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Yum! Reviews

Updated January 8, 2015
Updated January 8, 2015
117 Reviews
3.4
117 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 love my Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    Yum! has a wonderful culture and pays employees competitively with great benefits. Yum! also offers opportunities for growth for interested employees.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons to submit. I love my company and my job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't have any advice to senior management. I firmly believe we have an EXCELLENT top management team in place.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company that is people-oriented with a culture of success!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director, IT in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Director, IT in Plano, TX

    I worked at Yum! full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    People-focused
    Success-oriented
    Great benefits and lots of opportunities within the company.

    Cons

    I believe that their employee performanc review process could have been better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    My input was appreciated and valued, and the team chemistry was seemless.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brand Marketing Intern in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Brand Marketing Intern in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Yum! as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Workspace, team chemsitry, pride in products

    Cons

    Large company tends to leave employees somewhat lost

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Moving forward for a better future.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Northampton, MA
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Northampton, MA

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

    Pros

    Most Friendly place to work at.

    Cons

    Sometimes a get impossible to reach a goal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More rewards for the team members

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great exposure and experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Technology Position in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Technology Position in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Yum!

    Pros

    - recognition culture
    - great people
    - great pay
    - good benefits

    Cons

    - very performance related and sometime politically related'
    - good people managed out because they did not get along with current management
    twice a year reviews so you knew where you stood
    company is selling a lot of US stores. International is the only good place left to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are forcing 20+ year people out. These are the people who know your business from an Operations perspective. It's no wonder store operations continue to suffer. There used to be standards that were enforced, just not talked about.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Change happens but may not be wise

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Yum!

    Pros

    The best part was the flexibility in the work place especially when an employee has a personal situation of family emergency.

    Cons

    The most disappointing part was the lack of interesting in helping employees grow professionally - there was too much focus on training all employees on internal language and visions but training employees to help them in their careers was denied year after year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote your team to upper management instead of only promoting yourself to upper management. Be more willing to listen to other ideas and open to new options.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Positive Learning Experience for any software engineering intern.

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

    I worked at Yum!

    Pros

    Strong community values in the company

    Cons

    Project reviews can be slow.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Have to be a special kind of person to work there

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

    I worked at Yum!

    Pros

    The pay is high and the benefits are good as they are considered one of the top companies to work for in Louisville, KY

    Cons

    The politics are consuming and a person has to learn it on their own to succeed. The culture that is posted on the walls, is not what is lived out by management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The leadership needs to learn how to communicate more directly and concise in the vision they are developing. The leadership can concentrate more on politics than focusing on assisting the employees to do the best job as possible. They also need to not play favorites!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    yum is a great place to gain experience, but the politics can be tiring

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Yum!

    Pros

    strong analytically, company values intelligent leaders who speak their mind. culture is great - recognition is very important. worldwide company, so relocation is possible if you are interested.

    Cons

    politics is the worst part at yum. navigating how to present an idea, how it will be received, the specifics words to use, who to pitch it to first, how to work behind the scenes, etc. just tiring after a while. company would be better served by being more direct - letting ideas and work stand for themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reduce bureaucracy, be intentional around developing talent, adopt a rotational approach to leadership development where people get short-term assignments in other groups to broaden their experience

    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Odd.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Site Registration Coordinator in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Site Registration Coordinator in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Yum!

    Pros

    While working for YUM!, there were some great survey opportunities to taste test their food - had Pizza once a month to test the markets. The food was great, the people were nice enough, and the pay was great.

    Cons

    Say one thing but do another. Odd behavior displayed when in a financial crunch. Was unlucky timing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Forecast accurately.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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