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Wrigley Chicago Reviews

Updated February 12, 2017
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  • Wrigley offered a great work life balance, awesome culture, motivated team (in 31 reviews)

  • Great culture, great benefits, over-all great company (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Just the Best"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, principles, leaders. Serious approach to career management.

    Cons

    Don't have anything negative to say.


  2. "maintaince"

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    Former Employee - Mechanic in Yorkville, IL
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Yorkville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wrigley full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    the older people that are still left are still have some of that Wrigley spirit !

    Cons

    since the MARS take over the company has truly gone down hill , there is so much infighting and bickering , the over all morale has deteriorated all your company dedicated people are gone driven out ,the backstabber's are everywhere and managers promote this to achieve their own goals , SAD !

    Advice to Management

    you have loss the basis of the WRIGLEY FAMILEY WAY . and I do not know if you can get it back .


  3. "Global Marketing Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great values, principled leadership, exceptional brands

    Cons

    Frequent organization changes and upheavals.


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  5. "R&D Internship"

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    Former Employee - R&D Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - R&D Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Non-competitive work environment. Mentor program helps you achieve success in internship. Interesting projects. Opportunity to present to senior leadership at conclusion of internship.

    Cons

    HR support prior to internship was disorganized and unreliable.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Warning!!!"

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    Former Employee - Global Head in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Global Head in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wrigley (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Big company, nice office environment, good locations around the world.

    Cons

    Management is backstabbing, 2-faced, not truthful, self-centered, purposeful to harm instead of help, hide behind past, and Mars centric.

    Advice to Management

    Get new leadership, not Mars leadership if you wish to succeed. Good luck to all that risk working for this company - beware!!!!


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Downward Spiral, Look Elsewhere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I was really impressed with the onboarding process and everything that was discussed with me when I first started. They seemed genuinely interested in my future and how I could make the best impact with my team and the company.

    They give you a decent amount of days off, although it has recently decreased due to the merging with Mars.

    Benefits are pretty good also.

    Cons

    Things quickly changed and you could tell there were obvious differences after the Mars takeover. It seems like the more Mars influences the culture (their idea of "One Mars") the more certain job aspects that used to be pros at Wrigley are now gone. Micromanagement has become a common theme in several aspects of the workplace. They also have a set track of how they plan to advance your career (cannot change positions until after a specific period of time has passed)and they will not deter from that unless you are a favorite of your boss.

    It also seemed like people liked being there for 10 hours a day, and if you didn't need to be, it felt like you didn't work as hard as the rest of the team. I don't know if there was pressure from the company or if associates just really loved being at work for that long.

    The office is also in a horrible location. Even if you live in Chicago the only "easy" way of getting there is to drive and your neighbors are Waste Management.

    Advice to Management

    Micromanagement is no good for anyone. The Mars influence did not bring anything positive to Wrigley, so good luck to those that are still putting up with it.


  8. "As advertised!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company exhibits strong leadership, great Brands and an engaging culture. Everything you'd expect from a leading company!

    Cons

    No cons at this point

    Advice to Management

    Continue to reinforce the guiding principles and continue to deliver!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good, solid company."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Proven company, fundamentally sound culture that makes sense and is successful. The associates are kind, courteous and helpful; whether you are new to the company or are tenured.

    Cons

    For new hires, the on-boarding process is an opportunity. Also, there could be some improvements in where, when and how training is planned out.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Bring Mars principles to live"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has great benefits, good pay

    Cons

    Imminent departure from Mars principles. Too many meetings that are unnecessary. Promotions in many cases are not based on select team, mainly those that talk more and do less.

    Advice to Management

    Connect with all associates and find out what they really need. Let promotions be open to all. Consider not just talkers but doers also.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Territory Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wrigley (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company vehicle and gas card. They also provide all necessary items for your home office. Company is now apart of Mars providing additional opportunities.

    Cons

    Work life balance is talked about but does not exist. In order to move up in Wrigley you have to be willing to move, which is not discussed in interviews. Instead you are told it is an entry level position with the intention to move up in 2 years. Management has a "list" of people who they believe is promotable. To get on list you have to cater to management.



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