Kerry - Many promises, no follow-through | Glassdoor
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"Many promises, no follow-through"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beloit, WI
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beloit, WI
Approves of CEO

Pros

Nice people
State of the art building and equipment
Value work/life balance
Solid financial position
Attractive compensation for new grads

Cons

Prefer to hire new grads and let go senior members to keep salaries down
no career development opportunities
lateral promotions
very hierarchical and political
promotions based on politics. not performance
little consideration to improper behavior at workplace

Advice to Management

Reward employees for their actual performance

Other Employee Reviews for Kerry

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Unnecessary stress, only negative feedback"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beloit, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beloit, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Own multiple projects and learn systematic approach to food development. Talented people with willingness to learn and grow. Excellent opportunities to meet and work with people from every top food company in the world. Access to other Kerry scientists throughout the world.

    Cons

    Incredibly negative feedback approach, and casually state "oh, we manage by sharp elbows" and "I just don't give positive feedback, so assume no news is good news. You'll know when I'm unhappy." Consistently over-promise capabilities to customers, then expect scientists to resolve. When experienced managers and scientists leave, they are replaced with new grads - leading to new scientists handling projects and being sent to plants without enough training or understanding of product lines.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in leadership from organizations that are known to create happy, ethical environments, and listen to them. No transparency between business units and corporate leads to bad business decisions and needs to be changed - and it won't happen with current BU leaders. Corporate culture starts at the top, and stern unpleasantness and completely ignoring people when passing in the building aren't characteristics of good leaders.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent working environment and very nice people"

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    Current Employee - R&D Technologist in Beloit, WI
    Current Employee - R&D Technologist in Beloit, WI
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent working environment and very nice people

    Cons

    Pay not that as competitive

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