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Cadbury Reviews

Updated March 19, 2017
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  • All the good will was lost with the hostile takeover by Kraftfoods (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Really enjoyed working and learning at Cadbury!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, good pay and benefits, lots of opportunity for internal lateral job movement or advancement.

    Cons

    Not a lot of flexibility with hours for family/work balance. Constant changes in the company structure resulting in unstable job security.

    Advice to Management

    Keep everyone in the loop as changes happen. Keep up the good work in listening to your employees and using feedback for continuous improvement.


  2. "very good"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Team Member In Assset Care in Baddi (India)
    Current Employee - Team Member In Assset Care in Baddi (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cadbury full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good working conditions,flexibility ad reputation

    Cons

    delay in process of every thing.

    Advice to Management

    work fast

  3. "Very good company to work with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cadbury full-time

    Pros

    MNC culture, great brand and exposure to FMCG sector

    Cons

    Growth could take time and not so great work life balance


  4. "Good Graduate experience in Science and Technology"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Former Employee - Industrial Designer in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Industrial Designer in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cadbury full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    High level of graduate responsibility. Was feeling very responsible from the start and straight away was made to feel like a professional. Co-workers are supportive and friendly and encouraging, the people are probably the companies best asset.

    Cons

    At the time a large pool of middle management meant decisions were often made slowly, and much of the work lacks the creativity I had envisaged.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support your work force by giving them a great place to work.


  5. "Great learning Experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cadbury full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good people. care about peoples career

    Cons

    too Hi expectations. after takeover transition has not been smooth

    Advice to Management

    speak to the people.


  6. "good learning on process and global systems. uncontrolled actions for shirt term gains with high attrition."

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot of scope of learning on process and global exposure to standards and processes.

    Cons

    HIgh pressure and sstems yet to evolve. Mostly person driven. Engineering department is stressful in locations. System compliance is low and need to be imporved. Perosn driven to system driven is what is required in locations. Transtion is not complete from global to local.

    Advice to Management

    Get youself hands and avoid being only papr tigers


  7. "my time at cadburys"

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    Former Employee - Packer in Bournville, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Packer in Bournville, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cadbury (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    started cadburys when i left school , it was a great place to work, you were taught different jobs in the training room before you went on the factory floor. It was a very good firm to work for

    Cons

    there are no cons i can think of.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work.

  8. "Former employee woes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great team, good working, above average salary

    Cons

    Too much cost saving focus.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let your best people leave /made redundant


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Cadbury Canada Review - Marketing Group"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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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!


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

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    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


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