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Updated March 19, 2017
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Cadbury Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kraft Foods Inc. Irene Rosenfeld
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  • All the good will was lost with the hostile takeover by Kraftfoods (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Changed for the worse"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company, training good if it suited others, pension was good.

    Cons

    Culture not good - people out for themselves and willing to step on others to get there.

    Advice to Management

    Need to listen to the people doing the work instead of t=riding on the backs of others.


  2. "Assistant maintenance manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    international exposure with improved skills

    Cons

    All the good will was lost with the hostile takeover by Kraftfoods

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of American companies whose only objective is to make profit without considering the human resource.


  3. "Tehcnical critical decisions in a democratic way resulting in infficient equilibrium."

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company is more tolerant and soft towards employees with a cultural fabrc knitted into it. people ar not harsh in their day to day behaviour and managers are not bully type. People in general are respected as humans.

    Cons

    mangement is scary fo decisons and repsonsibility is pushed downa wards from the top. Lower work force is not aligned with mangement and the sam is not acceped as s aproblem resulting in every one downg the job 2-03 levels below and hence vaccum in liong term strategy. Decsions are adhoc and unplanned. Most importantly every one does the job of other person and takes pride rather than doing their own.

    Advice to Management

    Complete revamping the system from the scratch and puuting system before the person in all repects. Stop personifying the success and failure. In good system , no one can perform badly and in same way in a bad system, no one can perform in a better way. Puuting very clear accountability and resposnisbility bot at the top and bottom as they are the back boen. Should have a control on work force at the bottom in terms of discipline and resposnisbility which absolutely non- exstent as of now and noone like to bell the cat and take the bull by horns. If it coninues, already on teh down path.


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  5. "Cadbury was amazing to work for, Mondelez however... was NOT"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cadbury full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Big company with lots of exciting brands and roles

    Cons

    Mondelez International feels like it has become a faceless business where you are simply a cog in a machine

    Advice to Management

    Care more about people and retaining talent


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    "Cadbury Canada Review - Marketing Group"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - ABM in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - ABM in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cadbury Canada is a good place for people who have been in brand management before to work on a good strong portfolio of brands. Since I worked there a lot of the program management was moved to the US, so from what I understand little creative is actually made in Canada for Canada. The office is fairly new and in a good location (although it's uptown - north york) - office morale was pretty good in the marketing group with a lot of young people who were fun to work with. HR activity was also pretty good in terms of benefits.

    Cons

    What I mentioned before about Canadian creative being picked up from the US - regardless of this, a very large proportion of the brand management work at Cadbury was product development (ie working with other offices around the world including factories to create new product offerings ) while this is interesting and enjoyable, it can make the work very project management-oriented. The advertising side of things was a small portion of the job and usually followed the launch of a product. Nielsen is also a very large part of the more junior positions - overall training was also not that great for junior positions. Cadbury was becoming famous for losing their people to better companies promotions in the marketing group at that time would happen rarely.

    Advice to Management

    I think overall there was a lot of staff movement that was done, not always taking into account the member's own preference of which direction they wanted to take their career. People were moved without much choice into different departments and while that works with certain people, I did not get the sense that management did so taking the actual person's style into account. Also they need to promote good work more readily - good people on staff would leave and all be promoted elsewhere - so if the market feels they should be promoted, Cadbury would not be any different!


  7. "Everyone goes on about the free chocolate, but actually you can only eat so much dairy milk"

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great brand to have on your CV
    Free chocolate
    Use some great brand advertising agencies
    Employee benefits are very good

    Cons

    Senior management are stuck in the 1970s - aloof and awkward around employees
    'Collegiate approach' means that its hard to get anything done

    Advice to Management

    A major reduction is still required in the number of senior managers. There is so much duplication of responsibility in the organisation


  8. "Graduate to Senior Manager"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Treated Well
    - Management will try to treat you well
    - International moves are promoted
    - Work life balance is promoted and achieved

    Cons

    - Pay is lower than similar business
    - The business is over using its brand to recruit
    - Middle management has remained static making it hard to gain promotion

    Advice to Management

    Management should focus on selecting a single management model and then sticking with it. There are tow many poorly communicated models from the corporate group that are not implemented by the local businesses.


  9. "a nice but conservative company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    nice people to work with. Work and life balance has been respected. People usually will stay there for many years without moving around.

    Cons

    do not encourage to take risks. People who is willing to take risks will find very difficult in the environment. Lack of motivation.

    Advice to Management

    The leaders in this organization should move people around instead of letting them stay in one position too long. Don't do too much restructuring


  10. "great learning enviroument"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great people to great brands, fun place to work

    Cons

    too many re-org, lots of changes, opportunity to grow was limited


  11. "satisfactory job with less salary"

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    Former Employee - Technical Executive in Coimbatore (India)
    Former Employee - Technical Executive in Coimbatore (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    service oriented and training based job

    Cons

    low salary and more over same salary to both UG and PG graduated employees.
    no office for technical executives
    immediate decisions regarding office meeting without prior intimations to the executives.
    No difference between an Under Graduate degree employee and a Masters degree employee

    Advice to Management

    Consider our degrees and fix the salary accordingly.
    categorize the hierarchy in the field level as sometimes field officers influences Technical executives.
    after recruiting your employees for a concerned job, provide them 1 or 2 month of training and evaluate their efficiency so that they can prove their ability in field level. This is entirely absent in this area.


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