Kellogg Company Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jan 6, 2021

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  • "Good culture, work life balance(in 146 reviews)

  • "Good pay and benefits with flexible work options(in 104 reviews)

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  • "Hard to maintain work/life balance at times(in 169 reviews)

  • "Long hours without overtime compensation(in 90 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Solid Company

      Aug 6, 2020 - Project Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The company cares and shows effort for development.

      Cons

      Work life balance, seems to slam a little bit

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good Company

      Jan 5, 2021 - Analyst in Battle Creek, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very flexible with work schedule (varies depending on manager), family feel, networking. Always learning something new.

      Cons

      Can be high stress during projects/deadlines. Hard to maintain work/life balance at times.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Changed

      Jan 6, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Battle Creek, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Managers are great until they get pressure

      Cons

      No trust....micromanagement.... though most are work from home, work life balance is gone. Working never ends...weekend meetings, after hours meetings. Restructure (fire) the employees with the business knowledge...bring in the "genius/savior" Consultants who do nothing except create more work for current employees and build fancy PowerPoint presentations. Much more political than a few years ago.

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    4. 2.0
      KEY NOT FOUND: jobLine.self_employ-former, less than 1 year

      Good experience

      Jan 5, 2021 - Human Resource Generalist II in Cincinnati, OH
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      Pros

      Lots of Overtime. If you are paid hourly, you are almost guaranteed overtime no matter what your role is. Many union employees make more than the leaders and administrative staff due to being forced over or taking callback. Good benefits. Union employees still get pensions as of current contract, vacation time, health care, union support, and many others. Family atmosphere between union employees. The union employees are some of the best employees I have ever seen and will stick up for you like family as long as you come to work, work hard, don’t lie, and treat them with respect. Good Pay. Pay is relatively good within the industry. The union employees got screwed in the last contract and come in at $16 an hour and there is no guaranteed raise while those who were hired before make around $25 for doing the same work. This may change with upcoming contract. Still better than $13/$14 an hour in other factories. The company has done a good job with COVID-19 response and I felt safe with the measures they put into place right away. Even though some measures were burdensome, they did more than a lot of other companies did and it paid off.

      Cons

      Lack of coordination/communication between departments and within departments. Communication that was essential for business operations was frequently not communicated to the right people and often felt secretive. This made all workers do more than what was necessary to do the job (ex: revising the schedule multiple times, multiple people doing the same thing). Company is consistently putting out fires and not interested in preventing them. The company is in a great position to make change, but is more concerned with putting out and managing fires rather than preventing them. Resistant to change. The culture is very resistant to change and has the mindset of, “that’s the way it’s always been done.” “Good Ole Boys Club” present in the company culture. Either you follow their lead or get pushed out. If you want to advance, you play politics to remain in their club, not what’s actually good for the company. More drama than in any high school. Leaders will praise you to your face, but will degrade you behind your back if you don’t fit in their club. Most leaders are more concerned with themselves and their careers than mentoring their team. No work life balance. Everyone from the leaders to the employees are overworked. Union employees are forced to work 16 hour shifts due to high absenteeism. Many non-union employees work 12+hours. You have to watch your time card and keep track of your time and vacation time. The administrators make several errors due to lack of time, training and support. If you don’t keep up, you may be shorted pay or vacation time. Request your attendance report weekly.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great place to start career

      Sep 27, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Great people. opportunities to learn and grow. Great benefits and work life balance

      Cons

      Managers quality varies, silos lower efficiency, management not open minded. Lack of innovation and breakthrough ideas

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    6. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great Brands, Lack of Leadership Direction

      Nov 12, 2020 - Category Manager in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Heritage brands, strong shares, flexible work-life balance

      Cons

      Ratings are zero-sum game so for every person getting recognized, someone else needs to get bonus taken away. National Accounts given priority over other channels and smaller retailers.

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    7. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      not what it use to be

      Oct 27, 2020 - IT Engineer in Battle Creek, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      pay above average for the area

      Cons

      hypocritical policies, illusion of Google but dont have the environment to back it up, high turn over, everything is being outsourced, no work life balance.

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Maintenance Mechanic

      Nov 14, 2019 - Maintenance Mechanic in Minooka, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A lot of overtime & great coworkers

      Cons

      Need to offer a better work life balance.

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    9. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Could be a good job but extremely dysfunctional

      Dec 21, 2019 - Operations Supervisor in Jackson, TN
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      Pros

      Room for growth if you can put up with the dysfunction and high demands of the job.

      Cons

      Absolutely no work/life balance. LOTS of unpaid overtime. Might as well set up a cot and live there and forget any free time. You could spend all of your scheduled off days covering vacation. Upper management doesn't have a clear direction and you can't do enough to to please them. Management doesn't follow Kelloggs K Values and rules with an iron fist. There are people in management positions that require people skills and they don't possess any people skills. There is high turnover and due to this there is a lack of job knowledge.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good people

      Aug 12, 2019 - Specialist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people with great work/life balance

      Cons

      There has been a lot of restructuring lately

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