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Heinz Reviews

Updated February 15, 2015
Updated February 15, 2015
51 Reviews
4.0
51 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Just read the reviews, Brazilians do not believe in work-life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • The company used to be a great people company with plenty of room for room for advancement (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance can be a challenge depending on the department in which you work (in 33 reviews)

  • All company communication is about cost cutting under the guise of growing the business (in 15 reviews)

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Buyer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Heinz

    Pros

    Great supply chain sourcing process

    Cons

    Under paid and didn't pay bonus

  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    These times they are a changing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Heinz full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very competitive
    Great direct management
    I do believe in the companies values, but I don't think it is always translated into our work the way it should/could be.

    Cons

    Communication
    Upper management could lead better (think before they jump in to decisions that everyone pays for later)
    People retention

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat the people you currently have working for you as people and not just an expenditure. More people would likely stay with the company if they felt valued and not scared there could be another cut to the workforce just around the corner.

    Hire more people. A lot of problems could be resolved if someone was dedicated to focusing on some of these issues rather than juggling numerous issues and day to day business at the same time. Ever once in awhile, people can deal with it, but when it is a constant drain to your resources, it effects job performance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Big Opportunities with Global Industry Leader

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Heinz full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Heinz is one of the world's most recognizable brands because of its history, quality and passion for being the best. Now is a new chapter for the Company, with the opportunity for employees at all levels to shape the future of the business. If this doesn't excite you, at the very least the Company's competitive salaries and bonus potential should. It is empowering and exciting to work for an industry leader who never rests and continues to push itself to reach new heights.

    Cons

    You will not be babied or overindulged from a management standpoint. You have to prove your drive and accomplishments every day and new management has created a competitive culture. People who are looking for a 9-5 lifestyle will not like it here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honor the great history and beloved brands. Stay ahead of industry trends because consumers expect innovations from Heinz. Reward your people because they are working tirelessly to help you achieve the new Vision for the Company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 7 people found this helpful  

    Moving forward

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Heinz full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are a lot of people working very hard to take this company to the next level. We have great brands and a lot of new perspectives in this organization.

    Cons

    Uncertainty. Change. Negativity. We are not yet all on the same page globally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest, transparent and trust your people. Share the specifics of the vision broadly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 7 people found this helpful  

    Internship Opportunity at Heinz

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    Former Intern - Finance in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Intern - Finance in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Heinz as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    As an intern at H.J. Heinz, I received an immense amount of exposure to the various functions of the finance department. The senior executives were very informative and seemed genuinely excited to answer my questions and offer advice. I was assigned many tasks and special projects that kept me quite busy and applied my educational knowledge. The intern program was fun! All of the interns went out after work for special events (i.e. Pirates baseball games) and got to know each other on a personal level. There was also a promising opportunity within the FLDP (Finance Leadership Development Program).

    Cons

    In 2013, the company was going through a period of transformation (buyout). Employee morale was quite low. People knew that they would be fired soon (and they were). The CEO attempted to make videos and send them to employees, but that just didn't work. He was a new, foreign face...and could not relate to what current employees were going through. There was a major culture shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needed to sympathize with employees and find a way to get them more excited about working there.

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Progressive.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Heinz full-time

    Pros

    The opportunities that are available

    Cons

    very poor work life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    It was a group of mostly personable people and a valuable learning experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Supply Chain Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Intern - Supply Chain Intern in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Heinz as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    It was an enjoyable corporate environment as well as very professional. A few of my co-workers became some of my good friends during my time there. The many things I learned during my time allowed me for much personal growth.

    Cons

    There were some things about the company that were very rigid. There also wasn't very much room for promotion or growth within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would recommend that they continue growing their business with their core beliefs in mind because that is what had driven the company to where it is today.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    WAS a great compny

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Heinz full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunities for those who applies themselves

    Cons

    Jobs were sometimes monotonousshould have kept the Pocatello shining factory open

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    As a consultant, my experience with HJ Heinz was great!!

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Heinz as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    ....HGPS best in class in terms of CI system.

    Cons

    ...sustainability at the shop floor.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 8 people found this helpful  

    People over react and have difficulty with change.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Heinz full-time

    Pros

    Challenging work that matters.
    In the new Heinz I am afforded opportunities and projects beyond what ever came my way before the buyout. Gone is the old boys club telling everyone what they can't do and "this is how we've always done things"

    It is easy to show your value and abilities if you are willing to work hard.. I have never felt so empowered and engaged in my work. Management is encouraging and appreciative.

    Cons

    Morale is so-so and people are over working themselves. Better communication and planning is needed.

    Meritocracy has yet to be seen at lower levels. Yes, the appreciation is there for a level or 2 above you but managers are just as guilty as anyone for burying their head in their work and not realizing the monumental effort people are putting in.

    This isn't a place for everyone. I wouldn't recommend Heinz to most of my friends as they don't have the right attitude/mindset but I honestly Love it here. If you want to work hard, grow through challenge, and own your work this is the place to be. If you want to punch a time card and float through life this place will chew you up and spit you out.

    Better quality coffee is a valid request, but I'll just keep bringing my own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accelerated work with extra demands on ones's time and skills should be compensated with money not just thanks and promises. We are working harder than ever. Even if a permanent raise or promotion isn't warranted consider a spontaneous bonus for project completion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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