A typical day at Kelloggs would be signing in at the security office. The security officer will than make sure who you are and give you an ID badge. You walk to the entrance and scan your badge. You than go to the locker room and put on your PPE. Your PPE is your safety glasses, your vest, hairnet, and earplugs.
You than go to the hand washing area and wash your hands. After that your sanitize your work boots and put hand sanitizer on your hands. You go to your station and put your gloves on and case pack crackers. When the boxes of crackers go trough the machine wrap two people are on the other side palatalizing. You do this eight hours a day and rotate every half and hour.
When I started working here I was really nervous, because it was my first factory job ever. It turned out than I became to love what I did. You learn something new there everyday. The more i started working there I learned how many boxes need to come down your line to make a full case. I learned that not having your earplugs in was asking to go deaf.
If u don't walk on the yellow path that was put there for a reason you could get hit by a forklift. They have all these rules for one reason and that is keeping their employees safe. Safe is very important to kelloggs. Hand washing is very crucial as well. Bacteria can easily be transferred into the crackers, so management is on top of everything.
Management is always updating machinery to work fast and safer. There's always safety m
A good job if you like to eat snacks and can be on your feet for long periods of time while meeting interesting people.
I worked hard for this company for 18 years. The job work/life balance was pretty good until the last 3 years. Things seemed to have changed though, and the work became more and the hours just kept going up. My position required Saturday work, which over the last 3 years ranged anywhere from 10-13 hrs. That was starting to wear on me, but I kept at it and did what they asked me. The typical work day would be to start at my assigned store for that particular day and perform whatever tasks my Retail Sales Rep or District Manager had for me. Most work days, not including Saturday, were between 8-10 hrs. I learned during my time with Kellogg how to deal with people better, as far as selling and working with store management in ways to enhance our product experience at their store, so both them and the shopper benefited. The most enjoyable part of the job was meeting other people and working with other people selling, building displays, and just providing good snack foods to our customers with top notch service. The hardest part of the job was the ever increasing hours for any given day, and on those Saturdays that I talked about above, starting my day when my son was still asleep and not getting home until he was already asleep again for the next night, and if I did get home early enough to see him awake, I was usually so tired from being on my feet and moving stuff all day that I wasn't in any shape to do much else. In overview, working for Kellogg for 18 years was enjo
ProsWorking independantly most of the time, got schedule and tasks and took care of them.
ConsDelivery delays, longer and longer hours, rude people.
Wasted three years, endless tears, regret | Houston, TX | Mar 28, 2015
Part-Time Sales Merchandiser
This company rotates their employees like they do the products on the shelf, once they feel like you are expired, they are more than willing to dump you in the trash without a second thought.
I like to think I have a good work ethic and I don't mind working. It is not...the job itself that is the problem. It is the people that I had to deal with on a daily basis that is. I never received a warm welcome when I started working here, people...be it the customers, the employees of the stores you service, the other vendors, the manager of the store, were EXTREMELY rude and hostile from day one. They would laugh at you, smirk at you, talk about you behind your back, try to get you fired, try to make you look bad. It was pretty intense and truth be told, pathetic.
One time, while I was working here, I had to take time off because I became severely depressed and I stopped talking for a month.This was about a year in....and part of me believes the job was the reason why I sunk so low, but again, it wasn't the job itself, it was the people that I had to be around while doing that job that caused me so much dread, stress, and depression.
So if you ever consider applying and working for this company, do yourself a favor and....just don't. It is simply not worth it. Looking back now, I am faced with the harsh reality that I wasted three and a half years working here and I am trying to start again . One of the reasons why I lingered so long is because I truly felt, because of
ConsI think I pretty much summed it up in my review.
Always overtime available.
Pay & benefits
Good pay for non union
Job security and advancement
Job security is very low, you are viewed as a number and can be easily replaced tomorrow. Production schedule changes all the time. Advancement depends on who you know, not what you know.
There are some very great leaders at this plant, but most of them do not last long once they learn the culture. Change is needed on almost every level, but a few leaders are resistant to any change that could help and hold back the rest who could and would make the change needed. This place is where ideas go to die. Unless change is made, plan to consistently spend 60+ hours a week putting out fires, with no hope in sight to make the change toward fire prevention. Management is not aligned with company mission, vision, values, and you are expected to sink or swim. I would not recommend anyone leaving a good job for this place.
The culture at this plant is the worst I have ever seen. However, I do believe this is due to the plant leadership not being aligned with the K Values and not the company itself. There is no sense of unity on any level, it is every person for themselves. Communication is siloed between departments and even within the same department. There is no trust. Those you work with will be the first to praise you in front of your face, but throw you under the bus the first chance they get... instead of coaching or training. There is no organizati
Currently, the company is offering a $3000 sign on bonus - $1000 each month for the first three months you are there.
You know what? Take the job. For the first month, you're just going to be training anyway. They'll train you on a couple of jobs, and you'll probably work a lot of overtime. Once you get your full sign on bonus - find a job with a company that will actually appreciate you.
