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Kellogg Company Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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  • work life balance during busy times of the year can be a challenge (in 129 reviews)

  • No work life balance or minimal at best (in 45 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Cluster"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    Company provided very good pay, relocation and benefits.

    Cons

    No work life balance.
    Constant fire fight.
    Priorities change by the minute.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Full time merchandiser"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay flexible hours benefits pretty good.

    Cons

    Eliminating all Merchadising and Rep positions.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of employees during this transition.

    Kellogg Company Response

    Feb 10, 2017 – Global Talent Acquisition Team Member

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're happy to hear you've enjoyed the hours and pay of your Merchandising position. We are aware this is a tough transition for many employees in the ... More


  3. Helpful (13)

    "Great Company in Sad Decline"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Battle Creek, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Battle Creek, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is probably one of the best in the industry when it comes to recruiting top talent. Surrounded by very smart individuals. Terrific brands with superb consumer loyalty. Great summer hours. Great compensation and benefits -- probably tops in the industry. Mr. Kellogg's legacy a deep source of pride for all employees.

    Cons

    Leadership vacuum -- company has been lost for the past seven years and revenue in continuous decline. Leaderships lacks answers and vision and heavily relies on consultants for decision making. A follower, not a leader. Obsessive on cost savings and keep trying the same things over and over again expecting a different outcome. Culture promotes individualism and does not embrace outsiders. Lacks cross functional interaction and silos very evident. Resistance to change. Performance review system poorly managed and can be career damaging as a result. Management focused on "fixing you" rather than exploiting strengths. Sadly, the great recruiting experience comes crashing quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Engage more with employees and rely less on consultants that have no skin in the game. Employees genuinely care and desire to help company overcome difficult times. Company mirrors behavior of Detroit Big Three prior to 2008 Crash -- obsessive cost savings culture that in the end almost cost their own existence. Today's consumer is more savvy and mindful of quality.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great position for those wanting to really work a lot"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for-lots of physical work, great pay. Great stores and great opportunity for advancement if on the correct career path. As long as your a hard worker and don't mind being on your own working they won't micro manage you.

    Cons

    Long hours, long days. At times seems as though the company just does what is wants and doesn't care about the merchandisers or the long days they put in.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the customers and the stores/merchandisers. They are the ones in the stores and who have to deal with all the backstock and grief from the stores. Very physical job if can't lift.

    Kellogg Company Response

    Jan 25, 2017 – Global Talent Acquisition Team Member

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are so glad to hear you are happy with the opportunity you've found for advancement within Kellogg as well as some of the other great ... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Proceed with Caution - ok for a job, not a career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Battle Creek, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Battle Creek, MI
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kellogg Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people, good vacation, pay scale is high, flexible work days- work from home is ok

    Cons

    Constant downsizing makes it tough to have career path, little to no upward opportunity, company culture is dismal, company strategy is non-existant

    Advice to Management

    Make your people the #1 priority again, bring back people development


  7. "Retail Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Top tier company. Company has been around for a long time. Benefits are as good as it comes.

    Cons

    Didn't feel the family Environment. Nashville area we are always short on help.


  8. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Battle Creek, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Battle Creek, MI

    I worked at Kellogg Company (More than a year)

    Pros

    Encouraging work ethic of company.

    Cons

    Hard to get ahold of.


  9. "Okay for a part time job"

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    Former Employee - PTM in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - PTM in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kellogg Company (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and my direct boss was great.

    Cons

    Labor intensive, no gauranteed hours

    Advice to Management

    increase hours and pay of merchandisers


  10. Helpful (3)

    "The good days are gone"

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    Former Employee - Key Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Key Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, K still has several great leaders but a lot of change over the last 5 years. Decent pay.

    Cons

    Broadly speaking K is not making food consumers want to buy anymore. Been too slow to adapt to the changing landscape.

    Advice to Management

    Step outside the confines of what we normally do. The market is changing too fast and we are too slow to adapt. Decisions need to be made faster. Practice what you preach we are a company that says it's ok to try something new and fail but behind the curtain that's truly not acceptable. Embrace what you preach there.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Hierarchical bureaucracy changes decisions over and over...it isn't what you know but who you know"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are expensive but good. Summer hours are awesome! The people you work with are great and truly work so hard that there is no work-life balance

    Cons

    Management by fear prevails as does who you know and likes you rather than what you know or how you perform. Company in a very difficult financial position especially in US where people don't eat cereal anymore so cost cutting human capital has become a regularity which would be ok if they were cutting through the layers and flattening the hierarchy.

    Advice to Management

    The only way to survive is to cut through all the management levels and keep the people doing the real work. Stop wasting costs like remodeling headquarters and instead close buildings and actually trust people to work virtually rather than tie them to a chair for visibility only.


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