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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - R&D Manager in Whippany, NJ
    Former Employee - R&D Manager in Whippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cadbury Adams USA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People go out of their way to help you

    Cons

    British influence felt strongly including some Brits taking jobs


  2. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Procurement in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Procurement in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cadbury Adams USA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart people, not a lot of politics

    Cons

    My boss was an idiot

    Advice to Management

    none


  3. "Constant Change in Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Broker Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Broker Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cadbury Adams USA part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Well known brands, good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Uncertianty of leadership direction due to ownership of company.

    Advice to Management

    Nature of CPG for buyouts, mergers. Fully understand basic go to market before making decisions that look good on paper.


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  5. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cadbury Adams USA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work environment
    Opportunities for professional growth

    Cons

    Kraft acquisition - the culture is very different


  6. "A long-term employer that I feel secure and satisfied with!"

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    Current Employee - Hourly Production Assistant in Rockford, IL
    Current Employee - Hourly Production Assistant in Rockford, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -The benefits are amazing and we are very thankful for the level of coverage we receive.

    -The company dinners are generous and we feel very appreciated.

    -Compensation is also competitive; we are very comfortable.

    Cons

    -Sore feet from long shifts!

    Advice to Management

    Thank you so much for this opportunity - we are very blessed to have found security and provision through this company!


  7. "Good place to work for experienced people who want to make a difference to the business"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    flat organization
    stretch roles
    global business, culture and structure
    results and action oriented
    career paths are not siloed
    great energy

    Cons

    many career advancement opportunities require a move internationally
    lacks formal career paths
    inconsistency in competencies
    short term focused
    uncertainty of future with Kraft ownership

    Advice to Management

    fight to keep the Cadbury Adams culture in the new Kraft world
    find the talent to transform the businesses to be brand-led
    take care of your people in a fair and consistent manner


  8. "Great industry, Great Business, Less than perfect workplace"

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    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cadbury Adams was an exciting business and a great place to learn Food/CPG business in a fast paced environment. It is also a very innovation centric company. Unlike many other global companies interference from the home office was minimal.

    Cons

    It was an organization with poor people management, lower morale and consequently plagued by high churn especially in higher pressure functions like brand management (by an informal count the turnover at the entry level within two years was almost 50%). I don't think it was people in general but rather the process. For instance, tolerance of management for some very poor people managers (but effective subordinates or individual contributors) who accounted for a disproportionate amount of losses. Similarly, performance management and rewards system was, at best, broken.

    Advice to Management

    It may be a slightly different situation now that this business is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kraft, but the leadership may do well by improving on the review process, more actively managing the people managers and by devoting more attention and resources to the well performing portions of the portfolio. I think at the top the management is very competent and very well intentioned but as we move down the totem pole things progressively worsen (at the director levels it is quite Peter's principle at work).


  9. "Great brands, awsome culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's as fun to work in a candy company as you would imagine it to be, great leadership, informal culture (jeans every day!)

    Cons

    at times overly collaborative, people too nice not willing to shake it up enough and take risks. not many women in sr positions

    Advice to Management

    work better as a team


  10. "Cadbury Adams is a fantastic place to work"

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team effort
    People love the company
    Candy is a fun product
    Very successfull company

    Cons

    take over target
    expected to work long hours

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing, we are the best confectionary in the world!


  11. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whippany, NJ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, great place to work and best products ever!!

    Cons

    Too many projects and too little time

    Advice to Management

    Fewer, faster and bigger and better. Focus more on big projects and not spend too much time on smaller line extensions.


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