Heinz Reviews

Updated March 7, 2015
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  1. Great place!

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Heinz

    Pros

    Great place to work with lots of upward potential.

    Cons

    Work life balance is hard sometimes

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  2. 4 people found this helpful

    Heinz is Growing a Better World

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Heinz

    Pros

    Very talented employees, fun/young environment, learning a ton.

    Cons

    Long hours, but worth it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to reward your good employees for their dedication.

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  3. Career Development Opportunities

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Heinz

    Pros

    Fantastic opportunities to grow your career. Talented people. Experienced leaders. Beloved brands. History. Vision and Values are clear and integrated into everything we do. Culture is a big priority.

    Cons

    Everyone has a lot on their plates. This is a fast-paced environment that is incredibly demanding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to reward and invest in your people.

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  5. Good People

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    One of the best things about Heinz is the people. Most everyone I know here is hardworking and talented, which is extremely motivating and pushes me to work harder. It's impossible to become complacent, and because of that I've been able to experience significant growth very quickly.

    Cons

    Not really a con, but understand you will be forced outside of your comfort zone everyday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

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  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Great Company and Culture

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    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

    Great company, heritage, brands and people
    Fast-paced, competitive culture, action-oriented, things get done quickly
    Good salary and benefits
    Visibility to leadership
    Quick advancement and promotion opportunities available to those who work hard
    We've had an amazing year and I expect that things will only get better

    Cons

    People often complain about a lack of work/life balance, however there are hardly few people physically present in the office after 6 p.m.

    As a result of rapid advancement, employees are not always well-equipped to manage teams of people. Would be helpful for HR to provide more manager resources, etc. to best-position them for success in their new roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to recognize the hard work and dedication of employees who continuously go above and beyond

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  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Heinz is a thriving company and an exciting place to work - after a great deal of change, it doing very well.

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    Current Employee - Corporate Management Trainee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Corporate Management Trainee in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    If you work hard, you will be given a great deal of opportunity really quickly. People here are smart and driven. Overall a good place to work.

    Cons

    The culture can be too fast paced for some, and some departments are more time consuming or less together than others.

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  8. 3 people found this helpful

    Challenging and Exciting Environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Heinz full-time

    Pros

    Huge opportunity as a young person. They will give you a chance. There is so much to learn and it is so fast-paced and challenging. I love it here.

    Cons

    Still working on building morale. Changes scare some, but it is really

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  9. 1 person found this helpful

    best in the food business

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Heinz

    Pros

    New management really wants to be the best food company and get there soon. I think we will get there. There are no sacred cows at all.

    Cons

    Being the best food company is not easy. We are looking to get better every day but that means every day is a challenge - some people like that and some do not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stay on track

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  10. 8 people found this helpful

    Results Driven

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    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’s leadership team has mentioned on multiple occasions that the culture they’re instilling isn’t for everyone. It’s defined by discipline, accountability and visibility. It’s less about status and tenure and more about performance against specified targets.

    Leaders and managers have put a lot of effort into establishing daily, weekly and monthly business routines that help them and others understand business performance at granular levels. These routines hold people at low levels in the company accountable for their contributions, making hiding behind others difficult. And while that level of visibility and accountability can be nerve racking for some, it has provided me role clarity and focus. I’ve never had a more clear understanding of what was expected of me and what I needed to do to be rewarded than I do here at Heinz.

    I’ve been impressed by Bernardo’s and the executive team’s kindness towards those who have struggled with the new culture. By any measure, the severance packages and voluntary resignation program they offered were incredibly generous and gave employees the means to transition to other opportunities.

    Cons

    The company faces challenges that many companies face after having gone through major cultural and structural shifts (e.g. attrition, sustained customer service) but these issues have been acknowledged and are being addressed head on.

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  11. 2 people found this helpful

    New challenges, better world.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Heinz full-time

    Pros

    Since joining Heinz, I have yet to see any of the 'horror stories' that people post about on Glassdoor. The open floor plan exposes you, yes, but why hide away in a cubicle all day? The open office culture actually forces people to collaborate, work together, and (heaven forbid!) interact. The management is present everwhere and everyday, which I think is very rare for global corporations these days. They truly care about more than just the business. They care about the people that drive the business. I am in full support of the 'Voluntary Resignation Program' that happened in Pittsburgh-- if you don't align yourself with the company's new culture, management, vision/values, then you are being given the option to take your talents elsewhere. There has never been a truer statement than "you get out of it what you put in". Yes, the work is challenging and demanding. But if it wasn't then you aren't growing yourself as a person. If you ever get to the point where you aren't being pushed and challenged, then the issue lies within yourself, not the company. The 3G cost-cutting culture is completely justified and is a fantastic business model that other companies should strive to emulate. If it is this evil culture that so many people desribe, then why are they so successful? Instead of critisizing the cost-cutting, people should take a step back and take it upon themselves to understand the business case behind each expenditure and each cut that occurs.

    Cons

    Transformations and transitions don't happen over night but it is still challenging to get used to new systems and processes. Something goes wrong with your laptop? Put in a HelpDesk request to someone that has taken days to respond to me before. Need to find out who reports to who? Organizational charts don't exist. Need simple supplies like pens/envelopes/paper? Contact facilities requesting the supplies- but you can only receive a certain amount and you have to sign them out... frustrating! Need to order or pay for something? You better make sure it's justifiable or the lowest cost possible or ZBB will come after you!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep living the vision and values. Be as transparent and present as possible to the employees- both in Pittsburgh and globally. The more your employees see you interacting on another level besides being a name on an email or a newsletter, it humanizes you.

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