Kellogg's does not care about its employees. There are some individual managers and supervisors who are really decent people and treat workers well - but they are the minority.
There is no confidence in the upper management. Nothing about them indicates they have any idea what's going on in the plant. They go to meetings and look at charts and graphs of productivity, but most are never out on the floor so they don't understand anything. They don't understand why we are getting so much scrap, they don't understand that the machines are being pushed to run faster than they're supposed to.
There is poor communication between departments and shifts, so nothing is ever followed up on. Machines have the same problems, week after week, and they're never fixed or resolved.
The plant is severely understaffed and has been for several months, and their solution is just to make people work multiple double shifts, often suspending breaks, so you may work 16 hours with only two breaks, and on your feet the rest of the time.
They don't care. They will work every person in that plant into the gro
ProsGood starting pay and hiring bonus, lots of overtime
ConsThey will work you to death, and then fire you for not coming to work because you're dead.
Hard work, labor intensive, stressful for Full-Timers.
I worked here for just over a year and it was okay at first. I liked the flexibility of the hours. I only worked part time so I didn't receive benefits. By the end of my time there I was EXTREMELY unhappy. My direct manager was great and I have no complaints there. However, she was under a ridiculous amount stress and she told me the goal she had to meet and what her schedule was like and I couldn't believe it. I met several full time reps and they were ALL miserable. I never met a single person that was happy where they were the entire time.
Also, working in the grocery stores with the "receivers" (those who deal with merchandisers) and the managers of the stores was horrible! Everyone was so incredible uptight and rude and utterly disgusting. I imagine that was the case because of the stress they were under as well. They made life miserable for me though. A lot of the time it felt like a terrible high school.
If you're a woman, expect inappropriate harassment to be a standard. Nearly every store I went to, I encountered crude comments and looks. Some people let this roll off their back but I just couldn't, especially because it was so constant. I had one instance in particular that was pretty bad and I told my manager who told the district manager. A manager at a grocery store made some very explicit comments to me over and over. They did handle it quickly and I received a call from human resources and the district manager asking what I'd like to do and they said the
ProsPretty flexible if you work part-time.
ConsUpper management is a nightmare causing an extremely stressful environment, ee ready to receive verbal abuse.
Loved everything about the Kellogg Company - best culture, best benefits, great job work/life balance, and management.
I supported the Sr. VP of Marketing, Morning Foods Division, and the Sr. VP of Marketing, Snacks Division. Both had teams of around 60. Even though my main responsibility was my boss, I was also responsible for the team on an organizational level. Each division had several secretaries, of whom I supervised. I planned several offsites, meetings, plans meetings, and other organizational get- togethers. I worked with Kellogg's Meeting Planning Department, but oversaw each event. I also worked for the President of the short-lived Wholesome Portable Breakfast Snacks Division. Since it was a newly created division, I was responsible for all logistics relating to setting up a new division. These included all office equipment, furniture, IT, equipping meeting rooms, employee moves, and setting up interviews for additional staff.
My biggest responsibility was seeing that my boss was where he needed to be and had everything he needed! I managed his calendar, which had ever-changing priorities to be allowed for. I created numerous PowerPoint decks, arranged all travel arrangements, etc. I worked closely with our advertising agency - Leo Burnett - to be sure the information was flowing both ways between our department and their agency. They traveled in weekly for plans meetings and media reviews. I would be sure I had everything that was to be reviewed that day - whether decks, print ads, or media - available and in hand. I arranged for lunch and snacks throughout the day, and kept
ProsLoved everything about the Kellogg Company and was proud to be a part of it.
ConsReally nothing. Just wanted to do more with my life - to make a difference.
Life is too short to be miserable...tik tok, tik tok.
