Heinz – Why Work For Us?


The H.J. Heinz Company, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been producing high-quality foods for 145 years. Famous for our iconic brands on all continents, Heinz provides delicious, nutritious and convenient foods for families in 200 countries around the world.

Heinz is segmented into five global zones: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), Russia/Middle East/Africa & India (RMEA&I), and Latin America (LATAM).  Our commitment to providing a variety of wholesome foods, with an unwavering emphasis quality, makes Heinz like no other company on earth.

Our vision is to become "The Best Food Company, Growing A Better World" and we are rooted in five values:

  • Consumer First
  • Quality
  • Integrity
  • Ownership/Meritocracy
  • Innovation

Ketchup and Much, Much More

Throughout the world, Heinz is synonymous with ketchup. We sell 650 million bottles of Heinz ketchup every year and approximately two single-serve packets of ketchup for every man, woman and child on the planet. For millions of families the world over, “if it isn’t Heinz, it isn’t ketchup.”

Beyond ketchup, Heinz also markets an ever-expanding selection of other great tasting foods. Our core products include: sauces, meals, snacks, and infant/nutrition. In short, Heinz is committed to enriching families' eating experience, whether you’re at home, dining out, or on-the-go!

Our Employees Satisfying Tastes and Appetites Around the World

At any given moment, on any given continent, the almost 30,000 employees of Heinz are hard at work...creating new products, perfecting fresh ideas, and developing nutritious and innovative foods for today's families. Heinz is a trusted name for consumers, and a valued partner in the community.

Be An Owner and Dream BIG

Heinz is a world-class organization with a storied past, and an even brighter future. We have a new, exciting, and meritocracy-based culture that champions hard work and performance and encourages all employees to think like owners of the business, treating every dollar as if it were their own.

Heinz is a culture with an unwavering dedication to acting with integrity and maintaining the highest ethical standards, while never compromising on quality or safety. We are literally obsessed with product quality.

Heinz careers offer an exciting mix of responsibility and visibility. We now operate like a startup company with nearly $12 billion dollars in revenue. At Heinz, the entrepreneurial spirit prevails; you will be challenged every day to exemplify our vision through your innovation, creativity, dedication, and integrity. Our global reach offers the opportunity to learn from and share your ideas with talented people all over the world.

Heinz is for people who want to do something transformational and for those who dream big.

Heinz strives to offer benefits that support the ever-evolving needs of its employees. Incentives, including an array of savings and investment programs, comprehensive health care coverage, business casual dress, paid vacations, holidays, commitment to employee development and values.

Below are highlights of our expansive benefits.

Health Care

  • Competitive Health, Prescription and Dental Plans
  • Health Savings Account Plans
  • Options that include coverage for Singles, Families and Domestic Partners
  • Employee Assistance Program


  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Coverage
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment
  • Business Travel Accident
  • Travel Assistance Program


  • 401K- Pre-tax & Roth Contributions
  • Company Match & Company Contribution Account
  • Financial Planning

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    These reviews on here make Heinz look like a terrible company to work for, which frankly is just not the case, in my opinion. Maybe it's a different experience depending on what department you're in? I work in supply chain and many people are nice, willing to help, and work together to find new ways to improve the business. My managers care about me, my coworkers are normal people who work normal hours; the office (around me at least) is nearly empty before 8am and after 5pm so no, not everyone is working like it's a "sweatshop" as others have said on here. Yes, there is a good deal of responsibility given to individuals, so if you're lazy this probably isn't the place for you but if you're looking to expand your career, this is the place to do it!


    HR communication; there's about a million links to access between all types of benefits, SOPs, etc. and it can get very confusing, especially if you're a new employee who is trying to get everything set up.

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    Keep rewarding on meritocracy and I think you will find continued success.

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    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Heinz.


    I applied for the job online. A little while after I applied I got an email saying I had to take a test. It involved looking at several weird line and shape patterns an took about 90 minutes. After that, there was a phone interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time in which you benefitted from meritocracy.   1 Answer

Heinz Awards & Accolades

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Vendor of the Year , Target, 2012
Supplier of the Year , The Grocer, 2012
Vendor of the Year , Wal-Mart, 2012
Leadership Award (Canada) , McDonald's, 2012
Green Rankings , Newsweek, 2012
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Additional Info

Website www.heinz.com
Headquarters Pittsburgh, PA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1869
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

One of the world's largest and most respected food companies, Heinz produces ketchup and other condiments, soups, sauces, frozen foods, beans, pasta meals, infant food, and other processed food products.

Mission: To be the best food company, growing a better world.

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