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Updated Jul 11, 2014
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Corporate Management Trainee Interview

Corporate Management Trainee
Pittsburgh, PA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Heinz in November 2013.

Interview Details – I was initially invited to apply to the program based on my GPA, after which I made my first contact at a career fair.

The next step was a short phone call screen - simple behavior questions.

I was then invited to interview on campus for what turned out to be my favorite and most memorable of the approximately 40 I had that semester. This is not your standard, pull prepared answers out of your pocket interview: Unique and intriguing questions, they sent out high up leaders to evaluate qualified candidates rather than general recruiters like most companies.

The final step was an on-site headquarters interview - presentation, rather - during which we were given the incredible opportunity to interact one on one with senior leaders, and a personal audience by the CEO Bernardo Hees himself. No other company does anything comparable to this that I've heard of.

Two days later I was called with an offer, which I accepted.

Potential Candidates: If you are given this opportunity - know that nothing like this will likely cross your path again, at least anytime soon. If you want opportunities to grow and succeed in your career, Heinz is THE best place to do so.

Interview Question – The questions may change, so posting one here would likely not help. Show your passion and drive to succeed. Authenticity is key - achievers are welcomed with enthusiasm. Make sure you highlight your accomplishments   View Answer

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Financial Analyst Interview

Financial Analyst
Pittsburgh, PA

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Heinz.

Interview Details – Hired out of undergrad. Phone interview, face to face interview, panel interview.

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Leadership Program Interview

Leadership Program

Interviewed at Heinz

Interview Details – It is a phone interview. HR asked several general questions such as why do you choose xxx as your major? Talk about your leadership experience

Interview Question – explain meritocracy   Answer Question

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Associate Manager of Learning and Development Interview

Associate Manager of Learning and Development

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Heinz in December 2013.

Interview Details – Only got a phone screen

Interview Question – Unexpected question for a phone screening - where do you see your career in 5 years   Answer Question

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Specialist Interview

Specialist
Pittsburgh, PA

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Heinz in September 2010.

Interview Details – Phone interview then in person interview. Half day with 6 different people.

Interview Question – None - pretty straight forward   Answer Question

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Accounting Supervisor Interview

Accounting Supervisor
Ontario, OR

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Heinz in September 2011.

Interview Details – The first 2 interviews were by phone with the controller. He was very nice and helpful. My final interview was in person with 4 different people - Factory Manager, HR Manager, Controller and Accounting Manager. I did that in mid Sept and was hired the end of October and started the middle of November - so not a short process.

Interview Question – Questions were not to unusual - what can you do for us? Why would you want to come here?   Answer Question

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Associate Category Development Manager Interview

Associate Category Development Manager

Interviewed at Heinz

Interview Details – Multiple interviews with management.

Interview Question – Be prepared for traditional interview questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation.

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Supply Chain Analyst Interview

Supply Chain Analyst
Pittsburgh, PA

I applied online and the process took 10 months - interviewed at Heinz in June 2011.

Interview Details – Initial communication was submitting resume on website...this is required. Received follow up call. Took a long time (several months) to schedule interviews. Interviewed with 5 people, all in one day. Six months went by, heard nothing. Finally they called and offered me a position, different that the one I interviewed for. The hiring process is very different from working at Heinz. The hiring process gives one a very negative view of Heinz, but working there is a positive experience.

Interview Question – What would you be doing if you weren't working in this field?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I accepted initial offer and did not attempt to negotiate.

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Finance Leadership Development Program Interview

Finance Leadership Development Program
Pittsburgh, PA

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Heinz in February 2013.

Interview Details – Applied online and received and email in about 2 weeks inviting me down to Pittsburgh for an in person interview. The HR rep in charge of getting everything set up was very personable and bubbly, but was absolutely terrible communicating. Emails from her came at 6:15pm, 10:00pm and were delayed by several days at some points. The paid for a hotel stay and also promised that they would reimburse any travel expenses (mileage, parking, etc.). There was a meet & greet the night before the interview, and then a series of interviews the next day. The interview was around 4 hours long, where I spent approximately 50 minutes with 4 different interviewers. There were approximately 40 candidates and they were only hiring 3. After the interview all of the interviewing candidates were told they would hear back in 2-3 weeks. Well, 7 WEEKS later they finally sent out the email later. I followed up with the recruiter after not hearing anything for 3 weeks and politely asked about the status of the position and never once heard anything back until 7 weeks after the interview. Oh, and they also told us that we would receive reimbursement for our expenses within 10 business days...it has been over 50 days now and not even an apology for the delay or any word on when we will receive that either. Overall, it is very easy for me to say that I will never consider a position with Heinz again.

Interview Question – Give me a detailed walk through on how you would analyze an income statement that has just been set in front of you.   Answer Question

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Associate Brand Manager Interview

Associate Brand Manager
Pittsburgh, PA

I interviewed at Heinz in March 2013.

Interview Details – Had a phone interview with the most driest, monotone man ever. Interview started off with me walking the brand director through my resume. He immediately started to ask me very specific marketing questions with several follow up questions for each.

Interview Question – If you were a brand manager, would you consider moving into private label?   Answer Question

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