Where do I begin? I think about how I was before I had this job and how I am now and its like....I dont even
like myself anymore, I can honestly say I hate myself. You start out by getting all these empty promises of
moving up in the company but it never happens, ever, yet they keep telling you constantly that the time for you
to advance is "just around the corner", or "its the next step". Let's see, certain times of the year the stores
that you service will get ALOT of freight, and what I mean by alot is like...an astronomical amount
of product that will last for MONTHS, yet they expect you to sell out of it and to keep it out of the
backroom even though when you ask the store manager for a spot they will rudely deny your request to do so time
and time again. The customers you have to deal with are just as mean and calous as the managers,vendors and employees of the stores you service,
they are INCREDIBLY rude and always tell you that YOU are in their way, which I dont give a ___, obviously. You hardly get
any hours, you are BARELY compensated for the time spent driving to the stores which can be upwards of 100 miles a day,
im starting to think I will probably make more money being unemployed, FOR REAL!! I havent
quit yet, but its coming....baby, its coming. I cant afford to be this miserable with my job for too much longer, there is an innate, primal,
response in me, telling me to run away as fast as I can from this threat to survival. This job, even thoug
Management doesn't have a clue the ship is sinking
Working in refrigeration and production maintenance there is no time off forced drafting. Union doesn't protect the workers in maintenance. They do look after the production workers to some extent. It is a weak union that is in bed with management. They bend to suit management needs. Not bitter on the way they operate pay is great and being forced to work even under stressful circumstances will build your 401k and bank account. The union contract is going to end in four months and there other plant has been working with out a contract for two plus years. They are using co-packers and Kellogg is helping them build better equipment in sending them better irons, etc. Great for them they let us know production costs here are high. There are what the company wants to call K values, their are none in the Atlanta Eggo plant, they may have them in Blue Anchor. There have been four plant managers since I have been here, along with many upper management changes in this plant. It used to be a great place to work but corporate has changed on going to a zero based budget. This may be fine for a modern plant but one with 40 plus year old equipment it is hard to function when you have no spare parts, and long lead times on getting parts. I will be leaving soon as are other mechanics. Just waiting for confirmation on my future employer. I know they are better due to the fact that there mechanics have an average of 20 plus years with employer. If you need a quick spot to feed your family jum
ProsGreat insurance, and pay as of when this was submitted
I've been with the Kellogg Company for over 12 years and have witnessed a lot of changes, mostly good changes. However, over the last 2-3 years Kellogg's is really struggling to keep up with the ever changing Consumer Packaged Goods industry. We've went from a trend leader, which led to our success, to a trend following, which has negatively impacted our business. It seems we're the last CPG company to embrace technology and the digital age. Our sales reps, received smart phones 2 years ago and tablets this year. Prior to this, they were using flip phones and paper control books. This company is always last to the party and our declining sales is a reflection of this. We operate in a "Now" society, Kellogg's is not currently set up to operate in this fasted paced environment. So, what's holding us back? Investment! Kellogg's is not willing to make the investment needed to compete in the aggressive market place we all complete in. This is not only from a technology standpoint, but to personal, distribution, trade spend. ect... Our biggest miss comes from investing in our people. W.K. Kellogg's vision was to "Invest in my People...." This company has strayed from investing and building a winning team and culture, it's easier to dismiss or promote under performing employees than to coach and grow employees. With this strategy, we've lost a lot of good employees and have promoted others who did not deserve it. These promotions have led to a weak Senior Leadership
ConsWork Life Balance, Challenging Working Environment, Negative Culture, Technically behind the times
A good place to work on the whole but definitely not what it used to be. Roles at the Manchester plant vary but be aware if you are a new recruit into an operations role then you will likely be earning much less than the majority of your colleagues due to a two-tier pay structure they bought in a few years ago to save on costs. The same reason staff in the USA went on strike for months recently. This is leading to a great deal of upset and resentment on the shop floor, particularly as many of the high earners are long serving and have the cushy job roles and are generally set in their ways and do little the enhance the performance of the company as a whole. This can be particularly frustrating if you are an apprentice such as myself or one of the many new guys and girls that are on fixed term contracts with only a slim chance of gaining permanent employment due to the large number applying for a limited number of roles. I know some guys that recently got a one month fixed term extension which is no way to live your life and very poor treatment from a company that preaches the stuff that Kellogg's preach. Even then if you are successful you will still never earn what the long servers are earning and this effects everything from what you take home to your overtime rate, pension, number of shares purchased each month. Also bear in mind many people get in because of their family members working here so that may make it harder to get places if you are career minded. Upon interview
ProsDecent pay and conditions, Plenty of days off.
ConsUnsociable hours, two-tier pay system, get less for doing the same job, no performance management, lazy older staff, low job security, cheap apprentice labour.
Quality control- Mangement Shift hand over meeting at 06h15. Document(check sheets) distribution to unit oparators 06h30-06h45.
1.Processing area-moisture analysis(in process food and finished food), vitamin ph analysis (done every 3hours). Food quality checks
2.Packaging-Metal detector calibration done every 3hours,collecting samples for food review from the packaging lines,reviewing the packaged on the line both cartons and cases (done every 3hours)06h45-18h15. Food quality checks
3.Management food review - Host the review,anyone from management can rate the food while i take notes 08h30-09h00. 09h00-09h30 continue with the quality checks.
4.Typing the food review report on the Product evaluation system and sending it to all the kellogg's springs network users.09h30-10h30
5. Tea time.not taken everytime due to extensive work.10h30-11h00
6. Second Food review - 11h00- 11h30.
7. Start with the second quality checks.11h30-13h00
8. Hand over Plant status to the Plant quality Manager for her 14h00 OMP meeting.
9.Lunch Break 13h00-14h00.
10.Recieve raw material,do quality test on the material reject or release them according to the kellogg's specifications and standards.
11. Start with quality checks 14h00-15h30
12.Host the third food review 15h30-16h00
13. Typing the food review report on the Product evaluation system and sending it to all the kellogg's springs network users. 16h00-16h30
14.Re-sampling of any product that was held during the food reviews.Rejecting