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Mondelez International Los Angeles Reviews

Updated July 25, 2017
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  1. "Large Company,"

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    Current Employee - Customer Category Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Category Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mondelez International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    large company, with many different career paths available, overall a positive environment, flexible work environment

    Cons

    benefits lack compared to other companies of this size,
    the company spends a lot of time talking about being agile- but really isn't
    They want you to follow a prescribed career path. It can be hard to get promoted if you won't relocate. Because of the flexible environment you don't really know your co-workers.
    Lots of people will have opinions on your business but it is truly difficult to get help to get something done.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to fit everyone in the same box career path-wise, trust your employees a bit more- the expense restrictions are ridiculous.


  2. Helpful (15)

    "The juice isn't worth the squeeze...stay away."

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    Current Employee - Sales Service Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Service Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mondelez International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Excellent benefits (401k, Dental, Medical, Vision etc)
    - Perks (Company car, gas card, cell phone, tablet, bonus plan, quarterly employee appreciation gifts)
    - Great people, lifelong friends; some of the hardest working people I think I've ever met
    - Great stepping stone on your resume
    - Management can, in most cases, be relatable and treats you with dignity and respects you as a living/breathing human being
    - Free Cookies!

    Cons

    - Workload is ridiculous :

    Perception does not match reality. 10-12 hr HARD labor expected to be conpleted in an 8 hour time frame. It's a flawed system and if you're a merchandiser, you better hope you get a professional sales representative that doesn't overwork you and never appreciates your willingness to be a team player.

    - Upper management disconnect:

    Greedy investors and head choppers at the top demonstrate a lack of sense or empathy to reality: Sales goals are 90% unattainable.

    Your customers :

    Industry clients like Kroger and Safeway are used to top tier service- so your all is never enough. If you like your phone ringing off the hook at 5 in the morning because a load hasn't been worked- this is the company for you. Customers cry about everything from backstock, to why they're not the first ones being serviced on a non service day. You'll never make everyone happy no matter what you do.

    Absolutely NO WORK/LIFE balance:

    If you're a family man, plan to be one or want to work 8 hour days to avoid traffic, this is NOT your company. You 85% of the time never get our the time you should. If you call your manager or sales rep for help , it can be draining experience with constant interrogation about why you couldn't throw up countless amounts of cases in an allocated amount of short time. Drive time/store issues are never taken into consideration: broken system. Say goodbye to your social life...you're a slave to your job.

    No structure:

    See above. The company needs to revamp outdated scheduling system that is not followed anyway due to geographic and time flaws. Management never addresses the elephant in the room of poor scheduling. In some cases it adds work to your day.

    There is no time in the day to "sell in" extra product. The company just restructured due to investor pressure but wants to utilize sales reps in multi selling/merchandising roles with lack of or horrid help which decreases sales revenue and just burns people out causing them to want to leave the company altogether.

    Workload :

    Do you want to be a glorified merchandiser? This is the job for you.

    Wake up at 3-4am, throw upwards of about 300-500 cases with an expectation to write orders, build rapport and sell extra product- not gonna happen. Look at your back rooms! Stop forcing reps to sell in more oreos and chips ahoy when your back rooms are a mess.

    Promotion? Good luck.

    It's a who you know business. Some promotions don't match the work of the individual being promoted. The continued "passing of the torch " to unqualified individuals with zero business ethics is making a revolving door and your best people are walking through it!

    High changeovers due to moral discontent.

    Changing landscape:

    GMO, Organic and Glutten free solutions are not being addressed properly by this company. It will drive sales to the ground. Good Thins isn't enough.

    Job instability:

    The company just went through some major changes this year (as it does every few years). People with the company for decades lost their jobs due to shipment of jobs to othwe countries or were demoted due to cuts- more to come soon.

    Advice to Management

    I can't stress this enough : LISTEN to your PEOPLE. Upper management is slave to the ends instead of the means of making quota.

    Instead of throwing unachievable sales goals for payouts we will never be rewarded due to lack of performance, top managers need to work hand in hand with the people at the "bottom of the totem pole" to truly grasp how long it actually takes to throw a load or deal with store managers.

    Stop cramming numbers down our throats when our backrooms look like a natural disaster and the store cannot take more.

    You are losing a lot of undervalued, overworked and underpaid people sacrificing family, relationships, goals and aspirations to get by not getting written up for first world mistakes.

    Unless you address some of the assertions explained here, Mondelez international will continue to be a revolving door of disgruntled employees who find better paying jobs that don't suck the life out of them physically and mentally.

  3. "Part Time Merchandiser"

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    Former Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mondelez International part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Get to meet a lot of wonderful people in your territories

    Cons

    time management, traffic, stores taking down your displays

    Advice to Management

    More opportunities for part timers better hours and benefits


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Mondelez is an interesting and changing company"

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    Current Employee - MDA in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - MDA in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    personal growth, training, development, cpg knowledge, networking with senior leaders

    Cons

    minimal work life balance, difficult to navigate company culture


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Out of touch, unreasonable expectations, shareholders and customers are the only ones valued."

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mondelez International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    M-F work week with the weekends and Holidays off. Company car with gas card for personal use. Flexibility to adjust your start time. Work independently on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Pay, benefits are low quality, dealing with abusive store personnel, unattainable sales goals, no room for error mentality, constant change, poor leadership, almost no training or employee development, EXTREMELY STRESSFUL, physically demanding work, all changes or cuts come at the sales rep's expense.

    Advice to Management

    As of late, this has been a disorganized place to work. The opportunities for advancement have declined, the future does not look hopeful. Please put some focus back into your employees.


  6. "Great organization to grow and develop with!"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Mondelez International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Advancement, training, people, family atmosphere in a big company. I have worked with this company for many years and have established a great career and great friends. I started out as a part time employee who worked hard, that hard work was recognized and I was rewarded with promotions.

    Cons

    I have no complaints at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in your people.


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