There are far better option in Retail than Mondelez.
Part Time Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – August 17, 2018
I have worked retail for over 15 years, been in charge of a crew, worked as part of one, and worked entirely on my own. I'm an incredibly hard worker capable of pushing 80 cases an hour depending on what product is going up. I have no qualms working hard. What I do have an issue with is when I'm working as hard as you do for this company and you get little to nothing in return.
With the minimum wage soon going up to $15/hr in Massachusetts, their starting pay for most people is $2-3 under this average. When you consider you need an average of $27/hr to live in this state, it's not hard to imagine that most of us need a second job to even approach getting one end to meet the other.
I was lucky to have a pretty good sales rep above me and it worked out fairly well most of the time but, as others have said, when it came to quarter close, things became out of control. Christmas time is another ordeal as well. They bring in inordinate amounts of product none of your stores wants or needs to "hit the number," a number which is essentially a lie because it's being buffered by forced product and not actual sales. The board of directors and such must know this. I've worked for stores and other companies that also rely on this falsification of numbers to feed lies to the higher-ups, but this one takes the cake. Sales reps push these only because they can get bonuses and perhaps perks like a trip each year if they fall into the highest earning reps in the region. They do not care how miserable their part or even full timers are working 800-1500 cases a day between two people duringmore... the holidays.
The worst part is the clear amount of stress it puts its employees under, particularly the part-timers who are used as cheap labor. Many full timers lie about what they're doing, some don't even make an attempt to work to any kind of standard. They couldn't care less if they waste an hour sitting in the car watching videos on their phone while you put up 60 cases of the load they're supposed to help you with. The common question of "You done yet?" with a wry smile that hints at the actual hope that you've done their work for them is uttered every single day to the point of making you want to walk out.
I could never recommend this company to any retail employee, most especially any with a deep background who is looking to move up. There are far better companies out there to do so with. This company isn't even American anymore, it's owned by a Mexican conglomerate. Don't contribute to terrible companies taking away our business and making profits at the expense of our poor judgement.less
The end of the work day.
Mismanagement, lack of communication, overworking, terrible pay scale, etc.
Sales Rep (Current Employee) – Deerfield, IL – August 16, 2018
Very hard work. Little or no recognition. Only very minimal yearly raises 3% or less. Up side good work out. Wear ot your own vehicle unless you are a rep. Wear out your body parts never enough money for that.
Money sucks, No breaks in car only between stores, Wear out you and your vehicle
Senior Sales Service Representative (Former Employee) – Haverhill, MA – August 14, 2018
I clearly remember from my time in MDLZ the sales targets being unrealistically high. Frequently bring in excess product to hit numbers only to return it later as out of date. Like many companies, who you know determines if you will move up.
Sales Service Representative (Current Employee) – Edison, NJ – August 12, 2018
The job is successful, I make sure that my items and displays are are well shelf packed. I learn that I should always go to the manager and let him check out my work before I leave the store. The hardest part of the job is when the delivery comes in late, but the most I keep my patience and still take care of other items that way the customers are also satisfied with my work.
Part Time Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Bethlehem, PA – August 6, 2018
Went to the first store, stocked shelves and repeated until all stores for the day were done. Worked with management when they would be at the same store. Had to have a working relationship with store managers. Which can be extremely difficult if a store manager did not want your product to go in a certain location.
Sr. Manager, NA Sourcing Ingredients (Current Employee) – East Hanover, NJ – August 6, 2018
Mondelez is VERY bottom line focused, and that has deteriorated the culture. The people are great, but the pressure to deliver bottom line with decreased resources is a big issue. There is high turnover, and I can understand why.
Material Handler/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) – Earth City, MO 63045 – August 4, 2018
Management at this location is toxic and I would never recommend people to work here. The union at this location only cares about helping family get hired and moving up the ladder. You will make good money but don't make plans during the week because you won't make them. The current manager is the most two faced person Ive ever worked for.
used to be a good company but they're asking employees to do whatever they are able to do in the time assigned to be in the store. if you don't have time to do all that you need to do, is going to be incomplete.
Merchandiser (Current Employee) – Saint Augustine, FL – August 1, 2018
good company if you like a fast paced job. pretty good pay for part time work. good benefits for full time employees. merchandise company product (cookies and cracker's) from back room out onto the store floor. build displays.