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HEINEKEN USA – Why Work For Us?


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HEINEKEN USA Inc., the nation's leading upscale beer importer, is a subsidiary of Heineken International BV, the world's most international brewer. European brands imported into the U.S. include Heineken Lager, the world's most international beer brand, Heineken Light, Amstel Light, Newcastle Brown Ale, and Strongbow cider. HEINEKEN USA also imports the Dos Equis portfolio, Tecate portfolio, Sol, Indio, Carta Blanca and Bohemia brands from Mexico. For a safe ride home, download the HEINEKEN USA-sponsored Taxi Magic™ application from your smartphone at taximagic.heineken.com.​​

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Brewed since 1863, Heineken Lager is the company’s flagship brand and the first imported beer to reach America's shores in the 1880s and again in 1933, following the repeal of prohibition. Since its inception in 1995, HEINEKEN USA has been dedicated to maintaining the strong heritage, premium ingredients and superior quality of its namesake brand.

As leader in the upscale beer segment, HEINEKEN USA has built a reputation for excellence both in the products it sells and the manner in which it conducts business. HEINEKEN USA was founded on the values of enjoyment of life, passion for quality and respect for society, and is committed to making a positive impact where its employees live and work, and where consumers enjoy its products. They are the first brewer in the world to place a responsibility message on all bottles and cans, and the first alcohol company to place a responsibility message on all advertising. HEINEKEN USA is committed to encouraging the responsible consumption of its products.​

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​​At Heineken USA, we are proud of our world-class portfolio and maintain an ongoing commitment to provide consumers and customers with the best portfolio of imported brands.

Brands imported into the U.S. by Heineken USA include: Heineken Lager, the world’s most international beer brand; Amstel Light, a leading imported light beer brand; and Buckler non-alcoholic brew.

In 2005, Heineken USA pioneered the Luxury Light beer category, re-positioning Amstel Light and test marketing Heineken Premium Light (HPL) in Providence, RI; Tampa, FL; Phoenix, AZ; and Dallas, TX. The Luxury Light category leverages two macro consumer trends, where the preference for consumability meets the preference for a trade-up to affordable luxuries.

In March 2006, Heineken USA began national roll-out of Heineken Premium Light. The introduction of Heineken Premium Light marked the first major brand addition created by Heineken in its 133-year history of brewing excellence and is consistent with Heineken USA’s strategy to expand and optimize its product portfolio and capture an ever-growing share of the premium import specialty segment of the US beer market.

In April 2007, Heineken USA and FEMSA Cerveza extended an agreement that made Heineken USA the sole and exclusive importer, marketer and seller of FEMSA’s beer brands in the United States through 2018. These brands include Dos Equis, Tecate, Sol, Carta Blanca and Bohemia. The agreement joined the two most complementary imported beer brand portfolios in the United States for the long term.

On September 1, 2008, Heineken USA assumed the rights to import, market and sell Newcastle Brown Ale in the United States. This addition to the Heineken USA portfolio serves as a platform for future growth as the brand will be one of the top national sales priorities for the organization, along with brands Heineken Lager, Heineken Premium Light and Dos Equis. The acquisition of importation rights for Newcastle Brown Ale by Heineken USA follows the acquisition of Scottish & Newcastle plc ("S&N") by Heineken N.V. and Carlsberg A/S, which was finalized following approval by the shareholders of Scottish & Newcastle and Heineken N.V. and the endorsement of a range of regulatory bodies, on April 28, 2008.​​​

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​​​​​​​​​​The Worlds Most International Beer​​​​​

Providing the finest brands of beer around the world to bring enjoyment to adult consumers is our passion. To achieve this lofty goal, Heineken USA is seeking to attract and retain the highest quality workforce.

Heineken is delighted to unite and celebrate various cultures around the world. Whatever their roles, each and every Heineken employee helps to bring relaxing and unforgettable experiences to people everywhere. We’re proud that our team reflects the earth’s diversity and many attitudes. Clearly, Heineken is more than a place to work, it’s made of people like you and me. We’re proud to be Heineken.

If you’re ready to embark on a career with a global leader, there’s cause enough to celebrate – Heineken has extraordinary growth opportunities! Shouldn’t you be part of a company that's focused on growing, diversity and having fun? Then you too can exclaim: "I'm proud to be Heineken!"

OUR MISSION (should you choose to accept it):?Achieve a level of performance that guarantees that our customers recognize us as the preferred supplier, preferred brand and preferred employer in the American beer industry.​​

Check out this FOX News segment on Heineken USA Career Opportunitites & Benefits: Click Here

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​​​​​​​​​​​​Benefits​​​​​​​

Overview of Employee Benefits:​​We offer a diverse benefits program that provides our team members with options to suit their individual needs.

  • 401(K)
  • Group Insurance/Medical/Dental/Vision/Life/Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Vacation
  • Holidays
  • Employee Beer Allowance​ Program

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​​​​​​​As a responsible business organization, it is Heineken USA's responsibility to ensure equal opportunity in the conduct of our business activities, without regard to an employee's or applicant's race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital/family status, sexual orientation, disability, or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran in accordance with applicable federal law. The company complies with all applicable Federal and State and Local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.​​​

HEINEKEN USA Reviews

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HEINEKEN USA President and CEO Dolf van den Brink
Dolf van den Brink
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  • Hard work & a lot of fun

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Communications in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Communications in White Plains, NY

    I have been working at HEINEKEN USA full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
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    Pros

    Strong CEO & management team
    Amazing brands and therefore lots of fun experiences
    "Legendary" purpose unleashes memorable opportunities
    Global company opens up interesting travel and best practice sharing opps
    Emphasis on employees first before other stakeholders
    "Family" company feeling
    Many moments to step up and show your leadership capabilities
    "Challenger" mentality gives everyone at all levels a voice, encourages you to speak up
    Transparency mindset
    Fair pay & benefits

    Cons

    Company continues to find the right balance between being a fun place to work and driving a performance culture. Much better on the performance dimension than years ago but still making progress. Also, the move from a single-brand company to a portfolio company has generated complexity. The company is working to simplify for the front-lines. It's better than it has been -- but it's still a journey.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it simple. Drive clear agreement at the leadership team levels to make execution easier for the teams below.

HEINEKEN USA Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at HEINEKEN USA in November 2014.

    Interview

    Long and tedious interview process. You would think you were applying for the astronaut training program. Here's what to expect: Personality Test (online), Cognitive Reasoning test (timed online). Think mini-SAT type of tests. 2 Phone interviews minimum. If you're still going...you qualify for the onsite interview. You'll need to prepare a 5 - 10 minute presentation on a topic of their choosing (generally your approach to doing the job), you'll deliver that presentation to panel, and then answer situational & behavioral questions from that panel in their format.

    Interview Questions

    • Many questions asked one after the other by the panel. You'll need to think fast.   1 Answer

HEINEKEN USA Awards & Accolades

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#77 America’s Ideal Employers, Universum Magazine, 2013
40 under 40 Public CEO's, Fortune, 2012
Management Team of the Year, Stevie Awards, 2013
LEED Gold Standard Certification, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®), 2012
LEED Certification Level, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®), 2013
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Additional Info

Website www.heinekenusa.com
Headquarters White Plains, NY
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Operated By Heineken
Founded 1864
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Business Services
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Competitors Grupo Modelo, SABMiller

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