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"Short Term Focus and little employee development"

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Current Employee - Sales Analyst Intern in Rogers, AR
Current Employee - Sales Analyst Intern in Rogers, AR
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Stable Industry, accessible to anyone interested. Lots of good brands insure that Kellogg will be around for a long time, no matter what the economy does.

Cons

Extremely sales oriented (to the detriment of the other business functions), little employee development or career development. Corporate strategy not communicated to lower level employees. Communication in general is not very good across business functions.

Advice to Management

Stop letting Wall Street investors dictate your performance metrics. Hold your field network accountable. Develop your all your employees, not just the select few who are on the fast track to management.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "A Unique Culture You'll Love or Hate."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Quality in Battle Creek, MI
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Quality in Battle Creek, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kellogg Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company pays very very well and has great benefits. A lot of very talented people. Although most of the business is domestic, it is working on becoming an international company and there is opportunity to interact with different cultures.

    Cons

    There's some thing about Kellogg's that seems to stifle creativity. Much of what is done is done in a committee format and there's not much here to make your own mark, especially in corporate Kellogg. There is also a glass ceiling between the senior managers position and a directors position. Kellogg seems to prefer to bring people from the outside for these slots. There are lots of opportunities to make lateral moves into different functions, but very difficult to move up. Kellogg also loves to use flowery phrases and ambiguous sentences.

    Advice to Management

    Provide clear avenues for advancement. Keep things simple, say what you mean without resorting to ambiguous catch phrases. Learn to fully utilize the talent you have in Battle Creek.


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    "To advance you work hard and connect with the key players"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food Technologist in Battle Creek, MI
    Current Employee - Food Technologist in Battle Creek, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fortune 500 company in an stable category. Great people to work with and good work environment. You learn a lot and have some latitude on your hours if you deliver.

    Cons

    Moving is difficult, work load is heavy and sometimes it seems you are the only one getting your project done. Priorities shuffle and change by the week, sometimes the work relevance is not clear.

    Advice to Management

    Make decisions, and let people decide, a lot of effort is wasted by not deciding in a timely fashion. Don't let the financial analysts that don't understand the business run the company.

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