education they have. Most of the tenured employees come from the restaurantsand are in high positions and do NOT have a college degree, while individuals with college degrees and higher are in lower positions and it's obvious it doesn't matter. In addition, there is no diversity in management, everyone looks alike.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop promoting people just because you know them. Give the people that actually qualify for the positions an equal opportunity.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Hard work

    • 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

    Pros

    great benefits and good pay

    Cons

    Lot of responsibilities and expectations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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.

  8.  

    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 a 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
  9.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Smart leaders with relentless pursue of value and growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Shareholders come first via sales growth or staff downsizing strategies.

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

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

    Pros

    Strong Franchisee community with passionate leaders.

    Cons

    Poor mentoring and executive management selection processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more involved in the decision making at the Regional level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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