Kellogg Company - Overall, a Lot of Positives, Be Patient | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for Kellogg Company
There are newer employer reviews for Kellogg Company

See Most Recent

"Overall, a Lot of Positives, Be Patient"

Star Star Star Star Star
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager Consumer Insights in Battle Creek, MI
Current Employee - Manager Consumer Insights in Battle Creek, MI
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Kellogg Company full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Say what you want about the location, but the people it attracts are earnest, down to earth, hardworking, and fun. People into bling and superficial BS won't spend much time in Battle Creek.

The company has a great portfolio of brands and is marketing oriented. If you are willing to ride out the rough patches, you can have a good career.

Cons

They are in a tough spot right now. Cereal is a breakfast food for the Western world and the populations are declining in those countries. They will have to figure out what they are going to market in places like Africa where the population is growing.

When business results head south, a mass talent exodus follows, meaning you are left with less talented folks to try and find your way out of the darkness. It can get very dark in Battle Creek. Within the last 13 years (prior to a good run), the company actually considered selling off the cereal business. Crazy? That's how dark it can get in the Creek.

Advice to Management

Innovate, market, figure out how to sell in the growing countries. Cutting costs only goes so far, you can either slowly become a smaller, profitable company, or you can fight for growth, but that takes courage and potentially missing numbers with the street. But the other choice is surrender to a slow death.

Other Employee Reviews for Kellogg Company

  1. "Kellogg's is pretty good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Rogers, AR
    Current Employee - Intern in Rogers, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kellogg Company part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people and genuine belief in Corporate mission

    Cons

    As an intern, not given a very steady workflow.

    Advice to Management

    Hire analytic-savvy sales staff, the current sales employees will fall behind other vendors if they don't begin to understand data better.


  2. "Great company, recent changes have affected moral negatively, but I feel we are headed in the right direction."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Manager, Category Management in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Associate Manager, Category Management in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kellogg Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people.
    Great products.
    Great work environment (if you are in an office position, the field positions can be isolating)
    Decent salary

    Cons

    -If you aren't in an office position you tend to feel isolated from the rest of the company.
    -A lot of changes recently with little warning have had a negative affect on employee moral but I feel most of the changes are putting us in a better position for the future
    -Not enough transparency into why upper management is making the changes that are being made

    Advice to Management

    Put programs in place that make it easier for non-office employees to be included in company events/decisions.


There are newer employer reviews for Kellogg Company
There are newer employer reviews for Kellogg Company

See Most Recent

Work at Kellogg Company? Share Your Experiences

Kellogg Company
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or